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. 


September 2014 Schedule of  CCUUF Programs & Activities

Thursday, September 4, 1:00 pm. UU book discussion group. Book to be discussed is “Instructions for a Heatwave” by Maggie O’Farrell.   (Two copies are available through the local library.) Sue W. will host the discussion at her home.

Sunday, September 7, 10:15 am. The Blending of the Waters.  We begin our fall fellowship presentations with our annual blending of the waters. We share water that people have collected over the summer and a short time of reflection by each person. [Volunteers: Facilitator: Bill W., Coffee: Mary Ann, Snacks: Sue.]

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

Sunday, September 14, 10:15 am. “This I Believe.”  Soapbox format and group discussion concerning each of our basic beliefs.  [Volunteers: Facilitator, Gary L., coffee: Cynthia J., Snacks: John A.]

Sunday, September 21, 10:30 am. A Field Trip. We do *NOT* meet at Visual Arts Center this Sunday.  The fellowship will meet at 10:30 at Smelt Sands State Park in Yachats for a walk on the 804 Trail along the ocean front. It is a level, easy 3/4 mile hike each way. At 11:30 the fellowship will lunch together at the Drift Inn.  After lunch, those who wish can hike the historic Amanda Trail just north of the bridge.  The Smelt Sands State Park is located at 804 Lemwick Ln, Yachats, OR 97498.

Sunday, September 28, 10:15 am. A discussion of “Banned Books.”  A presentation on and discussion of banned books, in recognition of Banned Books Week. http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/  Discussion will include, what are our favorite banned books and the question, Is censorship ever justified? [Volunteers: facilitator: Cynthia J., Coffee: TBD, Snacks: TBD]

Monday, September 29, 5:30 pm. Stone Soup Dinner. CCUUF volunteers will be planning and serving a community meal at 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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