Easter calls us to celebrate renewal of the heart, spirit, body, and world. But how can we mark this holiday in such anxious and isolated times? Join us on Zoom to pause, reflect, and find holy creativity at work in unexpected ways and places.

All are welcome! 

Time: Apr 12, 2020 10:00 AM
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        May 3, 2020 10:00 AM
        May 10, 2020 10:00 AM

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Thank you all for your continued support of the church. Here are a few things you can do to help the church community continue to thrive even while closed:

If you are using or planning to use Give+ for Sunday collection, pledge or other giving, we would very much appreciate if you would set up an account with Give+ (instead of using it as a guest). This will keep your information safely for future use and also simplify bookkeeping.

Did you know that you can pay your Service Auction bill using the Give+ application on your phone or through the Church’s website? This allows you to pay using your bank account or a credit card.

You can prepay your pledge for this year! If you are financially able to, please consider paying the remainder of your pledge sooner than the June 30 deadline for this fiscal year.

Living Generously Campaign:
Thank you to everyone who has turned in a pledge form. We very much appreciate it as we develop the church’s budget. Currently, our pledge amount is somewhat lower than last year, with a number of pledge forms not returned.

If you are in a position to turn in your pledge form, we would appreciate receiving them. If you are feeling uncertain in these times, we fully understand and will accept them whenever you are comfortable turning it in. We would appreciate if you could let us know that, if you are comfortable doing so, as pledges have a direct effect on the budgeting process that is currently ongoing.

We have been fortunate to receive a $4500  grant from the Unitarian Universalist Association to support Family Promise, which is currently struggling for funds as it provides for extended hotel stays and restaurant eating for families we serve. We hope this will relieve some of the pressure on Family Promise, so we can help keep this valuable program alive and well.  

Camellia Samir El-Antably
Cheyenne, Wyoming
  Check out the podcast at 
March 8:  https://anchor.fm/hannah-villnave/episodes/Being-Wise-When-Nobody-Is-Watching–March-8–2020-ebbr3b 

April 5: https://anchor.fm/uucheyenne/episodes/A-Way-of-Going-ecf39j

Note: The podcasts are located on Spotify and you will need to create an account to listen. It is a free service, and you can opt out of emails from Spotify.

To signup for Spotify, either download the app from GooglePlay or Apple, or if you are on a computer, you can use this link https://www.spotify.com/us/signup/.
Wednesday evenings from 8-9 pm, Rev. Hannah will host a Zoom gathering where we can do some deeper sharing around how we’re doing and what is on our heart through all of this. 

Time: Apr 15, 2020 08:00 PM
        Apr 22, 2020 08:00 PM
        Apr 29, 2020 08:00 PM
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Fridays from 12:00-12:30 pm, Rev. Hannah will facilitate an opportunity for a spiritual practice over Zoom. It might be a guided meditation, a sacred reading practice, or some other way to tend to our spirits. 

Time: Apr 10, 2020 12:00 PM
        Apr 17, 2020 12:00 PM
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If you are looking for an additional online worship experience, click here to check out the UU Church of the Larger Fellowship. They have online worship every Sunday evening at 6 pm Mountain Time. 

Dear UUCC Families and friends… 
a note from your Director of Religious Education

WE NEED CONNECTION!!! (is that just me?) Watch Facebook for more info coming soon on activities and Zoom rooms/parties to help keep us busy during our isolation (we might even learn something along the way). 


I can imagine the changes taking place in families and homes all over our world right now. My heart is heavy. We need each other. Remember… We are strong. We are resilient. Take a minute to breath. We’re slowing down. Life is a little different for a while. Please reach out to myself or Rev Hannah if we can be of any help. We are here. We are with you. You are loved! 

Just breath (😊)… 

Mary Scherden, 
Director of Faith Development, She/Her/Hers
Chair – Mountain Desert District – LREDA

Faith Development has lots going on! Check us out! You can join us right from your own home. #stawawaystayconnected


Facebook posts and check ins – If you haven’t already, please join our UUCC Faith Development Facebook page. In the next couple weeks we’ll be figuring out our need and what can be offered via ZOOM and Facebook Live posts VS ability/bandwidth. Your input is essential. 

For Faith Development https://www.facebook.com/groups/UUCCRE/ 

For general church info and posts https://www.facebook.com/UUCheyenne/

For those without Facebook. I understand and am working to make information available to everyone. If you don’t have/use Facebook and would like an update via text or email, I can do that, send a note to me, Mary Scherden, Director of Faith Development at DFD@uucheyenne.org. In the meantime, I’m looking for apps that can keep us connected without the use of Facebook but still keeping the Safe Congregations rule of 3 in effect. Keep watching your UUCC Newsletter for additional information. 


Have you lost track of the days? Are things getting heavy? Do you need to see another adult and have a real conversation? Come talk with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am – 9:00 am.

