Central Coast Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship

A welcoming and liberal spiritual  community in Lincoln County, Oregon since 1984 .  Visitors Always Welcome.


Our Fellowship weekly Sunday meetings are at the Visual Arts Center on Sundays, at 10:15 am.
Sundays 10:15 a.m.–12:00 noon, Visual Arts Center, 2nd Floor, Nye Beach Turnaround, 777 Northwest Beach Drive, Newport, Oregon. 


Fall 2014 Schedule of  CCUUF Programs & Activities

Sunday, November 2, 10:15 am. Captive Community: Life in a Japanese Internment Camp.  Presentation by Jim Flory.  This program will tell three interlocking stories illustrated by slides. The first story is how Jim came to be born in a Japanese Internment Camp at Baguio in the Philippine Islands during WWII. The second story is how the American civilians in that camp built a humane community under very difficult conditions. The third is of Captain Rokuro Tomibe who was the commandant of that camp at a crucial time and in 1977 came to an Internment Camp reunion in California.

Saturday, November 8, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Oregon UU Voices for Justice, Annual Meeting.  UUs from around the state will gather in Corvallis to decide statewide advocacy priorities for 2015 and create a plan for working together on those justice issues. We will report in on UU justice activities around the state, connect congregations and UUs, and commit to making our UU values known in the public square.
Beverages and light snacks provided. Bring lunch or purchase ($5 – reserve by Nov. 5) on-site.  Fifth Annual Meeting, Oregon Unitarian Universalist Voices for Justice, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis, 2945 NW Circle Blvd, Corvallis, OR 97330, For questions, email bdowpdx@gmail.com

Sunday, November 9, 10:15 am. The Science and Practice of Meditation for personal growth.  CCUUF board member Dr. Bill Wiist will summarize the results of scientific research about some of the mental and physical benefits of meditation. He will also provide instruction in and guide participants in trying out several different types of meditation practices, including those used in research and those practiced by some world religions.

Sunday, November 16, 10:15 am.   Determining our community’s mental health, drug, alcohol, and crisis intervention needs for the future—Mr. Chandler Davis, the Chair of the Lincoln County Addiction Prevention and Recover Committee and Vice Chair of the Mental Health Advisory Committee will discuss the current status of addiction and mental health treatment in Lincoln County and some of the plans for improving the delivery of behavioral health services.

Sunday, November 23, 10:15 am. Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at the Visual Arts Center.

Sunday, November 30. We do not meet.

Thursday, December 4, 1:00 pm. UU book discussion group. Book to be discussed is “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr.   (Several  copies are available through the local library.)  Craig S. will host the discussion at his home.

Sunday, December 7, 10:15 am. Tools for our Soul. Presentation by Cynthia Jacobi.

Sunday, December 7, 12:00 noon.  CCUUF Board Meeting.  A meeting of the 2014-2015 board members of CCUUF.

Sunday, December 14, 10:15 am. Unseen Hand, Human Interconnection and Medicine. Presentation by Andy Mahindruaum.

Sunday, December 21, 10:15 am. Yule Log and Cookie Exchange.

Sunday, December 28. We do not meet.

Monday, December 29, 5:30 pm. Stone Soup Meal. CCUUF will prepare and serve the weekly Stone Soup Community Meal. Location: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.


 Additional Activities and Notes

Oregon UU Voices for Justice.  Priority legislative issues for 2013 are (1) Health Care Reform, (2) Climate Change, and (3) Death Penalty & Criminal Sentencing Reform.  If you are interested in being in the working group for any of these issues. being on the email list for updates from any of these groups, or contributing to these causes, contact or join these Oregon UU voices on social issues at: http://www.uuvoicesoregon.org/.

CCUUF recognized by the UUA as a “Welcoming Congregation.”   On July 27, 2012, Central Coast  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship received confirmation that we have been recognized by the Unitarian  Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA)  as a Welcoming Congregation and is now reflected as such on this list of UU congregations.

Wednesdays. 6:00 pm.  Benefaction Zen (Meditation) Community.   Zen meditation is held weekly at 6:00 pm at the Yurt on SE John Nye Rd.  Silent sitting and walking meditation with chants, reading/talk about practice, and optional bowing practice.  Free, but donations will be accepted to cover expenses.  For further information contact Jean Fredrickson, email: jeanconnect@aol.com

Our Mailing Address,  Website, Newsletter, & Donations:  Checks may be made out to CCUUF and placed in our donation box or mailed to:  Gary Lahman, CCUUF Treasurer, P.O. Box 111, Newport, Oregon 97365.  Receipts will be issued upon request or at the end of the year.  Our website is at www.CCUUF.org.  To contribute activities or announcements to the Newsletter or to add or remove people from emailing list, please contact admin@ccuuf.org

We are a Welcoming Congregation.  All are equally welcome regardless of race, background, gender, or sexual orientation.


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