REV. MICHELLE BACON

Rev. Michelle Bacon will be starting in the office on August 12th. Her regular office hours will be 9:00-5:00 Monday-Thursday. Her first Sunday in the pulpit is August 18th.
Mission Highlights

·          Many thanks to those who participated in the Habitat build In Cheyenne on July 13 th . Given the number of e-mails from Habitat that Nancy Lick is receiving, UPC is rapidly becoming a reliable resource for that program. 
·    Mission sponsored a workshop on Murdered and Missing Women on July 28 th . In appreciation of the Wildcat family’s presentation, UPC presented them with a $300 check for their local women’s shelter.
·     The Rummage Sale team has been working hard for the event scheduled for August 9 th  2:00-7:00 and the 10th 8:00-1:00 . If you have things to donate, you can still leave them in Marcia’s Closet until August 6 th  (anything received after that date will be held for a future event). Many thanks to those who have already donated some really great stuff that is being sorted and priced as it is received. There is a lot of everything, including the Linen Service’s donation of a mountain of table cloths and napkins that Nancy Fillion has heroically been organizing. Certain items, such as the dough bowl from Patty Butler’s grandmother, are now on consignment with a local antique shop. Also, a sterling silver Navajo bolo tie, after being judged by Earth, Wind, and Fire staff, is now being offered on e-Bay. Four large bags of clothing have been taken to the Cathedral Home and 5 bags have been donated to the Clothing Cottage. A couple of the clothing items will be sold at the Rummage Sale while other pieces are being held for the UWYO International Student Giveaway while the new items with tags are being saved for Community Holidays in December. Volunteers are still needed for the days of the sale. Please contact Nancy Lick if you can volunteer a little time.
·   Rev. Roger McDaniels will be presenting another Social Justice workshop on Sunday, August 25 th , on local immigration issues – what’s happening here in Wyoming. Please plan to attend. 
· Volunteers are also needed for the UWyo International Student Giveaway. The date of the Giveaway will be August 31st.
·    Nikki Rogers reports that folks requesting financial help are continuing to drop in. Again this UPC effort is done in partnership with Interfaith. Also, Mission has sent Interfaith a financial contribution to assist them with their recent relocation and/or as they need to use it (helping individuals with housing issues, etc.).
LOGOS & LOGOS BOOST!!!!

We are gearing up for another exciting year of LOGOS!


UPC will be hosting a LOGOS Boost training on August 17  th  from 8:00 to noon. Please plan on attending to learn more about LOGOS or if you are already a LOGOS pro, to get energized for another year of inter-generational fun. We hope to see you there!!
We will kick off the year with a family cook out on September 4 th at 5:30 in the north parking lot. Bring the entire family and catch up with other LOGOS families that you haven’t seen all summer. 
LOGOS will start on September 11 th .
Kindergarten through 5 th grade will gather at 3:30 and wrap up at 6:15
Mid and Senior Highs will start at 5:30 and end at 7:00
This year’s registration form is open on UPC’s website. Please register your children today.

If you have any questions or would like to be apart of LOGOS please reach out to one of the following LOGOS board members:
Michelle Harris – 460-0275 – upckidmin@gmail.com
Jennifer Curran – 760-8670 – jcurran5198@gmail.com
Athena Dixon – 520-820-4518 – athenadixon@msn.com
Laura Killean – 761-0660 – fleebswife@gmail.com
Karri Waggoner – 532-6577

 WORSHIP and FAITH DAY
AT THE ROCKIES
Sunday, August 18th
9:30 a.m.

We still have 11 tickets to see the Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins game on Sunday, August 18 at 1:10 p.m. which includes a post-game concert featuring Kari Jobe. Please contact Nikki Rogers at  upclaramie@gmail.com  if you would like a ticket. We will be traveling by the Eppson Center bus and will be leaving UPC by 10:30 am and returning to Laramie in the early evening. Worship will be held at the normal time 9:30-10:30 a.m .
MANY THANKS!
The Men on a Mission and the UPC from Laramie proved that many hands make light work. Job well done, folks! And thanks for the great lunch, Wayne & Jean Brown from the Evangelical Free Church!  
Downtown Clinic

The following information is a breakdown of the services provided by the Downtown Clinic from July 2018 to June 2019 (fiscal year): 1070 primary care visits; 5520 prescription medicines provided; 690 specialty care visits; 650 vaccines administered; 265 mental health visits; 174 emergency dental visits; 99 vision visits resulting in 30 pairs of glasses for a total of 2723 visits. The dental and vision visits represent contribution from local specialists at their offices. Additionally, specialists, such as cardiologists, provide off-site services in Fort Collins and Cheyenne. This Clinic represents a critical service that harnesses volunteerism at its finest.
SOCIAL JUSTICE SERIES

Mission is currently planning an environmental workshop as part of UPC’s Social Justice Series. The UPC event will be a balanced panel discussion presenting various views. However, in planning for this event (date to be determined), Pastor Sheri learned of this upcoming event that we’re sharing for anyone who is interested in attending.
 
