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

Love is a Verb

Each Sunday, we gather in worship and center in love, taking time to choose what values will guide us so that our work in the world will be led by our hopes, not our fears. Today, stories of love expressed through our Unitarian and Universalist ancestors will be brought into conversation with our own lives. How do we live in love? How do we express generosity, justice, equity, transformation, interdependence, and pluralism as aspects of our love made real and tangible in the world each day?
Join us to share with one another.

Preacher – Reverend Elizabeth Mount 

All are welcome!

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Community of congregants,

This month, we will be focusing on acts of Ritual, focusing on the practices we do together each Sunday and throughout the week, how these shape our shared spiritual spaces, the meaning of our traditions, and where they come from. One especially important ritual that we have coming up is the Act of Installation on May 6th at 2pm! 

An installation is not just a party (though the party will be a fun time), but a chance for the whole community to affirm their choice of minister and be a part of making this commitment that we will be together for a good long time to come. We might say, we’re promising to be in it for the long haul together. Installation is the ritual act of making promises to one another that when things get hard, we will communicate and come together to solve problems instead of working against one another or seeing each other as the source of the problem. It means that we grant one another the privilege of being in relationship, of choosing to trust one another’s good intentions and give deep weight to each other’s words. It means we are promising to listen with honest care as well as to speak bold truths, and to put our words into action together to shape the future of this congregation and move not only our own lives, but the state of Wyoming and the world toward a path that is more justice-centered, spiritually alive, radically inclusive, deeply loving, and ultimately peaceful. 

Last May, you took a vote as a congregation to live into this work and begin it with me as your new minister, and after one year together, I think we have made a good start, so I hope you’ll join us on the 6th to affirm this shared path, to make promises to one another and to make it official that this beautiful place will hold my ministry, that you will be a part of our growth as a people, and that we, together, will create Beloved Community on the high plains of Wyoming with all our glorious and fabulous diversity brought together like the spectrum of a rainbow.

Before I end, I want to also share with you why we picked the imagery of cowboy boots and a rainbow for this ministry and this celebration. There are a lot of pieces to that choice… one is just that the aesthetic makes me joyful, and being our fabulous and joy-filled selves is important and enough. Yet beyond that simple reasoning, I know that a ministry is a balance between the practical and the inspirational, and for me, the sense of having “boots on the ground,” being rooted in place and committed to the practicalities is fundamental to the success of any ministry that’s going to last here, but it cannot be the end of what we do. Beyond those practical boots, lies the mission of this church to build a community of refuge from which to engage in action. There’s the rainbow. It’s a reminder of promise, a bright possibility, a covenant made to find beauty and meaning with one another, not as a promise of reward in the next life, but as what we can already see in one another and make real through the work we are doing here and now. That is what I hope for us, that practicality and beauty will be entwined through all our work together for many years to come. May it be so.

See you on the 6th!

In faith,
Rev. Elizabeth


 Installation Ceremony

Please join us for Reverend Elizabeth Mount’s installation ceremony and party on May 6, 2023
. The Ceremony will start at 2pm and the party will immediately follow, in the social hall. Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, cake and punch will be provided. We also hope to have music and good fun! 


Living Generously   

It’s pledge season again! Letters went out March 16 and should be in your hands by now. We invite you to pledge to the church. Your financial contributions are crucial to all aspects of church life and ministry. 

New this year: we are moving to evergreen pledging. This means that unless you opt out, this will be the last pledge form you will see for some time. Please carefully review what you have been pledging, consider the information provided in the letter and your circumstances, and return the form. From there, we will use this number each year unless you tell us otherwise. You may revise your pledge at any time. We do encourage automatic deduction pledging as well, and there are instructions on the website for that.
Didn’t get one? You can find one here.

If you have questions, please contact Camellia El-Antably


Drum Circle
Join us April 28, and every fourth Friday –
from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Everyone is welcome!

UUCC Service Auction Info
 Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 5:00 – 8:00pm
UUCC, 3005 Thomes Ave., Cheyenne and Online at:


When: Saturday June 3rd from 5-8 
Where: In-person at UUCC 3005, Thomes Ave
    Tickets are $15 per person
    Free childcare for attendees that includes pizza for youth
    Online at: fundraiser.bid/UUCCAuction
            Dress code: Tropical fundraiser@uucheyenne.org or you can call Abbey.



