Volunteers Needed  

Many Snow Shovelers Make Light Work.  HELP!  Right now two old guys are carrying the load, or doing most of the shoveling.   One is older than dirt and the other one like to leave town a lot.  If the snow comes in the evening they get to it around 8:00 AM the next morning, firing up the two snow blower and finishing up with shovels.  If the snow come later they might tackle it in the afternoon.  Very early or late wet season snows sometimes requires ALL the snow to be shoveled by hand because the snow blowers won’t handle it.  Darn, they are getting tired and need help.  Let Mike know you can be alerted and help.  Folks with bad knees or backs are exempt.  The church even provides the snow shovels.  We are an equal opportunity unpaid snow wisdom seekers band of misfits.  Mike at 630-5169 or shonseym@aol.com.


Thanksgiving Potluck Update

THIS SUNDAY!
November 19th after service!

Come join us for food and fun!


Wake Now Our Vision

Join the Wake Now Our Vision Campaign by including UUCC in your planned giving with no up-front financial commitment. Every new pledged gift will be matched up to 10% with an immediate gift to our congregation. Help us raise $100,000.00 in matching funds by joining the campaign today. Ask a committee member for more information.

 


Half Day Meditation Session

On Saturday, November 18, The Bird and Bell meditation group will host a 1/2 day meditation session.. We will be joined by Reverend Jodo Cliff Clusin, a Soto Zen monk and Dharma Teacher at the Prairie Mountain Zen Center.  This is an excellent opportunity for an intensive practice session here in Cheyenne.

We will have alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation, followed by a Dharma Talk and discussion with Rev. Clusin.  You are welcome to attend all or part of the session.  After the session those who are interested are invited to join Rev. Clusin for  a no host lunch at Anong’s Thai Restaurant.

Please let Gene Heater know if you would like to attend do that he can make sure that there is  adequate seating available.  307-421-5098 or gene.heater@gmail.com.


Join Us for Sunday Service!

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

The Welcome Table
Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave

Join us on Sunday morning for a joyous service of song and story for all ages. Together, we’ll discover gratitude, abundance, and welcoming love. Then, after service, we’ll have a Thanksgiving Potluck!


Membership Classes at UUCC!

The next class is Sunday November 19th!

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



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


November Minister’s Blog

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

 

 

 


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


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!

 


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-15 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meditation – Room 5
    6:00pm – 8:00pm Basketball – Social Hall
Thursday Nov-16 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Room 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
    6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Nov-17 8:30am – 9:30am Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall
    12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13
Saturday Nov-18 1:30pm – 4:30pm WY Equality Training – Social Hall
Sunday Nov-19 9:15am – 10:00am Meditation – Room 5
9:45am – 10:15am Choir – 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


Tinsel Through Time Opening Reception
Friday, November 17th, 4 p.m.
Historic Governor’s Mansion,
300 E 21st St.
Cheyenne, WY 82001

This is an interesting, fun and free event that you might like. Free but donations accepted.  Exhibit features collections inspired by the poem, “A Visit from St Nicholas” by Clement C. Moore.  Historic Governor’s Mansion, 300 E 21st St.  Christina.bird@wyo.gov or 307-777-7878.  It’s open after the reception during the holiday season but I’ve found the times to be a bit dicey.


Wyoming Equality

Calling All Cooks! Many Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) young people do not have a loving home to go to this Holiday Season. We at Wyoming Equality want to provide a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal for them, but we need your help!  If you are willing to help cook for us on Tuesday, November 21, please email Jordan at JordanO@wyomingequality.org, or call him at 541-270-4118. As a non-profit, we would be able to provide an in-kind donation receipt for purchases made.



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.