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Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 10:30 am

Abundance in the Desert
Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave

In his book The Solace of Fierce Landscapes, Belden Lane explored how we find spiritual sustenance in desert and mountain places. Together, we’ll wonder how we can find abundance, even in times and places that feel deserted.


November Minister’s Blog

Don’t forget to read this month’s blog A Month of Abundance.

 

 


Membership Classes at UUCC!

The next class is Sunday November 5th!

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 hrvillnave@gmail.com


BINGO! BINGO! BINGO!

Join us November 11 at 6:30 p.m.  for the UUCC FUNdraiser.

Snacks, drinks, laughs and prizes!

$15 for adults, $5 for children with FREE childcare for those children not playing bingo.

Can you help?  The fundraising committee is looking for donations for prizes (gift cards, bottles of wine or specialty beers, coffees or teas, art items, etc?).  We are also asking for appetizers or drink donations for the night of November 11.  Please contact Joe Corrigan at 630.6192 or Marci Linde at 221.4128.  Thanks for your generous support!


Thanksgiving Potluck

Our annual Thanksgivng Potluck luncheon is approaching on Sunday November 19th following service.

We are needing volunteers to help with all aspects of this great gathering. More details & sign-up sheets will be at clepboard corner soon.


UUCC WinterMart Arts & Crafts Sale 2017

December 15, Friday 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm and December 16, Saturday 9 am – 4 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne
UUCC Social Hall, 3005 Thomes Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Booth Entry/Fees: FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED.

Regular Booth $ 60.   UUCC members $ 50.

Shared Booths   $ 100.

Open to all artists, craftspeople and other vendors of ONLY HAND-CRAFTED WARES.

Reservation forms & fees due by November 30th, 2017 by 2 pm at UUCC office.
For booth/table reservations & info, contact:

307-638-4554  FAX 307-638-9033
Email: administrator@uucheyenne.org
Contact: Terry Kreuzer 307-214-3932 tkreuzer@terrykreuzer.com
Church: 307-638-4554 administrator@uucheyenne.org.
or Kathleen Petersen 307-421-4496 kathleen_petersen@hotmail.com


A Message from the Treasurer

The first quarter of the Church’s fiscal year ended September 30.  Overall income from pledges, contributions, fund raising and other income totaled $33,568 vs. $21,409 during the same period last year.  This was led by particularly strong pledge income and fund raising income.

On the expense side we saved a few bucks with Reverend Hannah starting in August so we had a month without minister’s compensation.  However the savings was partially offset by the moving expenses we agreed to pay.

Overall expenses were $46,451 vs. $54,093 for the first quarter last year.  So as you see, we still had to draw on reserves to balance the checkbook, but at a much lower pace than a year ago.

We also received the energy reimbursement from Black Hill Power for all of the work Mike Kercher spearheaded for the energy efficient lighting.  Another highlight was strong response to our Summer Camp.

The second quarter is usually stronger from a cash flow basis as pledge income and contributions tend to come in toward year end.  On November 11 we will have a bingo night so come on by, bring some friends and get ready to use your dauber.  I didn’t even know what a dauber was until 2 days ago.  Maybe I still don’t.

It’s tough to pick trends with short term results, but it appears the momentum is moving the right way.

Thank You

Paul Howard, Treasurer


Mindful Monday Meditation

Two Monthly Practices ~ Please join us for mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
First Monday: November 6     December 4      
6:00 – 8:00 PM / UUCC 3005 Thomes Ave. / Room 5 – Upstairs
First Monday practice includes: sitting and walking meditations, mindful tea, readings or teachings and discussion.
Third Monday:  November 20     December 18
6:00 – 7:30 PM / UUCC 3005 Thomes Ave. / Room 5 — Upstairs
The third Monday is a shorter session without tea.  Practice may include: a longer sitting or walking meditation, additional mindfulness practices or teachings and discussion.
Everyone is welcome.  No experience necessary. For more information, please contact Beth Howard, 632-7047 or bethbrohoward@icloud.com.
“Our entire society can be changed by one person’s peaceful presence.” Thich Nhat Hanh


Sanctuary and Immigration News

We have been hosting Juan as our Sanctuary guest for about two months. He is a kind and generous man who is so grateful for our help. You can contribute to this effort by giving grocery gift cards to Rev Hannah, or you can sign up for afternoon visits or evening dinners for Juan at http://www.tinyurl.com/WYSanctuary.  If you have questions call Sandi Gaulke at 630-5856.

The Immigration Justice Coalition meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at UUCC at 12:30. The next one will be November 28. We deal with broad local and regional issues of immigration justice. You are welcome to attend. We also have an account called Workers Emergency Fund which would happily accept contributions!


Interested in Marketing or Communications?

Think UUCC could do a better job of spreading the good word?

Join the new Communications Team!

We are looking for people with experience in marketing or communications, or just an interest in seeing the church have a marketing plan. The team will be charged at looking at the options–print, radio, facebook, web–and deciding what will best serve our very limited dollars for advertising. The group can also look at coordinating our messages, how we communicate in house, reaching out to new audiences. If you are interested in participating, call or email Camellia El-Antably. 307-631-6039 or leiljames@gmail.com


Announcement on Announcements!

To make Sunday mornings smoother, please submit all announcements in (legible) writing to the board by 10 am on Sundays in the mailbox labeled “announcements” (located in the office hallway). Thank you!


Can you unlock the church? Got Keys??

Do you have a key to the church? Or other doors within the church? Please check in with Shelley!

If your key(s) have numbers on them, click here and provide the key number (if etched on it), what it opens and your name. You can also stop by the clipboard corner computer next time you are at the church and click on the form and simply enter your key # there.

If your keys are not etched, stop by to chat with Shelley so she can etch them. It’s helpful to let her know you are coming so she can be ready for you.

We are also happy to accept returns of keys, if you no longer find yourself needing it. You can put it in the box on the administrator’s door in an envelope with your name on it and what it opens.

We are trying to clear up our records and ensure we know who has access to the building. Thank you for helping us secure our beautiful building.

~Camellia


peanut-allergyCHURCH NOTICE:

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.)



Calendar


Wednesday Nov-01 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meditation – Room 5
    6:00pm – 8:00pm Basketball – Social Hall
Thursday Nov-02 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Room 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
    6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Nov-03 8:30am – 9:30am Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall
    12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13
Saturday Nov-04
Sunday Nov-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
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

Other Community Events


Did you hear? The Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne is turning 20!

In conjunction with the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce After Hours, the Club will be open from 5-7 p.m. on November 2nd for a special birthday celebration. The evening will include snacks, games, Club tours, and a special presentation by a group of Club members.

We hope you will join us in celebrating 20 years of the Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne helping kids be great!


 


Looking to get involved in a wonderful cause? The Element Church and the Tim Tebow Foundation are sponsoring a Prom night for special needs kids and young adults ages 14 and up. Do you know anyone who has a special needs person in their family? Please spread the word!

We need a minimum of 75 attendees to sign up for this Gala and hope for so much more by November 15th. The last event was held in Ft. Collins and I say, lets keep it in Cheyenne! Reservations/applications are available through Cheyenne Element Church 600 E Carlson St. STE 201 635-1316. If you’re interested in helping sponsor this event please contact April L. Ojeda at 307-772-1690.