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

Reminder that Grace Notes articles are due Monday!!

If you have attended any of October’s Sunday Facebook worships, please let Kathy know for attendance records.  If you have called or emailed her, THANKS!!!

November 1’s worship is All Saints Sunday.  If you have a loved one you would liked remember, please let Pastor Zach or Kathy know.

Reminder of the 3 Lay Servant Classes that are currently being offered this fall.

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts will be held from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursdays beginning October 22 through November 19 via Zoom.  LuAnne Cook-Ludwick will be co-teaching with Gene Haning.  Register at www.LayServantTraining.org or call Gene Haning at 719-873-5311.

Living Our United Methodist Beliefs will begin November 5 with all classes on Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Register at MileHiMetro+November+Class+(1).docx or contact Faye Veal at [email protected].

LSM Foundations (Basic) Couse will be held beginning October 27 through November 12 from 6:45pm to 8:45 pm via Zoom.  To register, go to https://neutralzone.breezechms.com/form/layservantministry.

A third Lay Servant Class to be held this fall is LSM Foundations (Basic) Course.  It will be held on October 27, 29 and November 5, 10 and 12 from 6:45 pm to 8:45 pm.  To register, please go to https://neutralzone.breezechms.com/form/layservantministry

If you are a Certified Lay Servant currently, remember you have to have had an advanced class every 3 years to keep your certification.  COVID is not stopping that requirement.  The class will be taught through Zoom.

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts Lay Servant Class
Discover Your Spiritual Gifts is an advanced course for Certified Lay Servants and a required course for Certified Lay Speakers and Certified Lay Ministers.  This course will be taught by LuAnne Cook-Ludwick and Gene Haning on Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm October 22 through November 19.  The course will help participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its missions and ministry.  Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and using their spiritual gifts.  The course is open to everyone at no charge.  However, you must have a copy of the book Each One a Minister by William J. Carter (available from Cokesbury and Amazon) to participate.  Register for Discover Your Spiritual Gifts at www.LayServantTraining.org or call Gene Haning at 719-873-5311.

Living Our United Methodist Beliefs
The MileHighMetro District will conduct a Lay Servant Ministry course via Zoom starting Thursday, November 5, 2020. The course is Living Our United Methodist Beliefs (United Methodist Heritage) and is a credit toward the Certified Lay Speaker certification.  This course will explore the special gifts of theology, witness and organization that The United Methodist Church brings to the church universal, how we got where we are today and and how our distinctive emphases are still needed in the 21st -century church.  All classes will be on Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm MST.  To register, go to www.LayServantTraining.org and click on Living Our United Methodist Beliefs.  For more information, contact Faye Veal at [email protected].

Sunday Worship
Sunday’s worship will be on Facebook again at 10:15 am.

On Thursday, join Pastor Zach in Grace Hall for Coffee and Prayer at 9:00 am. Please bring your own coffee and wear your mask.

The UMW meeting set for this Saturday, will be a Zoom meeting at 1:00 pm.  Please look for additional information this week.

It’s time to Vote!!!  If you want your voting ballot to be hand delivered, call Kathy Orr, and leave a message from whom, when and where to pick it up or text her at 307-631-8077.  She will deliver it right to the Court House!!  Every vote counts!!

The first of October, Finance will be emailing out Giving Statements to all GUMC members.  If you do not want to receive your statement by email, please contact Kathy in the church office to request yours by mail.  Questions regarding your statement should be directed to Linda Bogart at 307-214-3045.
Thanks you for your continued support of our church!

Foundation of Lay Servant Ministries will be holding classes via Zoom, Thursdays,
September 17 & 24 and October 1, 8 & 15 at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Sandy and Brian Jackson will discuss processes to help individuals discern and respond to God’s particular call on their lives.  The class is suitable for youth and adults and is open to everyone at no cost (you do not need to be in the Lay Servant Ministries program).  You must have a copy of Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course Participant’s Book available from Cokesbuty ($8.49 plus shipping) or Amazon ($11.00 paperback or $9;99 Kindle) to participate.  Register at www.LayServantTraining.org or call Gene at 719-873-5311, email [email protected].

Rossman Elementary has 2 tutor positions available.
If you know of any great candidates, please encourage them to apply as soon as possible to:
Click here to apply

 

OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE

Neighbor In Need 
I had the honor and privilege to help a neighborhood family celebrate and grieve the life of their daughter and mom this past Saturday.  Today, I received a call from Cheryl Ackerley, the mother of the deceased, asking if we had a couple of folks who might be able to help her load some trash into a dumpster at her home.

She assured me it was mostly trash bags she needed help with.

If you can help, please give Cheryl a call ASAP at 307-630-7193 or you can call/text me at 307-326-2349.

Do Good…
Pastor Zach

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.