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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.

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

For more information about our congregation, contact us by email
at info@ccuuf.org or by phone at (541) 224-8818.  A calendar of our upcoming events is always found on this webpage www.ccuuf.org  

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January 2019

Sunday, January 6, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: “No time for a casual faith.” Standing on the side of lovePresentation by CCUUF Board President Mary Ann Beggs.  
     These words by the Unitarian Universalist Association president Rev Susan Frederick-Gray calls us to action in fighting for justice during this difficult time. “UU’s are first and foremost religious communities that practice love as our foundation. “ We will discuss how we can make a difference in our communities by standing on the side of love and acting to resist injustice and oppression.

Monday, January 7, 3:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. The Board of Trustees monthly meeting. For details, contact, Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org.

Thursday, January 10, 11:45 am. UU Ladies Lunch. (Second Thursdays of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. For information and location, contact Connie at admin@ccuuf.org

Sunday, January 13, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: A Celebration of William William_StaffordStafford’s Life and Writings.  Presentation by Cynthia Jacobi and Gary Lahman. Come and bring your favorite poem or writing by William Stafford to share with the fellowship!
     William Stafford was born January 17, 1914 in Hutchinson, Kansas. He was an American poet and pacifist.  A conscientious objector during WWII, he performed alternative service from 1942 to 1946 in the Civilian Public Service camps. In 1947 he moved to Oregon to teach at Lewis and Clark College in Portland.  In 1970, he was named Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position that is now known as Poet Laureate. In 1975, he was named Poet Laureate of Oregon. Stafford died at his home in Lake Oswego on August 28, 1993. 

Sunday, January 13, 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. And maybe someone will bring one that you will want to take and read.

Friday, January 18, 9:30 am. UU monthly Breakfast. (3rd Fridays of the month.) Meets at Georgie’s Beachside Grill, in the bar. Come join us for conversation and fellowship. Location: 744 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR 97365. http://georgiesbeachsidegrill.com/

Sunday, January 20, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation:  Martin Luther King Day and the History and Dynamics of Non-violent Protest. Presentation by CCUUF MLK locking armsProgram Chair Craig Sherman. 
     On this our Sunday closest to Martin Luther King Day, we will look at the tool King used effectively. Nonviolent resistance is the practice of achieving social change through symbolic protests, civil disobedience, or economic or political noncooperation. Many movements which promote philosophies of nonviolence or pacifism have pragmatically adopted the methods of animoto-sit-in-charlottenonviolent action as an effective way to achieve social or political goals. We will take a look at a movements and methods used and discuss what might be the moral implications of such resistance and disobedience. Come join us for what will be a lively discussion. 

Sunday, January 27, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: My Sisters’ Place. MSPSpeaker: Michelle Gaylor
    Michelle will speak about the types of domestic violence in Lincoln County and the activities of My Sisters’ Place in practicing victim-centered, trauma-informed advocacy, including running an emergency confidential shelter, 24-hour phone support, rape victim advocacy, and education. A question and answer period will give you the opportunity to find out how you can help in their mission.
Webpage: http://mysistersplace.us
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MSPNewport/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/msp_newport
Address: My Sisters Place, PO Box 2152 Newport, OR 97365
Newport office: 541-574-9424
24-hour Hope Line: 541-994-5959
Email: info@mysistersplace.us

February 2019

Sunday, February 3,  10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Religious, But Not religious, but not necessarily pt 2 cNecessarily, Part 2. Speaker: Brent Burford.
     We continue our presentation from November and will look at that nexus where religion, psychology, and philosophy intersect. Psychologist Jonathan haidt loks at the moral underpinnings of liberal and conservative religious and political beliefs. Philosopher Martin Buber, psychologist Erich Fromm, and others write about ultimate truths of our relationships with each other and the world. On one level these sound religious–speaking of morality, compassion, kindness, mercy–but are written for a larger audience that transcends religion. We’ll see what we think of these efforts to make these (not quite) religious writings a call to action for a secular world.
     At our first presentation in November we looked at a video by Jonathan Haidt concerning the moral underpinnings of conservative and liberal religious and political beliefs. We will take time in this presentation to discuss it. You are encouraged to view the short video prior to the presentation. It is found at this link: https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_on_the_moral_mind?language=en

Monday, February 4, 3:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. The Board of Trustees monthly meeting. For details, contact, Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org.

