Lunch with TED
Wednesday November 18th
12:00 pm at UUCC Library
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.
Gaia, Mother Earth, and The Oneness of Everything
Sunday, November 22, 2015 10:30 am
For more than three decades, Jim Scott has made it his business to create and perform music that celebrates peace, justice and the earth. From his work with the Paul Winter Consort where he co-wrote the celebrated *Missa Gaia – Earth Mass* and many other pieces, Jim has gone on to create an extensive body of work, recording 7 albums of original music, and creating “The Earth and Spirit Songbook,” an anthology of 110 songs of earth and peace by many contemporary songwriters plus some of his own.
On Sunday, November 22, at 115 West 27th Street, from 4:00- 6:00 PM, Jim Scott will perform including featuring Pete Seeger songs. Jim Scott transforms any size audience into an intimate gathering with a guitar skill and disarming presence that inspires and educates. For more than three decades, Jim Scott has made it his business to create and perform music that celebrates peace, justice and the earth. From his work with the Paul Winter Consort where he co-wrote the celebrated Missa Gaia – Earth Mass and many other pieces, Jim has gone on to create an extensive body of work, recording 7 albums of original music, and creating “The Earth and Spirit Songbook,” an anthology of 110 songs of earth and peace by many contemporary songwriters plus some of his own.
Sunday, Nov. 22 — 12:15 – 2:15 pm UUCC Library
After some great food and social time at our Thanksgiving potluck, join Rev. Audette and UUCC leaders for this time to explore the meaning of membership @ UUCC and whether you are ready to take that leap!
To all of our wonderful UUCC members and friends,
Please join us at church following service on Sunday November 22nd for our annual Thanksgiving Potluck luncheon. The signup board is in the church lobby. If possible, please stop in and signup to bring an item to share with us. You may also call or text Thomas at 307-640-6038, or Jessica at 307-221-3112 and we will add you to the board. The church will be providing hot and cold beverages to share.
Please note: If you are bringing a turkey to share, please have it cooked, carved, and deboned and brought to the church in advance. (i.e. Saturday) Please also save the drippings and bring them to the church for making gravy. There will be gluten free gravy available also. Please contact Thomas with any questions.
Join Rev. Audette, Rob & Ani at UUCC Thursday November 26th from 11 am – 12:30 pm for a Thanksgiving day luncheon. Bring a favorite dish to share and come enjoy a relaxed and social holiday meal! There will be music, conversation, and great food. Feel free to bring friends or family, as well – everyone’s welcome!
It is with great pleasure to inform all of you that Kristi and Andy Ruben have stepped up to assume the lead coordinator role for the Family Promise Program at UUCC. Please continue to support them as you have supported the current coordinators. I am sure they will do a wonderful job.
The mission statement for Family Promise has been changed to “Helping Homeless Children with Families.”
The next rotation for Family Promise is the week of November 29th to December 6th. There are still several volunteer slots to be filled. If you have an interest or could help, please meet with Kristi or Andy Ruben or with me after service on Sunday November 22nd.
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
Family Promise of Cheyenne is hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner to give thanks to all of the volunteers who make this program possible. Please join us for great food and even better company!
Who: All volunteers for Family Promise of Cheyenne
What: Volunteer Appreciation Spaghetti Dinner
Where: Grace United Methodist Church, Grace Hall (2950 Spruce Dr)
When: Tuesday December 1, 2015 from 6pm-8pm
Why: Because without you, this program would not be possible!
Please RSVP to Lori or Melanie by November 20th to ensure we prepare enough food, 307-772-8770
Once again the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, 3005 Thomes Avenue is hosting the WinterMart Arts and Crafts Sale which will run Friday, December 11th, 4:30 – 6:30 pm and Saturday, December 12th, 9 am – 4 pm.
Open to all artists, craftspeople and other vendors of ONLY HAND-CRAFTED WARES. Regular booth is $55. First come first served. For more information contact Terry at 214-3932, Kathleen 421-4496, or visit our website www.uucheyenne.org to download the form. Entries should be received no later than Friday, December 4th.
Christmas Stockings for Homeless Children and Youth
This year our church community outreach holiday project will be to make and fill stockings for the homeless children and youth of Cheyenne. According to our local school district, there have been between 250 and 300 school children with no fixed address enrolled during the past 2 years, and of those between 40 and 60 are considered “unaccompanied,” meaning they do not have a parent or guardian present in their daily lives. We have been in communication with Denise Kittelson, student support liaison for schools, and she is most appreciative of our project idea. So here it is, you kind and generous people!
Each Sunday before and/or after service, we will have tables set up in the Social Hall with all the materials needed to decorate about 60 stockings. We hope the children AND parents and other adults will each decorate one stocking – some for boys and some for girls, young ones and teens. Directions will be on the tables. Then comes the FUN part! We need to fill them with small gifts. Here are some suggestions:
Hats Gloves/mittens Socks Underwear Food (snack bars, fruit snacks) Hair Brushes Hair ties for girls
Personal care items (shampoo, lotion, lip balm, deodorant, toothpaste & brushes, etc)
Small toys for younger ones Small gift cards ($10-15) from King Soopers
And of course items that you all think might be fun!
Please place your donations in the food collection bin in the church lobby or give to Sandi Gaulke (630-5856 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will also accept cash donations to purchase the above items.
Winter Clothing Donations
Many agencies in the Cheyenne community are asking for warm winter clothing for their clients. Family Promise, our local program for homeless families, is especially in need of children’s coats.
Please place your gently used, clean winter clothing of any type in the bin in the church lobby. We will make sure it gets to those who need it most. Thank you!
Bring One ~ Feed One
UUCC FOOD DONATION BIN is located in the lobby. Can you contribute ONE non-perishable food item per month?
As the winter months descend upon our community, we will return to collecting non-perishable food for Cheyenne’s food pantries. If each person can bring just ONE food item per month, together we can make a big difference. This month, we would like to support the Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless. They are in great need of breakfast items – breakfast bars and cookies and instant oatmeal as well as soups for lunch. They also welcome warm clothes for the women who come to the shelter.
One request from the pantries: please donate food in original, unopened, dated packaging.
Let’s make a difference for hungry folks who are homeless in Cheyenne.
Calendar of Events
|Wednesday||Nov-18||12:00pm – 1:00pm||Lunch with TED – Library|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Yoga for Recovery – Social Hall|
|7:00pm – 8:00pm||Choir – Sanctuary|
|7:30pm – 9:00pm||Taylor Men’s Basketball Club – Social Hall|
|Thursday||Nov-19||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Room 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Social Hall|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||NA – Social Hall|
|Friday||Nov-20||11:00am – 12:00pm||Finance Committee Meeting – Library|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13|
|Sunday||Nov-22||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 – 1:00pm||Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room|
|12:15pm – 2:15pm||Membership Class – Library|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Volleyball – Social Hall|
Other Community Events