Unitarian Universalist
Church of CheyenneA community of refuge where all have equal worth and are invited into spiritual exploration as a foundation for: hope. compassionate service. action. The Buddha Washing

This service which marks the beginning of the New Year has been celebrated off and on at UUCC since about 1991. The ritual involves chanting, bowing, the washing of statues, possibly the burning of incense, and the ringing of bells.It may
not be to everyone’s taste. However, everyone is invited and welcome! 
Wash the Buddha from the meditation room or bring your own water proof
personal item to be cleansed and blessed.

All are welcome!

For all Sunday Service connection information please scroll down This is a peanut free facility
Please help us keep our congregants safe!As always, Coffee Hour needs your help! We need at least two volunteers to set up and to clean up every week
Sign up now to help with the January 8 potluck. 
You can sign up using the clipboard corner sign up sheets, or you can sign up on realm using the serving teams coffee hour volunteers schedule, or you could send an email to administrator@uucheyenne.org
And please sign up at least once each quarter so everyone has an opportunity to volunteer.Thank you!Celebrate Martin Luther King’s birthday with a road trip. Join Dr. Fredrick Douglas Dixon, his students, and Reverend Elizabeth at the University of Wyoming’s Black Studies Center. Saturday. January 14. Bus departs from Highlands Presbyterian Church at 7:30. We will have breakfast followed by a dialogue on Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” After sharing lunch, we return home by 3pm. No fees, just a good day of sharing. Interested?
Email Rodger McDaniel at rmc81448@gmail.com to get on the list. Seats are limited so act today.No “No-Shows” permitted 🙂
Dinner Parties are scheduled for Saturday 1/21/2023 and Saturday 2/18/2023
1504 Stinson Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
Arrive by 5:45 pm. The only requirements are your time, a smile, and closed toed shoes.
Contact laura.Magill@allstate.comImportant communications are now being sent by many people in the UUCC community via emails through Realm. Be sure you are not missing anything by adding the following email address to either your whitelist or your contacts: notifications@onrealmmail.org.
If you have any questions or want to create an account on Realm, please feel free to reach out to the Realm Implementation team at uuccrealmhelp@uucheyenne.org.*********************************
Fall Spiritual Practices

Tuesday – Lectio Divina: Tuesdays at 11:30am, join Rev. Elizabeth in the library or on Zoom for 30 minutes at Lectio Divina to reflect on the sacred meanings of poetry in relation to your life and inner being. Lectio Divina follows a guided format of reflection with a new poem provided each week. If you would like to recommend a piece of poetry for a future session, email it to Rev. Elizabeth at minister@uucheyenne.org.
Lectio Divina will not meet December 27, 2022 
and will resume January 10, 2023.
**********************************************************Mindful Monday Meditation
Please join us on the SECOND Monday of January
for mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne / 3005 Thomes Avenue
Room 5 – Upstairs SECOND Monday, January 9th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
includes: sitting and walking meditations; readings or teachings;
and discussion.
Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary.
For more information, please contact Beth Howard~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The following meditation sessions are still being held via Zoom:
Please feel free to join us.
Tuesday Morning 7:15 – 7:45 am
Now includes chanting
Wednesday Evening 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday Morning 7:15 – 7:45 am
Now includes chanting
Use this link Bird and Bell Meditation Zoom Link
The Sunday morning session is now in person!
Sunday Morning 8:45 – 9:15 am
Monday morning at the Hawthorn Tree 9:15 – 10:15………………………………………………….
                                     Monday – Bibles and Beer: every Monday at 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer is an interfaith study session on a Bible passage chosen weekly. Join them in person at Uncle Charlie’s or via Zoom. Please email Rodger McDaniel at rmc81448@gmail.com so he can add you to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.Come and visit with Rev. Elizabeth on Tuesday mornings at the Paramount Café between 9-11 am. Did something in the Sunday service catch your attention and you want to go deeper? Need to chat about a minor pastoral issue? Find a really good book and need to tell someone about it? Just have some free time and want to spend it with someone? Come by and hang out for a few minutes with your friendly local UU minister!Community Office Hours are cancelled December 27, 2022
and will resume January 10, 2023.

We gather at 10 am for worship in our sanctuary at
3005 Thomes Avenue; masks are encouraged and optional. 
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Meets monthly on the second Sunday at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the library
and will meet Sunday, January 8


Committees and Teams

Worship team meets at 6:30 pm on third Wednesdays, and will meet January 18, at 6:30 pm in the library – contact Rev. Elizabeth to join a meeting or become a Worship Associate

Board meets at 6:30 pm on first Tuesdays on Zoom, and will meet
January 3 at 6:30 pm via zoom – contact President Elaine Hayes

Committee on Shared Ministry meets at 6:30 pm on fourth Thursdays, and will meet January 26 at 6:30 pm. in the library –  contact Lauren Danley

Finance Team meets at 4:15 pm on third Thursday’s, and will meet January 19, 4:15 – 5:15 pm in the library contact
Marci Linde or Camellia El-Antably
We are pleased to announce that our new online giving platform is ready for use!  You can securely give from our website atuucheyenne.org/give or via text message [text UUCC to 73256]. 
You can even create an account to set up recurring donations, view your giving history and use our free mobile app. If you’d like to set up an account, please contact bookkeeper@uucheyenne.org and we will send you an invitation to join our online community. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Please send Order of Service and Newsletter announcements to
administrator@uucheyenne.org by or before Wednesday at 10:00 AM

                                                   Thank you
Join us Sunday,
January 8, 2023

Sparks to Fly
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