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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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 April 2018

Sunday, April 1, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service.  Presentation: Renewal.  A easter empty tomb 15440786465_bdde5676b4_oConversation led by Mary Ann Beggs. (And breakfast prepared and served by Curt and Sue!)
     Come join us for breakfast and conversation followed by a discussion on what the themes of Easter, Spring, the Vernal Equinox, and Renewal mean to you and in the UU world.     Please bring a poem, a reading, or your own thoughts to share on these topics.  

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

Saturday, April 7,  5:30 to 8:30 pm: Fun Night #1. We had 19 sign up to participate in a Game Night wordsgame night—and Mary Ann and Larry have invited us to their home for the first official CCUUF Fun Night.  If you plan to come, please send your RSVP to Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org. Please bring your favorite finger food to share and your own drink.

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.

Wednesday, April 11, 4:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. Held at the Newport library conference room. For information contact info@ccuuf.org.

Sunday, April 15, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: High on Religion: Nepal - changunarayanHinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism in India and Nepal. Presentation by CCUUF member Anne Sigleo.
With interests in anthropology and eastern religions, and a passion for photography, our speaker Anne Sigleo will present “High on Religion: Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism”. The presentation will discuss the history of Hinduism and its derivatives as they are practiced today based on recent travels to India and Nepal.

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. bahai-starPresentation by Craig Lanigan.
A discussion of the Bahá’í Faith and Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith.
The Baha’i faith holds that the teachings of the spiritual leaders — such as Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Krishna, Moses, and Bahá’u’lláh — are all connected, like chapters in a single book of revelation. It recognizes the oneness of humanity, the equality of women and men, the harmony of science and religion, the value of education, the spiritual nature of families, and the promise of world peace. Bahá’u’lláh’s teachings connect the personal with the global in ways that encourage us to new ways of living with one another in unity.
Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Baha’i religion, like Buddha was a nobleman who gave up his wealth. Like Jesus, He was persecuted and tortured by the leadersBahai 10 principles of His time. He founded a community which is established today in many countries ad is still growing. His teachings are recognized by his followers as visionary prescriptions for humanity’s survival.
Craig Lannigan, a retired educator, will discuss the Bahá’í Faith, the Oneness of God, the Oneness of religion, and the Oneness of mankind. He has traveled to Russia, Iceland, Finland, and western and eastern Canada to fly fish for Atlantic salmon and steelhead. His passion for flyfishing is only matched and exceeded by his enthusiasm for his love of science and religion.

 May 2018

Friday, May 4, 9:30 am. North Lincoln County UU Men’s Breakfast, held on the first Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at ccuuf.org@gmail.com

Sunday, May 6, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: Marine Algae on Japanese Tsunami-DebrisTsunami Debris: Were they an Invasion Risk? By Gayle Hansen, a CCUUF member and an Associate Professor (Senior Research) in the Dept. of Botany and Plant Pathology at OSU. Gayle is a taxonomic expert on the benthic marine algae of the NE Pacific. She has worked extensively on the algae of south-central Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, including surveys of Oregon’s subtidal reserves. With the arrival of the Agate Beach Dock in Newport, she began a 5-year study on the algae occurring on debris from the 2011 Great Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami. Working with 2 of her Japanese colleagues who specialize in DNA sequencing, she completed a 3-part illustrated account on the identification and morphological description of 80 of the species (http://dx.doi.org/10.5399/osu/1110 & seq.). In order to determine the invasion risk of these species to Oregon and Washington, she also carried out a comparative analysis of the life histories, global distributions, and genetic properties of the populations of these species on debris, in Japan, and in the NE Pacific. This latter study will be the focus of her talk.

Monday, May 7, 4:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. Held at the Newport library conference room. For information contact info@ccuuf.org.

Sunday, May 13, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: Being Aware, Tune in to Preston's rock splash cthe Beauty Around Us. Presentation by Graece Lauren Gabriel & Cynthia Jacobi. 
     On some days do you stumble upon small shining glimpses of beauty that on other days you or others have failed to notice? What do you feel? The awe that lies in these discoveries binds us to this earth. Graece Lauren Gabriel, a noted photographer and artist, living in Otter Rock will present a series of slides of her work capturing tiny glimpses of the natural world here on the Oregon Coast. The technicolor Zen like beauty she has captured will fill you with wonder. You can visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/laurynland?fref=pb&hc_location=friends_tab  

Sunday, May 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.

Thursday, May 17,  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, May 18, 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, May 20, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: A mantra: who you are. mantraPresentation by CCUUF member Craig Sherman.    A presentation and discussion of the relationship of roles, core values, one’s self-identity, and purpose in life.  In a highly interactive way we will explore our view of ourselves, our goals for a meaningful life, the value of positive language.   Start by writing down ten things you like about yourself.  We will share with each other how we view them.  Then develop a one sentence mantra to repeat daily of  “Who I am”, and “What I will be on this day.”

Sunday, May 27, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: Spiritual Soapbox. soapboxFacilitated by CCUUF Program Chair Brent Burford.   Come bring and share a short reading from a book or other source you find meaningful.  And we hope that you are willing to reflect on and discuss why it is meaningful to you.  We hope all will come and share with us.       This is our next to the last regular meeting for the season.


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 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.
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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.  
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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.