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. 

Bouquets of Blooms This 200th anniversary of the Flower Communion, join us and bring a flower in honor of the diverse beauty of our shared community. We’ll also be planting a Little Free Library in honor of the diverse stories that make up our community and bring us together from many places. You are invited to bring both a flower and a book to share.
Preacher – Reverend Elizabeth Mount All are welcome!

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Dear friends,

The question of what a minister is for, and when you should be in touch is one that comes up perennially in the life of any congregation and ministry. As we head into the time of our year when people tend to travel more and be a little less tethered to home, I wanted to check in about the question of ministerial availability.

A minister’s schedule is a strange and busy one, even in the best and most normal of times. Some weeks, we’re in the office for days working on writing policies or running a hiring search. Other weeks, a congregant with a life-threatening illness takes precedence, we’re out at 11pm for a house fire, or working from miles away at a ministerial retreat or a children’s camp… but the Church is by definition an entity you can reach out to whenever life is hard, whenever you need a little extra care and comfort, whether it’s 6am or 11pm, the Church exists (though I might need to call you back when I’m awake). 

It’s nearly summer, do you know where your minister is?

In the summer, ministers (and many congregants) travel. As the pandemic made abundantly clear, distance doesn’t mean we cease to be connected to community, but it does mean we need to be more intentional about reaching out to one another and taking care to maintain our bonds. So today, I’d like to share a few tips about WHEN you should contact the minister (yes, even if they’re on vacation), and HOW you can contact the minister as well.

When should I be in contact with the minister?

Is there something going on in your life that might be hard for you or that makes you want to answer some big questions about life and death and what you believe? That’s always a good time to contact your minister. The purpose is not to have the minister answer those questions for you, but because it can be good to have calm company while you think and feel your way through. It might feel urgent, or maybe you just want the minister to know you’ve been thinking about things and have iced tea together on the porch. 

Is it urgent?

My rule of thumb for contacting a minister who is on vacation, probably asleep, out of town, or taking sabbath is simple. Is there a threat to life with an urgent need for help? Some examples might include:Serious illness or injuryA deathSuicidal thoughts or attemptsBeing arrestedBeing kicked out of housingInvoluntarily or voluntarily checked into a mental health facilityYour house is on fireThe church is on fireAny situation in which you are overwhelmed and can no longer make decisions safely for you or your family
How should I contact the minister?

If it’s an urgent situation, please call or text the minister on their cell phone. You can find the number on Realm. You can also use Facebook Messenger if you have WiFi. 

If it’s something that could wait a few days to a week, then you could still text or use Messenger, but you can also email or book an appointment using Rev. Elizabeth’s online scheduler: https://calendar.app.google/fDmhHw3r2Fzs1bqg7

Please note that I will be in the backcountry occasionally on my vacations this summer. If I do not have access to email or texting, our Board President and pastoral volunteers will be aware. Please contact Mike Lammers or another pastoral volunteer, or a Board member in these times to make sure you have access to the immediate help you need until I am able to return. Remember that the minister is not the whole church, and the Church is here, to quote David Bumbaugh, beyond “time, and death, and the space between the stars.” 

In expansive love,
Rev. Elizabeth


Glitter Blessings
Your sacred, sparkling self is BELOVED!
Want an affirming blessing?
Find Rev. Elizabeth
June 3 at Pride Cheyenne.
or come to our “Glitturgy” Worship
June11, at 10am


In June of 1923, worshippers at the Unitarian Church in Prague, in the then-Czechoslovak Republic, were introduced to a new ritual by their minister, Rev. Norbert Fabian Čapek (pronounced “CHOP-eck”). That ritual has endured and is treasured by Unitarian Universalists around the world who are now eager to celebrate its centennial.

The meaning of the Flower Ceremony, or Flower Communion–in Czech the name translates as Flower Celebration–is rooted in its powerful simplicity: each person brings a flower to church, where they’re mingled in a single vase. After being blessed–often using Čapek’s own words–the flowers are redistributed so that everyone takes home a flower different from the one they brought. 

There’s more to the flower ceremony, though–more to understand about its origins, practice, and expressions–and so it’s been a delight to curate an online treasure-box of centennial resources for UU congregations.
In faith,
Reverend Erika Hewitt


Join us
June 4, 2023
after church for the
First Sunday Potluck!


You are invited to join us on
Sunday, June 4th for our library
dedication and planting.
At the Unitarian Universalist
Church of Cheyenne:

We believe in “the free and responsible
search for truth.”
We affirm the individual freedom to speak,
search and promote human thriving.
We believe that “when we know better we
do better.”

