Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed for furniture shuffle !! Thursday June 29th at 5:30 p.m.

We will be moving furniture to create a office for Rev. Hannah on the main floor, a meeting room upstairs and some other moves, we will also be preparing for carpet cleaning all day Friday.

If you can lend a hand and spare some time it would be greatly appreciated,. The goal is to be done by 6:30.

Please give me a call or email if you can attend this guaranteed workout ! Thanks

Sharon Kelley, 421-5519, CarpeDiemSharonK@aol.com

Nation of Immigrants Community Potluck A rich gathering of foods and cultures at the Cheyenne Depot

CHEYENNE, UNION PACIFIC HISTORIC DEPOT, June 29th – America is a Nation of Immigrants. Openness is at the core of the American DNA. Immigrants are our friends, coaches, teachers, family members—they are the founders and leaders of our country.  Let’s celebrate our nation’s rich immigrant heritage with a community gathering & potluck social. Whether they arrived on the Mayflower or slipped across the border in the dead of night, please come share your family’s immigrant story and learn about current issues affecting Wyoming’s immigrant populations. All ages are welcome.  Potluck will begin at 6 PM.  If able, please bring a heritage food from your ancestral country to share. For more information contact Lori, 307-631-3410.

Important dates to note at UUCC

Unlike most summers, this one has a number of red letter days:

Sunday, July 9:  Special Congregation Meeting to vote on becoming a Sanctuary Congregation.  Join us at noon for the meeting or vote by absentee ballot available in the lobby or at the UUCC web site.

Sunday, July 16:  No service at UUCC.  Join us at Mylar Park for the annual UUCC picnic!  Fun activities for all ages, good food, and great fellowship.  Details are at clipboard corner.  Food donations and volunteer help are welcomed.

Sunday,  August 6:  No service at UUCC.  Instead join other congregations at the Civic Center for the Interfaith service kicking off Cheyenne’s 150th  Anniversary!  Rev. Hannah will be one of the local ministers participating.  Details out soon.

Sunday, August 13:  Rev. Hannah’s first Sunday in the pulpit!  Come greet and support our wonderful new minister.

Please Join Us for Sunday Service!

Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

Seeing Things Whole

Ken Vernon


Faith Development is busy visiting neighboring faith communities this summer. Our next two scheduled visits are July 7th @7pm to the Cheyenne Jewish Synagogue and July 14th to the Ft. Collins Mosque for Friday prayer @12pm. If you are interested in joining us for either of these special visits, please sign up at clipboard corner or contact Brenda Lyday: brendalyday@gmail.com 307-632-0727

Special Congregational Meeting

Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm

A special congregational meeting will be held Sunday, July 9, 2017 at noon, for the purpose of reconsidering becoming a sanctuary congregation. This meeting has been called, per the bylaws, by a petition signed by 25% of the congregation. UUCC members may vote in person at the meeting or via absentee ballot, available now in the lobby, if unable to attend the meeting. Information on becoming a sanctuary congregation is available in the lobby, and on our website.

Picnic Committee Members Needed

Picnic is scheduled for July 16, 2017 at Mylar Park.

There is a sign-up sheet at clipboard corner.

If you would like to help plan and contribute to our annual picnic this year and into the future, please sign-up at clipboard corner or call Thomas Redding at 307-640-6038.

Wanted: Ideas for games, food, beverages and other picnic activities and food. If you have ideas for the picnic, share them with us!

UUCC Cheyenne Frontier Days Camping

UUCC will be offering dry (no hookups) RV camping in our parking lot off of Pioneer Ave. during Cheyenne Frontier Days July 19th to August 1st. There will be nine spots available for $45 per night for RVs that are 20 feet or less and one dollar additional for each foot over 20 cash only. There are no facilities, no dumping, no fires, and no grilling allowed. There will be a port-a-potty on site starting July 19th.

UUCC is looking for volunteers to help with the responsibility of hosting during the week. If you are interested in helping, please send an email to uuccrvlot@gmail.com.

This is a test fund-raising opportunity for UUCC so if you know of people looking for camping space let them know about UUCC.

UUCC is less than 10 blocks from the Parade routes and Frontier Park and we are in a nice quiet residential location.

The magic returns August 7th-11th!

Make sure to register your child by July 1st to benefit from early registration discount AND because we must close registration once we reach 60 children. Don’t miss out!


Fees and scholarship applications must be turned into the administration office by July 21st.

