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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.
For the summer months, June through Labor Day, we only meet periodically and the events will be shown on the calendar of events, below. 

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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May 2019

Sunday, May 5, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation:  Q&A–Everything You Wanted to Know Rev-RickDavisAbout UU. Presentation by the Rev. Rick Davis.
.     This presentation by Rev. Davis will be in a question and answer format. It’s a tradition in the Salem UU Congregation that once a year Rev. Rick Davis fields written questions submitted during worship. So what question is arising in your mind that you’d like him to address?
.     The official symbol of Unitarian Universalism is the flaming chalice. Rev. Davis suggests that the unofficial symbol is “?” — the question mark — because UU’s encourage the asking of questions, recognizing that such questions open portals through which we pass to deeper truth and understanding. So, come on this Sunday with a question to submit. He will do his best to respond to as many as possible during this service.
.     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 ZenQ and A 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, May 6, 3:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. The Board of Trustees monthly meeting. For details, contact, Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org.

Sunday, May 12, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation:  A UU Eighth Principle? CM Hall cPresentation by CM Hall.
.     Wait, I thought there were Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. What is this Eighth Principle? It is a principle that has been proposed but is not formally one of the current UU Principles.   The proposed Eighth Principle is:
.     “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
.     CM will facilitate a discussion about this proposed principle and is the significance of 8th principle of UUit for us.
.    Our speaker for this presentation is CM Hall, a Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship board member and a member of the Newport City Council. CM is a lesbian-identified bisexual feminist, interpreter, and social justice activist by way of identity and passion. CM teaches LGBTQ Studies and DeafBlind Interpreting at Western Oregon University. CM is a native Oregonian and was a longtime member and friend of the UU Congregation of Salem (UUCS) where she was the YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) youth advisor for eight years. She also became a national trainer for the UUA YRUU program for nine years and served on the UUCS Board.

Sunday, May 12, 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, May 9, 11:45 am. UU Ladies Lunch. (Second Thursdays of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. To RSVP or for information and location, contact Therese at theresep855@gmail.com

Friday, May 17, 9:30 am. UU Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Friday 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/ For information or questions, contact ccuuf.org@gmail.com 

Sunday, May 19, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation: Strong Back, Soft Front. Annette LeonardPresentation by Annette Leonard.
.    Times of pain and difficulty are most often also our times of greatest growth and change. It would be nice if we maximized our learning during times of ease and comfort but that just isn’t how we’re wired. Understanding these times as invitations to deepen our connection with our self and our community we can cultivate strength and vulnerability; resilience while remaining supple — a strong back and a soft front. We can also develop greater skill in not believing everything we think which helps alleviate some of our suffering. Drawing from wisdom traditions, pop psychology, and her own deep knowing, Annette has cultivated her own resilience through a series of health crises. She works to cultivate wholeness by doing things that bring her joy.
.   Annette has a degree in ASL Interpreting from Western Oregon University and Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution. She has spent much of her career in higher ed, working went on several grant-funded projects, serving as the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities and as the Assistant Direct of Conflict Resolution Services at the University of Oregon. Eventually, she worked for Lane County government as their Supervisor of Equity and Training programs.

.    Annette is an artist working in a variety of mediums from watercolor to embroidery. She enjoys playing with her two dogs, knitting, reading, and is currently a bit obsessed with the recording artist P!nk and the truth-teller Luvvie Ajayi. Living in Eugene with her wife, Annette spends time on her back yard swing, perfecting her nachos, and day dreams about taking a hip hop dance class.

Sunday, May 26, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation:  Religious, But Not Brent -sunlight through the trees at homeNecessarily–The Final Chapter. Presentation by Brent Burford. We will complete our series on the nexus where religion, psychology, and philosophy intersect.  Psychologist Erich Fromm, Carl Jung and others write about ultimate truths of our relationships with each other and the world. On one level these sound religious–speaking of morality, ethics, compassion, kindness, mercy–but are written for a larger audience that transcends religion. We’ll see what we think of their efforts to make these (not quite) religious writings a call to action for a secular world.
.   Brent is a recurring speaker at the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship over the last eight years. He was the Program Chair for Central Coast UU Fellowship for three years and was on the Board of Trustees for two years for the fellowship.  

** For the summer months, June through Labor Day, we do not meet every Sunday. We only meet periodically and the events will be shown on the calendar of events on this page. **

June 2019

Sunday, June 2, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation: Confessions to a Stranger. WoolmanPresentation by Mark Woolman
    Mark Woolman has taught philosophy and world religions for over 30 years. During that time, he has always kept a little secret: he does not believe in Catholicism. He will be sharing some of his thoughts about his disbelief of, not only Catholicism, but most religions. Mark will be pondering questions about faith, belief, hope, stories of god and other important issues that guide the religious conviction. Come and see if God is really dead or just maimed.

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

Sunday, June 9.We Do Not Meet.

Thursday, June 13, 11:45 am. UU Ladies Lunch. (Second Thursdays of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. To RSVP or for information and location, contact Therese at theresep855@gmail.com

Sunday, June 16.We Do Not Meet.–

Friday, June 21, 9:30 am. UU Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Friday 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/ For information or questions, contact ccuuf.programs@gmail.com

Sunday, June 23, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation: A Special Presentation by the Jill macallister uufc 1-300x208Reverend Jill McAllister, Senior Minister at the UU Fellowship of Corvallis.
.      Reverend McAllister began her tenure as senior minister of the UU Fellowship of Corvallis in the fall of 2013. She was ordained to the ministry in 1992. 
     She holds a BS from Duke University, an MA from Washington University, and a Master of Theological Studies from Mt. Angel Seminary. From 1998 until 2013, she was the minister at People’s Church of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her ministry there included being part of the formationUUFC multi symbol 99743_n of ISAAC (Interfaith Strategy for Action and Advocacy in the Community), an interfaith group in Kalamazoo and an affiliate of the Gamaliel Network of grassroots, interfaith, interracial, multi-issue organizations working together to create a more just and more democratic society.
.     She helped found and continues to work with the International Council of Unitarian Universalists (ICUU), earning their Founder’s Vision Award in 2011. With People’s Church in Kalamazoo, she received the UUA Bennett Award for Congregational Action on Social Justice in 2012. She previously served on the board of trustees of the Unitarian Universalist Association, and has been a member of the National Clergy Advisory Board for Planned Parenthood Federation of America. https://uucorvallis.org/ 

Sunday, June 30. “Field trip” to the UU Fellowship of Corvallis and a party UUFC logo 56976afterwards! 
We will attend the 10:00 am Sunday worship service at UUFC followed by a party at the home of CCUUF members Connie & John who recently moved to Corvallis.  For more details, contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org or Connie at admin@ccuuf.org.  For address and directions to the UU Fellowship of Corvallis, see  https://uucorvallis.org/  or   https://www.facebook.com/uucorvallis/ 

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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.