Join Us for Sunday Service!
Sunday, January 21st at 10:30 am
The Promise and the Practice of Our Faith
Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave
In our commitment to embracing the presence and leadership of people of color, white Unitarian Universalists are still learning to decentering our whiteness so that people of color are brought from the margins to the center. Join us as we practice that work, and promise a new way of being together. After worship, from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm in the Sanctuary, there will be a brief presentation and discussion on some of the history around Unitarian Universalism, race, and racism.
For more information about that history, check out this UU World article: https://www.uuworld.org/articles/black-hole-white-uu-psyche
For more information about the Promise and the Practice Sunday and the special offering that will take place, visit the UUA’s website here: https://www.uua.org/giving/areas-support/funds/promise-and-practice
The next class is Sunday January 21st!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Members, Friends, and Guests,
Many of you have thanked me for doing such a great Service Auction last year. The truth is I may have organized it, but all of you provided the great creative items that bidders wanted. We need those creative prized items to make this year’s auction a huge success. Now is the time to pony up those treasures. Thanks in advance for all the pride we all share in our great congregation.
A Month of Intention
by Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave
Last year you helped provide a wonderful potluck dinner for the Auction. Let’s do it again! We need stew, soups, or chili in crockpots, salads, and desserts. We need folks to help with setup and cleanup. And, since we don’t want this fabulous event to cost the church any money, we are asking for some donations to help pay the expenses. You will be able to sign up at church or contact Joe Corrigan at email@example.com or Sandi Gaulke at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Saturday Feb. 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm
UUCC members and friends,
An important event is coming up for me in February. I will be formally ordained as a lay practitioner in the Soto tradition of Zen Buddhism. My Jukai ceremony will be held at the UU Church of Cheyenne at 2:00 pm on February 10th or 17th depending on the weather. A reception in the social hall will follow.
This ceremony is a formal recognition that I am a Zen practitioner in the Soto tradition. It will be presided over by the Reverend Jodo Cliff Clusin, a Soto Zen monk and Dharma Teacher at the Prairie Mountain Zen Center in Longmont, CO.
I invite everyone to attend. I would welcome you joining me for this celebration but please do not feel obligated to do so.
Please let me know if you plan to attend so that we know how many to expect for the reception.
If you would be interested in serving as an usher please let me know.
Please contact me with any questions.
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.
WhaleCoast Alaska 2018
Have you ever dreamed of visiting Alaska? If so, WhaleCoast Alaska 2018 is for you! Four Alaska UU fellowships invite you to experience our eco-cultural and spiritual program this summer. See Alaska through the eyes of local UUs, with friendly homestays and unique tour activities. See wildlife, including moose, bears, caribou, whales, bald eagles, seals, and otters. Visit Denali National Park. Experience Native Alaskan culture. Forget the cruise ships – our program is the best way to visit Alaska! Tours led by Dave Frey, member of the Fairbanks UU congregation and Alaska travel expert. Find out more about this Alaskan trip of a lifetime. For complete information go to: www.WhaleCoastAK.org, email email@example.com or call 907-322-4966. Discount for groups of 8 or more. We would love to share our Alaska with you!
April 27-29, 2018
The four districts of the UUA’s Pacific Western Region will gather April 27-29 in Portland, OR for the 2018 Regional Assembly. Speakers include civil rights activist, the Rev. Dr. William Barber; Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, advocate for women’s, immigrant, civil, and human rights; and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, newly elected UUA president. Programming includes workshops, worship, district meetings, and an optional social justice activity. A day-long Professional Day designed for religious professionals is planned for Friday, April 27, before the start of Regional Assembly. Discount lodging is available at the Portland DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, site of the Regional Assembly. Childcare and youth programming will be available. Registration will open by January 4. Watch the PWR website (www.uua.org/pwr) for full details to be posted soon.
Do you need to submit an announcement for the weekly e-mail, UUCC This Week and Beyond… ?
- Submission deadline is Tuesday before 10 am.
- Please submit announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Announcements on CD or hand-written/typed announcements should be delivered or mailed to the office and received by the due date.
- E-mail announcements are usually then included in the next Sunday order of service.
- Please remember that not all members/friends have or use email.
- If you are not receiving the weekly e-mail announcements, contact the office.
Do you need to submit an announcement for the Sunday service?
- Submission deadline is Sunday 10am to be read at the beginning of service.
- Please submit typed or hand-written announcements to the mailbox labeled Announcements in the hallway of the church.
- Announcements are then usually included in the next weekly e-mail.
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||Jan-17||5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|6:00pm – 8:00pm||Basketball – Social Hall|
|7:oopm – 8:00pm||UUCC Choir Practice – Sanctuary|
|Thursday||Jan-18||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Rm. 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Social Hall|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||NA – Social Hall|
|Friday||Jan-19||8:00am – 9:00am||Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13|
|5:30pm – 7:30pm||Sign making for Women’s Day march – Social Hall|
|Saturday||Jan-20||1:00pm – 6:00pm||Mid-year retreat – Social Hall|
|Sunday||Jan-21||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|
|11:45am – 12:45pm||Living Generously Team meeting – Rainbow Room|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Volleyball – Social Hall|
Other Community Events
The WyoSayNo! campaign launch event is happening on Saturday, January 13th at the Laramie county library in the cottonwood from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The event will be focused on the proposed immigration prison that is currently in the planning process to be constructed in Uinta County, near Evanston, WY. We will be sharing local community members stories, and exploring the negative impacts the immigration prison will have on Wyoming communities.