Join Us for a Special Musical Sunday Service!
as we say goodbye to our beloved Music Director Marcie Kindred
The next class is May 6th!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, May 13, 2018
The UUCC youth group annual cake auction will be May 13, 2018 after church in the Social Hall. This year we hope to get all the Faith Development classes involved. Please donate a cake, dessert, or easy to warm up dinner item like tamales or lasagna or come bid on a delicious cake baked by our youth!
May Minister’s blog
A Month of Creativity
Your small but mighty Installation Committee would like to thank all the staff, members and friends of UUCC who helped with Rev. Hannah’s joyful and heartwarming Installation Service & Reception. Thank you to all those who cooked, baked, or bought food for the reception and to those who helped to set up and take down. Special thanks to Shelley for baking Rev. Hannah’s one-of-a-kind fabulous cake. If you missed seeing it, you are sure to see photos, as it was photographed second most only to Rev. Hannah herself! Thanks to Arlene Shanklin and to those who contributed to making Rev. Hannah’s unique stole as a gift from the congregation. Thanks to those who loaned us their punch bowls and drink containers and to those who helped to serve food and drink and to wash dishes. Thank you to those who jumped in to serve as greeters and ushers at the last minute and to those who helped to plan the service. Thank you to those who housed out-of-town guests, who advertised the event, who bought and arranged flowers and to all those who helped in ways that we may have forgotten to mention here. We needed each and every one of you to create this most special occasion. Thanks to Marcie and the choir and to everyone who showed up to attend the service. Finally, thanks to the Installation Committee for their efforts to plan and execute this special event. With much gratitude to you all from the Installation Committee: Camille Furtney; Caroljean Bongo; Gordon Johns; Ellen Stump; Beth Howard and especially to Rev. Hannah for giving us such a wonderful reason to celebrate!
This year’s service auction was a great evening of food, fellowship and fun where we raised over $23,000! A heartfelt thank you to all who donated their time, gifts and generosity to make this auction such a huge success. Let’s keep it up by taking care of any balance you might have! We have received all but about $4900. If you have a balance due, please make your payments as soon as possible.
If you have any questions about your donations or purchases, please contact the church office at 638.4554 or email@example.com.
June, July and August 2018
Summer of Seuss!!!
Announcing the SUMMER OF SEUSS!!!!!
Please join the Faith Development Department this summer by volunteering to teach a Sunday “One Room School House” style lesson based on the famous Dr. Seuss and his wonderful stories. Each lesson is based on a specific book and has step by step, UU based, guided, multi-age curriculum to accompany it. Volunteering to lead or assist in the Faith Development department is fun and very rewarding!!! You’ll be paired with another teacher and supplied with everything you need to host a great session with our UUCC youth!!! Please email, call, or text Mary at (307) 220-2096 or at the office Tuesday and Thursday 10 -2. (307) 638-4554… ASAP to pick one or two Sundays this summer that you can help.
You can also click on the link below and add your name to the schedule. If you already have a background check that is current, you’re good to go. If you need to complete a back ground check before volunteering, I will get you one to fill out and return ASAP. It takes a couple weeks to get the results and we do need results back before anyone is able to participate in a Faith Development class. Thank you in advance for understanding!
The Faith Development Committee will be having a garage sale in June. Date to be determined. Please bring your gently used items to the church and put them on the stage. Please mark your boxes “Garage Sale”. Clothing will be taken, but please no undergarments or mostly used bottles of personal care items such as shampoo. We ask that no one look through the garage sale donations before the sale. We will be setting up the day before the sale, and items can be purchased early (the Friday before the sale) if you help set up. If you would like to help, contact Jennifer at 421-8092 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine this. People who struggle to feed themselves or their family. People who don’t get the medical care they need because they have no underwear to wear to an appointment. People who need blood transfusions or bone marrow. People who need medical equipment but can’t afford to get it. People who need personal care items and feminine hygiene products.
Now, imagine this – YOU CAN HELP! Can you please bring a donation to church by Thursday, May 10?
The entire community is invited to give in many ways:
Drop off non-perishable food, personal care items, and craft items to be sorted and donated to these local charities according to their wish lists: Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, Comea House, Home Away From Home, Family Promise of Cheyenne, Magic City Enterprises, Needs, St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, Salvation Army, Safehouse Services, Unaccompanied Student Initiative, and Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless.
Donate food items such as pasta, peanut butter, cereal, boxed meals, and canned goods.
Donate personal care items such as regular and trial-size shampoo, conditioner, and lotion; razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, and diapers.
Donate craft items such as scrapbooking supplies, stamps, ink, paper, markers, beads, and kits.
Make a cash donation to our year-round effort.
Drop off unused prescription medications for donation to the Wyoming Medication Donation Program. (At the event only, please)
Donate gently used durable medical equipment to Wyoming Independent Living for use by clients who need such items and cannot afford them on their own.
Donate gently used durable medical equipment to GoodHealthwill for use by clients who need such items and cannot afford them on their own.
Donate used prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids to the Lions Club. Give blood to help United Blood Services.
Register as a potential bone marrow donor with the Colorado Marrow Donor Program if you are 18 to 44 years old and in overall good health.
Register as a potential organ/tissue donor with Donate Life Wyoming.
HELP NEEDED! Have you ever considered helping with the Faith Development Program? Ask any of our volunteers, it’s very rewarding and you’ll enjoy getting to know our awesome youth! The Faith Development Program is in need of a few more volunteers for Sunday Classes. Volunteers teach/assist 1 – 2 Sunday’s a month. Training is provided and the time commitment is about 2 hours per week (only the weeks you’re scheduled). You’ll be teamed up with a seasoned teacher who can show you the ropes. Everything you need is provided and your own creativity is welcome. PLEASE see Mary after service for more information or call her at (307) 220-2096 cell or (307) 638-4554 work (Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 10 – 2).
Are you looking for a new way to volunteer at UUCC? Are you available ONE Sunday every 4-6 weeks? Fun & Fellowship has the perfect position for you! We are looking for 4-6 dedicated volunteers willing to be a “Coffee Hour Captain” on rotation! No need for previous experience! If you would like more information or to sign up please contact Kayla at email@example.com or sign up in the clipboard corner! We are hoping to start rotations after Easter
Message from UUSC
As we reflect on this Earth Day, we are reminded of some of the incredible partners we have the privilege to support. Their stories remind us of the power of community and the right to self-determination.
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is first and foremost a human rights organization, and we are called to speak out against the injustice of climate-forced displacement. We are called to actively advocate for the rights of affected communities in the spaces we’re in.
Please share the video, talk to your friends, family, and congregations about the impact of climate change on communities around the world.
Thank you for your ongoing interest in this critical work.
The UUSC Team
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!
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||May-02||5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|6:00pm – 8:00pm||Basketball – Social Hall|
|7:oopm – 8:00pm||UUCC Choir Practice – Sanctuary|
|Thursday||May-03||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Rm. 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Social Hall|
|5:15pm – 6:15pm||Gentle Yoga After Work – Social Hall|
|7:00pm – 8:00pm||NA – Social Hall|
|Friday||May-04||8:00am – 9:00am||Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 14|
|Sunday||May-06||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||UU 101 – Library|
|12:00pm 1:00pm||Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Volleyball – Social Hall|
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