Church Council Meets Sunday.

The Church Council will meet this Sunday, 1:30 pm, via Zoom.  All members are invited to participate as well.  The Zoom link is listed below.

The Council will discuss what decisions need to be made in response to the continuing COVID-19 Coronavirus emergency.  

Remember that Zoom is a videoconference program that can be used on your computer, tablet or smartphone, or you can listen on your phone.

There is a password required as hackers are beginning to interrupt some Zoom meetings.

If you have any questions about Zoom, feel free to contact Rev. Laura (307-287-7417).

Topic: Grace UMC Church Council
Time: Mar 29, 2020 01:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
 
Join Zoom Meeting on your computer, tablet, smartphone by clicking the link:
https://zoom.us/j/752253923?pwd=cklSVEFVdGo4R2lTSlJiSDZ2cGpsZz09
 
Meeting ID: 752 253 923
Password: 730571
 
Using your smartphone you can use One tap mobile
+13462487799,,752253923# US (Houston)
+16699006833,, 752253923# US (San Jose)
 
To call in on your phone, dial by your location
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 752 253 923#
Password: 730571

Sunday Worship on Zoom.

We invite you to participate in Worship this Sunday using Zoom, a videoconference platform that can be used on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or you can call in on your phone.
Using Zoom allows us to see one another as well as play music videos.  We hope you can make it.

Below is the link to use for videoconference on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and the call in number for using your phone.

We do have a password that is required. As Zoom is becoming more widely used, hackers are beginning to cause problems.  If at any time you have any difficulty on Sunday morning, feel free to call or text Rev. Laura (307-287-7417).

See you Sunday!

Topic: Grace UMC Worship
Time: Mar 29, 2020 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
 
Meeting ID: 378 824 540#
Password: 377732

Join Zoom Meeting by using this link:
https://zoom.us/j/378824540?pwd=dTZOb3d4a3U0MzY5MTcydXNPRU1nQT09 

One tap mobile for smartphone:
+13462487799,,378824540# US (Houston)
+16699006833,,378824540# US (San Jose)
 
Dial by your location on your phone:
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US
        +1 301 715 8592 US
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Enter Meeting ID: 378 824 540#
Password: 377732

A Prayer from Bishop Karen about COVID – 19

The Council of BIshops (COB) of the United Methodist Church has asked all United Methodists to join people of faith in a day of prayer today, asking God to rid the world of the coronavirus pandemic.
From Bishop Karen:

I lift up my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come?  My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  Psalm 121
Today, I invite you to join with people of faith in prayer as we seek God’s guidance, wisdom, comfort and strength in the face of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.

Pray for those who are suffering from the virus; grieving the loss of loved ones, adjusting to an unfamiliar rhythm, anxious and frightened.

Pray for those working on a cure, making supplies to keep our health care workers safe, and health care workers everywhere.

Pray for those on the front lines of providing us with essential services and supplies, grocery store workers, farmers, factory workers, first responders and utility providers.

Pray for those who have lost or will lose their jobs and businesses.

Pray for government leaders as they enact bold decisions to keep us safe.

Pray for the Church, that we may rise as the Body of Christ to care for our neighbors in their time of need.

Pray for one another, that the bonds of community we share will be strengthened even as we are separate from one another.

Exploring Migration:  A Faith Journey

“Exploring Migration:  A Faith Journey” is a program of migration in the 21st Century, through the lens of our Christian faith.  This 8 session module offers participants a chance to find common ground and to discover more about themselves, their values, our God and the millions of people who are on the move in every part of the world.  If you would like more information, please contact Michelle Aldrich.

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.

Important Letter from Church Council & Rev. Laura

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THIS WEEK @ GUMC

Check back soon!

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE

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!

New Directory
Yesterday, the new directory was sent out to our members.  Please review and if you have any changes, please let the office know.  On Monday, a new directory will be sent out.  Thanks for your help!

District Gathering
District Gathering will be held via Zoom on March 28, 8:30 – 9:30 am. A Zoom link and phone number will be sent out soon.  The Wyoming District will handle its district business during this time. Contact Rev. Laura Rainwater if you have any questions.

Updates on child care being provided
Cody:  Not available
First Casper: Not sure yet
Frontier Cheyenne: Checking for availability

Marion Reid Women’s Scholarship
The Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministries of the Mountain Sky Conference of the UMC is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2020/2021 Marion Reid Scholarship for Women.  Four scholarships of $2,500.00 each will be awarded this spring to women who are or will be attending an institute of higher education in the United States in the 2020/2021 school year and who are currently members of a United Methodist Church in the Mountain Sky Conference of the UMC.  Download the application in WORD or PDF and email it to Rev. Debra Juarez.  The deadline for applications and letters of recommendation is March 27, 2020.  Announcement of awards will be made in the late spring.  Questions, contact Rec. Debra Juarez at [email protected].

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.

Lay Equaliztion Delegates to Annual Conference
If you are interested in attending the annual conference as a Lay Equalization Delegate, please talk to those who have attended in the past:

  • Pam Pallak
  • Brian Martin
  • Wanda Denton
  • LuAnne Cook-Ludwick
  • Dr. Michelle Aldrich
  • Rev. Laura

They can give you information on what to expect at the conference.
The annual conference will held in June in Gillette.

Pam Pallak is our delegate to the annual conference, as elected at our circuit charge conference.  Several of you have attended in the past as a Lay Equalization Delegate.  In short, each district should send an equal number or lay and clergy delegates.  Because we have retired clergy in our district, we need to send more lay delegates.  Because Annual Conference this June will be in Gillette, more lay members are asking to participate.  The Wyoming Leadership has agreed that people can nominate themselves to serve as a lay equalization delegate.  This will be approved at the Wyoming District gathering March 28 (locations to be decided soon).  If you are interested, please let Rev. Laura know so that she can send on your information.  It’s possible that everyone who would like to serve can, but we won’t know until later in March.  Any questions, please contact Rev. Laura.

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.