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. 

Sharing Love Beyond Belief

Rev. Rodger McDaniel brings wisdom from the Christian scriptures and from his own deep experience in ministry to expand our understanding of Love as a call from the universe and from what might be called God. Join us in this special opportunity to move beyond our own faith language and hear with the ears of understanding in words from neighboring clergy in the words of their own faithful understanding.Preacher – Reverend Rodger McDaniel,
Highlands Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne Guest Speaker

All are welcome!

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Rev. Forrest Church, a Unitarian Universalist minister, wrote, 
“In the cathedral of the world there are millions of windows, each telling its own story of who we are, where we came from, where we are going, each illustrating life’s meaning. Every religious, philosophical, even scientific worldview has a window, or many windows, through which the one Light shines, refracting Truth, bringing illumination to worshipers and seekers.

“No one can see the one Light (Truth or God, call it what you will) directly, only as refracted through the cathedral windows. Every great religion teaches this insight. We cannot look God in the eye any more than we can stare at the sun without going blind. This should counsel humility and mutual respect for those whose reflections on ultimate meaning differ from our own. Sadly, this is not always the case. Some religious leaders, perceiving the Light shining through their own window, conclude that theirs is the only window through which the Light Shines. If they forget that it is in our lives and not in our words that our religion must be read, they may go so far as to incite their followers to throw stones through other people’s windows. Skeptics, on the other hand, perceiving the bewildering variety of windows and worshippers, conclude that there is no Light. But the windows are not the Light, only where the Light shines through.”

For Unitarian Universalists, this metaphor helps greatly in understanding our own faith. We believe each person’s theology is one of many paths to Truth offered in the language best heard and understood by each of us. This means that we look around for the many windows into the Truths understood by friends and neighbors as well, hoping that their understandings may enrich our own and give us a greater fullness of wisdom. We are ever seeking to appreciate the unique beauty in each one and notice it as a subtly tinted beam that helps to create the multifaceted illumination which warms our hearts and makes us more whole, more holy in shared understanding.
One of my favorite UU hymns says that “when we see our faces in each other’s eyes, then our heart is in a holy place,” and this, for me, is the miracle of my own Unitarian Universalist faith. It is not what we each believe that defines our faith. It is how we move together through life; how we join in communities, the work we do in shared commitment to our mutual flourishing. This is how we practice creating the Beloved Community as we hope it can be here on this Earth, making the miracle which many call God apparent in the world.

For me, doing interfaith work is an expression of my own faith, for I am enriched by the thoughts and the beliefs of those around me whose understandings enhance my own. I do not seek to convert, but to mingle my light with others to find the light of truth and the warmth of community and to carry it in my heart all the days of my life.

WIN logo only-2022_edited.pngWyoming Interfaith network
Our Mission
As people of faith, we empower Wyoming’s faith communities to promote social and environmental justice through
respectful dialogue,
and study. 

Welcome to the conversation about, to and for the Holy.  We are people of religious conviction committed to living faithfully and justly in the world:  Faithful to the wisdom of our various faith community traditions, justly in the messiness of daily living.  In a time when our culture seeks to hunker down on opposite sides, we invite people into meaningful conversations in the bonds of peace.
As the Wyoming Interfaith Network (formerly the Wyoming Association of Churches), our interfaith relationships help us live out our deep love for the Holy.
Our interfaith relationships are grounded in a strong desire to do what is right and good and just.
Our interfaith relationships create a partnership where we learn more about each other’s faith community traditions but also share in a dialogue that facilitates personal spiritual growth.
Our interfaith relationships allow for a venue of meaningful conversation about faith and life and how to live together as people of the Holy in peace.
We invite you to join the interfaith conversation.  There are three teams:  Spiritual Life, Peace & Justice, and On Sacred Ground.  Check out their good work and join a team.
We encourage you to become a member of the Wyoming Interfaith Network.  We also invite you to encourage your worshipping community to become a member of the Wyoming Interfaith Network.  We look forward to sharing friendship with you and your spiritual community.WHAT WE DO​Challenge Wyoming’s faith communities to champion justice
Put faith into action
Provide a voice for the voiceless with Wyoming’s decision-makers
Build understanding and allies with Wyoming’s Native Americans
Put equality back into the Equality State for all
Welcome the stranger, for we were once strangers
Promote respectful dialogue and understanding with those whom we disagree
Gather people of faith together for the common good
Advocate good stewardship of God’s creation

