Has someone borrowed the new steam machine and the 8 foot extension cord that was locked in the craft closet? 🙁 . We are requesting it’s swift return.
Once again the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne is hosting the Annual WinterMart Arts and Crafts Sale which runs Friday, December 11th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm and Saturday, December 12th, 9 am – 4 pm in the social hall.
Come find that last minute gift (saving the best for last of course) for that special someone or even for yourself! The sale features artisans from the Front Range and Southeast Wyoming who sell high quality hand-crafted art work & crafts.
There will also be delicious treats available for purchase provided by the UUCC RE Youth Group. They always make yummy goodies!
We Cannot Know the Hour
Rev. Audette Fulbright
Sunday, December 13, 2015 10:30 am
Christmas Stockings for Homeless Children and Youth
This year our church community outreach holiday project will be to make and fill stockings for the homeless children and youth of Cheyenne. According to our local school district, there have been between 250 and 300 school children with no fixed address enrolled during the past 2 years, and of those between 40 and 60 are considered “unaccompanied,” meaning they do not have a parent or guardian present in their daily lives. We have been in communication with Denise Kittelson, student support liaison for schools, and she is most appreciative of our project idea. So here it is, you kind and generous people!
Each Sunday before and/or after service, we will have tables set up in the Social Hall with all the materials needed to decorate about 60 stockings. We hope the children AND parents and other adults will each decorate one stocking – some for boys and some for girls, young ones and teens. Directions will be on the tables. Then comes the FUN part! We need to fill them with small gifts. Here are some suggestions:
Hats Gloves/mittens Socks Underwear Food (snack bars, fruit snacks) Hair Brushes Hair ties for girls
Personal care items (shampoo, lotion, lip balm, deodorant, toothpaste & brushes, etc)
Small toys for younger ones Small gift cards ($10-15) from King Soopers
And of course items that you all think might be fun!
Please place your donations in the food collection bin in the church lobby or give to Sandi Gaulke (630-5856 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will also accept cash donations to purchase the above items.
The holidays and winter season can be a difficult time for those who have experienced bereavement, who are having trouble in their personal relationships, are dealing with health or family issues, or who are far away from primary support systems.
Rev. Audette would be glad to host a support circle if there are 5 or more people interested in support through December, January, and February.
If you would like to be a part of a seasonal support circle, please contact Rev. Audette by email at email@example.com or leave a message at the church before Thursday, Dec. 10th at 307-638-4554. Monthly support will be scheduled as soon as the minimum threshold of interest has been reached.
Wednesday December 16th 12 noon
Join us on the third Wednesday of each month for lunch and mental exercise! TED Talks are short presentations by some of the best thinkers in science, medicine, social issues and global innovation. Bring a lunch and join us in the UUCC library for the short 15 minute viewing and the engaging conversation and reflection that follows.
Join us from 5:30 – 6:00 pm for carol singing, and then stay for our simple and traditional carols and readings candlelight service at 6:00 pm. Bring your family and let us celebrate this beloved night together. We also invite you to bring your favorite cookies to share at a short social time immediately following! Bring a container and take home some baked holiday love.
REGISTRATION FOR THE Mountain Desert District MLK Conference is now open!
“This year, the MLK Summit will focus on Black Lives Matter. The Denver poet, Suzi Q, has written an amazing song with the help of NO Enemies (Flobots) promoting racial activism. The words go, “I am a sleeping giant, there lives a riot in my bones.” Suzi’s words are a call to action in the work against oppression. And, as a faith community, we are called to work for an end to the injustices faced by people of color in our communities, so that every person is treated equally and has a fair chance at life.”
Do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity! Register soon so we can coordinate rides. Contact Ms. Marcie if your are an adult interested in chaperoning this event.
7th and 8th Grade OWL will begin in January.
Sign up for these classes will be available this Sunday at clipboard corner.
If you are unable to make it to the church building, an online sign up sheet will also be available in next weeks newsletter.
Your games, puzzles and other activities that are “so last year” may be just what our Faith Development classrooms need!
Donations will be accepted in designated buckets in the Rainbow room.
Please only gently used, fully functional donations. We’re looking for activities (puzzles, games, puppets etc.) not toys or stuffed animals. Thank you for helping our classrooms become interactive and fun learning stations!
The Church currently has a significant inventory in scrip which is redeemable at several local grocers. The idea is simple: The Church buys the scrip at a slight discount and when you buy it, the church gets that small profit (free money!) and our liquid cash flow improves. You then use the scrip at the participating grocer just as you would cash. Why wouldn’t we do this? As we enter the Holidays, food purchases tend to increase. Use scrip and you help the Church with each dollar you spend!
Contact Shelley in the Office for more information.
Paul Howard, Treasurer
Our church home is a resource not only for a lively and liberal spiritual life, but also for a great amount of service to the community. Would you consider making a special year-end gift to UUCC? A gift of $10, $25 or $100 would make a HUGE difference – AND it’s tax-deductible! Checks can be mailed to 3005 Thomes Avenue, Cheyenne 82001 or click HERE to donate now!
UUCC’s Warm & Welcoming team will be sponsoring Circle Dinners.
- Everyone is invited to participate.We will start with adult dinners and then alternate with family circle suppers, but include children if people want. Sign up at clip board corner.
- An evening of fellowship and food.This is a great way to learn more about folks at UUCC.Hosts will contact people to arrange menu, location, and time.
- The Warm & Welcoming Team has an initial set of hosts.If more are needed, volunteers will be asked for.
- The first dinner will be January 9, 2016.
- Circle Dinners are another aspect of small group ministry, away to connect with other members of our UUCC community.
Contact: Lauren Danley, 307-421-3705, firstname.lastname@example.org
Calendar of Events
|Wednesday||Dec-09||5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Yoga for Recovery – Social Hall|
|7:00pm – 8:00pm||Choir – Sanctuary|
|7:30pm – 9:00pm||Taylor Men’s Basketball Club – Social Hall|
|Thursday||Dec-10||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Room 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Social Hall|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||NA – Social Hall|
|7:00pm – 8:30pm||Chalice Circle – Library|
|Friday||Dec-11||12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13|
|1:30pm – 4:30pm||WinterMart Set up – Social Hall|
|4:30pm – 6:30pm||WinterMart – Social Hall|
|Saturday||Dec-12||7:30am – 9:00am||WinterMart Set up – Social Hall|
|9:00am – 4:00pm||WinterMart – Social Hall|
|Sunday||Dec-13||9:15am – 10:00am||Meditation – Room 5|
|9:45am – 10:15am||Choir – Sanctuary|
|10:30am – 11:30am||Sunday Service & Children’s Religious Education – Sanctuary|
|11:45am – 12:30pm||Children’s Choir – Sanctuary|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Volleyball – Social Hall|