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Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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

From September through May, we meet weekly Sunday mornings at 10:15 am, at the Visual Arts Center, 2nd Floor, Nye Beach Turnaround, 777 Northwest Beach Drive, Newport, Oregon. (We do not meet weekly during the summer months.)

A map to our location can be found here: https://ccuuf.org/map/

For information about our congregation, contact us at info@ccuuf.org

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December 2017 Schedule

Friday, December 1, 9:30 am. North Lincoln County UU Men’s Breakfast, at the Surfrider Restaurant at Fogarty Beach. Held on the first Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at ccuuf.org@gmail.com

Sunday, December 3, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service.  Presentation:  Hidden Messages in sarah schurr red door sarah2Christmas. The Rev. Sarah Schurr will share a scholarly look at the traditional Christmas Legend of the “Three Kings” to show the hidden meanings of social justice that are, arguably, the original intent of the story. Come and learn to see Christmas in a whole new light!
     After the Service on December 3rd, Rev Sarah Schurr will offer us help to our leadership with creating good quality worship in small congregations like ours. She will also talk about the why and how of reaching out to potential new UUs in our community. Rev. Sarah works for the UUA as Congregational Life Staff in the Pacific Western Region. She is the regions small congregation specialist and our primary contact to the UUA. She makes her home in Portland Oregon.

Monday, December 4, 4:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. Held at the Newport library conference room. For information contact info@ccuuf.org.

Sunday, December 10, 10:15 am.  Fellowship Service. Presentation:  Stories of Family, stories-that-bindStories that Bind:   Once again, YOU the members of our Fellowship are the program. Please share a short story with meaning, or lessons, or humor.  Our own Craig Sherman will lead us in a discussion of meaning stories that bind us to family.  STORIES about challenges our ancestors faced, where they came from, what they sacrificed, or what your kids or your parents taught you about parenting, are “the most important single thing in preparing our children to deal with adversity” according to a series of studies. So share a short story with us that you would tell your kids, or Grandkids to ground them in a line of ordinary but heroic people. Stories have existed before the written word. They have been used for keeping traditions and cultures alive; for cementing values. Storytelling can be a binding force within families and clans, and fellowships.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahlTDpdzV1Y

Sunday December 10, 10:15 am. The Monthly Book Exchange. Bring a book you have finished and find it a good home with someone else in the fellowship.

Friday, December 15, 9:30 am. Newport UU Men’s Breakfast. Held on the 3rd Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at ccuuf.org@gmail.com 

yulelogSunday, December 17, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation:  Yule and Winter Solstice.  We continue our fellowship’s annual Yule Log tradition with a presentation by long time CCUUF member Gary Lahman. We also will have our annual cookie exchange as part of this festive event. Bring some cookies and come join us for our midwinter celebration! 

Thursday, December 21, 11:45 am. UU Ladies’ Lunch. Canyon Way. Meet for lunch and conversation. If you plan to attend, sign up on a Sunday morning or email Connie at kiger@ohio.edu. Please email only if you will be attending.

Sunday, December 24. ***We do not meet***

New-Years-EveSunday, December 31, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation:  Reflections on 2017 and Hopes for 2018.  Join our presenter Sue Wilkins in our last fellowship service of the calendar year. We will do some reflecting on the joys and concerns of the past year and discuss your hopes for the new year. New Year’s Eve presentation by CCUUF member Sue Wilkins.

January 2018 Schedule

Friday, January 5, 9:30 am. North Lincoln County UU Men’s Breakfast, at the Surfrider Restaurant at Fogarty Beach. Held on the first Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at ccuuf.org@gmail.com

Sunday, January 7, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service.  Presentation:  The Power of ThenPowerThen-broken sandclock-croppedPresentation by CCUUF member Curt Wilkins.
We live in the present, but our past influences and shapes who and what we are. Recent research suggests that our subconscious mind runs 90% plus of our lives. Not just the autonomous circulatory, digestive, respiratory etc. systems but our personality as well. The script for all that we believe we are was “written” in the past, the back THEN. Thus we are all probably living to a great extent in the “then” and not in the present, now. And it is outside our awareness. Come join us for a conversation about living in the present and recognizing how the past shapes our lives and our personalities.