For anyone trying to keep it together and finding that staying strong is not always easy when everyone is home, and there seems to be no relief. 

Come Zoom with us!

Meeting Information:

Time: Apr 9, 2020 08:00 AM
        Apr 14, 2020 08:00 AM
        Apr 16, 2020 08:00 AM
        Apr 21, 2020 08:00 AM
        Apr 23, 2020 08:00 AM
        Apr 28, 2020 08:00 AM
        Apr 30, 2020 08:00 AM

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Join us Friday’s at 1pm for a weekly check-in.

Our First Meeting will be Apr 10, 2020 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

CALLING ALL UUCC friends and families. We have missed seeing you every week at Faith Development classes!!! Most weeks we’ll share how we’re doing in this time of ‘social distancing’ from others and we’ll talk about what we’re doing to keep busy and how our school work is coming along. If we have enough participants we can even split into breakout rooms by age group. Come join! See your UUCC friends and take a break from video games and school work. HOPE to see you this Friday!!! For safety reasons, participants are required to register once before joining our ZOOM call. After you register once you won’t need to register again to join this call in the future. Hi there, 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Looking for ideas of more activities for your kids and youth during our efforts of socially isolating? My friend, Jen Blosser, DRE at the UU Church of Ft. Myers and her family have put together another amazing video to show us how we can also make a Labyrinth in our own home. Check it out! If your family makes a Labyrinth please send us a picture or video at DFD@uucheyenne.org, Please indicate if we’re able to share your pictures or videos on our Faith Development Facebook group. 

How to Make a Labyrinth! https://youtu.be/R7IkOfw7QRA

You can view a Chalice Challenge video below:


Watch it again

Did you miss last Sunday’s Service via Zoom? We will be posting links to previous services and other information here in the Watch It Again section.  If you need help accessing this information or want to see if we have other offerings, please feel free to reach out to Tamra at administrator@uucheyenne.org. 

From Sunday April 5th: As we mark the Jewish holiday of Passover, we’ll consider the ancient Exodus story and how it can offer wisdom in our current world. All are welcome!

March 29th Wisdom: 

If you have any Joys, Concerns, Personal Congratulations (Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, etc.) that you would like to share with the Congregation, please email the administrator at administrator@uucheyenne.org. The newsletter is published every Wednesday at noon, so submissions must be received by 10am Tuesday morning to be in that week’s newsletter.

Please Note:
  • If you would like your submission to run more than one week, please include that in your email.
  • If you would like your submission included in that Sunday’s Joys and Concerns section of the service, please include this in your email; otherwise it will only be in the newsletter. 
Thank you!
Website Updates!
Our Website Link: 

1. If you are looking for information on how to join the Zoom worship offerings that we have, you can find the link to an informational page with all the Zoom info on our Website Under the Zoom button, which looks like a purple camera icon. https://uucheyenne.org/virtual-worship/

2. If you are looking for online giving, which can be used to contribute to the weekly offering, to donate to the church, or to pay your service auction fees, you can find all information under the Online Giving link, which looks like a green gear. https://uucheyenne.org/giving-to-the-church/online-giving-now-available/

3, If you want to find information on pledging, including the Pledge Form and Authorization form, you can find all information under the Pledge Link, which looks like a green asterisk. https://uucheyenne.org/giving-to-the-church/pledging/?customize_changeset_uuid=45fc36a8-8499-4f5f-9869-21c05497a6fb&customize_autosaved=on

If you have any problems with the website, please contact Tamra at administrator@uucheyenne.org.  Thank you!

Link to Zoom site: https://zoom.us/

Our friends down at Foothills UU in Fort Collins have put together some great resources about how to access Zoom. Check them out here. 
Below you will find links to participate in yoga classes via the Zoom video chat app.  For those who haven’t used it, Zoom allows you to watch and listen to the presenter, and you have the option of turning off or on your own audio and video. If you do not yet use Zoom, you can download it from your app store either on your computer or phone, or both.  It is easier on a bigger screen.  I advise trying it out with a friend or loved one before class to get used to its features, or contact me and I can walk you through it.
Each class has its own link.  It seems all you have to do is click the links below, near the start of class time.  So far I haven’t had to also type in the meeting ID.  If you’d like to try it sooner, let me know and perhaps we can do a trial run.
For now, Zoom limits meetings of 3 or more to just 40 minutes.  I am in the process of paying a subscription fee to upgrade so that we can have longer class times: an hour to 75 minutes is my goal.  Not sure how long that will take, as there was a glitch when I tried to do that earlier today.
As for payment, I’m going to try a social experiment of setting up a PayPal and Vimeo account and letting it be on a voluntary donation basis as to if and how much people are willing or able to contribute. Per a couple of students’ suggestion, you may also mail payment to me:
Audrey Bunten
300 E. Prosser Rd. #108
Cheyenne, WY 82007 
  1. Topic: Relaxing Yoga at noon
Time: Every Tuesday at noon, beginning on March 24
To join Zoom Meeting, click:
Meeting ID: 587 187 118
  1. Topic: Relaxing Evening Yoga
Time: Every Tuesday at 5:30, beginning on March 24
To join Zoom Meeting, click:
Meeting ID: 978 901 998
  1. Topic: Chair Yoga
Time: Every Wednesday at 10:30, beginning on March 25
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Meeting ID: 136 251 614
  1. Topic: Yoga for Balance
Time:  Every Wednesday at noon, beginning on March 25
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Meeting ID: 595 183 461


