There are still some spots open for the middle school overnight. Abby and Mike Kercher will be taking the kids and staying for the overnight as our UUCC chaperones. the kids will leave from UUCC on Friday and be brought back to the church on Saturday.
Register here: tinyurl.com/UUCore18
Joys and Concerns
The UUCC Board and Finance Committee want to thank Mike Kercher and Cheyenne Light Fuel and Power for the LED lighting project. This upgrade to our lighting has reduced the daily cost of electricity from $11 per day to $7 per day.
Join Us for Sunday Service!
Sunday, February 25th at 10:30 am
Feeding the Spirit
Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave
Persevering in this world is hard work! If your spirit is weary and world-worn, join us as we wonder together about how we can feed our spirits.
Living Generously Kickoff!
Sunday, March 4, 2018
The Living Generously Team invites your attendance at the annual pledge campaign kick off Sunday service led by Reverend Hannah on March 4. At the service, pledge packets will be distributed with a coffee hour presentation following.
A campaign wrap up service led by the Living Generously Team is scheduled for March 18. A pledge celebration with cake follows the service.
KEEP THE UUCC BEACON LIT
Membership Classes at UUCC!
There will be no membership classes in March due to our Living Generously kickoff activities. We look forward to seeing you again April 1st!
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 firstname.lastname@example.orgShamanic Womb Cleanse Workshop
with the gifted, Diana Suemi
Wonderful News to Share: EVENING YOGA RETURNS TO UUCC, Week of Feb. 12th!!
Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm YOGA For GENTLEMEN(GENTS!!): This hour-long class is for men new to Yoga, those who consider themselves beginners, or those who want to return to Yoga with a more “lived in” body. It will be designed to meet each of you where you are in terms of strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation. Each pose will be an opportunity to work with your breath and your body to find your version of a pose. Every pose in Yoga can be simple, moderate, or more challenging. What is easy for one might be difficult for someone else. Deeper, further and more pretzel-like is NOT the goal, listening to the body and using the breath to find and customize your pose at your pace IS the goal.
Classes are designed to address aches, pains and range of motion issues as you build flexibility, strength and balance at your own pace. We will also use Breathwork and Guided Meditation. Goals include finding ease through relaxing the Body, Mind and Spirit. Women are welcome, but this is designed for the guys. You know who you are!!
THURSDAYS; 5:30-6:30pm: GENTLE YOGA AFTER WORK. This is a Gentle Yoga class where we work with Yoga poses to release tension from our bodies and minds. We do poses that will release the spine in all 6 directions, and stretches that are designed to relax and counteract all the repetitive postures we do every day that create stiffness, discomfort and pain. We learn to work with any sensitivities and limitations of our bodies such as previous injury, illness or surgeries. Yoga class is a time to slow down, look inward, and work meditatively with the body and the breath to find a level of grace and peace within each movement. Give it a try!! What do you have to lose except a sense of being frazzled, overwhelmed or disconnected!!!
UUCC has Yoga mats to loan, and props such as blankets, straps, and blocks. We meet in the Social Hall, and payment is by Donation, suggested $7-$10 per class. You will be asked to sign a Release Form with contact information and a few questions about health concerns as they may relate to your Yoga practice.
Please email/call/or text me with your interest/intentions, or just show up in comfortable, non-binding clothes. Feel free to contact me with any questions, or if you would like the Release Form beforehand.
Natalie Vernon, M.Ed., RYT 200 Yoga Alliance, email@example.com
February Minister’s Blog
A Month of Perseverance
(click here to read)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Do you need to submit an announcement for the weekly e-mail, UUCC This Week and Beyond… ?
- Submission deadline is Tuesday before 10 am.
- Please submit announcements to email@example.com.
- Announcements on CD or hand-written/typed announcements should be delivered or mailed to the office and received by the due date.
- E-mail announcements are usually then included in the next Sunday order of service.
- Please remember that not all members/friends have or use email.
- If you are not receiving the weekly e-mail announcements, contact the office.
Do you need to submit an announcement for the Sunday service?
- Submission deadline is Sunday 10am to be read at the beginning of service.
- Please submit typed or hand-written announcements to the mailbox labeled Announcements in the hallway of the church.
- Announcements are then usually included in the next weekly e-mail.
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.)
|Wednesday||Feb-21||5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|6:00pm – 8:00pm||Basketball – Social Hall|
|7:oopm – 8:00pm||UUCC Choir Practice – Sanctuary|
|Thursday||Feb-22||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Rm. 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Social Hall|
|5:00pm – 7:00pm||Cheyenne Chambers Singers rehearsal – Sanctuary|
|5:15pm – 6:15pm||Gentle Yoga After Work – Social Hall|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||NA – Social Hall|
|Friday||Feb-23||8:00am – 9:00am||Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall|
|11:00am – 12:00pm||Finance Committee Meeting – Library|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 14|
|5:00pm – 7:00pm||BHM rehearsal – Sanctuary|
|Saturday||Feb-24||10:00am – 5:00pm||Black History Month – Sanctuary, Social Hall, & Kitchen|
|3:00pm – 5:00pm||Rapid Response Detention Center Team – Rainbow Room|
|Sunday||Feb-25||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 – 12:45pm||Living Generously Team meeting – Library|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room|
|7:00pm – 10:00pm||Cheyenne Chambers Singers – Sanctuary|
Other Community Events
A Time for Compassion
Music to Help Us Understand
Unitarian Universalist Church, 3005 Thomes Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Tickets: $15/adults; $10 seniors/students
As the Cheyenne Chamber Singers continues with its 2017-18 “Season in Time,” the group presents perhaps its most powerful and evocative concert yet . . a performance entitled “A Time for Compassion.”
The first selection, “On Compassion” by award-winning composer Stephanie Andrews, sets the stage for this performance. From this piece: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
The choral music in “A Time for Compassion” is full of messages important to our well-being and happiness . . . and encourage inclusiveness, acceptance, and harmony in our lives. This concert will offer clarity on what’s important . . . and is not to be missed!