February Minister’s Blog

A Month of Perseverance
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This Saturday Evening Feb. 3, 2018: The annual Service Action is the BIGGEST social event of the church year—AND the BIGGEST fundraiser!  You don’t want to miss it!  Everyone is welcome—invite your friends!

There will be something for everyone!! Items priced in every budget range.  The Service Auction combines delicious food, great friendship, entertaining music, and an all-around fun time.  It includes such items as hosted dinners, parties, and activities that give us a chance to get to know each other; home-made foods and baked goods, original art, a cabin in the mountains, baby-sitting, massages, professional services, performances, and much, much more!  We get revved up and have a good time.  There are lots of one-of-a-kind items with all the proceeds going to support the Church.

Social Hour with Appetizers 5:00 to 6:00

Kids Dinner 5:30 to 6:00 (free kid sitting)

Dinner 5:45 to 6:45

Live Entertainment with Keith Blaney   6:15 to 6:45

THE AUCTION 7:00 TO 9:00

Auction Donations!

Thank you for your fantastic donations to the Service Auction. You have donated so many wonderful Auction Items that this year’s Service Auction should be a huge success! There will be something for everyone in every price range. Join us this Sat Feb. 3 at 5:00 p.m. for Social Hour, followed by a Delicious Dinner, great Live Entertainment and the wonderful Auction. We have parties and dinners to sign up for, and many items that you might purchase and treasure for years to come. Special thanks in advance to everyone who contributed auction items, food, or volunteered to help set up or tear down.


Joe Corrigan


In order to have a tasty, fabulous dinner at the Service Auction, we still need your help!  We need salads, desserts, and snacks for pre-dinner nibbles. If you can donate something, you can sign up at church or email Sandi Gaulke at stgaulke@openvistas.net. And many THANKS to those who have already offered something!


Join Us for Sunday Service!

Sunday, February 4th at 10:30 am

Embracing Defeat

Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave

Join us this Sunday as we begin to explore our monthly theme of Perseverance! We’ll wonder together about how embracing defeat is a crucial part of learning how to persevere in our lives together.

Membership Classes at UUCC!

The next class is Sunday February 4th!

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.com

Invitation to Gene Heater’s Lay Ordination

Saturday Feb. 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm

UUCC members and friends,

An important event is coming up for me in February.  I will be formally ordained as a lay practitioner in the Soto tradition of  Zen Buddhism. My Jukai ceremony will be held at the UU Church of Cheyenne at 2:00 pm on February 10th or 17th depending on the weather.  A reception in the social hall will follow.

This ceremony is a formal recognition that I am a Zen practitioner in the Soto tradition.  It will be presided over by the Reverend Jodo Cliff Clusin, a Soto Zen monk and Dharma Teacher at the Prairie Mountain Zen Center in Longmont, CO.
I invite everyone to attend.  I would welcome you joining me for this celebration but please do not feel obligated to do so.
Please let me know if you plan to attend so that we know how many to expect for the reception.
If you would be interested in serving as an usher please let me know.
Please contact me with any questions.


How You Can Make a Difference

Sunday, February 11, 2018

1 to 2 PM at UUCC

Presented by our Wake Now Our Vision team


Craig Showalter

Executive Director of Wyoming Community Foundation

Craig Showalter is the Executive Director of the Wyoming Community Foundation, one of Wyoming’s largest state-wide nonprofits. Planned giving is the act of arranging for a charitable gift at a future date. Join Craig for an interactive workshop on planned giving and learn how you can be part of the Wake Now Our Vision Campaign regardless of your current assets and financial maturity. This workshop is for the beginning philanthropist and will help shine a light on how you can make a difference now and in the future.

The workshop will be held in the Sanctuary on Sun., Feb. 11 from 1 to 2 pm.

Faith Development News

The Middle School Retreat is coming up quick -the 23-24th of Feb. in Boulder. The Deadline to register is Feb. 13th. Registration site and flyer is below. This is shaping up to be an awesome conference for our middle school kids.

When you register, please put Mary’s email address in for the Director of Faith Development/DRE contact: maryscherden@gmail.com

Registration at tinyurl.com/UUCore18

Shamanic Womb Cleanse Workshop

with the gifted, Diana Suemi

Tuesday, February 20th at 7:00 pm
at UUCC Social Hall

Dear sisters,

We invite you to join us for a night of experience in the Siberian Shamanesses where we will practice the ancient art of shamanic womb cleansing. Through these teachings and with the help of the Siberian shamans and Spirits we will learn how to cleanse our wombs from any negative emotions towards our sexuality, any energy resulting from past partners, and any physical trauma or did-ease in our wombs. this is a powerful experience and is also one you can carry with you and practice again and again. Don’t miss this opportunity to find yourself younger, more vibrant, and healthier by releasing the negative energy that our wombs can hold.

Pricing Options~

Single $35
Under 25 $17.50

Register in Advance online Or Pay Cash Day of Event

Pre Register Online 

Please contact Amanda Atkinson for further information or quesitons. loveoftheearth@yahoo.com 307-421-8469

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:  www.WhaleCoastAK.org, email dfrey@whalecoastak.org 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 (www.uua.org/pwr) 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 administrator@uucheyenne.org.
  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 Jan-31 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meditation – Room 5
6:00pm – 8:00pm Basketball – Social Hall
    7:oopm – 8:00pm UUCC Choir Practice – Sanctuary
Thursday Feb-01 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Rm. 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
    6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Feb-02 8:00am – 9:00am Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall
    12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 14
Saturday Feb-03 4:00pm 10:00pm UUCC Service Auction
Sunday Feb-04 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 Living Generously Team meeting – Rainbow Room
11;45am – 12:45pm UU 101 – Library
12:00pm – 1:00pm Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room
    4:00pm – 6:00pm Volleyball – Social Hall

Other Community Events

Family Promise of Cheyenne is in need of someone who may be willing to provide transportation mornings and evenings in the event they have a family enter the program that does not have their own transportation. This is a paid position, about 2 hrs on week days, and they would be using the Family Promise van. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them contact Family Promise at their office, 307-772-8770.