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. 


Please Join us May 6.2023 at 2:00pm for the
Installation Ceremony and party for
Reverend Elizabeth Mount
Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne
Party to immediately follow


Sincere Practice of Ritual Transforms Solidarity

This Sunday, join Reverend Elizabeth and a guest preacher for a shared Sunday worship exploring what it means to be committed to one another as a minister and congregation joined in called ministry. Come and join us in deepening our relationship to one another and further celebration of the journey we are taking together.
Preacher –  Jake Hearen 
All are welcome!

For all Sunday Service connection information please scroll down


Community of congregants,

This month, we will be focusing on acts of Ritual, focusing on the practices we do together each Sunday and throughout the week, how these shape our shared spiritual spaces, the meaning of our traditions, and where they come from. One especially important ritual that we have coming up is the Act of Installation on May 6th at 2pm! 

An installation is not just a party (though the party will be a fun time), but a chance for the whole community to affirm their choice of minister and be a part of making this commitment that we will be together for a good long time to come. We might say, we’re promising to be in it for the long haul together. Installation is the ritual act of making promises to one another that when things get hard, we will communicate and come together to solve problems instead of working against one another or seeing each other as the source of the problem. It means that we grant one another the privilege of being in relationship, of choosing to trust one another’s good intentions and give deep weight to each other’s words. It means we are promising to listen with honest care as well as to speak bold truths, and to put our words into action together to shape the future of this congregation and move not only our own lives, but the state of Wyoming and the world toward a path that is more justice-centered, spiritually alive, radically inclusive, deeply loving, and ultimately peaceful. 

Last May, you took a vote as a congregation to live into this work and begin it with me as your new minister, and after one year together, I think we have made a good start, so I hope you’ll join us on the 6th to affirm this shared path, to make promises to one another and to make it official that this beautiful place will hold my ministry, that you will be a part of our growth as a people, and that we, together, will create Beloved Community on the high plains of Wyoming with all our glorious and fabulous diversity brought together like the spectrum of a rainbow.

Before I end, I want to also share with you why we picked the imagery of cowboy boots and a rainbow for this ministry and this celebration. There are a lot of pieces to that choice… one is just that the aesthetic makes me joyful, and being our fabulous and joy-filled selves is important and enough. Yet beyond that simple reasoning, I know that a ministry is a balance between the practical and the inspirational, and for me, the sense of having “boots on the ground,” being rooted in place and committed to the practicalities is fundamental to the success of any ministry that’s going to last here, but it cannot be the end of what we do. Beyond those practical boots, lies the mission of this church to build a community of refuge from which to engage in action. There’s the rainbow. It’s a reminder of promise, a bright possibility, a covenant made to find beauty and meaning with one another, not as a promise of reward in the next life, but as what we can already see in one another and make real through the work we are doing here and now. That is what I hope for us, that practicality and beauty will be entwined through all our work together for many years to come. May it be so.

See you on the 6th!

In faith,
Rev. Elizabeth


First Sunday Potluck
May 7, 2023 after church

Family Fun Night
Friday, May 12 starts at 5:30pm

We’ll be watching the movie The Book of Life and making
Know Your Rights booklets with
Antonio Serrano and the ACLU.
Pizza will be provided, bring drinks or a side.
Fun bonus, there will be a piñata!


UUCC Service Auction Info
 Saturday, June 10, 2023, from 5:00 – 8:00pm
UUCC, 3005 Thomes Ave., Cheyenne and Online at:

When: Saturday June 10, 2023, from 5-8 
Where: In-person at UUCC 3005, Thomes Ave
    Tickets are $15 per person.
    Free childcare for attendees that includes pizza for youth.
    Online at: fundraiser.bid/UUCCAuction
            Dress code: Tropical fundraiser@uucheyenne.org or you can call Abbey. 


Please donate small paper plates, plastic forks, and coffee cups!
Thank you!


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


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


COMEA Tacos and Tequila Annual Fundraiser 
Join the COMEA Shelter of Cheyenne for the annual Tacos & Tequila fundraiser and celebrate Cinco De Mayo! The event will be held on May 5, 2023, at the BEAST Foundation (2900 Sunflower Road) from 5:30pm-9:00pm. The night will include live and silent auctions, music, tequila tasting, and a taco bar provided by Comea Catering!
All proceeds benefit the Comea Shelter and those facing homelessness in Cheyenne. It is the mission of COMEA to provide a safe, secure, and temporary shelter to men, women and children who are homeless. This annual event allows COMEA to collaborate with the community to provide programs and resources to its residence to create opportunities for independent living.

Contact Cameron Karajanis, Assistant Director, to purchase individual tickets or for sponsorship information at assistantdirector@comeashelter.org.

Tickets can also be purchased at this link:https://cbo.io/tickets/tacos/tix


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, May 1, 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
Drum Circle
Fourth Fridays, May 26, from 7:00 – 9:00pm
in the Social Hall
Everyone is welcome!
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. 

Order of Service 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 952 3844 3423
Passcode: 375665
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,95238443423# US (Houston)
+16694449171,,95238443423# US

Dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 444 9171 US
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 931 3860 US
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
Meeting ID: 952 3844 3423
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ac3zomnZx6You can also find us on YouTube

New to UU
Meets monthly on the second Sunday at 11:30am – 1:00pm in the library
and will meet Sunday, May 14, 2023

Committees and Team
Board meets at 6:30pm on first Tuesdays on Zoom and will meet.
May 2, at 6:30pm via zoom 
contact President Elaine Hayes

Committee on Shared Ministry meets at 6:30pm on fourth Thursdays and will meet
Today, May 25, at 6:30pm. in the library 
contact Lauren Danley

Finance Team meets at 4:15pm on third Thursday’s, and will meet
May 18, 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
May 17, 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 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.


Please send Order of Service and Newsletter announcements to

by or before Wednesday at 10:00am                                                   Thank you


Join us Sunday,
May 14, 2023

A Nurturing Presence 
On Mother’s Day, we offer our attention to the nurturing that is so needed in society and in this congregation. We celebrate our religious education program, our UU ancestors, and the justice-makers who have brought an ethic of care and peace to humanity again and again over the centuries. Let us offer our thanks for one another’s caring and renew our commitment to our children and to all who need a nurturing presence in our lives.

Copyright © 2023 Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne, All rights reserved.
UUCC Members

Our mailing address is:
Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne3005 Thomes AvenueCheyenne, WY 82001Add us to your address book

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.