Home

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  

_________________________________________________________________

December 2018

Sunday, December 2, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Samaritan House Family samaritan house logo_smShelter and those in need in Lincoln County. Speaker is Lola Jones, Executive Director of Samaritan House. Established in 1988, Samaritan House is a nonprofit helping those in need in Lincoln County. It provides transitional shelter, case​ management, and support services to assist families in achieving self-sufficiency and stable housing. The Samaritan House shelter program currently serves homeless families with children under the age of 18. Lola Jones, Executive Director of Samaritan House​ ​Family Shelter, will explain the organization​’​s goals and needs.

Monday, December 3, 3:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. For details, contact, Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org.

Sunday, December 9, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: A Very UU Christmas. christmas+uuSpeaker: Brent Burford. Why do some UUs celebrate Christmas? What exactly are they celebrating?  Join us in this exploration of Christmas fromSONY DSC a UU perspective.
Why Christmas? Especially to one who doubts? Is it a Christian holiday? A pagan holiday? A secular holiday? Does “Advent” have any meaning in a UU context? Where does Jesus or the birth narrative fit into your UU theology? Or does it? Christmas does fill some of us with nostalgia and encourages generosity and goodwill. Let’s have a discussion of what it does . . . and does not . . . mean to Unitarian Universalists.

Sunday, December 9, 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, December 13, 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, December 16, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Our Annual Yule & yulelogWinter Solstice Celebration and Cookie Exchange. We continue our fellowship’s annual Yule Log tradition with a presentation by long time CCUUF member Gary Lahman. We also will have our annual cookie exchange as part of this festive event. Bring some cookies and come join us for our midwinter celebration!
This approaching winter solstice elicits thoughts of the changing seasons. What is more seasonal here in the Pacific Northwest than the coming and going of the five Pacific salmon species?  On this Sunday those gathered will have the opportunity to view the documentary film “The Breach”, a film about the beloved salmon.
The program will start with a shortened opening service, followed by the film, and a coffee and cookies intermission. After the film, the fellowship will have the traditional Yule Log celebration.

Friday, December 21, 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, December 23. **We do not meet**

Sunday, December 30, 10:15 am.  Fellowship Service. Presentation:  rand w guitarSinger, songwriter, and author Rand Bishop will workshop selected readings and songs from his one-man performance piece Trek on Stage. The musical work-in-progress is based on his forthcoming memoir Trek: My Peace Pilgrimage in Search of a Kinder America.
     In the Spring and Summer of 2017, native Oregonian Bishop devoted 90 days to walking the 900 miles from Southern California to the Central Oregon Coast. In his new book and musical, Bishop recounts that remarkable journey, focusing on some of the amazing fellow humans he encountered along the way.
     A Grammy nominee and BMI Award winner, Bishop has authored four published books, is an award-winning, optioned screenwriter, and a seasoned magazine columnist. More than 300 of his songs have been recorded by such music icons as Beach Boys, Heart, Cheap Trick, Tim McGraw, and Indigo Girls. Toby Keith’s version of Bishop’s “My List” topped the Country Music Singles Chart for five consecutive weeks in 2002 and became the most-played country song of that year.
     Bishop plans to publish Trek: My Peace Pilgrimage in Search of a Kinder America in the first quarter of 2019, after which he hopes to begin touring his one-man musical.   Catch a first glimpse at Rand Bishop’s Trek on Stage at the Newport Visual Arts Center, 10:15 AM, December 30th.  For more information, contact Rand at nrandbishop@gmail.com
Look forward to seeing you for this music-filled last fellowship service of 2018!

Monday, December 31.  5:30 pm Stone Soup Dinner. Our fellowship volunteers to stone soup cprepare and serve stone soup community dinner on a recurring basis. To join in the effort, contact Craig at ccuuf.programs@gmail.com. (5:30 is the time dinner is served, volunteers are needed earlier for food preparation.) The location is Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Hurbert and 9th Streets in Newport. Look forward to you joining us there!

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


_________________________________________________________________

 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.
.
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.