We’re still looking for a few witches and wizards to help with workshops, if you are interested, please contact Ms. Marcie 307-631-5649 me.msmarcie@gmail.com

Church Management in July

Never fear, there will be oversight of church business in July!  Until Rev. Hannah arrives on August 1, the Board will provide oversight of the church’s day-to-day activities.  Our capable staff will perform their duties as usual, and our committees will do their work.  Our terrific worship associates have Sunday services well in hand.

As Board President, Camellia El-Antably will be the point person for questions and concerns – leiljames@gmail.com 631-6039.  Pastoral care is available from our pastoral care committee.  Also we will have the services of a minister during this time to handle ministerial duties if needed.  Please contact Camellia to arrange for these services.

Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge

Many of you have heard the exciting news about the Wake Now Our Vision Collaborative Campaign Legacy Challenge. The Collaborative Campaign is a shared endeavor by the UUA, the UUMA, UUSC, Starr King, Meadville/Lombard, and the Church of the Larger Fellowship created to lift up the important work of our Unitarian Universalist institutions and the many ways they serve to promote the values of Unitarian Universalism in our nation and in our world.

The Legacy Challenge portion of the Wake Now Our Vision Campaign seeks to strengthen our UU institutions and our congregations through the power of planned giving. A legacy (or planned) gift is often the most meaningful and significant gift individuals will make. A legacy gift is the culmination of a life’s work and it speaks to the values of the giver beyond their lifetime. A strong planned giving program can transform a congregation and, through our combined generosity, has the power to fortify our vital institutions for generations to come.

The Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge will be providing resources to give our congregations the tools they need to start or revive planned giving initiatives. We are creating brochures, webinars, workshops, and web resources to help in harnessing the potential of planned giving in our communities and in our broader movement. These materials will be ready for our congregations by the 2016 General Assembly in New Orleans.

In order to promote and inspire planned giving among Unitarian Universalists, the Wake Now Our Vision Legacy Challenge will match new legacy gift intentions at 10% of the gift’s estimated value (up to a $10,000 match on a $100,000 planned gift) with a cash match. Our institutions and congregations will benefit now from this match and will benefit even more in the future from legacy gifts. This match is made possible through a generous grant offered by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock.
Click here for the form to participate.

Summer Camp

Hello, Register now for UU Summer camp in Colorado Springs! High school and middle school camps! If you want to go and need a scholarship, please submit a MDD scholarship application. UUCC also has scholarships available. To receive a UUCC scholarship you must participate in one of our youth fundraisers during the year. Contact Marcie Smith or Jennifer Heater

Join us for Camp 2017!
Two great camps – one great experience!

Forward this to your friends and family…and join us this summer!
QUUest for High Schoolers

Open to: All youth rising to 9th-12th grade are invited to attend QUUest.

Campers will join with other UUs to:

Have fun! Workshops, crafts, swimming, games;

Develop spiritual discipline;

Engage in social change rooted firmly in faith, love, and trust;

Build personal and religious resilience.

DATES: July 2-8,2017
LOCATION: La Foret Conference and Retreat Center 6145 Shoup Road Colorado Springs, CO 80908
COST: $535 if registered by March 31.  $585 April 1-May 31. Financial assistance available.
Spirit QUUest for Middle Schoolers

Open to: All youth rising to 6th-8th grades are invited to attend Spirit QUUest.
NEW! Middle schoolers will stay in the upper cabins this year! Instead of yurts, they will have a full cabin experience!

Workshops exploring the many sources from which UUism draws

Youth and adult-led worships

Field games and crafts

Hiking and swimming

Walking the labyrinth

Camp Fee: $515.00 Early Bird (March 31st), $565.00 Regular (Registration Deadline is May 31). Financial assistance available. NEW! Middle Schoolers are staying in CABINS!

Address: La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, 6145 Shoup Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Ashley Johnson
Camping Ministries Director, MDD
Credentialed Religious Educator, UUA
Our Whole Lives Trainer K-1/4-6; 7-9/10-12, UUA


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.)


Wednesday Jun-28 10:00am – 11:00am Immigration meeting – Library
5:30pm – 6:30pm Meditation – Room 5
6:00pm – 8:00pm Basketball – Social Hall
7:00pm – 8:00pm Choir – Sanctuary
Thursday Jun-29 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Room 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Jun-30 10:30am – 5:00pm Whole Church Carpet Shampooing
12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13
Saturday Jul-01
Sunday Jul-02 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

Other Community Events