Join us this Sunday for the Blessing of the Animals! Bring your leashed or otherwise safely contained furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Or, bring a photo to bless! We will also have a time to acknowledge our animal friends who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and you’re invited to bring a photo to place on an altar if you’d like. Please join us for this joyous celebration!

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Rowena (Bitsy) Heckert.  She was a long time member here in Cheyenne.  She passed on August 2, in Austin, TX. Please hold her family in your prayers. 

Please remember to be cautious about any emails asking for gift cards or  anything that looks suspicious. Rev. Hannah’s email has been cloned, and we have had one known scammer email sent to a congregant.  Delete suspicious emails, and if you aren’t sure, please feel free to reach out to Rev. Hannah or give Tamra a call at the office at 307-638-4554.

Important! Please Read!

We have been experiencing a growing issue with peanut residue in the building, especially in the library.  Please, do not bring peanut products into the building, and if your little ones enjoy their peanut butter snacks before coming, please be sure their hands are clean before they touch surfaces used by everyone.  We are seeing almost daily allergic reactions, so we ask you to please be diligent. It may be an inconvenience to you, but it can be life-threatening to those who are allergic. 
Are you considering taking yoga, but afraid it might be too difficult?  Well, have no fear, the Tuesday and Thursday noon yoga class, led by Audrey Bunten, is a fairly gentle class that takes into consideration individual needs.  Modifications are shown to help everyone from beginners, to people dealing with pain or injuries, to seasoned yoga practitioners.  Come try it out! 

Please note that during Harry Potter week (Aug. 13 and 15) at the church, yoga will be relocated to Lion’s Park, tentatively at the amphitheater.  Feel free to contact Audrey by phone or text if you have any questions:  (307) 630-3068

In years past, the Cheyenne community has had several organizations that collected school supplies, backpacks, and shoes for kids in anticipation of the new school year. Several of these organization have decided to stop organizing their efforts around “Back to School” in exchange for other areas of need. We, in Faith Development, are hoping to pick up the slack for at least a few of these families. Our goal is to collect enough backpacks and supplies for 10 children.

LCSD1 School Supplies List

LCSD1 school supply lists are standardized for ALL grade levels K-6. The following list will be used for every elementary school in LCSD1:

  • 1 box of #2 pencils (24 count)

  • 2 boxes of tissue

  • 4 glue sticks

  • 1 box of fat washable markers (10 count)

  • 1 box of crayons

  • 2 large erasers

  • 1 backpack

We NEED 10 of each!

Please Help, donate what you can. 




Upcoming Events

Click here to see the calendar of upcoming events at UUCC! 
Only 2 spots left. We are still taking registrations! Sign up for Hogwarts School of Magic and Fun, Aug 12-16 9 am-12 pm.  We will host a YULE BALL BBQ Friday 5- 6:30 pm; see our announcement later in this newsletter for more details.

Registration for camp participant link –  

Registration is $60. Please fill out the online form (Click the link above) and drop off your payment at the church office or send your payment to:
UUCC Summer Camp 
Attn: Mary Scherden UUCC 
3005 Thomes Ave. 
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Harry Potter Snack/Treat/Appetizer Contest 

Get out your Pinterest!!!! Bring your favorite Harry Potter – Hogwarts themed food to enter our contest for “BEST Harry Potter Snack” 

Location: UUCC Parking Lot (Inside if inclement weather) 

Come have a blast celebrating the end of an ERA!!!! 

Registration – Faith Development

All infants, children, youth and teacher/assistants will be signing in and out through our NEW registration system. Next week we will begin registering everyone LIVE. Watch for details!!! If your child EVER attends anything (including nursery) you will be required to fill out a registration form prior to the youth attending class. Computers will available at church to access the registration system beginning Aug 18th. Please contact Mary Scherden, DFD @ 307-638-4554 x 12 or with any questions. 

Aug 25 – Blessing of the backpacks!!!

Join us Sunday August 25th for The Blessing of the Backpacks – All ages service (No Faith Development) More info about our backpack ritual can be found here

Are you cleaning out your crafting closet?   Are you, like me, a collector of random bottles/containers that I keep thinking I will reuse, but don’t? Faith Development is seeking donations of the following:

  • Embroidery thread
  • Felt
  • Wicker baskets
  • Unique shaped containers/bottles
The shape of containers/bottles/baskets is unimportant.  We are grateful for any assistance you can provide.  Please contact Mary Scherden, or you can drop supplies off at the Administrator’s office during office hours.

Dumbledore’s Army – This year all our wizards and witches, muggles and squibs (along with our entire congregation) will be joining efforts with Cheyenne’s own Ice Cream Island and other UU congregations all over the world to combat illiteracy. Dumbledore’s Army will be collecting gently used or new children’s books (especially infant board books)  to be given to families with young children, to encourage reading and to help fight the Illiteracy Horcrux. Please bring any NEW/GENTLY used books into the church and drop them in a book box by the entrances after Aug 11, 2019. Thank you so much for helping our chapter of Dumbledore’s Army fight against illiteracy! 

Looking toward next year in UUCC Faith Development – Please consider spending a Sunday with our UU youth. We’ll have Spirit Play up and running for our youth ages 3 years to 3rd grade, and our Harry Potter and the UU Curriculum for ages 4th grade – adult. Leaders and assistants sign up for one or two Sundays per month. If you are interested, contact Mary Scherden, DFD at or call 307-638-4554 x12 
UUCC Youth Groups – Our UUCC Youth Groups are taking a break during the summer months. If you’re interested in planning a group event, contact Mary Scherden, DFD at or call 307-638-4554 x12
The Adult Faith Development group is looking for sessions and discussion leaders for this fall. 

Do you have knowledge about a world religion or UU history that you might be interested in sharing? Is there a big idea (death, birth, transition) that you have knowledge or experience of and would be interested in facilitating a discussion session on? Is there a spiritual practice you do that you would be interested in teaching?

Sessions are scheduled for the hour after morning service beginning in September, and they are geared to adults. If you are interested, please get in touch with Rev Hannah or Camellia (307-631-6039 or 

We’re excited to announce our search for a Music Director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne! Our Music Director works with our choir, accompanist, and minister to offer music in worship that engages all ages. The Music Director leads our choir in worship twice per month in addition to collaborating on other musical worship elements. See our job description for full details. 

This position is 5 hours per week, with Sunday morning and weeknight hours required. Compensation for this position ranges from $14 – $17 per hour, depending on experience and education.  To see a full Job Description, please see the career page on our website at

The UU Church of Cheyenne is a diverse faith community that fosters spiritual growth, beloved community, and social justice. To learn more about Unitarian Universalism, please visit To learn more about our congregation, please visit  

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to by Sunday, August 18th. If you have questions about the position, you can call the church office at 307-638-4554 or mail our Administrator, Tamra Mabe, at

Please fill out the link below if you are interested in working with kids ages 6 months – 3 years (Sometimes 5 years) in the nursery. Nursery providers usually work Sunday mornings, 9:45 am to 12:30pm and occasionally during other evening/daytimes hours as needed.

Community Events & Information
Just a note to let you know that the Church office hours have changed.  

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 10 AM 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-mai
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