TED-Talks-ideas-worth-spreadingLunch With TED!

Wednesday, February 17th at UUCC Library

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.


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comeaCOMEA Dinner

On Saturday, February 20, UU Cheyenne is sponsoring dinner at COMEA House. Volunteers will be preparing the salad, fruit and serving the meal cafeteria style. Those helping with the salad and fruit, please arrive around 5:15. Those serving should be at COMEA House by 5:30. Individuals and families share their smiles and perform an important service. Please sign up at clipboard corner. For more information contact either Thomas Redding at (307) 640-6038 or Mac Marino at (305) 393-1505.


 

Music-poetryPlease Join Us For This Sunday’s Service

Love Through Music and Poetry
Various Performers

Sunday, February 21, 2016 10:30 am

 

 


crossroads clinicFebruary Share the Plate

February 21st

Crossroads Clinic – Community Action’s Health Care for the Homeless provides medical care and other health services to the homeless population of Laramie County. Clients include people living temporarily in motels, sleeping on the streets, residing in short-term residential facilities or doubling up with friends/family. The clinic is located at 100 Central Ave. It offers primary health and dental care, prescription assistance, health education, mental health and substance abuse referrals, and other resources.

Crossroads Clinic, 100 Central Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001     307-632-8064 or 635-9291


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circle dinnerFebruary Circle Dinners

February’s circle dinners will be February 27th.
The Warm and Welcoming Team sponsors circle dinners as one of UUCC’s small group ministries.  Sign up at clip board corner to join with old friends and new acquaintances for an enjoyable evening.  If you have questions or concerns please contact:
Lauren Danley, ph: 307-421-3705, e-mail: 
laurendtskwe@hotmail.com


BHMANNUAL BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION


Love and Charity Club Inc. is sponsoring their annual Black History Month Celebration on Saturday, February 27th stating at 1:00 PM. This year’s featured speaker is the Honorable Judge Ronn Jeffries. After the program, a delicious dinner will be served at 3:30 PM. Please join us in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne Social Hall. For more information contact Brenda at 632-6149.


come-alive6th-8th GRADES REGISTER for “What makes you Come Alive-CON”!!!

Unitarian Universalist Mountain Desert District
Middle School Retreat

At the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, CO

March 4th – 5th 2016, 7 pm Friday – 7 pm Saturday

Join us for 24 hours of spirit learning and fun including:

  • High School Youth as Retreat Leaders
  • B-Boy Factory Break Dance Performance and Workshops
  • Sports as a Spiritual Practice
  • Lego Teambuilding Challenge
  • Capture the Flag
  • Fun with new and old friendsREGISTER HERE: https://form.jotform.com/60086397460157

spirit & relationsSpirituality & Relationship Class Rescheduled

After the congregation chose this as their preferred class, we scheduled sessions in the fall but did not get the minimum signup, so we’re rescheduling! A number of folks expressed interest and said they forgot to sign up, so here’s our second chance. This class will allow us to explore our relationships (friends, family, lovers) and how deepening our spiritual practices can enhance and transform them. Using principles of Compassionate Communication and including elements of Our Whole Lives adult sexuality education, this class asks that participants create a safe and healthy connection for the work, and thus we need to ask that participants make a serious commitment if they join the class.

This class will be 6 sessions over 3 months, March – May. We need a minimum of EIGHT people to sign up, who can commit to at least 5 of the 6 sessions. The class will be held on Sunday mornings from 9 am – 10:15 am on the following dates:

March 6 & 20

April 10 & 24

May 1 & 29

Mark your calendars now & SIGN UP HERE! We can make sure there is childcare, for a small donation of $10 per child for the series. SIGN UP FOR CHILDCARE NEEDS TO BE 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE FIRST SESSION (otherwise we won’t have enough time to make arrangements) If this cost represents a hardship to you, please be sure to speak to Rev. Audette.


living generouslyLiving Generously

Live generously! It’s pledge season. Help the church FLY by turning in your pledge form as soon as you can. Those who did not get them in person should have received them in the mail already. If you did not, please pick up a pledge packet at church on the Living Generously table by the front door. The deadline to return them is March 13. We are counting on you to lift the church up! Thank you.

 


earth-dayThe UUCC Earth Day Celebration

Come celebrate our 7th Principle with the UUCC congregation.  We are honoring our connection to the Earth with a 2 day Earth Day Celebration on April 22-23.  The list of events on Friday include: Earth Day Desserts, an Earth Day Worship Service and a Dance.  Saturday events include: Eco Warrior Neighborhood Walk, Earth Day Workshops and Fair and a Picnic to raise donations.  We plan to invite the local community and several of our other UU faith communities from Ft Collins to Casper.  This was the theme that our congregation identified as a unifying project we could all participate in and help organize.  We started strong on Feb 14th and will have the team sheets at clipboard corner throughout the week and back at coffee hour on Feb 21.  Please help fill empty slots so that we can have a great event for our congregation and wider community.

