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Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Welcome back to Fellowship, Everyone!  Our 2022-23 program occurs each Sunday at 10:15 am.  We will be meeting in person and by Zoom.

A welcoming and liberal spiritual community in Lincoln County, Oregon, since 1984, Unitarian Universalism is a religion welcoming science and reason while honoring mystery and wonder.  Visitors Always Welcome.

Next Service: Sunday, December 4, 10:15am

In Person at the Visual Arts Center and Zoom

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This Sunday, December 4, join Mary Ann Beggs and Virginia Gibbs for

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

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In 2015, Archbishop Tutu and the Dalai Lama sat down together for a week to talk about how to find joy in life in the face of our own, and the world’s, suffering. The book that came of the collaboration of two spiritual giants is extraordinary.
 
 
 
 
 
This Sunday, please join Mary Ann Beggs and Virginia Gibbs as they lead us in discussion of “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World” and how it can shape our own search for joy.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Music by Rand Bishop
 

Location: This program will be held in person at the VAC and virtually on Zoom.  See below for Zoom details.

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For more information about our congregation, contact us by email
at ccuuf.programs@gmail.com or by phone at (541) 224-8818.  Also, see the NUUsletter .
A calendar of our upcoming events is always found on this webpage www.ccuuf.org
Fellowship events will also be announced on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CCUUF.org/

If you use PayPal, CCUUF can now receive your pledge$ via PayPal!  Please note that connecting you PayPal account to a credit card can result in a charge.  Consider connecting to a bank account instead.

In PayPal, use the Send button and type in CCUUF Treasurer or ccuuftreasurer@gmail.com or PayPal.me/CCUUF

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Due to COVID-19 health concerns, our regular Sunday services are both in person and online.  To register for ZUUM meetings, go to https://zoom.us/meeting/register/   

 

November 2022 Services & Activities

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This Sunday, November 20, join Mary Ann Beggs, Virginia Gibbs, and Elona Meyer for

Building Community through Chalice Circles

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A chalice circle provides time and a safe space to share experiences and express our feelings on topics designed to help us discover more about ourselves — what really matters in our lives. Our Fellowship had Chalice Circles before Covid interrupted our ability to get together.
 
Elona Meyer from Corvallis will join us on Zoom to review with us the purpose and practices of a chalice circle followed by breaking into groups and participating in a sample circle.
 
 
 
 
Music by Rand Bishop

Location: This program will be held in person at the VAC and virtually on Zoom.  See below for Zoom details.

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This Sunday, November 13, join Lee Harmon for

Voice of the Prophets: the dream of a Beloved Community; the Kingdom of Heaven on earth

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From the Judean prophet Amos in the 8th century BC to Martin Luther King Jr. in the 20th century, Biblical scholar Lee Harmon traces the dream of a Beloved Community; the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.

 

Unitarian Universalists draw inspiration from many religious traditions. The literature of Christian and Jewish traditions has exerted significant cultural influence, shaping how we see our past, present, and into our future. We always look forward to and appreciate Lee’s insights into the complex Biblical roots of important contemporary issues.

Music by Rand Bishop

Location: This program will be held in person at the VAC and virtually on Zoom.  See below for Zoom details.

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This Sunday, November 6, join Rev. Carlton E. Smith with Celebrant CM Hall for

Understanding the Assignment

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What are people of conscience called to do individually and collectively in these tumultuous times?
 
 
 
We will explore caring for ourselves and each other while offering a grounded religious alternative to the religious nationalism being advanced across the nation, including in the Pacific Northwest.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rev. Carlton E. Smith is the Lead for the Pacific Western Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the author of Try My Jesus: Daily Reflections to Free Your Mind, Deepen Your Faith, and Invite Universal Love Into Your Life.
 
He will have copies of the book available following the service for $17.

Music by Rand Bishop

Location: This program will be held in person at the VAC and virtually on Zoom.  See below for Zoom details.

 

October 2022 Services & Activities

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This Sunday, October 30, join Brent Burford with Celebrant Denise Ross for

What if we wrote the Constitution Today?

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The U.S. Constitution has been remarkably resilient. Over more than two centuries, it has been a source of our political stability and sometimes an obstacle to change.

If Americans set out to write a new Constitution today, how would it be different from the original? Could our current Constitution be written in today’s world? And if we were writing it today, would we want our current Constitution?

We will delve into these questions in a presentation & discussion led by Brent Burford looking at the history and background of the Constitution and the issues that prompted its creation.

Brent has been a recurring speaker since 2011 at Central Coast UU Fellowship services.

 

Music by Rand Bishop

Location: This program will be held virtually on Zoom ONLY.  See below for Zoom details.

 

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This Sunday, October 23, join Gary Lahman with Celebrant Make Broili for

Voting Knowledgeably

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How do we live our liberal values at the ballot box? It starts by being an informed citizen. Join Gary Lahman for his annual look at the local, state, and national issues we will be voting on this year.

 

Music by Rand Bishop

Location: This program will be held virtually on Zoom ONLY.  See below for Zoom details.

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This Sunday, October 16, join Brent Burford with Celebrant CM Hall for

The History of Unitarian Universalism, Part 2

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John and Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, P.T. Barnum, Clara Barton, Ray Bradbury, E.E. Cummings, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Greeley, Frances Harper, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Herman Melville, Isaac Newton, Paul Newman, Linus Pauling, Beatrix Potter, Christopher Reeve, Pete Seeger, Rod Serling, Albert Schweitzer.

