Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 10:30 am
Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave
Join us for our annual ingathering and water communion service! If you would like, you can bring water from a special place or representing something important that you are bringing with you into this new church year. There will also be plenty of extra water on hand as we welcome one another back into our community. We’ll have opportunities to pour our water together in silence or with a word or two about its meaning, share in story, sing together, and recommit ourselves to our church community. And afterwards, some awesome, dedicated folks are kindly throwing a Welcome to Cheyenne lunch for Rev. Hannah and Catherine.
Join us after service to celebrate this new chapter we are starting with our new Reverend! We will be having food that Thomas will provide and would like for you all to bring your favorite fall desserts! We will also have some pages available for you to decorate and jot down your thoughts and hopes and wishes for the years to fallow with Hannah, then we will put it all together in a book for her! Also if you have anything special you would like to add to your pages bring it! So be sure to attend we wouldn’t want to miss your smiling faces!
In light of recent events here at our congregation and for all the victims of Hurricane Harvey we will be doing two special collections for our Share the Plate Sunday on Sept. 10th. We’re just doing one Sunday of special collection that will be split between sanctuary and Harvey relief.
First we will be continuing to collect for support of our Sanctuary Guest Juan and his family.
Second, we will be collecting for Hurricane Harvey victims through the UUA.
On Friday night, August 25, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm and brought deadly winds and rain to an area of the United States that millions call home. Much of the Texas Gulf Coast has been impacted, and communities in Louisiana and across the state of Texas have also been affected. The UUA has joined with the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) on a recovery and relief fund. The UUSC will continue to get updates and work with partners to ensure that needs are met. To learn more and to donate, visit our website. Checks to the UUA should be made out Pay to the Order of: UUA with “Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund” in the memo line. Thank you for your generosity!
Children Volunteers Needed
Reverend Hannah would love some of our children and youth, K-12 to help us tell the story for our special Ingathering service. To be a part of this, we ask that our assistant storytellers attend a brief rehearsal Saturday, September 9th from 4pm-5pm.
Join us Saturday if you are interested. Contact Ms. Marcie 307-631-5649 with any questions.
Sunday September 10, 2017
Howdy ya’ll – Welcome back to a new year at UUCC.
For this year’s In-Service Luncheon we are preparing a milk can dinner; consisting of sausage, potatoes, carrots and other yummy veggies! A vegan protein option will be available. (we have 2 volunteers to make bread but we could use help here as well)
New this year will be a potluck dessert bar. We are asking our members and friends to prepare a dessert with a fall harvest theme in mind (apples, peaches, pears, etc.) And as always we need volunteers for this awesome food, fund and fellowship event. A sign-up sheet is available at clipboard corner.
There are beautiful tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, fresh corn on the cob brought by Juan’s family. It is in room 10 in the basement to keep it cool.
The corn and tomatoes should be picked up asap as they are in perfect ripeness.
If you still have your eclipse glasses, don’t throw them away just yet. The Wyoming Department of Transportation is partnering with the organization Astronomers without Borders in an effort to redistribute them. Bring them in, and Laurie Magill will happily deliver them to WYDOT here in Cheyenne:
J O’Brien, a spokesman for WYDOT, said this was the most widely viewed eclipse in history, and many people used solar filter glasses to see it.
“We believe that somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 million of these glasses were distributed,” O’Brien said. “So obviously the first component would be we don’t want to see these in a landfill.”
WYDOT and Astronomers without Borders will donate the used glasses to areas in South America and Asia that will experience a total solar eclipse in 2019.
“A lot of these areas have very poor schools. They just don’t have science programs, or any sort of hands on scientific experimentation opportunities, so this is a really good opportunity to get those students some firsthand experience,” said O’Brien.
Look for the donation box in the social hall. If you have any questions, please contact Laurie Magill at 307-630-4118. Thanks in advance!
Rev. Hannah has created a new blog post on the UUCC Website!
