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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 have a weekly Sunday fellowship meeting during the summer months. We do have other activities throughout the summer–see  our calendar below. ***

A map to our location can be found here: https://ccuuf.org/map/

For information about our congregation, contact us by email
at
info@ccuuf.org or by phone at (541) 224-8818.

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August 2018

Friday, August 3, 9:30 am. North Lincoln County UU Breakfast, held on the first Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at ccuuf.org@gmail.com

Thursday, August 9,  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 admin@ccuuf.org to RSVP or for details.

Friday, August 17, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm. Board of Trustees and Committee Chair Planning Meeting.  For more information, contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org 

Friday, August 17, 9:30 am. Newport UU Breakfast. Held on the 3rd Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at ccuuf.org@gmail.com

picnic basketSunday, August 19, 11:30 am. Annual August UU Potluck Picnic hosted by Curt & Sue.  Come for a festive picnic and social time at the home of Curt and Sue near Siletz. Bring a food item to share for lunch and socialize! For details, email Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org or Sue at msuewilkins @ yahoo.com

September 2018

Sunday, September 9, 10:15 am. Sunday weekly worship services resume.  Sunday North Cascades NP Diablo Lake and peaks -- the best photo 7-26-18 IMG_4991Service.  Presentation:  Blending of the Waters: An Ingathering Service. Facilitated by CCUUF board member Sue Wilkins.
Welcome back to a brand new church year! (Bring water if you feel so moved; if not, we will have plenty of extra at the service.)  Please join us for our Blending of the Waters service.
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e first Sunday after Labor Day is the kick-off of the church year for this congregation as it is for many Unitarian Universalist congregations.  This ritual involves members and visitors bringing small amounts of water to the service, taken from special places they have been over the summer, or is otherwise significant or symbolic in some way. Each can pour the water into a large bowl and share with the congregation where it is from and the meaning it has for them.

Monday, September 10, 4:00 pm.  Board of Trustees meeting. For details, contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org. 

Thursday, September 13, 11:45 am. Women’s Lunch. (Second Fridays.) For info, contact Connie at admin@ccuuf.org 

Sunday, September 16, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Sarajevo!  sarajevoPresentation by CCUUF board member Anne Sigleo. Sarajevo, founded in the 15th Century, was long a trade crossroads and a haven for Muslims, Serbs (Serbian Orthodox), Croats (Roman Catholic), and Jews.  Tragically, after the death of Tito and the end of communism, tribal frustrations exploded with each group fighting for dominance. The breakup of Yugoslavia threw Sarajevo into chaos in the early 1990s. After a three and a half year siege and major destruction, most of Sarajevo has been rebuilt. Although some older people miss communism, the younger generation is embracing their former religions and trying to reclaim a spirit of religious and ethnic tolerance. Anne and Walter stayed with a local family, toured historical sites, and will share their learnings.  

Friday, September 21, 9:30 am.  UU Breakfast. (3rd Fridays.) Meets at Georgie’s in the bar. 

Sunday, September 23, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Fall Equinox: A TimAutumnal-Equinox-676x353e of Transition. Facilitated by CCUUF Program Chair Craig Sherman.  An overview of ancient celebrations of the growing dark, the approaching time of harvests.  Share your thoughts on the endings of summer in your youth, the meaning of these times to you as a child, youth, parent, and family member. 

Sunday, September 30, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: TBA

October 2018 

Sunday, October 7, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation:  TBA.

Monday, October 8, 4:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. For details, contact, Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org.

Thursday, October 11, 11:45 am. Ladies Lunch. (Second Fridays.) For info, contact Connie at admin@ccuuf.org 

Sunday, October 14, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: National Coming Out Day.  Clare Hall and others will share their experiences.  Celebrant:  CM Hall.

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Friday, October 19, 9:30 am. UU Breakfast. (3rd Fridays.) Meets at Georgie’s in the bar. 

Sunday, October 21, 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.

Sunday, October 28, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: November election. Issues of concern. Presentation by CCUUF member Gary Lahman. 

Monday, October 29, 5:30 pm Stone Soup Dinner. Our fellowship volunteers to prepare 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.)

November 2018

Sunday, November 4, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Liberation Theology. Speaker: Brent Burford.  What is Liberation Theology? A movement arising out of 20th Century Christianity, how does it connect with the UU principles and goals?
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Sunday, November 11, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation. TBA.  Speaker: Brent Burford

Sunday, November 18, 11:00 am. Thanksgiving meal. This Sunday we will have our yearly Thanksgiving meal. Potluck. 

Sunday, November 25, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: TBA. Speaker:  Brent Burford 


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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. Usually held at the Newport Public Library conference room.  Contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org for location and confirmation 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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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 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 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.   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. Our website is at http://www.CCUUF.org.  For questions or comments concerning the website, contact ccuuf.org@gmail.com