Coffee Hour needs Volunteers
 Coffee Hour builds community, fuels fellowship, and brings people together
strengthening the bonds of the community one cup at a time.We are always looking for volunteers to help set up and clean up for coffee hour. If you can scoop ground coffee and fill a coffee pot with water,
Please contact Kayla or Jan to sign up. There are also sign-up clipboards on the round table in the lobby. Thank you!Dates are listed below.
Coffee Hour     4/23/2023
Coffee hour      4/30/2023
Potluck             5/7/2023 
  Coffee Hour      5/14/2023  
Coffee Hour      5/21/2023
Coffee Hour      5/28/2023 Please sign up at least once each quarter so everyone has an opportunity to help.
Thank you!


Family Fun Night

Friday, May 12 starts at 5:30pm

We’ll be watching the movie The Book of Life and making
Know Your Rights booklets with
Antonio Serrano and the ACLU.
Pizza will be provided, bring drinks or a side.

Fun bonus, there will be a piñata.


COMEA Tacos and Tequila Annual Fundraiser 
Join the COMEA Shelter of Cheyenne for the annual Tacos & Tequila fundraiser and celebrate Cinco De Mayo! The event will be held on May 5, 2023, at the BEAST Foundation (2900 Sunflower Road) from 5:30pm-9:00pm. The night will include live and silent auctions, music, tequila tasting, and a taco bar provided by Comea Catering!
All proceeds benefit the Comea Shelter and those facing homelessness in Cheyenne. It is the mission of COMEA to provide a safe, secure, and temporary shelter to men, women and children who are homeless. This annual event allows COMEA to collaborate with the community to provide programs and resources to its residence to create opportunities for independent living.

Contact Cameron Karajanis, Assistant Director, to purchase individual tickets or for sponsorship information at assistantdirector@comeashelter.org.

Tickets can also be purchased at this link: https://cbo.io/tickets/tacos/tix


Important 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  


Spring Spiritual Practices

Lectio Divina
Tuesdays at 11:30am, join Rev. Elizabeth in the library 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.
Mindful Monday Meditation
Please join us on the Please join us on the FIRST Monday of the month
for mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne / 3005 Thomes Avenue
Room 5 – Upstairs FIRST Monday, May 1, 6:00 – 7:30pm
includes: sitting and walking meditations; readings or teachings,
and discussion.
Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary.
For more information, please contact Beth Howard
Bird and Bell Meditation
The following meditation sessions are still being held via Zoom:Please feel free to join us.Tuesday Morning 7:15 – 7:45amNow includes chanting.Wednesday Evening 6:00 – 7:00pmThursday Morning 7:15 – 7:45amNow includes chanting.Use this link Bird and Bell Meditation Zoom Link
The Sunday morning session is now in person!
Sunday Morning 8:45 – 9:15am
Monday morning at the Hawthorn Tree 9:15 – 10:15
Drum Circle
Fourth Fridays, May 26, from 7:00 – 9:00pm
in the Social Hall
Everyone is welcome!
Bibles and Beer:
Every Monday at 5:30pm – 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.

Community Office Hours

Come and visit with Rev. Elizabeth on Tuesday mornings at the Paramount Café between 9-11am. 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!



We gather at 10:00am for worship in our sanctuary at
3005 Thomes Avenue; masks are encouraged and optional. 

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New to UU
Meets monthly on the second Sunday at 11:30am – 1:00pm in the library
and will meet Sunday, May 14, 2023

Committees and Teams

Board meets at 6:30pm on first Tuesdays on Zoom and will meet.
May 2, at 6:30pm via zoom 
contact President Elaine Hayes

Committee on Shared Ministry meets at 6:30pm on fourth Thursdays and will meet
Today, April 27 at 6:30pm. in the library 
contact Lauren Danley

Finance Team meets at 4:15pm on third Thursday’s, and will meet
May 18, 4:15 – 5:15pm in the library 
contact Marci Linde or Camellia El-Antably

Worship team meets at 6:30pm on third Wednesdays, and will meet
May 17, at 6:30pm in the library 
contact Rev. Elizabeth to join a meeting or become a Worship Associate


You can securely give from our website at
uucheyenne.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.



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Join us Sunday,
May 7, 2023

To Be Continued…
This Sunday, join Reverend Elizabeth and a guest preacher for a shared Sunday worship exploring what it means to be committed to one another as a minister and congregation joined in called ministry. Come and join us in deepening our relationship to one another and further celebration of the journey we are taking together.

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