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Sunday, December 03, 2017 at 10:30 am

A Season of Mindfulness, A Season of Hope
Gayle Roberts
In this time before the holidays it can be easy to fill our time with shopping, social gatherings, kids holiday programs, family gatherings and so on.  We are busy, busy, busy.  But can this time also be a time to be more mindful not only of how we are filling our calendars but of how the people around us are getting through this time?  Can we, as individuals, be bringers of hope to those around us?  Can we do this as a beloved community?  Hmmmmmmmmm.

Let’s Deck the Halls of UUCC!

THIS SUNDAY! December 3rd after service.

Help us decorate our UUCC Family tree!

  • GRAB AN ORNAMENT (or two)!
    • (from the table in the Social Hall)
  • BRING A SPECIAL ORNAMENT (or two) OR FAMILY ORNAMENT !
  • OR MAKE ONE (or two) WITH YOUR FAMILY AND BRING IT!

Let’s make this holiday at UUCC special!


Membership Classes at UUCC!

The next class is Sunday December 3rd!

NOTE: the classes will be swapped in December.
UUCC 101 will be on Dec. 3rd and UU 101 will be on the 17th.

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


Who are we? Telling stories about UUCC

Have a story about our church? Come share them with Rev Hannah and other members of the congregation. Stories are important ways to transmit information and for Rev Hannah to learn about our history and how we see ourselves. These stories might include how we came to be, or how we came to be in this building, how the music program has grown and changed, or why we have certain rituals or relationships with other groups. This will be valuable for her to understand as she moves forward with developing and implementing ideas for how we might better serve our congregation. Please come share your story with us, or come listen to the stories. Everyone welcome regardless of how long you have been a member or friend.

There will be two opportunities. December 13 from 7-8:30 PM and December 17 from 1-2 PM. Childcare will be provided both times.


Exciting  Service Auction News

We have set the date for the Service Auction and it will be Feb. 3, 2018.
Please mark your calendars and plan to attend the biggest church fundraiser of the year.

We will all enjoy  an evening with friends, dinner, outstanding live entertainment. We will also be raffling another Beautiful  Quilt  created by Arlene Shanklin.

Join the fun, plan to attend, and buy raffle tickets at any Sunday Service Coffee Hour starting in December or at the Service Auction Feb. 3, 2018!

Free child care will be available.


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.

 


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.


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


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


Thursday Nov-30 12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
    6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Dec-01 8:30am – 9:30am Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall
12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13
    7:00pm – 10:00pm Jr. High Holiday Party – Social Hall
Saturday Dec-02
Sunday Dec-03 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



Camille Furtney and Caroljean Bongo have tickets if you are interested.