 

What do all these people have in common?  They were Unitarians or Universalists. What does that mean? What is the history of this extraordinary movement dedicated to a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning”?

Music by Rand Bishop

Location: This program will be held in person at the Newport Visual Arts Center and virtually on Zoom.  See below for Zoom details.

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This Sunday, October 9, join Brent Burford with Celebrant Denise Ross for

The History of Unitarian Universalism, Part 1

UU Seven Principles

 

John and Abigail Adams, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, P.T. Barnum, Clara Barton, Ray Bradbury, E.E. Cummings, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Greeley, Frances Harper, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Herman Melville, Isaac Newton, Paul Newman, Linus Pauling, Beatrix Potter, Christopher Reeve, Pete Seeger, Rod Serling, Albert Schweitzer.

 

What do all these people have in common?  They were Unitarians or Universalists. What does that mean? What is the history of this extraordinary movement dedicated to a “free and responsible search for truth and meaning”?

Music by Rand Bishop

Location: This program will be held in person at the Newport Visual Arts Center and virtually on Zoom.  See below for Zoom details.

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This Sunday, October 2, join Virginia Gibbs with Celebrant Mary Ann Beggs for Experiencing Awe

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This Sunday we will discuss the experience of awe and how it guides our spiritual lives.

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead – his eyes are closed. The insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know what is impenetrable to us really exits, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms – this knowledge, this feeling is at the center of true religiousness.” Albert Einstein

Music by Rand Bishop

Location: This program will be held in person at the Newport Visual Arts Center and virtually on Zoom.  See below for Zoom details.

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September 2022 Services & Activities

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This Sunday, September 11, join Wendy Ware and Dan Gleason for The Spirit of Water

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As we gather together after the summer to start our next fellowship year, members, friends, visitors and guests are all invited to bring water from places that have meaning to them. We will combine the waters together in a ceremony of reunion and renewal.

 

Music by Rand Bishop

 

Location: This program will be held in person at the Newport Visual Arts Center and virtually on Zoom.  See below for Zoom details.

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This Sunday, September 18, join Mary Ann Beggs with Celebrant Virginia Gibbs for Regeneration/Awakening

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The past few years have been extremely challenging because of a pandemic, Putin’s war, the US Supreme Court, and more. Consequently, we need “Regeneration”, which is important because it can give birth to hope, nurture the spirit, renew compassion, cultivate wisdom, and return us to life stronger.

Regeneration puts life at the center of every decision and action, but regeneration is difficult if we are not awake. This awakening is first to ourself, and it is often prompted by the question, “Why?” Why is my life like this? Why are things like this? We must also awaken to those around us. Finally, we must awaken to the world.

Awakening is not a single event, rather it is an ongoing process that challenges and changes us.

(from the Touchstone Project Journal)

 

Music by Rand Bishop

Location: This program will be held in person at the Newport Visual Arts Center and virtually on Zoom.  See below for Zoom details.

 

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This Sunday, September 25, join Alex Llumiquinga with Celebrants Rebecca Cabral and Denise Ross for Arcoíris Cultural

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Arcoíris Cultural is a cultural center that focuses on celebrating and supporting our underserved Latina/o/x and indigenous Mesoamerican populations in Lincoln County. Arcoíris Cultural strives to foster whole-person wellness through a hybrid of resource navigation, arts, culture, and community building. This is accomplished through a variety of cultural programming, including music and dance performances, art exhibits and art classes, traditional cooking classes, artisan markets, and more.

Additionally, staff are available to assist with navigation of health care systems, Oregon Health Plan (OHP) applications, and language accessibility and development. Additional OHP and health resource navigation help is available through our Community Health Program.

Music by Alex Llumiquinga

Location: This program will be held in person at the Newport Visual Arts Center and virtually on Zoom.  See below for Zoom details.

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 Additional Activities and Notes

Our Mailing Address, Website, Newsletter, & Donations:

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 
Newsletter. To contribute activities or announcements to our email newsletter, please contact our newsletter editor CM at editor.ccuuf@gmail.com
Emails. To add or remove your name from the email list for our Fellowship’s newsletters and our Google Groups, please contact CM at editor.ccuuf@gmail.com

Welcoming Congregation. We are a Welcoming Congregation. All are equally welcome regardless of race, background, gender, or sexual orientation.
Website. Our website is at www.CCUUF.org. For questions or comments concerning the website, contact the website administrator at ccuuf.org@gmail.com. 
Facebook. Fellowship events will also be announced on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CCUUF.org/  as well as posted on this website.

–Monthly meeting of the fellowship’s Board of Trustees is usually on the first Monday of the month. Contact our board president at info@ccuuf.org for confirmation of location and of time.

–The monthly UU Ladies Lunch, is usually on the 2nd Thursday of the month in Newport at 11:45 am. The location varies. For location and confirmation of time, contact info@ccuuf.org. RSVP requested if you are going to attend so that a reservation can be made for the proper number.  *** We are not having Ladies Lunch events at this time. ***
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–The monthly UU men’s breakfast is usually on the third Friday of the month in Newport at 9:30 am. This month it is Friday, July 23rd at the Pig ’N Pancake in Newport at 9:30am. Please RSVP to ccuuf.org@gmail.com.

Oregon UU Voices for Justice.  Our congregation is a member of 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.