Over the summer, Rev. Audette and Ms. Marcie will amend their schedules to by-appointment. Due to the demands of children’s summer schedules, if you’d like to meet with either of them, please be in touch to schedule an appointment. Both continue to be available and reachable quickly by phone or email.
Rev. Audette will be traveling back East from June 23 – July 4th weekend. Ms. Marcie will be traveling to see family July 2-7 and will share any other travel plans as they arise.
The hours the church office is open continue as usual during the summer – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please be aware that although our administrator, Shelley, works more hours than when the church office is open, she must have closed-office hours in order to accomplish the generous amount of financial and other paperwork and design/communication that constitutes the bulk of her responsibilities. Shelley’s time away from the office will also be posted with advance notice
The Open Space of Democracy
July 5th 10:30 at UUCC
Fun & Fellowship
Your UUCC Fun & Fellowship Co-Chairpersons Thomas Redding & Jessica Taken are forming a committee to help organize our picnic & future events Sunday July 5th after service, during coffee hour in the Social Hall. Please stop by and say hi!
Family Promise of Cheyenne
The former Interfaith Family Support Services is now known as Family Promise of Cheyenne, and our church’s week of hosting homeless families begins on Sunday, July 12. There will be many opportunities for helping by fixing meals, spending the night at the comfortable Hotel UUCC, or sharing hosting duties.
You can sign up at the white board in the Social Hall or call Jim Gaulke at 630-5856.
Lunch with TED!
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.
COMEA House Dinner
COMEA House Dinner is approaching soon (Saturday July 18th) and we are in need of salad fixings (no lettuce) and ranch dressing. We also need fruit; watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew.
We are always in search of some awesome UUCC members to help prepare the food.
Thomas & Mac
*sign-up at clipboard corner or call Mac Marino at 305-393-1505
New Green Sanctuary Glass Recycling Program!
We’ve found a business that will recycle clean, glass, food and drink containers. They crush the glass and sell it for alternative mulch, landscaping uses, as a concrete component, etc. There are a few ‘rules’ that must be met to take part in this program: The glass containers must be rinsed clean (so an not to attract rodents and insects), they must have the lids removed, they must be put into a large collection container (we plan to have one co-located right next to the blue recycling container outside the back door of the sanctuary), and we must keep the lid on the container to keep rain, wind, insects and rodents out of the container. It’s appreciated, but THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO REMOVE LABELS. The company will come to pick up the glass for us, as soon as we collect enough glass to make it worth their time – enough to fill a large container. For further information, contact Sandra Herron at 307 274 0057 or look up information on the company at reclaimedglassworks.com. Thank you for supporting our 7th principal in a gesture that’s meaningful and fairly easy to fit into your busy schedule!
5:30 – 7 pm, Wednesdays in August (Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26)
UUs are a little notorious for not knowing our own religious history. Want to be sure to know what to tell your neighbor or Cousin Eddie when they ask about UUism? Then join us Wednesday evenings in August for this class which will cover both epochs and some individuals in our long Unitarian and Universalist histories. This class is terrific for folks who are new to UU, but even better for those who have been UU for a long time but can’t explain Transcendentalism or who don’t know Thomas Jefferson’s opinions about Unitarianism. Here’s a pop quiz. If you can’t answer all of these questions, JOIN US!
- Who brought Unitarianism to the US, and from where did it come?
- What is the origin of our flaming chalice?
- Where was the first edict of religious tolerance signed, and who created it? (And how does it relate to UUism and Rev. Audette’s ministry? For bonus points)
This class should give participants a good general beginning overview, and will offer resources for further exploration. Additionally, it will be an enjoyable time with other UUs.
If interested, please be sure to sign up ahead of time – we need a minimum of 6 committed participants – and indicate if you need childcare.
Thank you from Jessica Taken & Thomas Redding, your UUCC Fun & Fellowship co-chairpersons
A HUGE “Thank you” to everyone who baked cakes and pies for the annual youth group silent cake auction! We also want to thank everyone for bidding on and purchasing cakes. This year we raised twice as much as we have in past years! All proceeds go to our scholarship fund.
