Unitarian Universalist
Church of CheyenneA community of refuge where all have equal worth and are invited into spiritual exploration as a foundation for: hope. compassionate service. action.  
You Were Made for Such a Time as This

In the book of Esther, from the Jewish scriptures, we find a young woman who is unsure of herself, yet accepts wisdom of her uncle and finds the courage to expose a plot against her people. Just as Esther accepted that she had been placed in her role as queen “for such a time as this,” we shall think about the power we have been given and hope to use wisely in these times.Preacher – Reverend Elizabeth Mount

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My wonderful and worthy neighbors,

I came to you here in Cheyenne after three years living in the town of Indiana, just outside of Pittsburgh, PA, where our Unitarian Universalists from all over the country will be meeting in June for General Assembly. Pittsburgh is a city you may know as the home of Mr. Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a gently-spoken, kind, brave person who ran a children’s television show on PBS when I was a child. Today, his messages continue to be seen on Daniel Tiger, which many current children watch and love. What I learned watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood as a child is that we all have emotions like hope and fear and joy and sadness, and we all need other people. We need a community capable of hearing all the beautiful ways that we are and all the ways that we are struggling as well in order to live a good life and become our best selves. 

Mr. Rogers said, “I love you, just the way you are,” and I, like so many of the children who grew up with him, believed it. So as much as I find worth in the complex words of theologians and philosophers, when I need to find a simple way forward with my feelings, I come back to Mr. Rogers. So this week, I watched this old video:

It starts out asking, “What do you do with the mad that you feel
When you feel so mad you could bite?
When the whole wide world seems oh, so wrong…
And nothing you do seems very right?
Well, I sure have been thinking about where I put my feelings of frustration with our legislature who seem not to understand how blessed and wonderful our children and Youth in this very congregation are. So, I’ve been turning that back around into abundant love and a fierce appreciation for the hard work and courageous witness I’m seeing when people all the way from 5-85 years old are committed to loving one another. And I’ll note that this Mr. Rogers song ends on a gender binary note, but Mr. Rogers always told us that how we feel inside is real and worthy, and so I’ll say that if you’re a boy who becomes a woman or a girl who may grow up to be a man, or a person of any age who has a gender that’s doesn’t go in one of those two boxes, Mr. Rogers would’ve told you this: 

“I like you as you are
Exactly and precisely
I think you turned out nicely
And I like you as you are”

Here we are in our church community, capable of carrying that message of abundant, extravagant, overflowing, and unceasingly divine Love into the world. Here, we are building a community where we can trust ourselves to be held when we are not strong enough to do it all alone, and celebrated for being who we are without apology, and given the space to grieve in community, to come here for help. Here, we are building a space where people can return without shame when we’ve had an emotional outburst, a mental health issue, a substance abuse relapse… when we’re struggling with things we cannot even name, we come back here because we’re ready to work together to find a way forward, or just to sit with you in your pain.

Here we are a community of trust. Let us be worthy of opening our hearts to one another. Let us do our best work in this sacred space which we are building together. 

In the fullness of love,
Rev. Elizabeth

First Sunday Potluck,
March 5, 2023 after church
Bring your family, bring your friends
Bring food and beverages, 

and Have Fun!

COMEA Dinner Party this Saturday! 
March 4, 2023
1504 Stinson Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
Arrive by 5:45 pm> The only requirements are your time, a smile, and closed toed shoes.

Laura Magill

Family Fun Night
Friday, March 10 – 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Movie Night and Taco Bar
Bring something that goes in a taco
Shells and tortillas will be provided

Saturday – 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Everyone is Welcome!

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!

Join us for free food, prizes, and community conversation about why Black Wyoming history affects Wyoming’s present and the way forward in a divisive world
Thursday, March 2, 2023 at
LCCC Cheyenne Campus CCI 130

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
It is not too early to start planning your donations – artwork,
gift cards, baskets, local tickets, furniture, books, etc…
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, 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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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
March 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
March 16, 4:15 – 5:15 pm in the library contact.
Marci Linde or Camellia El-AntablyWe are pleased to announce that our new online giving platform is ready for use!  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.

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,
March 12, 2023

Leaning In, Falling Forward

Trust walks and team-building exercises might be fun or anxiety provoking in the workplace. Today, we explore their function in building metaphors for community and helping us to move into the unknown together. What does falling feel like when we can’t see the ground? What changes when we know that the divine or the Beloved Community can be counted on to catch hold?

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