Membership Directory – Please contact the Church Office if you didn’t receive one last week.  Keep in touch with one another.

New Phone Tree – It’s coming out soon!!  We will email everyone, and mail to those without email addresses. Call the church office if you would like one mailed to you.

Emails – Check your emails for up to date information and ways to stay connected.

Grace’s Facebook page – If you are on Facebook, check out our page (CheyenneGraceUMC) to keep up with opportunities to gather via Zoom for prayer time. Soon we will offer other small groups.

YouTube – Recorded videos will be posted on our YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/CheyenneGUMC).

Zoom – We will have prayer gatherings and other meetings via Zoom.  Zoom is a platform to connect in video and phone calls. Church emails will include a Zoom link. If you are going to use your video on your computer/tablet/phone, just click on the link. When you use it for the first time, Zoom will need to get connected on your electronic device. Just follow the instructions.
If you are going to call in, just call the phone number provided and then type in the meeting id, which will also be provided.
Don’t know about Zoom? Contact Rev. Laura, Melissa Martin or Dave Orr for more information.

The church still needs your financial donations. We know for some of you, this is a difficult time financially. However, if you can still make a financial contribution, please either mail a check to the church or donate online:  http://www.cheyennegraceumc.com/giving/.  You can also Text-to-Give by texting the dollar amount to 307-209-9908. It should walk you through the process.

Pam Pallak is coordinating drivers who can help deliver items to those who are homebound.

Our church has a Member Aid fund. If you or someone in the church needs assistance, please contact Rev. Laura.

Family Promise is still helping families in this difficult time.  Our Family Promise is currently housing up to 3 families in local hotels.  They need support in the following ways, as shared by Lori Kempter, Executive Director:

  • Be kind & pray.  During this difficult time, Family Promise cannot underestimate the importance and impact of simply being kind to one another and praying for our neighbors.
  • Give supply donations. They are receiving donations of the following: milk, eggs, meat, paper products, baby wipes, cleaning supplies, fast food gift cards, grocery gift cards, and gas gift cards. Call the Family Promise office to arrange dropping off donations (307-772-8770).
  • Give financially. This transition is increasing costs for Family Promise of Cheyenne. Motel rooms cost $700 per week/per family. Housing 3 families for a minimum of 2-3 weeks costs $4,200-6,000. Donations can be made on the website: www.FamilyPromiseofCheyenne.org or mail to Family Promise of Cheyenne, 2950 Spruce Drive, Cheyenne WY 82001.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday Worship 10:15 am
Sunday’s worship can be seen on Facebook and YouTube.

Delta Kappa Gamma will NOT hold their annual Used Book Sale due to COVID-19.  If you have any books you wanted to donate, pleased hold them if you possibly can.  For more information or questions, please call Kathie at 307-8606.

Save the Date!!!  The MSC Missions Team is holding a Lenten Series, Sunday evenings, through Lent beginning February 21.  The title is Just Love, Live in Faith, Act with Courage, Work for Justice.  Explore justice issues with sessions such as:

  • Japanese Internment (Concentration) Camps and Generational Trauma:  How we must not allow history to repeat itself again:  presented by Japanese American leaders at Simpson UMC.
  • Human trafficking:  Kara Napolitano, Research and Training Manager, Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, Denver.
  • Push Out – Criminalization of Black Girls in School:  A 2021 Mission U presentation by ELCA Rev. Melanie Martin-Dent.

The sessions will be from 5:30 to 6:45 pm beginning February 21.  Registration begins January 17.  For more information, contact [email protected].

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE

Family Promise Help Needed

Hi everyone,

An update for you after a very full weekend of team-oriented home improvement:

Y’all are amazing!!  We can hardly believe the house we left this evening is the same house we arrived at on Saturday morning.  What incredible things can happen when people come together!  We are blessed and humbled by everyone’s contributions.  While there are a few things to wrap up over the next few days, we made enormous strides toward getting this house ready to receive a family.

All told, we had over 40 volunteers work on the house between the two days, and many others who donated or loaned kitchenware, linens, furniture, and construction materials.  A big shout-out to Home Depot for donating all of our paint, primer, and drywall supplies, to Jim & Nancy Coffin and to Donna Janks for providing lunches for both work days, and to the Central High School National Honor Society for providing 12 volunteers and doing most of our heavy lifting with furniture transport.

From our original needs list that went out a week ago, nearly everything has been taken care of – amazing!  We have discovered a few additional needs as we start to fine-tune.  Our hope is to get a family in the house next weekend if at all possible, so if you or members of your community are able to help with these please contact [email protected] or 307-433-4774 this week.

Here’s the list:
-one twin bed
-frame for a queen bed (we have a mattress but not the rest)
-kitchen trash can
-dish drying rack
-broom & dust pan
-welcome/walk-off mats for inside & outside front door
-mop
-night lights
-outlet plugs (the kind that cover an outlet for safety)
-kid-safe cabinet closure devices
-TV setup with VCR/DVD (doesn’t need to be fancy, would prefer if it’s not anything new or expensive)
-A couple pieces of large-ish and fairly neutral decor for the walls to make things a bit homier

We so appreciate all of your willingness to pitch in and help out, and we enjoyed getting to know many of you more and work alongside you this weekend.  Thanks for your care for our community and desire to help such an amazing and important organization.

All the best,

Joe & Sarah Evans
On Sun, Jan 3, 2021 at 11:58 AM Jo

How to Address Church Decisions in COVID-19.

The Mountain Sky Conference has created a resource to help church leaders determine how to decision when and how to move into the future.

  • When do we worship together again?
  • What is required to keep us all safe?
  • What will worship look like when we do?

The Facilities and Safety Teams will begin working through the Study Guide provided by the Annual Conference, diving into the issues affecting our decisions. There are 5 Modules that the Team will work through, and all church leaders and members are welcome to participate as well.

Our first Zoom meeting working through Module 1 will be on Tuesday, June 2, 6:30 pm.  You are welcome to participate.

We want to follow John Wesley’s rules:  Do No Harm, Do Good and Stay in Love with God. We believe this Study Guide will help us be faithful.

Please contact Rev. Laura Rainwater, LuAnne Cook-Ludwick, or Brian Martin for more information.

Help End Human Trafficking
See something, say something!!!  Call the anonymous hotline at 888-373-7888 or text INFO or HELP to “BeFree” (233733).  Human trafficking is here in Wyoming.  Let’s raise awareness to end this 21st century form of slavery!

We are no longer accepting ink cartridges to recycle!!
We are no longer accepting ink cartridges to recycle.  However, if you something that you would like to recycle, we have several empty drawers by the northeast door.  Let the office know and I will put a label on it for you.

Check out monthly newsletter, Grace Notes.

Grace Notes is our monthly newsletter. In it you will find notes from the pastor and church leaders. You will find up-to-date information on upcoming events and read testimonies of the impact our church makes.