Youth Group will now be collecting the aluminum that is brought into the Social Hall. Please bring in your clean aluminum cans and aluminum foil (not steel – magnets do not stick to aluminum) to help build our scholarship fund! Remember – most cat food cans are also made of aluminum.
For those of you who were not able to make it to the Annual Congregational Meeting we have the new photo directories available if you would like one. We are distributing one per household. Please contact the church administrator for your copy. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 638-4554.
Please note that all mail going to the UUCC and being collected for UUCC should now be addressed to our street address at 3005 Thomes Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82001.
We have submitted a forwarding address with the post office and our vendors and we will still be able to collect any mail still being addressed to the PO Box for at least 6 months but it would be helpful if everyone spread the word about this and reinforced this with everyone so that there will be no hold up in the mail for it to be re-routed to our street address.
Plant Watering at UUCC
Many of you may not be aware but the plants throughout the church are being watered every Friday by Lynne Weidel. She did take over the care of them for Ilse Sorenson. We are concerned that there are other people watering the plants also which could be hurting them and making them wilt. Over watering can cause the same effect as underwatering so we are asking everyone to please not water the plants. We understand that when you do this you are doing it out of love but we don’t want to over love the plants either
OWL (Our Whole Lives)
UUCC would like to eventually offer an OWL education for our entire congregation. But for our first session we would like to focus on the age group that would most widely benefit from the program. If you would be interested in your child or yourself attending an OWL Education program, please provide the participants name(s) and age(s), as well as the guardian’s (if applicable) name and contact information on the sign up sheet at clipboard corner.
New Offering by Dr. Royce Fitts, D. Min., LMFT
Dr. Royce Fitts, D. Min., LMFT is offering counseling, dream work and executive business coaching/consultation in Cheyenne and Laramie. He will be offering these services to our church and the Cheyenne community via donations to our church.
Do you have a lodging room to consider renting to Dr. Fitts when he needs to stay overnight? It will be about 1-3 times a month. Nothin’ fancy.
Please contact him at email@example.com or call 308.631.2398 for more information or questions.
Calendar of Events
|Wednesday||Jul-01||10:00am – 1:00pm||Front Range Minister’s Meeting – Library|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Full Moon Celebration – Room #9|
|7:00pm – 8:00pm||Choir – Sanctuary|
|7:30pm – 9:00pm||Taylor Men’s Basketball Club – Social Hall|
|Thursday||Jul-02||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Room 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Sanctuary|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||NA – Social Hall|
|Friday||Jul-03||12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13|
|Saturday||Jul-04||6:00pm – 7:00pm||AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) – Library|
|Sunday||Jul-05||9:15am – 10:00am||Meditation – Room 5|
|9:45am – 10:15am||Choir – Sanctuary|
|10:30am – 11:30am||Sunday Service & Children’s Religious Education – Sanctuary|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Volleyball – Social Hall|
if you present artists in your community, consider attending this event!
The Wyoming Arts Alliance is pleased to announce that our annual Block Booking Conference will be in Sheridan Wyoming and take place on Saturday, October 3rd at the historic WYO Theater.
WyAA convenes presenters, artists, and art organizations from around the state, as well as our neighbors in surrounding states, in order to achieve our goal of bringing the best in arts programming to the region. 2015 will have a direct focus on exhibit space where networking and hospitality come together in one room. Artists can share their work with presenters of all sizes. Presenters have the opportunity to access artists in a variety of fields to fit a wide range of programming needs and budgets. The Wyoming Arts Alliance Annual Block Booking Conference is an important opportunity for artists interested in reaching the emerging market of presenting opportunities in Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Utah and other contiguous areas which Wyoming presenters seek to build block booking opportunities. Up to ten performing artists will be selected to showcase in the main theater. A new feature this year will be an after hours showcase. Hotel block is reserved at the Best Western in Sheridan. Convenient walking distance to the theater, shopping, and after hours showcase. Call 307-674-7421 and ask for the Wyoming Arts Alliance Block.
For more information about the Wyoming Booking Conference, please go to wyomingarts.org.