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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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Spring 2017 Schedule

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Sunday, May 7, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation:. Federalist No. 10 330px-James_Madisonfrom the Federalist Papers. Presentation by Steve Meyers.  No. 10 is an essay by James Madison which addresses the question of how to guard against factions with interest contrary to the rights of others or the interests of the whole community. We will look at James Madison’s views on this topic which seems quite relevant today. [Celebrant is Cynthia Jacobi.]
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Sunday, May 7, 12:00 noon. CCUUF Administrative Board Meeting.
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Sunday, May 14, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation:  Stories from our mothers-day-bannerFamilies.  In honor of Mothers and Fathers Days, all are invited to share a sort of story of their Mother, Father, or relative. The group with discuss the “Moral of the Story” briefly after each sharing.  Discussion facilitated by John Aylmer. [Celebrant is Craig Sherman.]
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Sunday, May 14, 10:15 am. Monthly Book Exchange.  Bring book for which you’d like to find a new home, and take a book. that looks interesting.

Sunday, May 21, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation:  This I Believe. thisibelieve1 goodPresentation and discussion led by Brent Burford. A presentation of what one believes, how these beliefs impact one’s life, why does one believe these things, and how does one put these beliefs together with the other things I know and believe?  Patterned after the “This I Believe” presentations in the 1950s and on NPR from 2005-2009.  The presentation will include a short explanation of the original series, the presenter’s own beliefs will be discussed, and then followed by a discussion and an invitation for others to discuss their thoughts on these issues. [Celebrant is Brent Burford.] For more information, see:   http://thisibelieve.org/   http://www.npr.org/series/4538138/this-i-believe
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Sunday, May 28, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation:  What Do I Want Said tombstone game overAt My Memorial Service? What is My Epitaph?   A facilitated discussion of  how we want to be remembered–What do I want my obituary to say? What’s it all about? Discussion facilitated by Curt Wilkins. [Celebrant is Craig Sherman.]


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Monday, May 29, 5:30 pm. Stone Soup Kitchen. Central Coast UU Fellowship will stone soup cprepare and serve the community meal at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Newport.  Located at the corner of Hurbert and 9th Streets.  Volunteers will arrive at different times depending on duties. If you wish to volunteer, contact John Aylmer, johnaylmer@gmail.com.  We volunteer four times per year, on the fifth Monday of the month.
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Summer 2017
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Sunday, June 4, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation:  What Have We Learned traveler and the gulchFrom Our Travels?  Members of the fellowship are invited to share key moments from their travels and to what they have learned in the process. Where have we been, what did we take away from the experience? Discussion led by Craig Sherman. [Celebrant is Mary Ann Beggs.]
***This will be the last Sunday Fellowship Meeting for the season. We will resume regular Sunday meetings after Labor Day.***
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Sunday, June 4, 10:15 am. Memorial Service.  Our June 4th Fellowship Meeting will candleinclude a memorial service for a member of our fellowship, Melissa Stanley.  Melissa was a leader in our fellowship and we will take this opportunity to honor her memory.

Melissa Stanley passed away in 2016 at the age of 84. Born in Washington, she was a graduate of Dayton (Oregon) High School and of the University of Oregon. After a long career teaching biology at George Mason University in Virginia, she retired to the Oregon Coast in 1999 with her partner, Joan Render.   In retirement, Melissa became a volunteer at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, a master gardener, and was active in the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.  Melissa was preceded in death by her partner, Joan Render and her parents,  Bruce Millam & Annie Fay Millam.   Melissa wanted her surviving friends to remember that “The greatest comfort is to know that you are a part of nature—forever!”
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Saturday, June 10, 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm. Barrel Bottling Party, hosted by Florence UU red-wine2Fellowship.  Wine bottling event at Rainsong Vineyard, 92989 Templeton Road, Cheshire, OR 97419. For more information, contact Mary Ann Beggs at maryannbeggs @ mac.com.
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Sundays, June 11 – September 3. We do not meet.  We do not meet weekly on Sundays in the summer months. We will resume Sunday fellowship meetings the Sunday after Labor Day.
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Tuesday, July 4, 7:00 pm. Fireworks watching party! Watch the Fireworks at Yaquina firework-clipart-firework-white-colorful-croppedBay in Newport.  The Beggs will host a fireworks watching party. It’s a great view of the Newport fireworks from their home. For directions, contact Mary Ann at maryannbeggs @ mac.com.
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Sunday, August 27, 11:30 am. Fellowship Picnic.  Curt and Sue Wilkins will host the fellowship in a potluck picnic at their home. More information will be given by email to the fellowship at the date gets nearer.

Sunday, September 10, 10:15 am. Sunday Fellowship Meetings resume.

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 Additional Activities and Notes

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: 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.