February 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: email@example.com
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.
Living Generously Team
Sunday, February 28, 2016 10:30 am
Changing things up a bit!
From now on, Reverence Road will be a blog post, written with a goal of promoting our UUCC ministry view, our monthly themes, and spreading a good word whenever it’s needed. At any time, you can visit uucheyenne.org and click on the Reverence Road tab to see these posts, and any new ones will be included in our weekly eletters as relevant. So “watch this space,” as they say, and remember – the world (and your church!) is run by those who show up!
See you in church –
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
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.
Saturday, March 12th 9:30am to 12:30pm at UUCC Sanctuary & Social Hall
Beginning with a showing of Tim Wise’s film White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, this workshop is geared toward those who identify as white and are interested in a beginning approach to exploring race in a safe context, with the goal of equipping ourselves as allies to people of color in our community. We’ll learn together about our individual experiences with race, with what it means to be “white,” and how oppression and identity intersects. Guidelines for how to talk appropriately about race and racially charged issues will be framed, and we’ll consider the different levels of become anti-racist. At the end of our time together, we’ll discuss the #BlackLivesMatter movement and our relationship to it.
to support the 52nd Annual Front Range UU 9th Grade Trip to the Hopi and Navajo Nations
This year we have four youth going on the trip! Come support our UUCC youth and eat some great food!
Sunday, March 13, 2016 after church in the Social Hall
$15.00 Family (Two adults and all children under 18)
We don’t want anyone to feel left out!
*1/2 price for students or those low on funds or help with clean-up and eat free!
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.
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!
A huge thank you to all the UUCC Family Promise (FP) volunteers who assisted with our last rotation, and for helping to help guide Andy and I along one our first FP coordinator endeavor. We’ve actually created an email group and are working towards better communication. Thank you for your patience.
Looking ahead to our April rotation…. mark your calendars now as we are hosting families April 10-17th. If you want to give volunteering a try for the first time, jump right in because we need you!!!
Also, one of the other churches in the local FP network is hosting a Service Auction supporting Family Promise of Cheyenne. The event will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on March 19th. Auction and dinner from 4pm to 7pm. A love offering will be taken for this and you will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of services and handcrafted items. All items and services are to be submitted by March 5th. Proceeds will go to Family Promise, GUMC outreach and AMEND. Questions contact Michelle Aldrich. 307-760-6213.
Again, thanks for keeping FP going at the UUCC and for your caring and compassionate ways. We look forward to working with you in this important and life changing service. Best, Kristi and Andy Ruben Kristi.firstname.lastname@example.org (307) 631-8817 or (307) 631-5490
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-24||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-25||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||Feb-26||11:00am – 12:00pm||Finance Committee Meeting ) – Library|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13|
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||Black History Month rehearsal – Sanctuary & Social Hall|
|Saturday||Feb-27||10:00am – 11:00am||Body Lines Dance – Social Hall|
|11:30am – 4:30pm||Black History Month – Sanctuary & Social Hall|
|4:30pm – 6:30pm||OWL – Rainbow room & basement|
|Sunday||Feb-28||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
“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 email@example.com or 307-460-9066.