March Minister’s Blog

A Month of Balance

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Family Promise Volunteer Training Opportunity

Saturday, March 10, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the UUCC Library

Lori Kempter-Mansell, the Executive Director of Family Promise of Cheyenne, will be coming to UUCC to present the how the program works, and how to be a fantastic host to the homeless families who we welcome to the UUCC during our rotation week.

  • If you are newly interested in Family Promise hosting at UUCC, this is for you!
  • If you are a more seasoned volunteer but have never gone through a training, this is for you!
  • If you went through the training more than a decade ago, this is for you!
  • If you are interested in becoming involved in the leadership of the FP program at UUCC,
  • or want to be involved in city level activities, this is for YOU!

Please RSVP to Carol at, or

so we will plan on enough space, materials, and SNACKS.

—Save the dates, March 10 training, and March 18-25th, UUCC hosting week—-


UUCC Hosting Week March 18 – 25. Please sign up on the Social Hall white board or email or call Carol Bowles to reserve your shift!   307-221-6445

All shifts are now available: weekend day-times, dinners, evenings, and overnights, set-up and take down. We will be hosting one to two new families as the last family we hosted has graduated into their own home!

Volunteer training Saturday, March 10 at 10:00 A.M. in the UUCC Library. ALL volunteers—new and experienced, are welcome! Come and see how much this program has grown since 2002. We are fortunate to be a part of this program and make a difference in the lives of some of the homeless families in Cheyenne.

First Birthday Party for Aaliyah, March 26th 5:30 P.M. at Grace UMC. Parents Ashley and Willie, and brother, Willie Jr. stayed with us in January, 2017.

Baby Shower March 24 at 2:00 P.M. at Grace UMC for a new client receiving services from FP of Cheyenne. She has registered at Walmart and will be having a girl.

For more information contact Carol Bowles 307-221-6445

Join Us for Sunday Service!

Sunday, March 11th at 10:30 am

Seeking Equilibrium

Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave

It’s been said that none of us is an island, but don’t you wish you could be sometimes? Even just for a day? Being part of a community is exhausting, after all! Join us this Sunday as we explore how we can find balance between being alone and being together.


Junior High Youth Group

The 3rd Friday of each month

(Next Friday, March 16)

6:30 – 8:30 pm

We’ll have dinner (Subs this month)

Bring a dessert to share if you’d like!!!!!

Questions call Mary Scherden @ (work)307-638-4554 or (cell) 307-220-2096

or Sharon Wisroth 307-634-4862

Pot Luck

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, please join Fun & Fellowship for our annual festive potluck Sunday, March 18th after service in the social hall!

Don’t forget to wear your GREEN!!!!

We are looking for donations of food items so please sign up in the clipboard corner or with Kayla, (307)214-6543 or

Fun & Fellowship would like to remind our members and friends coffee hour would not be possible without all of our wonderful volunteers! Please keep an eye out for our monthly coffee hour announcement and if the first letter of your last name appears on the schedule, and you have some extra time, join us in the kitchen for set up around 10am or clean up around 12pm! Not a cleaner? Don’t worry we could always use snacks! We are currently looking for donations of some healthy juices to serve our children as well! Questions? Please contact Kayla at

Membership Classes at UUCC!

There will be no membership classes in March due to our Living Generously kickoff activities. We look forward to seeing you again April 1st!

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

Service Auction Update

This year’s service auction was a great evening of food, fellowship and fun where we raised over $22,100!  A heartfelt thank you to all who donated their time, gifts and generosity to make this auction such a huge success.  We sent out statements detailing the items you have donated and the items you purchased.  If you have a balance due, please make your payments as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about your donations or purchases, please contact the church office at 638.4554 or

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 Mar-07 10:00am – 12:00pm UUMA Meeting – Library
5:30pm – 6:30pm Meditation – Room 6
6:00pm – 8:00pm Basketball – Social Hall
    7:oopm – 8:00pm UUCC Choir Practice – Sanctuary
Thursday Mar-08 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Rm. 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
5:15pm – 6:15pm Gentle Yoga After Work – Social Hall
    7:00pm – 8:00pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Mar-09 8:00am – 9:00am Pranayama Meditation – Social Hall
    12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 14
Saturday Mar-10 10:00am – 1:00pm Family Promise Training – Library
    12:00pm – 3:00pm Mental Health March Breathworks class – Social Hall
Sunday Mar-11 Daylight Savings – Sprng Forward
9:15am – 10:00am Meditation – Room 6
9:45am – 10:15am Choir – Sanctuary
10:30am – 11:30am Sunday Service & Children’s Religious Education – Sanctuary
11:30am – 12:00pm Faith Community Nursing – Social Hall
12:00pm – 1:00pm Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room
    4:00pm – 6:00pm Volleyball Social Hall

Other Community Events