The Wyoming Interfaith Network, shares the vision of the Interfaith Alliance by bringing together the diverse voices of our own community to challenge religious and political extremism. We also work to protect religious freedom in ways that are most relevant to our community.


Friends, families, kids, teens, and everybody!

We are so excited to FINALLY be relaunching our Religious Education Committee and our Faith Development program here at the UU Church of Cheyenne! It’s been a little while since we were able to meet in the classrooms downstairs, to join together in fellowship and to make art, play games, and find our path toward our values together through stories and discussions.

Here’s a little bit about the program:
RE Classes will happen on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
Teachers will take the children downstairs to the Rainbow Room as the worship service closes at 11am and run until 11:45am.

We’d like to have you register so we know what you need!


What about the Adults?
•    We invite parents to relax, have some coffee and a snack, chat in the social hall, or move to the library for conversations about parenting and faith. 
•    All church members and friends are welcome to volunteer with RE, just ask an RE Committee member to have a conversation and get you set up in a role you’ll enjoy.
•    Adults who would like to deepen their own spiritual development should watch the newsletter for upcoming classes: 
o    UU History, 
o    Theology, 
o    conversations on Death and Grief, 
o    a Pathway to Membership class, 
o    and a book club, are all launching throughout the Spring. 

In addition, Wellspring will have openings for a new spiritual development cohort in the Fall, Beloved Conversations for anti-racism work will be available online in a Fall session, and a new chalice circle for reflective conversations may open in the Fall as well.

If you’re an adult, we invite patience, but if you have kids… well, have you registered yet?!? Our RE classes start on Sunday! We look forward to having you there. 

In faith and love,
Rev. Elizabeth and the whole fabulous RE Committee (Rhonda, Amy, Mark, Marcie, Andy, Sharon and Jessica)

 CoSM Midwinter Report 
Rev. Elizabeth has been here for seven months now, and we are so thankful to have them. We are revitalizing some of the programs that made us UUCC and trying out new programs. Also, attendance is picking up.Our Friday Fun Nights are being well attended, and a new RE/ Faith Development program is set to start this month. Coffee hour and the monthly potluck help to bring a feeling of connectedness. The Wellspring program brings a fresh sense of spiritual growth. COMEA Shelter dinners bring a sense of service to our larger community, and the Share the Plate program generated $5,380.75 in 2022 donations to our STP recipients. All of this is a sign of renewal; a renewal of faith, of community, both inside and outside UUCC’s walls, and of connectedness.The Committee on Shared Ministry (CoMS) has been focusing on a five-item priority list for a year now. We do not feel that we can support Family Promise people in our church yet. All other program items are progressing well. Adult education classes will begin shortly. If there is a program that you would like to have at UUCC, please let us know.
 Your CoSM team: Birgitt, Kayla, Mike, Natalie, and Lauren.

Drum Circle
February 24, 2023
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Everyone is welcome!


The next COMEA dinner party is Saturday, March 4, 2023
Sign up Sheet is posted in the Social Hall.

