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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.

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
Fellowship events will also be announced on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CCUUF.org/

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February 2020

Sunday, February 2, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Seven Social Sins.  gandhi-seven-dangers-to-human-virtueMahatma Gandhi in 1925 spoke of these.  Later,  Martin Luther King, Jr., and William Stafford both cited these same seven.   Gandhi refers to behaviors that go against this ethical code and thereby weaken society. When values are not strongly held, people respond weakly to crisis and difficulty.  We shall explore examples of these being upheld and being betrayed.
   The Seven Social Sins is a list that was first given in a sermon delivered in Westminster Abbey on March 20, 1925 by an Anglican priest named Frederick Lewis Donaldson. He originally referred to it as the “7 Deadly Social Evils”.  Ghandi published the same list in his weekly newspaper, Young India, on October 22, 1925, referring to is as the Seven Social Sins.

  • Politics without principles.
  • Wealth without work.
  • Pleasure without conscience.
  • Knowledge without character.
  • Commerce without morality.
  • Science without humanity.
  • Worship without sacrifice.


Monday, February 3, 1:00 p.m.
Meeting of the CCUUF Board of Trustees at the Newport Public Library Conference Room. For time and information, contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org. (Usually on the first Monday of the Month at 1:00 pm.)

Saturday, February 8, 2:00 p.m. Love is Love 2020.  The welcoming congregations of loveislove2020Lincoln County join with PFLAG–Oregon Central Coast in its annual Love is Love celebration on Saturday, February 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
   Each year, the Welcoming Congregations provide the dessert treats for this celebration.  Also ‘healthy’ alternatives with veggie trays and gluten free offerings are very welcome.  All are welcome to attend and we hope that many of you will bring snacks to share.  It will be held at the commons area of the Oregon Coast Community College,  400 S.E. College Way, in South Beach.

Sunday, February 9, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation: What is the problem of inequalityequality in our society? Speaker: John Aylmer.
.     The Declaration of Independence proclaims that it is “self-evident” that “all men are created equal”. Ten years ago Donald Trump in an interview by Debra Solomon was asked if he agreed with the phrase “that all men are created equal”. He replied “It’s not true.”
.     How do most Americans view the concept of Equality? If you believe there is a problem with equality, how can that problem be fixed?  From a UU perspective, how does the issue of equality relate to the second Unitarian Universalist Principle of Justice, Equity, and Compassion in Human Relations?  John Aylmer will lead a discussion of equality and the UU Second Principle.
.    John was a member of Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship prior to moving to Washington several years ago. During his years in Newport, he was a member of the Board of Trustees for this fellowship and a recurring speaker here.

Sunday, February 9, 10:15 am. Monthly Book Exchange. Bring a book to give away, find a book to take home.

Thursday, February 13, 11:45 am. UU Ladies Lunch. (Second Thursday of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. After a location has been selected for the women’s lunch, Therese will send that info to those who have expressed interest to RSVP. To RSVP or for information and location, contact Therese at theresep855@gmail.com

Sunday, February 16, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service:  Presentation: When they go low, we When they go low, we go high, blue white on blackgo high.  A discussion facilitated by CM Hall.
.     As we reflect on this current election year and President’s Day Weekend, it prompts one to reflect on what the necessary attributes are in a leader. Come and share your own thoughts on qualities presidents over the ages have embodied in times of peace as well as crisis. We will also call on those who have recently read the book, The Soul of America, the Battle for Better Angels by Jon Meacham, for insights as well.
.    CM Hall will also be the celebrant for this service.
.    CM is a member of the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a City of Newport City Council member, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of this fellowship, and has previously given a number of presentations to this fellowship.

Friday, February 21, 9:30 am. UU Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Friday of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. For location, information, or questions, contact Mike at mlbroili42@gmail.com

Sunday, February 23, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation:  12 Truths I Learned 12 truths cfrom Life and Writing. Discussion will be facilitated by Cynthia Jacobi.
.    This presentation will be based on a TED Talk by Ann Lamott, American novelist and nonfiction writer, progressive political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher.
Instead of creating a personal list of New Years Resolutions, Lamott’s 12 Truths can be a thoughtful guide to our actions in 2020 and beyond. She presents a “mixed grill of happy anticipation and dread” for discussion.
.    Cynthia is a recurring speaker at our fellowship, a member of the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a former member of the Board of Trustees of this fellowship, our lay chaplain,  a local artist, and a member of the city council for the City of Newport.