Wyoming Climate Forum: Monday, September 16, 2019; 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM; Alice Hardie Steven Center; Free
Sponsors: Sierra Club; Powder River Basin Resource Council; Wyoming Climate Activists; Social Justice Research Center; Alliance for Renewable Energy; Citizens’ Climate Lobby; Big Hollow Food Co-Op.
The goal of the Wyoming Climate Forum is to motivate and empower Wyomingites to confront the climate crisis. They plan to present the personal choices and policy decisions that will be most effective in addressing global warming and the impact it is having on our planet.
FAMILY PROMISE UPDATE

Program updates:
·         Crystal has been working with a family through our PATH program. They needed assistance with getting vital documents, transportation, and connecting with other resources to prevent homelessness. That family has been able to maintain their housing thanks, in part, to the assistance Family Promise has provided.
·         Signup.com: To assist host sites with recruiting volunteers from support sites and service organizations our VISTA, Susie, has created an online sign up for host sites to use. She is reaching out to coordinators to get finishing details. Give us a call or email Susie if you have any questions. Each host site will be able choose if they use  signup.com  system.
·         Website: We have developed a new website at fpalbanycounty.org . We have a log in page for our coordinators on this website with documents and a link to the SignUp. If you need the log in information please give us a call.
·         We are creating a children’s coloring book to help with transitions between host sites. We are using CSBG funds to complete this project. Our goal is to help kids with the transition each week.  
·         Referrals: since circulating our new marketing materials (6/15/19) we have received 17 referrals. We provided services for 3 families, 5 did not qualify (can’t pass background or no children), 9 families choose not to seek services.

Fundraisers:
Quilt Raffle: Our quilt this year is on display at local banks! All next week it will be at Western States Bank on East Grand Ave. Stop on by and get your ticket!
Ridley’s: If you shop at Ridley’s please donate your point to Family Promise. To donate your points, check at the Ridley’s store or call our office 307-742-6480.

Currently we have no guests staying in the program. We are providing services to families not seeking shelter. We are trying to get the word out for families and individuals in need of hygiene, diapers, showers, or laundry services. The reason for this is for us to create a relationship with families that might need our services.

UPC will host August 25-Sept 1
FOC & STEWARDSHIP UPDATE

How UPC stands financially at the end of June 2019: 
Total Income $110,891.25. Total Expenses $119,174.83
Summer is here! We will be having one service at 9:30 AM through Labor Day weekend. The church office will be open Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
EQUAL EXCHANGE

If you are in need of product from Equal Exchange, Lorinda O'Hashi will be ordering in the future. The future orders will benefit the New York choir trip. Please E-mail,  LorindaO@aol.com  or leave a message in the Church Office of your needs.
CARNEGIE HALL, NEW YORK CITY
NOVEMBER 14-18, 2019
 
THE UPC CHOIR HAS BEEN INVITED TO SING IN THE NEW YORK PREMIER PERFORMANCE OF JOSEPH MARTIN’S AND HEATHER SORENSON’S CHRISTMAS DREAMS AT CARNEGIE HALL ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2019. YOU WILL JOIN OTHER CHORISTERS TO FORM THE DISTINGUISHD CINCERT SINGERS INTERNATIONAL AND CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER JOSEPH MARTIN WILL LEAD THE PERFORMANCE. THERE ARE A FEW SPOTS STILL OPEN. CONSIDER COMING TO NYC TO HEAR THE PERFORMANCE EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT A CHORISTER.  PLEASE SEE LORINDA O’HASHI FOR THE DETAILS OF THE TRIP.
Church Contact Info

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Clerk of Session    Carole Hertz

Church Office or 
Nikki Rogers      Nikki Rogers

Children's 
Ministry          Michelle Harris

Music 
Ministry           Lorinda O'Hashi
OFFICE HOURS

The church office will be open Monday-Thursday 8:00-3:00. Rev. Michelle Bacon will be in the church Monday-Thursday 9:00-5:00 on a regular basis.
Reports & Session Minutes

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