Coffee Hour

On the round table in the lobby, there is a signup sheet for Coffee Hour. We need that sheet filled up today or we are going to have to start sending out Coffee Hour cancellations for the weeks ahead, and nobody wants to miss out on coffee and treats! Please put your name down for one of the next three weeks to set up or clean up. If the date you choose ends up not working out for you to come early or stay late, you can cancel or switch dates easily by contacting  Jan at administrator@uucheyenne.org,or Kayla.
Or, if you are someone who likes a predictable schedule, let Jan or Kayla know if you can make coffee every third Sunday or want to take down tables one Sunday a month. We can put that in a regular slot for you and our Realm system will send you a handy Friday reminder to your email whenever it’s your turn!
 Please sign up at least once each quarter so everyone has an opportunity to volunteer.
Thank you!

30 Days of Love 2023
Theme – Blessings :: Liberatory Intersections                
by Rev. Ashley Horan

At its core, the work of Side With Love is to be a hub for connection, growth, nourishment and action that allows Unitarian Universalists and our partners to live out our values in the world. Together, we deepen our political analysis, sharpen our skills, articulate our theological grounding, and mobilize our communities to build a world in which all of us are free and thriving. 
And – we are so aware that the work of transforming the world through liberating love is something that started long before any of us was born, and that will carry on long after we have become the ancestors of memory. The work is shared, and it is unending – as the oft-quoted truism of Rabbi Tafron in the Jewish Mishnah text Pirkei Avot goes,
“You are not required to finish the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.
by Rev. Sofía Betancourt

For the 2023 UUCC AUCTION

The annual Service Auction will be held Saturday June 3, 2023.
Starting with a Cocktail/Social hour at 5:00. This event will also be held again in the hybrid model to insure those who are not ready to be in person can participate.
Be on the look out for more information


Delta Kappa Gamma
International Society of Women in Education
Used Book Sale
Saturday, March 4, 2023, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 5, 2023, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 12, 2023 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
(snow dates 3/18 &19)In several spaces at 
Frontier Mall
1400 Dell Range Boulevard Please donate books February 6 through 26
at Both Albertson’s, Gold’s Gym, Safeway, and YMCA
for more information or pick ups/drop offs please call 
307 369 2940 or 307 421 1755


Join us for free food and community conversation about why
Black Wyoming History affects Wyoming’s present
and the way forward in a diverse world.Thursday, February 23, 2023
Dinner at 6:00 pm – conversation starts at 7:00 pm, at
LCCC Cheyenne Campus, CCI 130


Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival
WUULF, Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival, is a week-long, multi-generational camp for Unitarian-Universalists from June 19th-June 25th, 2023 at the Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. We are a loving community from a diverse set of age groups, backgrounds, and cultures who gather in New Mexico each year for fun, community, and UU spirituality.  We have workshops, music, hiking, and river rafting.  This year, we will be led in “Creating Theology Together” workshops by the Rev. Bob LaVallee.  Registration information will be available on our website:  www.wuulf.org.
Thank you,
Sarah Weed
WUULF Director 2023 


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.


Winter 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, March 6, 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

Bird and Bell Meditation
The following meditation sessions are still being held via Zoom:
Please feel free to join us.
Tuesday Morning 7:15 – 7:45 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


Drum Circle
Fourth Fridays, February 24, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
in the Social Hall
Everyone is welcome

                                      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.

Community Office Hours

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!


We gather at 10 am 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 11:30 am – 1:00 pm in the library
and will meet Sunday, March 12


Committees and Teams
Worship team meets at 6:30 pm on third Wednesdays, and will meet March 15, 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.March 7, 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 February 23 at 6:30 pm. in the library – contact Lauren Danley

Finance Team meets at 4:15 pm on third Thursday’s, and will meet
February 16, 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.


This is a peanut free facility
Please help us keep our congregants safe!

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,
February 26, 2023
Love Makes a Bridge
In life, we are always building walls and boundaries, or bridges and connections. This Sunday, love reaches out, and we imagine what might be possible when we choose to try again, even through hurt and misunderstanding, even in moments where we cannot yet see what might come next. This is a time to try on communication skills like compassionate communication, apologies, reflective listening, and more, placing them in a religious context as tools for spiritual growth.

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