Invitation to Gene Heater’s Lay Ordination
Saturday Feb. 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm
UUCC members and friends,
An important event is coming up for me in February. I will be formally ordained as a lay practitioner in the Soto tradition of Zen Buddhism. My Jukai ceremony will be held at the UU Church of Cheyenne at 2:00 pm on February 10th or 17th depending on the weather. A reception in the social hall will follow.
This ceremony is a formal recognition that I am a Zen practitioner in the Soto tradition. It will be presided over by the Reverend Jodo Cliff Clusin, a Soto Zen monk and Dharma Teacher at the Prairie Mountain Zen Center in Longmont, CO.
I invite everyone to attend. I would welcome you joining me for this celebration but please do not feel obligated to do so.
Please let me know if you plan to attend so that we know how many to expect for the reception.
If you would be interested in serving as an usher please let me know.
Please contact me with any questions.
Join Us for Sunday Service!
Sunday, February 11th at 10:30 am
Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave
Living, breathing, thinking organisms (like us!) evolved through millions of years of biological persistence. We’ll explore how that persistence and perseverance of life can be a source of theological, as well as scientific, wonder.
Sunday, February 11th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
UUCC Social Hall
Join us for a potluck to celebrate with our Sanctuary guest, his family, and our volunteers. All are welcome.
WORKSHOP FOR THE BEGINNING PHILANTHROPIST
How You Can Make a Difference
Sunday, February 11, 2018
1 to 2 PM at UUCC
Presented by our Wake Now Our Vision team
Executive Director of Wyoming Community Foundation
Craig Showalter is the Executive Director of the Wyoming Community Foundation, one of Wyoming’s largest state-wide nonprofits. Planned giving is the act of arranging for a charitable gift at a future date. Join Craig for an interactive workshop on planned giving and learn how you can be part of the Wake Now Our Vision Campaign regardless of your current assets and financial maturity. This workshop is for the beginning philanthropist and will help shine a light on how you can make a difference now and in the future.
The workshop will be held in the Sanctuary on Sun., Feb. 11 from 1 to 2 pm.
Faith Development News
The Middle School Retreat is coming up quick -the 23-24th of Feb. in Boulder. The Deadline to register is Feb. 13th. Registration site and flyer is below. This is shaping up to be an awesome conference for our middle school kids.
When you register, please put Mary’s email address in for the Director of Faith Development/DRE contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration at tinyurl.com/UUCore18
Membership Classes at UUCC!
The next class is Sunday February 18th!
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 email@example.comShamanic Womb Cleanse Workshop
with the gifted, Diana Suemi
Living Generously Kickoff!
Sunday, March 4, 2018
The Living Generously Team announces the annual pledge campaign kick off Sunday service led by Reverend Hannah March 4. At the service, pledge packets will be distributed with after service coffee hour presentation.
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
February Minister’s Blog
A Month of Perseverance
(click here to read)
Please reclaim your lost dishes from the Service Auction. They have been washed and are ready to go home. They are located either in the library, kitchen, or on the coat rack shelves nearest the kitchen .
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-07||5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|6:00pm – 8:00pm||Basketball – Social Hall|
|7:oopm – 8:00pm||UUCC Choir Practice – Sanctuary|
|Thursday||Feb-08||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Rm. 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Social Hall|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||NA – Social Hall|
|Friday||Feb-09||8:00am – 9:00am||Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 14|
|Saturday||Feb-10||10:00am – 4:00pm||Lay Ordination Ceremony – Social Hall & Kitchen|
|Sunday||Feb-11||9:15am – 10:00am||Meditation – Room 5|
|9:45am – 10:15am||Choir – Sanctuary|
|10:30am – 11:30am||Sunday Service & Children’s Religious Education – Sanctuary|
|11:30am – 12:00pm||Faith Community Nursing – Social Hall|
|11:45am – 12:45pm||Living Generously Team meeting – Library|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room|
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||Investment Workshop – Library|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Volleyball – Social Hall|
|6:00pm – 8:00pm||Sanctuary Potluck – Social Hall|
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