Join Us for a Special Service!

Sunday, December 31st at 10:30 am

The Buddha Washing is scheduled for Sunday, December 31.  If you would like to help present the service please contact Gene Heater at gene.heater@gmail.com or 421-5098 voice or text.

At this service we integrate the experiences gained in the past year, release our attachments to them, and open ourselves to the experiences of the coming year by the symbolic ritual of washing a statue of the Buddha.  If you have a special object that you would like to use in place of the Buddha, you are invited to bring it.  Waterproof objects are suggested.


Did you have a change or transition in your life or family in 2017?

On Sunday, January 7th, we’ll be doing a multigenerational Wheel of Life service where we acknowledge these transitions during worship. If you’ve had a birth, adoption, marriage or relationship commitment, the addition or loss of a job, divorce or relationship ending, graduation, the purchase or loss of a home, moving to a new place, retirement, significant diagnosis, or death in the family or community — we want to include that in our service. Please email Rev. Hannah at hrvillnave@gmail.com with the transition you want included in the service by Friday January 5th.


Membership Classes at UUCC!

The next class is Sunday January 7th!

 

Have you been thinking about becoming a member of our congregation? Are you interested in learning more about Unitarian Universalism or UUCC? Starting this month, we’ll be holding our new member classes on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 11:45 – 12:45 in the Library. On the first Sunday of the month, Rev. Hannah will lead us in an exploration of Unitarian Universalist history and identity. On the third Sunday, our Membership team will lead us through some history and identity of UUCC specifically. Newcomers and long-timers and everybody in between are welcome to attend!

Both classes will be required before joining UUCC, and there will be an opportunity to join the church on the 4th Sunday of every month! If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Hannah at hrvillnave@gmail.com


Exciting  Service Auction News

We have set the date for the Service Auction and it will be Feb. 3, 2018.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the biggest church fundraiser of the year.

We will all enjoy  an evening with friends, dinner, outstanding live entertainment. We will also be raffling another Beautiful  Quilt  created by Arlene Shanklin.

Join the fun, plan to attend, and buy raffle tickets at any Sunday Service Coffee Hour starting in December or at the Service Auction Feb. 3, 2018!

Free child care will be available.


Minister’s Blog

Don’t forget to read Rev. Hannah’s monthly blog, A Month of Hope!

 


 


Wake Now Our Vision

Join the Wake Now Our Vision Campaign by including UUCC in your planned giving with no up-front financial commitment. Every new pledged gift will be matched up to 10% with an immediate gift to our congregation. Help us raise $100,000.00 in matching funds by joining the campaign today. Ask a committee member for more information.

 


WhaleCoast Alaska 2018

Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? If so, WhaleCoast Alaska 2018 is for you!  Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program this summer.  See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs, with friendly homestays and unique tour activities.  See wildlife, including moose, bears, caribou, whales, bald eagles, seals, and otters. Visit Denali National Park. Experience Native Alaskan culture.  Forget the cruise ships – our program is the best way to visit Alaska! Tours led by Dave Frey, member of the Fairbanks UU congregation and Alaska travel expert. Find out more about this Alaskan trip of a lifetime. For complete information go to:  www.WhaleCoastAK.org, email dfrey@whalecoastak.org or call 907-322-4966.  Discount for groups of 8 or more. We would love to share our Alaska with you!


UU Regional Assembly

April 27-29, 2018

The four districts of the UUA’s Pacific Western Region will gather April 27-29 in Portland, OR for the 2018 Regional Assembly. Speakers include civil rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber; Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights; and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected UUA president. Programming includes workshops, worship, district meetings, and an optional social justice activity. A day-long Professional Day designed for religious professionals is planned for Friday, April 27, before the start of Regional Assembly. Discount lodging is available at the Portland DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, site of the Regional Assembly. Childcare and youth programming will be available. Registration will open by January 4. Watch the PWR website (www.uua.org/pwr) for full details to be posted soon.


peanut-allergyCHURCH NOTICE:

We have posted signs up around the church a number of times but again we must stress the importance of NOT bringing any peanuts or foods with peanuts in them into the building at all. We have a member of our congregation that has a deathly allergy to peanuts and anything with peanuts in them. When this member discovers there are peanuts in the building, they have to leave immediately. This means that they miss out on our various activities or meetings that they need to be at.  The allergy is critical and we DO NOT want to alienate this member or any others who have this allergy. PLEASE, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! that we cannot allow peanuts into the building. (If you are bringing in a packaged item, please try to check that it wasn’t manufactured in a facility that processes anything with peanuts.)



Calendar


Wednesday Dec-27 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meditation – Room 5
    6:00pm – 8:00pm Basketball – Social Hall
Thursday Dec-28 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Rm. 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
    6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Dec-29 8:30am – 9:30am Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall
11:00am – 12:00pm Finance Committee Meeting – Library
    12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13
Saturday Dec-30 3:00pm – 5:00pm Rapid response Detention Center Team – Rainbow Room
Sunday Dec-31 9:15am – 10:00am Meditation – Room 5
9:45am – 10:15am Choir – Sanctuary
10:30am – 11:30am Sunday Service & Children’s Religious Education – Sanctuary
12:00pm – 1:00pm Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room
4:00pm – 6:00pm Volleyball – Social Hall
    5:00pm – 7:00pm Family Promise Dinner – Library

Other Community Events