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March 2020

Sunday, March 1, 10:15 am. Sunday Service.  Topic: Covenant.  Presentation by:  Mary image for uu 3-1-20 presentation unnamedAnn Beggs.
   Covenant is an essential feature of Unitarian Universalist congregations. We do not gather around a creed with allegiance to a specific set of beliefs. Rather, with covenant we are bound together through a set of promises that enhance the quality of our relationships. In place of right belief, we focus on right relationship.  Thoughtful expectations of each other are the key to creating a vibrant, beloved community.  We will consider how we at CCUUF can deepen our relationships through making and keeping promises.
   Mary Ann Beggs is the current president of the Board of Trustees for the Central Coast UU Fellowship. 

Monday,  March 2, 1:00 p.m. Meeting of the CCUUF Board of Trustees at the Newport Public Library Conference Room. For time and information, contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org. (Usually on the first Monday of the Month at 1:00 pm.)

Sunday, March 8, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation: Enlightened Buddhism and our 7 Principles.   Speaker: The Rev. Rich Davis, Senior Pastor at Salem UU Fellowship.    Celebrant: CM Hall

Sunday, March 8, 10:15 am. Monthly Book Exchange. Bring a book to give away, find a book to take home.

Thursday, February 12, 11:45 am. UU Ladies Lunch. (Second Thursday of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. After a location has been selected for the women’s lunch, Therese will send that info to those who have expressed interest to RSVP. To RSVP or for information and location, contact Therese at theresep855@gmail.com

Sunday, March 15, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service:  Presentation:  Beloved Community. The BelovedCommunityP743CWpresentation is a continuation of our January programs,  where Martin Luther King described a society in which all are embraced and all share in earth’s bounty equally. We will view Robin Diangelo speaking about her book White Fragility, discuss the characteristics of a beloved community, and then explore how each of us can work towards this ideal through self-awareness. The presenter and Celebrant will be Fellowship member, and local activist Virginia Gibbs.

Friday, March 20, 9:30 am. UU Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Friday of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. For location, information, or questions, contact Mike at mlbroili42@gmail.com

Sunday, March 22, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation:   In Celebration and Concern on World Water Day.  Speaker: Mike Broili will lead a discussion on the threats to our water here and yon.
   Celebrant:  TBA

Sunday, March 29, 10:15 a.m.  Sunday Service. Presentation: American Idealist-Sargent Shriver.  Speaker: Patrice Grant.  A look back using the DVD about Idealism in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations concentrating on the Peace Corp, Special Olympics, and the War on Poverty mixed with Assassinations, the Viet Nam War amid a turbulent era.

 

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April 2020

Sunday, April 5, 10:15 a.m.  Sunday Service.  Presentation:  The Sanctity of Life:    A sanctity of life 0e4825881_1453749510_sanctityoflifegroup discussion, facilitated by Craig Sherman.  All over the world and this nation,  individuals and institutions make moral judgements on ending life.  We will discuss Death with Dignity, War, Capital Punishment, Abortion, Universal Health Care,  and more, to review the seeming contradictions in policy and belief.  And the reasons we each hold to support our individual positions.   Where is the common ground in this discussion?
–what do we mean by “sanctity of life”? 
–for many sanctity of life relates to abortion but to few of the rest of these. Why is that? 
— Is that religious based or cultural?  If it is religious based, why the diversity of views within Religions, or a Religion,  on the issue?  

Monday, April 6, 1:00 p.m.  Meeting of the CCUUF Board of Trustees at the Newport Public Library Conference Room. For time and information, contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org. (Usually on the first Monday of the Month at 1:00 pm.)

Thursday, April 9, 11:45 am. UU Ladies Lunch. (Second Thursdays of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. After a location has been selected for the women’s lunch, Therese will send that info to those who have expressed interest to RSVP. To RSVP or for information and location, contact Therese at theresep855@gmail.com

Sunday, April 12, 10:15 a.m.  Sunday Service.  Presentation:  To Be Announced.

Sunday, April 12, 10:15 am. Monthly Book Exchange. Bring a book to give away, find a book to take home.

Friday, April 17, 9:30 am. UU Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Friday of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. For location, information, or questions, contact Mike at mlbroili42@gmail.com

Sunday, April 19, 10:15 a.m. Yearly Annual Meeting of Members. **This will be held offsite**  The annual meeting of members will be held at the Yaquina Bay Yacht club.

Sunday, April 26, 10:15 a.m.  Sunday Service.  Presentation:  To Be Announced.

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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 Patrice at editor.ccuuf@gmail.com
Emails. To add or remove people from our email list for our fellowship’s newsletters and events, please contact, please contact Denise at admin@ccuuf.org

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 Mary Ann 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 Therese at theresep855@gmail.com. RSVP requested if you are going to attend so that a reservation can be made for the proper number. 
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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. For location and confirmation of time, contact Mike at mlbroili42@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.