Monday, January 8, 4:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. Held at the Newport library conference room. For information contact info@ccuuf.org.

Sunday, January 14, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation:  Universalism–the UCA UnsealgrForgotten Half of Unitarian Universalism.   Presentation by CCUUF member Brent Burford.
The Unitarians and Universalists merged in 1961.  We Unitarian Universalists are often familiar with and embrace our Unitarian heritage. But we often forget or are unfamiliar with our Universalist connection.  We will take a look at the history of the Universalist Church in America which was founded in 1793 and merged in 1961 with the American Unitarian Association. 

Sunday, January 14, 10:15 am. The Monthly Book Exchange. Bring a book you have finished and find it a good home with someone else in the fellowship.

Thursday, January 18,  11:45 am. UU Ladies’ Lunch. Meet for lunch and conversation. If you plan to attend, sign up on a Sunday morning or email Connie at kiger@ohio.edu. Please email only if you will be attending.

Friday, January 19, 9:30 am. Newport UU Men’s Breakfast. Held on the 3rd Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at brent.burford@gmail.com

Sunday, January 21, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service.  Presentation: The First Principle: seven_principles_wheel_originalThe Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person.   Presentation by CCUUF member Brent Burford
There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm  and promote.  https://ccuuf.org/about/   The First Principle of these seven is will be our topic today: The Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person.  This is a Beginning of a series over the next two months during which we will discuss in turn all seven of the Principles and how they form the basis of Unitarian Universalism.
This first presentation will also discuss the Six Sources of the Seven Principles and the living traditions from which they are drawn.

Sunday, January 28, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service:  Everything You Wanted to Rev-RickDavisKnow About Unitarian Universalism.  Presentation by the Rev.  Richard Davis.
     This presentation by Rev. Davis will be a question and answer format rather than a regular sermon. Have questions about Unitarian Universalism? Want to know more or dig deeper about basic principles or the ties that bind those within this denomination?  Here’s an opportunity.
     Reverend Richard R. Davis (“Rev. Rick”) became senior minister at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem in 1993. He was originally drawn to Unitarian Universalism through his interest in world religions, particularly Zen Buddhism that guides his daily meditation. The UU religious movement became his spiritual home, as it promotes free and responsible religious thought, and encompasses expressions that affirm his multi-faith theology. As Rev. Rick says, “UUism put no theological constraints on which sources could inspire me in my spiritual quest.”
      He received his Master of Divinity from Emory University, Chandler School of Theology in 1986, and was ordained in 1987 at Emerson Unitarian Church in Canoga Park, CA where he served for six years. His duties at UUCS include worship, pastoral care, community connections, outreach, administration and teaching.
http://uusalem.org/staff/reverend-rick-davis/

Monday, January 29, 5:30 pm. Stone Soup Dinner.  We rotate with other congregations in Newport in preparing a community meal. We need volunteers to prepare the meal earlier in the afternoon, to serve the meal from 5:30-6:30, and to clean up afterwards.  For more information, contact info@ccuuf.org

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 Additional Activities and Notes

Monthly fellowship board meeting is usually on the first Thursday of the month at 5:00. Location varies. Contact info@ccuuf.org for location and confirmation of time.
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Monthly men’s breakfast
is usually on the third Friday of the month in Newport at 9:30. Location may vary. For location and confirmation of time, contact info@ccuuf.org. 
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Oregon UU Voices for Justice
.  contact or join 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.

Our Mailing Address,  Website, Newsletter, & Donations:  Checks may be made out to CCUUF and placed in our donation box or mailed to: Craig Sherman, 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.