Click here to read the latest words and an IMPORTANT sanctuary update from our beloved new Minister. You can also sign-up to be a Sanctuary volunteer.
You can find her page by going to www.uucheyenne.org then clicking on “Church News” for the drop down menu of “Minister’s Blog”.
We are searching for pictures of church members engaged in summer activities to display at In-Gathering. These activities do not need to be at church. Please leave color prints in the church president’s box or email images to firstname.lastname@example.org. If they are from a camera, we can carefully color copy them and return the originals (please put in an envelope and mark return along with your name)
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.
We know, we know, y’all are sick of school registrations, sign ups and general “back to” anythings. But it is that time again! Please update your Nursery-12th grade child’s registration for UUCC’s Faith Development. The easy online registration can be found following this link: UUCC DLFD Registration Form or you can go to the clipboard corner computer in the church lobby and click on registration.
UUCC Spots on Public Radio. Please Help!
Working with public radio has been a very popular and I think effective way to get the word out about UUCC. This year I am hoping the spots will coincide with Rev. Hannah’s arrival. The cost will be about the same as last year, $1,400, for 60 spots. I think these are dollars well spent. It brings new people in and I know our members like hearing UUCC spots on the radio. Including in the spots that we are welcoming a new minister adds to the excitement.
Please help. Some of us may even give the money we would normally give to the WPR membership campaign to the church instead, and these dollars go right back to WPR – doubling the impact.
Check should be made out to UUCC and mailed or dropped in the collection plate. Please put “public radio” in the memo line.
Thanks again, please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Join your fellow Mountain Desert District Unitarian Universalists in worship, workshops, fellowship, and the important business of the district at the MDD Gathering and Annual Meeting. This year’s theme is Seeking Spiritual Maturity and Religious Growth. The October 13-14 gathering is hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder.
Advance registration is open through October 3. Pay the early-bird rate ($68) if you register by September 10. After advance registration closes, adult registration will be available on site for $85. Childcare is available for Saturday and can be reserved with your advance registration. A separate registration will open soon for youth (ages 14-18) attending Fall Youth Con.
The keynote address, “Grown Up Souls: Spiritual Maturity and Religious Purpose”, will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Kendyl Gibbons.
Three workshops are scheduled:
Skills for Smalls offers a basket of skills for congregations of 150 and fewer. Presented by Rev. Sarah Schurr, Pacific Western Region Staff
Outreach & In-Reach: Attracting, Integrating, and Nourishing Unitarian Universalists focuses on tools to help your congregation attract new people, successfully integrate them into community, and nourish their faith for the long haul. Presented by Rev. Sarah Gibb Millspaugh and Rev. Tandi Rogers, Pacific Western Region Staff
A Conversation about Governance in the Larger Church is designed for leaders in congregations with 300 or more members. Presented by Rev. Christine Robinson, First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque
Delegate certification information has been sent to congregations. As business meeting materials become available, they will be posted on the MDD Gathering and Annual Meeting website.
Lodging is available nearby and several suggestions are provided on the Annual Meeting website for your convenience.
For MDD Gathering and Annual Meeting registration, workshops, and full details, go to: https://mdduua.org/annual-conference-and-meeting/
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.)
|Wednesday||Sep-06||5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|6:00pm – 8:00pm||Basketball – Social Hall|
|7:00pm – 8:00pm||Choir – Sanctuary|
|Thursday||Sep-07||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Room 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Social Hall|
|5:30pm – 8:30pm||NDO Community Conversation – Rainbow Room|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||NA – Social Hall|
|Friday||Sep-08||12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13|
|9:00am – 12:00pm||Carpet cleaning in the Social Hall & Lobby|
|Sunday||Sep-10||9:15am – 10:00am||Meditation – Room 5|
|9:45am – 10:15am||Choir – Sanctuary|
|10:30am – 11:30am||Sunday Service & Children’s Religious Education – Sanctuary|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Volleyball – Social Hall|