Have you ever felt like you’re living the same day or week or month over and over again? Or like you seem to be learning the same lesson over and over again? On this Groundhog Day, we’ll explore how we can find wisdom from our Hindu and Buddhist neighbors to remain resilient in the face of repetition.

For Sunday February 2nd:

Book Group: Library (for adults) and Downstairs (for tweens & teens) —  An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, facilitator, Rev. Hannah Join us for the first of our February series discussing the UUA’s 2019-2020 Common Read! 

Coffee & Conversation — Social Hall 
Grab your coffee and join a circle to talk about themes from the morning’s service! 

Making Valentines — Social Hall, faciliator, Mark Vinich 
Stop by this table to make some cards for your valentine! 

Feb 9th 
Book Group: Library (for adults) and Downstairs (for tweens & teens) —  An Indigenous People’s History of the United States, facilitator, Rev. Hannah Join us for the second of our February series discussing the UUA’s 2019-2020 Common Read! If you missed the first one, no worries — still join us for this one. 

Plant Based Proteins Social Hall, facilitator, Brittany Scherden
Have you always wondered how vegetarians and vegans get their protein? Or maybe you’re a meat-lover who is wondering how to cook meatless on occasion? Join this class to learn all about the amazing possibilities of plant-based eating! 

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee — Sanctuary, facilitators, Mike Shonsey & Kathy Jenkins Come learn more about how the UU Service Committee provides disaster relief, aid, and more on a global scale! 
If you have any Joys, Concerns, Personal Congratulations (Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, etc.) that you would like to share with the Congregation, please email the administrator at administrator@uucheyenne.org. The newsletter is published every Wednesday at noon, so submissions must be received by 10am Tuesday morning to be in that week’s newsletter.

Please Note:
  • If you would like your submission to run more than one week, please include that in your email.
  • If you would like your submission included in that Sunday’s Joys and Concerns section of the service, please include this in your email; otherwise it will only be in the newsletter. 
Thank you!


Faith Development December Highlights –

Regular Service schedule:

10 – 11:15am Nursery available for young children birth – pre 1st grade.

11:15 – 12:15 2nd Hour Programming

1st Sunday of each month is a Maker Space- All ages meet together in the Rainbow room (Please drop your youth off downstairs after service and sign them into class. After class, please retrieve your youth following classes at 12:15 and be sure to sign them out.)

Other Sundays (except potluck Sundays) 

11:15 – 12:15 Harry and UU Faith Development classes – Downstairs (ages 4th grade – 12th grade)

Spirit Play classes – Downstairs (ages 3 years to 3rd grade)


The Service Auction will be here in Saturday!!
WE ARE STILL IN NEED OF ITEMS and/or SERVICES for a great auction. 

I know many of us like to wait until the last moment to turn in our donation forms, but this is the last moment.  For those of you who like to see Joe squirm, I want you to know it is working.  This is the UUCC Church’s largest fund-raising event, and we need it to be successful. 
Please plan to attend on Feb. 1, starting around 5:00 p.m.
For this to succeed, you need to help. There are many ways to help other than donating items. 
There are sign up sheets on the sideboard for the following:
  • appetizers
  • dessert
  • salad
  • rolls or breads
  • soups, chili and stews
Food not your thing? There are sign up sheets for Set Up on Jan 31 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Feb 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.and a separate sign up for Tear Down after the auction is over on Sat night.

Joe  Corrigan
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. 

Upcoming Events

The District Reconsideration Committee has reviewed the graphic novel Drama, by Rain Telgemeir, and will provide findings and recommendations. Public comments are welcome. 

If you are not familiar with the graphic novel in question, it deals with LGBTQ issues. Given the recent history of the district in regards to this, it may be that some may want to attend this meeting to see what the district is putting forth.
Timeline for the Evening:

5:00-6:00: Social Hour with Appetizers
5:30-6:00: Kids Dinner
5:45-6:45: Dinner ($6.00 per person)
7:00-9:00: THE AUCTION

We get revved up and have a good time. There are lots of one-of-a-kind items with all the proceeds going to support the Church. This year we will be accepting CREDIT CARDS. We will also have very talented LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! Karla Moore and her sister Ronnie have offered to perform for us.

It is a family night with FREE childcare provided, including a free dinner for the kids starting at 5:30 (children’s dinner is served in the childcare area, any child wishing to eat upstairs must have a ticket).

The Dinner (soups, chilis, breads, salads, desserts, and beverages) for adults is only $6 per individual. There are great personal connections that come out of the Auction — dinners, personal services, fun gatherings, group trips, etc. 

