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.)
We’ve had a big increase in folks leaving coffee cups and their OOS and the kids buckets et al in the sanctuary. Please recycle your orders of service and to help take any cups or other items with them as they exit the sanctuary?
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm
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.
Join the UU volunteers who will be serving dinner at COMEA House on Saturday, 19 November. Serving at the COMEA House does as much for those who volunteer as it does for the people who line up for a meal, say thank you and ask for seconds. If you are new to UU, it is an easy, not time intensive way to become involved in community service. Families with children who are old enough to help set out salt and pepper shakers or spoon dressing for salads will find serving at COMEA a realistic, worthwhile way to introduce children to the satisfaction of giving to others.
UU volunteers gather to provide service at COMEA House every third Saturday of the month September through May. In September, December and April The UU COMEA House committee provides the food, UU volunteers cook and serve. Other months we serve the meals and share smiles with those who come through the line.
This month we will be serving and ask volunteers to arrive by 5:30 and stay until around 6:30 depending on the number of people who share the meal.
The sign-up sheet will be at clipboard corner November 6 and 13. If you have questions, please contact Mary Scherden (307) 220 2096, Thomas Redding (307) 640-6038 or Mac Marino, (305) 393-1505.
Sunday November 20, 2016
A Year of Thanks
Rev. Audette Fulbright
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless (WCH) – WCH is an all volunteer non-profit organization working for and with the homeless in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The Welcome Mat Day Center is WCH’s primary location and houses the only day center servicing the homeless in Cheyenne. It is open from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and holidays, and 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.
The church donates the collection plate from the third Sunday each month to a local charity. (Pledge donations are not part of this.) Below is an ongoing record of what UUCC has donated to the various charities over the last year or so.
|August 2014||Needs Inc.||$56.75|
|September 2014||Micro Lending||$187.00|
|December 2014||Firday Food Bag||$218.50|
|X-mas Eve 2014||Minister’s Discretionary Fund||$435.53|
|January 2015||WY Coalition for the Homeless||$243.00|
|February 2015||Habitat for Humanity||$214.00|
|March 2015||Wyoming Equality||$260.00|
|April 2015||COMEA House||$1,250.00|
|May 2015||Day of Giving||$134.32|
|June 2015||Bethel Outreach||$123.14|
|July 2015||The Wyoming Family Home Ownership Program||$112.17|
|August 2015||Safehouse Services||$115.00|
|September 2015||Micro Lending||$231.25|
|November 2015||Boys & Girls||$136.00|
|December 2015||Minister’s Discretionary Fund||$187.00|
|January 2016||Climb WY||$165.00|
|April 2016||COMEA House||$209.00|
|May 2016||Day of Giving||$113.66|
|June 2016||Climb WY||$316.46|
|August 2016||Meals on Wheels||$163.68|
|September 2016||Louisiana Floods||$736.46|
Our average Sunday collections (non-Share-the-Plate) are $105.30 whereas the average collection for Share-the-Plate Sundays is $254.32. We would like to see the non-Share-the-Plate Sundays increase in order to help cover our own expenses.
3rd Sundays, Oct. – Jan.
Noon – 1:30 pm
Join Rev. Audette for conversation and reflection each month over a good book! We’ll take two months for each book, and share our thoughts and insights at these Sunday gatherings. You will be expected to have read the book – at least half of it by the first session, and the other half by the second.
It’s a great opportunity for fellowship and connection – and good reading!
Book One – Oct & Nov.
Flunking Sainthood, by Jana Reiss
Sunday, November 20, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Namaqua Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Loveland, CO will hold a candlelight vigil to memorialize those who have been killed as a result of transphobia, or the hatred or fear of transgender and gender non-conforming people. This vigil is also intended to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community.
Please join us at 6:30 at the Namaqua Unitarian Universalist Church, 745 E 5th Street, on the corner of Pierce and E 5th Streets (just north of the Chilson Recreation Center).
Please note that Rev. Audette will be participating and we can caravan to the event if folks would like to do so.
Thursday November 24, 2016
One last time…
Rev. Audette, Rob & Ani invite you to join us at UUCC on Thanksgiving Day for a simple, joyful potluck lunch. Together, we set out the tables and the food, enjoy a prayer and fellowship over a lovely dinner.
Bring your favorite dish/es to share, and you’re encouraged to bring your own plate and silverware in order to help simplify clean up.
You, any guests you’d care to bring, family – all are welcome ’round our UUCC open table! The Fulsons will be glad and grateful to spend one final Thanksgiving meal with you!
As the holiday season gets in full swing, we are having a great little get-together on Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 pm – 8pm. Come on by the church and enjoy a hot chocolate bar, popcorn & cookies, help us with the decorating and then stay to watch a showing of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! PJs welcome!
Noon – 1:30 PM
Brown bag lunch encouraged!
Sunday, Dec. 4th
Community is built through stories, conversation, connection, and meaningful interactions. On the first Sunday of each month, Rev. Audette will lead an after-church covenant group, using our monthly theme drawn from the UUA’s Soul Matters resources. You are invited to join in these meaningful gatherings, where will explore our Unitarian Universalism within the context of deep questions of meaning.
We need 6-8 people regularly attending for these sessions to be successful. Sign up now at clipboard corner, but drop-in attendance is welcome.