Help us build a library
to reflect our values
and share the love
of knowledge


Family Game Night
Friday, June 9 from 5 -7pm
UU Church of Cheyenne
3005 Thomes Avenue
Bring Games and Nachos toppings
Chips and queso provided


Aloha! We hope this email finds you all in high spirits and ready for an evening of fun and excitement. We want to remind you that our highly anticipated UUCC Service Auction is just around the corner, taking place on June 10th from 5-8 PM. And guess what? We’re bringing the tropical vibes with a fabulous luau theme!

Get ready to don your Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, and leis as we transform our church into a tropical paradise. The UUCC Service Auction is not only a great opportunity to support our beloved community, but it’s also a chance to let loose, make connections,
and enjoy a memorable evening together.

Our auction offers an array of incredible items and experiences up for bidding. From unique handmade crafts and artwork to exciting outings and services, there’s something for everyone. You can see all of the items, including live and in person only items, online at fundraiser.bid/UUCCAuction .So mark your calendars, set your reminders, and invite your friends and family to join in on the fun. This is an event you won’t want to miss! Remember, your presence and active participation will contribute to the success of the auction and help us achieve our fundraising goals.

Don’t forget to bring your appetites as well! We’ll be serving up delicious and tropical treats to satisfy your taste buds. Please see sign-up sheets or email us if you can bring a snack.

We sincerely appreciate your support and dedication to the UUCC community. Let’s come together, celebrate, and make a positive impact on our church’s future.

See you at the UUCC Service Auction on June 10th from 5-8 PM! Mahalo!
Warm regards,
UUCC Service Auction Committee


1504 Stinson Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
 Arrive by 5:45 pm. The only requirements are your time, 
a smile, and closed toe shoes.
 Contact –  Laura.Magill@allstate.com


On July 16, 2023 come to Vedauwoo
for 10am worship at the gazebo.
Carpools leave from church between 9 and 9:15am
Bring a picnic and stay for food and fellowship
Don’t forget sunscreen and water!


Coffee Hour needs Volunteers

We always need new volunteers. Interested? Please contact
Kayla or Jan for more information and to be added to the schedule.

After each service there is a coffee hour in the Social Hall. Please come join us for coffee or tea and snacks. It is a friendly and relaxed time and a great opportunity to socialize.
Ideally, congregants take turns volunteering.  It’s fun and easy to do and is a perfect way to meet new people, enjoy fellowship, and build community.

Dates are listed below. There is a sign-up sheet on the round table in the lobby.
Potluck             6/4/2023
Coffee Hour     6/11/2023
Coffee Hour     6/18/2023
Coffee Hour     6/25/2023

Please sign up at least once each quarter
so everyone has an opportunity to help!
Thank you!


Presidential Candidate Forum
Saturday, June 3, 2023
First Unitarian Church of Dallas: 4015 Normandy Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
2pm ET / 1pm CT/ 12pm MT / 11am PT
Register to attend in person or online
Connection link will be sent out the week of the event.


Reminder: There are still has member delegate credentials available for UUCC, and may be assigned and distributed online using The Credential Manager. These credentials allow member delegates, who register for General Assembly, to vote on business matters. The Election ballots open on June 1. Please be sure to identify and assign member delegate credentials as soon as possible so members may participate in delegate activities. Each delegate credential includes a unique link, which can be used to vote in the UUA Election. General Assembly registration is not required to vote in the election.


Wear Orange 
Saturday, June 3, 10:00 AM
Mary Godfrey Playhouse
2706 E Pershing Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Join us for National Gun Violence Awareness Day (Wear Orange) as we gather to honor gun violence victims and survivors and work to grow our gun violence prevention movement.


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, June 5, 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********************************************************** 
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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Meets monthly on the second Sunday at 11:30am – 1:00pm in the library
and will meet Sunday, June 11, 2023

Committees and Teams

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

Committee on Shared Ministry meets at 6:30pm on fourth Thursdays and will meet
June 22, at 6:30pm. in the library 
contact Lauren Danley

Finance Team meets at 4:15pm on third Thursday’s, and will meet
June 15, at 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
June 21, 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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by or before Wednesday at 10:00am                                                   Thank you


Join us Sunday,

June 11, 2023

GlitturgyIt’s a lovely day to bring your sparkle and find joy together! Hear about UU Young Adults learning to become faith leaders in multiracial, multigenerational, multifaceted communities, finding struggle and delight with one another. Today, you’ll become part of the creation of fun, sparkly joy in the world, offering and encountering blessings from our uniquely UU heritage, drawing on the Queer tradition of glitter blessings.

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