COME! BE A PART OF THE FUN! Everyone is welcomed!
These are real stories that happened here in Wyoming. We will be turning these letters into videos that we will use to make at least 3 call to action videos. These calls to action will support the Immigrants rights campaign and the work happening here in Wyoming.

If you have been unsure how you can be part of the proactive fight for immigrant justice in Wyoming this is your chance. At this event, you will also be able to learn about all the things the ACLU of Wyoming and Juntos are working on.

If you would like to take part in this video project or for more info please reach out to Antonio Serrano at (307)256-4059 / aserrano@aclu.org, and he will provide you with the scripts you will need to review.

Snack and refreshments will be provided.

To view the Facebook event you must join the Juntos Facebook group, if you have not already done so. 
Click here to see the calendar of upcoming events at UUCC! 
Community Events & Information
Delta Kappa Gamma
International Society of Women in Education
What: Used Book Sale March 7 & 8
          Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
          Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: In the former Big Lots in Cheyenne Plaza at 3741 East Lincolnway (Next to Sportsman’s Warehouse)
Please donate used books: Feb 2 through March 2
Collection locations: 
Safeway    YMCA    Both Albertson’s  
Natural Grocers    Gold’s Gym
Sankofa and LCCC Department of Engagement and Diversity Present the Sixth Annual African American Black Film Exposition, February 19-22, 2020, Laramie County Community College, 1400 East College Drive, Cheyenne.

Free Admission & Refreshments
5:30 p.m.- Wednesday, Feb.19, THE FIRST GRADER- A Film by Justin Chadwick;
7:15 p.m.- Wednesday, Feb.19 RABBIT-PROOF FENCE- Golden Globe Nominee
5:30 p.m.- Thursday, Feb. 20, DEACONS FOR DEFENSE- They were Defiant. They were determined.
7:15 p.m.- Thursday, Feb. 20, Tell Them WE ARE RISING- A Firelight Film by Stanley Nelson
5:30 p.m. – Friday, Feb. 21,THE DISPLACED PERSON- Set in Georgia in the 1940s;
9:00 a.m.- Saturday, Feb.22, GLORY- Winner of three 1989 Academy Awards
11:30 a.m. – Saturday, February 22, FOR COLORED GIRLS, Nitozake Shange, Saturday, February 22, 2020,11:30 a.m.

More Information can be found at their Facebook Events Page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/496767047629893/
General Assembly Registration Now Open!

Please Join Us For General Assembly 2020
JUNE 24-28, 2020!
General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists for conducting business of the Association, exploring the theological underpinnings of our faith, and leaning fully into our mission and principles. Please join us Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28, 2020 in Providence, Rhode Island for this 5-day immersive experience themed Rooted, Inspired & Ready! Join your faith family at inspirational worship services, informative workshops and a bustling exhibit hall. We anticipate that 4,500+ UUs will gather for this unforgettable experience and leave with renewed energy and innovative ideas for congregational and community engagement.
Registration is Now Open!
Registration is now open at uua.org/ga/registration. Full-time registration is $400 for adults, $250 for high school youth and retired and candidate ministers, $150 for off-site registrants. Early bird registration is now through March 15, 2020. Rates increase on March 16th.
NEW! Registration Payment Plan
Prefer smaller payments over a longer period of time? We’ve designed a payment plan just for you. When you register, simply click “payment plan” when prompted and, for as little as $50 down, you can spread out the balance of your registration over several months. Registration must be paid in full on or before February 29, 2020.
The UUA is committed to the goal of making GA accessible to as many attendees as possible. Go to uua.org/ga to learn about scholarships to support participation – particularly of those from marginalized groups – and volunteer opportunities (work in exchange for registration). The UUA is committed to addressing the inclusion of all people, whatever their abilities might be, in all GA activities. Beyond the physical accessibility of the facilities we use – ramps, captioning, seating cut-outs, etc.- we endeavor to take the next step: to truly welcome people with disabilities into every facet of GA.

Do you need to submit an announcement for the weekly e-mail, UUCC This Week and Beyond… ?

Submission deadline for newsletter announcements is
 Tuesday before 12 pm.
  • Please submit announcements to administrator@uucheyenne.org.
  • Announcements on CD or hand-written/typed announcements should be delivered or mailed to the office and received by the due date.
  • If requested, your announcement will be included in the next Sunday bulletin; however, please remember that space on the printed bulletin is limited, and church events are given priority.
  • Please remember that not all members/friends have or use email.
  • 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 9:00 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 newsletter.
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