If you have a committee meeting or other UUCC-related gathering scheduled between now and the end of March, please contact Rev. Hannah at minister@uucheyenne.org to schedule access to the Zoom “room” for most UUCC meetings. Please contact Mary at dfd@uucheyenne.org to schedule things related to Faith Development programming for children and youth.  
This is also an anxious time financially, for individuals and organizations alike. If you are able, UUCC values and appreciates your continued support through this time. If you typically put cash or a check in the offering plate on Sunday mornings, please consider mailing that donation to the church, giving via our website, or giving via our mobile giving app.

If your financial situation changes and you need to adjust an automatic deduction, please email bookkeeper@uucheyenne.org for more information.

If you find yourself in need of emergency financial assistance, please email Rev. Hannah at minister@uucheyenne.org or call/text her at 414-870-1028. 
Email and text scammers are continuing to target churches through this crisis. A member of our staff or lay leadership will never email or text you and instruct you to purchase gift cards. If you receive a suspicious request, please alert a staff member immediately. 
Important! Please Read!

We have been experiencing a growing issue with peanut residue in the building, especially in the library.  Please, do not bring peanut products into the building, and if your little ones enjoy their peanut butter snacks before coming, please be sure their hands are clean before they touch surfaces used by everyone.  We are seeing almost daily allergic reactions, so we ask you to please be diligent. It may be an inconvenience to you, but it can be life-threatening to those who are allergic. 

Upcoming Events

Click here to see the calendar of upcoming events at UUCC! 

You will notice some changes to the calendar.  All cancelled events are noted on the calender, and I have added the Zoom meetings that we’ve announced. All Zoom events are in light green.

  The information on how to join the Zoom meeting is in the description of the event. If you have any questions, please contact me. 

Hopefully these changes will help you easily find
the information you need.

Tamra, your administrator
Community Events & Information
General Assembly Registration Now Open!

Please Join Us For General Assembly 2020
JUNE 24-28, 2020!
General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists for conducting business of the Association, exploring the theological underpinnings of our faith, and leaning fully into our mission and principles. Please join us Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island for this 5-day immersive experience themed Rooted, Inspired & Ready! Join your faith family at inspirational worship services, informative workshops and a bustling exhibit hall. We anticipate that 4,500+ UUs will gather for this unforgettable experience and leave with renewed energy and innovative ideas for congregational and community engagement.
Registration is Now Open!
Registration is now open at uua.org/ga/registration. Full-time registration is $400 for adults, $250 for high school youth and retired and candidate ministers, $150 for off-site registrants. Early bird registration is now through March 15, 2020. Rates increase on March 16th.
NEW! Registration Payment Plan
Prefer smaller payments over a longer period of time? We’ve designed a payment plan just for you. When you register, simply click “payment plan” when prompted and, for as little as $50 down, you can spread out the balance of your registration over several months. Registration must be paid in full on or before February 29, 2020.
The UUA is committed to the goal of making GA accessible to as many attendees as possible. Go to uua.org/ga to learn about scholarships to support participation – particularly of those from marginalized groups – and volunteer opportunities (work in exchange for registration). The UUA is committed to addressing the inclusion of all people, whatever their abilities might be, in all GA activities. Beyond the physical accessibility of the facilities we use – ramps, captioning, seating cut-outs, etc.- we endeavor to take the next step: to truly welcome people with disabilities into every facet of GA.

Do you need to submit an announcement for the weekly e-mail, UUCC This Week and Beyond… ?

Submission deadline for newsletter announcements is
 Tuesday before 12 pm.
  • Please submit announcements to administrator@uucheyenne.org.
  • Announcements on CD or hand-written/typed announcements should be delivered or mailed to the office and received by the due date.
  • If requested, your announcement will be included in the next Sunday bulletin; however, please remember that space on the printed bulletin is limited, and church events are given priority.
  • 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?

  1. Submission deadline is Sunday 9:00 AM to be read at the beginning of service.
  2. Please submit typed or hand-written announcements to the mailbox labeled Announcements in the hallway of the church.
  3. Announcements are then usually included in the next newsletter.
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