Sunday, February 10, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation: Your Money and Cindy Jacobi ce.JPGYour Values. Presentation by Cynthia Jacobi.
Cynthia Jacobi will lead us in a discussion as we examine our attitudes toward money–how we spend it, how we invest it, and how we give it away–and discuss what is a healthy relationship with money. How we use money can reflect our personal and spiritual values–there is a transformative power of taking a stand with money.  Come join us for an interesting discussion of our relationship with sufficiency and true abundance.
Cindy is a long time member of Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a local artist, and is currently a City of Newport City Council member.

Sunday, January 13, 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. And maybe someone will bring one that you will want to take and read.

Thursday, February 14, 11:45 am. UU Ladies Lunch. (Second Thursdays of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. For information and location, contact Connie at admin@ccuuf.org

Friday, February 15, 9:30 am. UU Monthly Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Fridays of the month.) Meets at Georgie’s Beachside Grill, in the bar. Come join us for conversation and fellowship. Location: 744 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR 97365. http://georgiesbeachsidegrill.com/

Sunday, February 17, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation: Antebellum whwiist-700x596-croppedEnslavement, Roots Blues and Racism Today. Presentation by Bill Wiist. 
    Have you ever thought “I’m a progressive minded Oregonian and I’m a UU, and yes, I’m white but I’m not a racist”? If you’re willing to take a hard, honest look at the history of racism in the U.S., racism today and their influence on you, you’ll not want to miss Dr. Bill Wiist’s presentation “Antebellum Enslavement, Roots Blues and Racism Today.” Beginning with a survey of the history of racist enslavement of Africans in the Antebellum Southern cotton agriculture industry, with roots blues music of the Jim Crow era, and illustrations of their remnants in America today, he will raise questions for group discussion to help us examine our own racism. He’ll also provide some suggestions about what we can do to become antiracist.

Sunday, February 24, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation: Where in the World Do bill-kucha-300x290You Fit Into Climate Change? What Works and What Doesn’t?  Presentation by Bill Kucha. 
     Bill Kucha will lead an open-minded and open-hearted interactive discussion on our personal roles in regards to the current ecological situation; and what climate change may mean to us as individuals and community. Bill will focus on the working solutions are available to us. He will present not only practical approaches to dealing with this crisis but delve into the emotional and spiritual implications as well.
Bill is one of the founders of 350 Oregon Central Coast and more about the organization can be found at their website http://350oregoncentralcoast.org/

 

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 Additional Activities and Notes

Our Mailing Address, Website, Newsletter, & Donations:
–Checks may be made payable to “CCUUF” and placed in our donation box or mailed to: CCUUF Treasurer, P.O. Box 111, Newport, Oregon 97365. Receipts will be issued upon request or at the end of the year. For questions, contact info@ccuuf.org 
–To contribute activities or announcements to our email 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.
–Our website is at www.CCUUF.org. For questions or comments concerning the website, contact ccuuf.org@gmail.com

Monthly meeting of the fellowship’s Board of Trustees is usually on the first Monday of the month at 3:00 pm. Usually held at the Newport Public Library conference room.  Contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org for confirmation of location and of time.

The monthly UU ladies lunch, starting with the July 2018 lunch, is moving to the 2nd Thursday of the month in Newport at 11:45 am. For location and confirmation of time, contact Connie at admin@ccuuf.org. RSVP requested if you are going to attend.
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The Newport monthly UU breakfast is usually on the third Friday of the month in Newport at 9:30 am. For location and confirmation of time, contact ccuuf.org@gmail.com.

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.”   Since 2012 Central Coast  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship has been recognized by the Unitarian  Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA)  as a Welcoming Congregation.