Joys and Concerns

Meghan Breen’s Celebration of Life
April 22nd, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Cheyenne Botanic Gardens




Middle School February get together!!!

Grades 6, 7 and 8th… Come out and join your friends (or bring a friend) for fun, games, pizza and card making on Friday, February 16th 6:30-8:30pm at UUCC!!!

Contact Mary Scherden at 307-220-2096 or Sharon Wisroth 307-634-4862 for more information

Join Us for Sunday Service!

Sunday, February 18th at 10:30 am

Be a bucket filler, not a bucket dipper!

Mary Scherden, DFD



Membership Classes at UUCC!

The next class is Sunday February 18th!

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 hrvillnave@gmail.comShamanic Womb Cleanse Workshop

with the gifted, Diana Suemi

Living Generously Kickoff!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Living Generously Team announces the annual pledge campaign kick off Sunday service led by Reverend Hannah March 4. At the service, pledge packets will be distributed with after service coffee hour presentation.

A campaign wrap up service led by the Living Generously Team is scheduled for March 18. A pledge celebration with cake follows the service.



Wonderful News to Share: EVENING YOGA RETURNS TO UUCC, Week of Feb. 12th!!

Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm YOGA For GENTLEMEN(GENTS!!): This hour-long class is for men new to Yoga, those who consider themselves beginners, or those who want to return to Yoga with a more “lived in” body. It will be designed to meet each of you where you are in terms of strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation. Each pose will be an opportunity to work with your breath and your body to find your version of a pose. Every pose in Yoga can be simple, moderate, or more challenging. What is easy for one might be difficult for someone else. Deeper, further and more pretzel-like is NOT the goal, listening to the body and using the breath to find and customize your pose at your pace IS the goal.

Classes are designed to address aches, pains and range of motion issues as you build flexibility, strength and balance at your own pace. We will also use Breathwork and Guided Meditation. Goals include finding ease through relaxing the Body, Mind and Spirit. Women are welcome, but this is designed for the guys. You know who you are!!

THURSDAYS; 5:30-6:30pm: GENTLE YOGA AFTER WORK.  This is a Gentle Yoga class where we work with Yoga poses to release tension from our bodies and minds. We do poses that will release the spine in all 6 directions, and stretches that are designed to relax and counteract all the repetitive postures we do every day that create stiffness, discomfort and pain. We learn to work with any sensitivities and limitations of our bodies such as previous injury, illness or surgeries. Yoga class is a time to slow down, look inward, and work meditatively with the body and the breath to find a level of grace and peace within each movement. Give it a try!! What do you have to lose except a sense of being frazzled, overwhelmed or disconnected!!!

UUCC has Yoga mats to loan, and props such as blankets, straps, and blocks. We meet in the Social Hall, and payment is by Donation, suggested $7-$10 per class. You will be asked to sign a Release Form with contact information and a few questions about health concerns as they may relate to your Yoga practice.

Please email/call/or text me with your interest/intentions, or just show up in comfortable, non-binding clothes. Feel free to contact me with any questions, or if you would like the Release Form beforehand.

Namaste __()__

Natalie Vernon, M.Ed., RYT 200 Yoga Alliance,


February Minister’s Blog

A Month of Perseverance
(click here to read)




Please reclaim your lost dishes from the Service Auction. They have been washed and are ready to go home. They are located either in the library, kitchen, or on the coat rack shelves nearest the kitchen .



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:, email or call 907-322-4966.  Discount for groups of 8 or more. We would love to share our Alaska with you!

UU Regional Assembly

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 ( for full details to be posted soon.


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

  1. Submission deadline is Tuesday before 10 am.
  2. Please submit announcements to
  3. Announcements on CD or hand-written/typed announcements should be delivered or mailed to the office and received by the due date.
  4. E-mail announcements are usually then included in the next Sunday order of service.
  5. Please remember that not all members/friends have or use email.
  6. 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 10am 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 weekly e-mail.

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 Feb-14 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meditation – Room 5
6:00pm – 8:00pm Basketball – Social Hall
    7:oopm – 8:00pm UUCC Choir Practice – Sanctuary
Thursday Feb-15 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Rm. 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
5:15pm – 6:15pm Gentle Yoga After Work – Social Hall
    6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Feb-16 8:00am – 9:00am Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall
12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 14
    6:30pm – 8:30pm Junior High Youth Group – Social Hall
Saturday Feb-17 1:00pm – 3:00pm Youth Volleyball – Social Hall
Sunday Feb-18 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 UU101 – Library
12:00pm – 1:00pm Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room
    4:00pm – 6:00pm Volleyball Social Hall

Other Community Events

A Time for Compassion
Music to Help Us Understand

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 7:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 3005 Thomes Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Tickets:  $15/adults; $10 seniors/students

As the Cheyenne Chamber Singers continues with its 2017-18 “Season in Time,” the group presents perhaps its most powerful and evocative concert yet . . a performance entitled “A Time for Compassion.”

The first selection, “On Compassion” by award-winning composer Stephanie Andrews, sets the stage for this performance.  From this piece:  “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

The choral music in “A Time for Compassion” is full of messages important to our well-being and happiness . . . and encourage inclusiveness, acceptance, and harmony in our lives.  This concert will offer clarity on what’s important . . . and is not to be missed!