Saturday, December 10th – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Once again the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne is hosting their Annual WinterMart Arts and Crafts Sale which runs for one day only, Saturday, December 10th, 9 am – 4 pm in the social hall. Come find that last minute gift (saving the best for last of course) for that special someone or even for yourself! The sale features artisans from the Front Range and Southeast Wyoming who sell high quality hand-crafted art work & crafts. There will also be delicious treats available for purchase provided by the UUCC RE Youth Group. They always make yummy goodies! For more information contact Terry, 214-3932, Kathleen, 421-4496, Jennifer, 421-8092 or Shelley at UUCC, 638-4554 or see our website: http://www.uucheyenne.org/event-items/wintermart-2/.
This is one of our annual fundraisers that brings in money for the UUCC coffers. Come show your support.
See you there!
In the social hall is a large chart with a matrix listing ministerial skills sets. If you were not at the search committee Connect the Dots conversation on Sunday Oct 13th you are still able to participate. Take one strip of six (6) dots and place a dot on the skill sets you identify as most important for the minister we are seeking. Consider the areas that we need to most assistance and support to continue growing in our service to one another and beyond our walls. If in your estimation one area is of greater importance you may place more than one dot in that area to weight your concern. Please only vote once. Members and friends are welcome to vote.
If there is a skill set that you believe is of less consequence for us in our development over the next 5 years you may place one red dot on that area.
Your input is important to the search committee. This matrix will be up for one week. It will then be used to prioritize the qualities as they are listed in the Congregational Record and Ministerial Profile that will be posted nationally on the UUA website on November 30.
You are welcome to provide additional comments and input by placing a pink card in the box in the entry way. The search committee reads these each week.
Guest at Your Table (GAYT) is UUSC’s annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about our work to advance
This year’s program theme is Defying Hate, based on the recent release of the Ken Burns documentary about UUSC founders Martha and Waitstill Sharp, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War (on PBS). The Sharps defied hate by helping Jews and dissidents escape Nazi Germany using brave, creative methods, many of which could have caused them to be imprisoned, tortured, or worse.
Here at UUCC we hope all our members and friends will help support this important work by filling a collection box at home from now until December 18. You can also join UUSC at uusc.org and shop the online store, thegoodbuy.com for fair trade, sustainable, all natural products, and holiday cards. 100% of your purchase goes to UUCC rights and justice projects. What better way to live our covenant than to support economic and environmental justice and to advance the rights of people who are threatened, including refugees and water protectors at Standing Rock.
Look for Guest at Your Table materials in the church lobby. For more information, please contact Sandi Gaulke at email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Cottage Conversations this summer. The summary of the Conversations is now available on the UUCC website. Click here to review the summary. Printed copies will also be available on Sunday, November 6. Check it out to see how our congregation feels about important issues facing UUCC this year.
Are you grateful for what you’ve found here, and hope others discover it as well?
Do you enjoy people? Then our Warm and Welcoming team is looking for YOU!
Welcoming and helping new members become integrated and involved, as well as helping members deepen their spirituality and relationships with the church, is not just important work – it’s a core mission.
Over the next year, we need to expand our team and build new focus with welcoming and including newcomers and longtimers. We need folk who are ready to spend 2 – 6 hours a month to really help us build a program worthy of our community!
To get involved, contact Rev. Audette at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-556-3798, or contact the church office and Shelley will pass along your information to us!
|Wednesday||Nov-16||12:00pm – 1:00pm||Lunch with TED|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Yoga for Recovery – Social Hall|
|7:00pm – 8:00pm||Choir – Sanctuary|
|Thursday||Nov-17||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Room 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Social Hall|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||NA – Social Hall|
|Friday||Nov-18||11:00am – 12:00pm||Finance Meeting – Library|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13|
|Sunday||Nov-20||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 – 12:30pm||Children’s Choir – Sanctuary|
|12:00pm – 1:30pm||Minister’s Monthly Book Club – Library|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Volleyball – Social Hall|
Other Community Events
The Quiet Work of Centuries: a post-election concert
presented by Sound Circle and Resonance Women’s Chorus
Saturday, November 19
First United Methodist Church
1421 Spruce St., Boulder
- An evening of singing and community
- Balm for the campaign-weary soul
- A meditation on home, alienation, and “other”
Sound Circle and Resonance Women’s Chorus offer a musical commentary on the current state of our union in the fourth in a now long-running series of post-presidential election concerts that began in 2004. Sound Circle and Resonance are both directed by Sue Coffee and identify as “message choruses,” happy to be labeled as liberal/progressive/feminist, with strong roots in the glbtq community. We have created the post-election concerts as opportunities to affirm truths we hold to be self-evident. We are pleased to have this concert be a part of One Action 2016: Arts + Immigration Project, an arts-based, countywide project that fosters conversation on both historic and contemporary issues of immigration.
“Behind the storm of daily conflict and crisis, the dramatic confrontations, the tumult of political struggle, the poet, the artist, the musician, continue the quiet work of centuries, building bridges of experience between peoples, reminding us of the universality of our feelings and desires, and despairs, and reminding us that the forces that unite are deeper than those that divide.” — John F. Kennedy
The concert will run about 75 minutes with no intermission. Doors open for seating at 6:30 p.m. There is no advance ticketing. The concert is free.