Join Us for Sunday Service!
Sunday, January 28th at 10:30 am
Plug In Sunday
Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave
This is a Sunday not to be missed! Join us for a shortened worship followed by an opportunity to get to know the ministries, committees, and teams of this church. You can explore what it would be like to sing in the choir, take a yoga class, volunteer as a greeter, or serve as a worship associate. Come and get plugged in to UUCC!
Auction Donations Needed NOW!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, we need your donations for the Service Auction AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. We need those creative, prized items that bidders want to make this year’s auction a huge success. The Service Auction is just around the corner. February 3, 2018!!! Please fill out an auction donation form for those treasures, dinners, activities, and parties. In other years people have donated group trips (to any interesting place), dinners (with any theme), sculptures, pottery, framed art, jewelry, baskets with any theme, yard work, dog sitting, house cleaning, jellies and jams, breads, cookies, rides to DIA, etc. If you have any questions about what to offer just let me know. Together, we can make this another great Service Auction. An email form is attached for your convenience to let us know what you are donating. Please email it to me at email@example.com or call me at 307.630.6192. Forms are also available in the church lobby in the yellow box.
SERVICE AUCTION DINNER HELP NEEDED
In order to have a tasty, fabulous dinner at the Service Auction, we still need your help! We need salads, desserts, and snacks for pre-dinner nibbles. If you can donate something, you can sign up at church or email Sandi Gaulke at firstname.lastname@example.org. And many THANKS to those who have already offered something!
Membership Classes at UUCC!
The next class is Sunday February 4th!
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.com
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.
Wake Now Our Vision
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.
KIVA Micro lending Account
When our late minister, Rev Suzanne Meyer, died in 2010, money contributed to a compassionate care fund along with profits from the sale of memory books were used to create a micro lending account with Kiva. Kiva is an international nonprofit connecting lenders with people in poverty to assist with increased prosperity and independence. Over the years we have lent and relent over $10,000 to (mostly) women in 22 countries and have had a loan repayment rate of over 97%.
At this time, we have withdrawn our repayment amount of $2323.70 and given it to UUCC. The remaining account balance of over $200 has been donated to Kiva for further loans. The UUCC Kiva account is now closed, but if you’d like to check out micro lending, visit www.kiva.org.
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.)
Faith Development News
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers who pulled together last week and made our snowstorm Sunday a huge success. We really do have a great group of teachers who really pull together when they’re needed!!!!
|Wednesday||Jan-24||5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|6:00pm – 8:00pm||Basketball – Social Hall|
|7:oopm – 8:00pm||UUCC Choir Practice – Sanctuary|
|Thursday||Jan-25||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Rm. 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Social Hall|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||NA – Social Hall|
|Friday||Jan-26||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|
|Saturday||Jan-27||1:00pm – 3;00pm||Volleyball Party – Social Hall|
|3:00pm – 5:00pm||Rapid Response Detention Center Team – Rainbow Room|
|Sunday||Jan-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 – 12:45pm||Living Generously Team meeting – Rainbow Room|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Volleyball – Social Hall|
Other Community Events
Family Promise of Cheyenne is in need of someone who may be willing to provide transportation mornings and evenings in the event they have a family enter the program that does not have their own transportation. This is a paid position, about 2 hrs on week days, and they would be using the Family Promise van. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them contact Family Promise at their office, 307-772-8770.