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

The sign-up sheets are at clipboard corner and needing volunteer signatures for help with set up and clean up as well as the food contributions.



Meet Our New Director of Faith Development!

A little about me…. I’m a single mom of 5 great kids and have one amazing granddaughter (4 grown kids and Jon (10) and Audrey (9)). I am a Cheyenne native but moved around the world as a military spouse for 20+ years. We retired in Cheyenne about 12 years ago and have been living here ever since. The past couple years I’ve been teaching college students but the bulk of my background is in early childhood education. I actually come from a long line of RE Directors. My godmother and mom both served as religious education directors when I was growing up. As a kid, I would actually say ”I want to be a religious ed coordinator” when I was asked every year in grade school. I thought their job rocked! I knew that for the most part they really enjoyed what they did everyday. My dream came true when I got the chance to be the base chapel RE Director while stationed in Germany and absolutely loved the job. My family and I have been attending UUCC a little over 2 years now. We’d been looking for a community where we fit in and felt comfortable while still being able to be ourselves for a long time. In my “spare” time I’m a massage therapist and specialize in injury rehab and massage for special populations. For the next couple weeks I’ll be holding down all 3 positions (teaching college, massage and DFD). After the 16th of November I’ll post regular office hours and focus on my DFD responsibilities.I feel extremely fortunate to have been chosen as your new Director of Faith Development and I look forward to working with each of you and can’t wait to get to work as your DFD.  Please feel free to stop by my office anytime to chat or offer suggestions on how you think we can make our Faith Development program even more awesome.


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!

Join Us for Sunday Service!

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

When is Enough, Enough?
Elizabeth Mount

As we think about the gifts and resources that we each have, we consider the ways that abundance exists for the individual or the gathered community. What kinds of abundance appear when we are together that we cannot access alone? What is the power of the religious community to help us experience having enough, and to recall us to our responsibilities to one another? Come and be with us as we consider what we hold most precious and how to share our gifts with one another.

Membership Classes at UUCC!

The next class is Sunday December 3rd!

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


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

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.


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.)


Thursday Nov-09 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Room 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
    6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Nov-10 8:30am – 9:30am Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall
    12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13
Saturday Nov-11 6:30pm – 9:30pm Bingo – Social Hall
Sunday Nov-12 9:15am – 10:00am Meditation – Room 5
9:45am – 10:15am Choir – Sanctuary
11:30am – 12:00pm Faith Community Nursing – Social Hall
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

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.