Click here for further details.


new choir membersMAKE A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION YOU CAN KEEP!

Joining the choir is easier than ever. We now perform only the second and last  Sundays of every month. Less of a commitment but still just as much fun and fulfillment.

Practices:             Wednesday’s at 7:00pm
Second and last Sundays at 9:45am

All ages and musical experience welcomed!

Create new and lasting friendships, as we lend our voices to creating an exciting, uplifting and inspiring worship atmosphere here at UUCC.


paper goodsGiving/Help UUCC Save $1200

Dear UUCC family –

Did you know that UUCC spent $1200 last year on disposable paper goods? When the Board realized this, they knew they needed to take action! Although disposable paper goods are quite a convenience, they are not the most environmentally friendly option and not the best way for us to spend out limited funds!

As good stewards, we’d like to ask two things of you.

One: if you’re hosting a church-related event at UUCC, will you please consider using our plentiful supplies of dishes and silver? You’ll have to follow proper washing techniques, but it’s an Earth-friendly option!

Two: PLEASE DONATE A PACKAGE OF PAPER PLATES, CUPS, OR NAPKINS! If everyone chips in a package of paper plates, plastic cups, or napkins, we could spend $0 of our church budget and still be able to cover our need for disposables.

You can drop off paper products in the library, and we’ll stock our closet. If we get a good response, hopefully we can do this every January and save lots of money that should be spent on other things!


 glass recyclingGlass Recycling Ends

We can no longer take glass for recycling. Please stop bringing it to church immediately. If you want to continue to recycle your glass, you can take it to the Fort Collins Rivendell recycling center on the corner of Prospect and Riverside behind the school (access it from Riverside).


collection boxThank You

Thank you to everyone who donated items for the homeless Point in Time count. Currently we’re not collecting for anymore community drives but watch for Day of Giving in April and please remember our paper goods drive.

If you would like to donate food please take it to St Joseph’s Food Pantry. Clothing can go to Needs, Meals on Wheels or Goodwill.


Calendar of Events


Wednesday Feb-17 12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch with TED – Library
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 Feb-18 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Room 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
    6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Feb-19 12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13
Saturday Feb-20 10:00am – 11:00am Body Lines Dance – Social Hall
    all day Wall of Wine – Social Hall, Kitchen, and Lobby
Sunday Feb-21 9:00am – 12:00pm OWL – Sr. High Room
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

Other Community Events


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Standing for the Future Religion as If Survival Mattered”

The Gospel of Right Relationship to Reality:

10 Commandments for Avoiding Extinction

Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laramie, Wyoming

 

Science and religion are not enemies; indeed, they must work together if humanity is to survive the 21st century. Given our impact on Earth’s climate, the seas, and other species, humanity is about to experience what could be called The Great Reckoning. The good news is that this will also be The Great Homecoming: the prodigal species coming home to Reality. This presentation will focus on 6 points of agreement held in common by tens of millions of religious and non-religious people across the globe — and how to stay inspired in the face of changing climate and other large-scale challenges. A centerpiece of this program is an articulation of Ten Commandments for Avoiding Extinction, given by scientific and historic evidence.

The program, geared for adults and teens, also offers answers to the questions, “What vision will carry us forward through future challenges and inspire us to work together? How shall we frame the need to shed our business-as-usual outlook on life and take on a new vision of possibility that can unite us as a species in joyful self-sacrifice and service? What vision will charge us with a sense of heroic purpose that the future is, indeed, calling us to greatness?”

The presenter of this program is the inspirational, charismatic Rev. Michael Dowd. Michael is a Unitarian Universalist minister, author of the best-selling book, “Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World.” He is a pro-future evangelist, has delivered two TEDx Talks and a program at the United Nations. He also conducted the acclaimed online conversation series: “The Future Is Calling Us to Greatness.” Dowd’s passion for proclaiming a pro-science message of inspiration — what he calls “the gospel of right relationship to reality” — has earned him the moniker ‘Rev. Reality’, as he speaks prophetically in secular and religious settings alike about our sacred responsibility to future generations.

This is a free presentation and is open to the public. Feel free to invite anyone and everyone. No registration is needed, just show up! For more information, contact Rev. Jacqueline Ziegler at revziegler369@yahoo.com or 307-460-9066.

For more information about Rev. Dowd and his ministry go to http://michaeldowd.org/welcome/ and http://thegreatstory.org/pictures.html