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

Special Holiday Trunk Show at Three Crows Gallery & Gifts.
Sunday, December 6th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 1610 Capitol Avenue in Hynds Building.
Featuring Glenda Haley with handmade Polymer clay jewelry and unique wood items, Terry Kreuzer and Beth Rulli.  Masks are required and 6 feet social distancing.  There also will be a limited number of customers in the store at any time.

Celebrate Holy Communion

Greetings Grace!

I am so excited to invite you to come into the Sanctuary at Grace to celebrate Holy Communion, pray, and listen to Christmas Music. I know it has been a while since we have been able to be present in the Sanctuary. I want to offer a time every Wednesday 9 am – noon and 5 pm – 6pm in December for you all to come and be present.

This is a time for you to come and receive Communion, pray, and listen to Christmas Music when it is convenient for you. There is NOT a service during this time, simply space.

Below you will find a video invitation and tour into the Sanctuary to celebrate Holy Communion!

Do Good…
Pastor Zach

There’s still time to get your Advent Fun Night sack with all the activities in it for the next 4 Wednesdays!!!  There will be Christmas Caroling, message readings, Christmas picture book readings, making an ornament and sharing and giving each other Christmas Joy!!!  You can attend all 4 evenings or just 1, doesn’t matter.  A Zoom link will be sent out to use for all 4 nights.  Even if you don’t want to Zoom but would like the Advent Fun Bag, just let the office or Glenda know.  This Wednesday, December 2nd, is our first fun night so please join us!!

Advent Fun Night

  • Carol singing
  • Message reading
  • Christmas Picture Book reading
  • Ornament making
  • Sharing and giving each other some Christmas Joy

Who’s in?  Want to spend about 30 to 45 minutes having fun during Advent?  Glenda does and so we are planning a Zoom Advent Night.  You will receive a sack filled with what you will need for the nights, whether you attend one or all 4 nights, it doesn’t matter.  A Zoom meeting link will be set up and used for all 4 nights.
Don’t want to do Zoom but would like an Advent Fun Bag, just let Kathy in the office know or Glenda.  Our first night will be the week flowing the first Sunday of Advent.  Hope we hear from you.

This is Family Promise week.  Call Glenda if you can help out in any way.

East Cares program is in place to help students who need assistance with every day essentials throughout the year.  The students who are recipients of this program are vetted through our administration and counseling staff, and truly represent those in need.  This year, East Cares is asking for $25.00 gift cards from Walmart, Target, Kohls or similar stores for their Christmas presents.  Also needed are $25.00 gift cards from King Soopers for their Christmas meals.  Please email Mary Jo Lucas at [email protected] by November 27 if you would like to commit to participating in the program.  Cards need to be brought to the East High School main office by December 5.  If you would like to make a cash donation, please send to East Cares and mail them to:

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE

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.

Family Promise Assistance
Lori will Family Promise has asked if anyone can help, they are in need of diapers and wipes and grocery cards due to the coronavirus.  If you can help, please call the church office or Family Promise at 772-8770 so arrangements can be made to drop off your donation.  Thank you!

Family Promise Help Needed
As Family Promise is helping more families outside our program, we are in need of supplies for those families. The following are items we are taking as donations right now-milk, eggs, meat, paper products, baby wipes, cleaning supplies, fast food gift cards, grocery gift cards, and gas cards. Please call our office to arrange dropping off donations since our office is only open by appointment 307-772-8770.

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!

Missions
The Grace Giving Grace Table is collecting undies & socks for the Cheyenne community youth in February and March.
Coins collected in February and March will go to UMCOR.

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.