Choir Celebration

choirThe UUCC  Summer Choir invites you to participate in a fun evening of music on Wednesday, June 24. Choir rehearsal begins at 6 PM; miscellaneous other musical activities are slated for 7-8 PM.
If you play the piano, bring your skills. If you play any other instrument, bring it for show and tell. If you’d like to join our singing, please do so even if you participate as audience only. Among other things we will practice an interactive medieval ballad, “The Three Ravens.” Edith Cook plans to present it in the August 2nd service in conjunction with her talk on medieval life and the role of the church in the Middle Ages. The ballad is helped along by audience response (singing an elementary reply). It would be lovely if you rehearsed with us to lead everyone else on that day.
Please arrive anytime after 6 PM and before 8 PM. Our summer choir has thinned a bit these past weeks and we’d love for you to help replenish our ranks.

Edith Cook
www.edithcook.com

paper-clipStaff Summer Hours

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

Please join us for this Sunday’s service !

SundayCharacter, Forgiveness and Grace in 19 minutes

with Rev. Bob Garrard

June 28th 10:30 at UUCC

 

picnic in the parkUUCC Picnic

If any UU members would like to help form and be on the Fun & Fellowship Committee. Please join Jessica Taken  and Thomas Redding during coffee hour on Sunday 6/21/15 to help build this committee and plan for our UUCC Family Picnic coming this August. You can also submit your ideas for the menu, adult and children’s games, etc. at clipboard corner. Thank you,
Thomas & Jessica

chaliceThink You Know UU?

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 Transcendalism 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!

  1. Who brought Unitarianism to the US, and from where did it come?
  2. What is the origin of our flaming chalice?
  3. 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.

Youth

thank youA 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 clip artSupport our Youth

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.

photo directory coverUUCC Photo Directory

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. administrator@uucheyenne.org or call 638-4554.

Post-Office-Hours-Limited-On-April-15UUCC Post Office Box is no longer in effect

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)

OWLUUCC 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 drfitts@drfitts.com or call 308.631.2398 for more information or questions.

Calendar of Events

Monday Jun-22 2:30pm – 4:00pm Chalice Circle – Library
5:30pm – 6:20pm Gentle Yoga After Work – Social Hall
Tuesday Jun-23 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Rm. 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
5:00pm – 6:00pm Worship Committee – Library
Wednesday Jun-24 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meditation – Room 5
6:00pm – 8:00pm Choir – Sanctuary
7:30pm – 9:00pm Taylor Men’s Basketball Club – Social Hall
Thursday Jun-25 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Room 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Sanctuary
6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
7:00pm – 8:30pm Chalice Circle – Library
Friday Jun-26 11:00am – 12:00pm Finance Committee Meeting
12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13
Saturday Jun-27 8:00am – 9:00am Cheyenne Super Day – Info table for justice work
6:00pm – 7:00pm AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) – Library
Sunday Jun-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
11:30am – 12:30pm Faith Community Nursing – Social Hall
12:00pm – 1:00pm Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room
4:00pm – 6:00pm Volleyball – Social Hall

 

 


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WY-arts-councilOn behalf of WyAA

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.