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


 March 2018


Sunday, March 11, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service.  Presentation: The whwiist-700x596-croppedSixth Principle: The Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty, and Justice for All. Presentation by Dr. Bill Wiist.   
     There are seven principles which Unitarian Universalist congregations affirm  and promote.  https://ccuuf.org/about/   The Sixth Principle of these seven is will be our topic this Sunday.  This is the final presentation of a series during which we discussed in turn all seven of the Principles and how they form the basis of Unitarian Universalism.
    Dr. Bill Wiist earned his doctorate in public health in 1975 he served as a university teacher, administrator and researcher, as an administrator in a large urban public health department, and as the executive director of a not-for-profit health organization. He has traveled several time to Santiago, Chile at the invitation of the University of Chile’s School of Public Health to help start the School’s global health program where he taught courses about global economics. Dr. Wiist is best known for his work on the influence of corporations on health and democracy, through presentations at national and international conferences, a 2010 book published by Oxford University Press, journal articles and book chapters including in two books published in 2016 by Rowman and Littlefield, International.
     In 2013 Dr. Wiist retired from his position as tenured, full Professor of Health Sciences, and Senior Scientist in the Interdisciplinary Health Policy Institute at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff. He now holds a Courtesy Faculty appointment in Global Health in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State.

Sunday, March 11, 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, March 15,  11:45 am. UU Ladies’ Lunch. Meet for lunch and conversation in Newport. 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, March 16, 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, March 18, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service.  Presentation:  Nevertheless, maybe nevertheless she persisted bw pink corners IMG_3535She Persisted. Presentation by Brent Burford
We will look at women within UU history (and a few others too) who have persisted against adversity and made a difference. Unitarians and Universalists were among the first denominations to ordain women in the U.S. Other Unitarians and Universalists were involved in the suffrage movement and later in the civil rights movement. We will also look at the involvement of Beacon Press, the UUA publishing house, in the publishing o the Pentagon Papers.
Brent is a recurring speaker at Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship since moving to the coast seven years ago. He is a student of religious history and often speaks on that topic.  He is currently the Program Chair for the fellowship.

Sunday, March 25, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation:  Talking About 4 Holly PruettDying.  Our fellowship is hosting a conversation on issues concerning death and dying sponsored by Oregon Humanities.  All are invited. The facilitator for the event is Holly J. Pruett.  The event will be at our usual fellowship service meeting location–the Visual Arts Center in the Second Floor Meeting Room in Newport. 
     What do we think about when we think of dying? When we think about our own dying, what do we want most? Death is part of the human experience; all of us have experienced loss, and all of us will die one day. Yet conversations about death and dying are difficult and often avoided even with our closest family members and friends.
     This is the focus of “Talking about Dying,” a free conversation with Holly J. Pruett.  This conversation provides an opportunity for participants to hear perspectives and ideas from fellow community members.  Talking about Dying discussions are made possible thanks to the generous support of the WRG Foundation Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.6 OH-Logo-Color
   After twenty-five years as a leader in and consultant to local, state, and national nonprofits, Holly Pruett now works with individuals, families, and communities to help them commemorate life’s major milestones. Certified as a life-cycle celebrant and home funeral guide, she is currently a graduate scholar in Stephen Jenkinson’s Orphan Wisdom School. After three years of organizing PDX Death Cafe, Holly recently created the Death Talk Project to promote useful, honest conversation about how we die, how we mourn, and how we care for and remember our dead. Holly is passionate about building community and believes participating in ceremony is a gift for everyone involved.  

 April 2018


Sunday, April 1, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service.  Presentation: A Rite of Spring: easter empty tomb 15440786465_bdde5676b4_oWhat does a UU Easter look like?  Presentation by Brent Burford. (And breakfast served by Curt and Sue!)
     Come join us for breakfast and conversation followed by a presentation & discussion on what Easter means in the UU world.
Few UUs believe that Jesus knowingly sacrificed his life to atone for the sins of humanity or that only by his sacrifice and our belief in him as our Lord and Savior can each of us, individually, be saved.  For many Unitarian Universalists, the resurrection narrative is often more metaphorical than literal. Many kinds of resurrection can be emphasized: rebirth of nature; resurrecting dreams and hopes; resurrecting dead relationships. In a general sense, the ultimate triumph of life over death.
So what do UUs take away from such traditions as Easter? Come join us for a presentation followed by discussion of this question.

Monday, April 2, 4:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. Held at the Newport library conference room. For information contact info@ccuuf.org.

Friday, April 6, 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, April 8, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: Stepping Up: A New stepping up initiative logo-100Approach to Mental Illness in the Justice System. Presentation by Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall.
     Each year, there are an estimated 2 million people with serious mental illnesses admitted to jails across the nation. Once incarcerated, individuals with mental illnesses tend to stay longer in jail and upon release are at a higher risk of returning to incarceration than those without these illnesses. The human toll of this problem—and its cost to taxpayers—is staggering. The Stepping Up initiative is an effort to reduce the number of people with mental illness in the criminal justice system.

Sunday, April 8, 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.

Sunday, April 15, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: High on Religion: Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism in India and Nepal. Presentation by CCUUF member Anne Sigleo.

Thursday, April 19,  11:45 am. UU Ladies’ Lunch. Meet for lunch and conversation in Newport. If you plan to attend, sign up on a Sunday morning or email Connie at kiger@ohio.edu to RSVP or for details.

Friday, April 20, 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 

Sunday, April 22, 10:15 am. Central Coast UU Fellowship Annual Meeting. annual_meeting_1-320x300***Held offsite*** 
     Our fellowship’s annual meeting will be held at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club, 750 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365.  (The Visual Arts center is not available this Sunday.)
     After a breakfast, there will be annual state of the fellowship presentation by the board president Mary Ann Beggs, a presentation of fellowship’s financial affairs by the board treasurer Craig Sherman, election of new officers and board members for the fellowship, and discussion of any other business of the fellowship. 

Sunday, April 29, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: The Baha’i faith. Presentation by Bob Riggs.
A presentation on, followed by discussion about, the Baha’i faith.


 Additional Activities and Notes

Monthly fellowship board meeting is usually on the first Monday of the month at 4:00 pm. Location varies. Contact info@ccuuf.org for location and confirmation of time.

The monthly UU ladies lunch is usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month in Newport at 11:45 am. For location and confirmation of time, contact admin@ccuuf.org.
The Newport monthly UU men’s 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.

The North Lincoln County monthly UU men’s breakfast is usually on the first Friday of the month in the Lincoln City area at 9:30 am. For location and confirmation of time, contact ccuuf.org@gmail.com.  
Oregon UU Voices for Justice
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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.