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Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

A welcoming and liberal spiritual  community in Lincoln County, Oregon since 1984.   Visitors Always Welcome.

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 information about our congregation, contact us at info@ccuuf.org

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Spring 2017 Schedule of  CCUUF Programs & Activities

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Sunday, February 19, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation: Immigration Issues in the U.S.  Presentation by Omar Hernandez of Centro de Ayuda.
http://www.cdanewport.org/

Sunday, February 26, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation:  Reducing  Our     chris-chandler-3-150x150Carbon Footprint.  Chris Chandler, with the Public Affairs department at Central Lincoln PUD (CLPUD),  will discuss our high percentage of  renewable energy, and what each of us can do to conserve electricity.  Wade Cary of CLPUD will advise on the practicality of solar on our coast.  Dan Gleason and Wendy Ware will share their experience with the costs, performance, and current practicalities of all-electric vehicles.

 

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March 2017

 Sunday, March 5, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation:  Public Health,   whwiist-700x596-croppedPreventing War, and Promoting Peace. The presentation by Dr. Bill Wiist will  summarize the health effects of war, and provide an analysis of U.S. militarism as a cause of war. He will describe what public health is and provide a rationale for health professionals to engage in the prevention of war, and give examples including his work with international colleagues. He will describe some historical peace activities and point out what individuals can do to join that work.

 

Related Links:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4062030/
https://catalyst.uw.edu/workspace/hagopian/45591/329320
https://phsj.org/war-and-peace/
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Sunday, March 5, 12:00 noon. CCUUF Administrative Board Meeting.

Sunday, March 12, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting.  Presentation: Humanitarian Clowns.    reatha-clownReatha Ryan will present her pictures and share her heart-touching adventure of being a “Humanitarian Clown” with Patch Adams, MD, and 40 other international Humanitarian Clowns.  She made this 18 day journey in November 2016. They spent a week in Moscow and a week in St.Petersburg connecting with children in orphanages and hospitals, bringing smiles and play. They were clowns on the street and in the Metro; on the bus and in the restaurants. “The experience gave me joy, appreciation, excitement, a few tears and especially hope for the future of our world”.

 

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Sunday, March 12, 10:15 am. Monthly Book Exchange. Bring book for which you’d like to find a new home, and take a book. that looks interesting.
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Sunday, March 19, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation: An Insight into Central Asian Culture. erin-price-shy_splendor_resized_detail-main-imagePresentation by  local artist Erin Price. 

Erin has traveled the world documenting with her camera.  Erin’s travels included a trip to remote areas of Central Asia and Mongolia with her husband and children. While there, they presented an agricultural product to the local people: a hardy, nutritious apricot tree with grows at high, dry altitudes.

 

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Sunday, March 26, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. ***We will meet offsite this rand from banner cSunday***   The Independent Mindset.   Presentation by Rand Bishop. Rand is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, the author of four books, a produced playwright, award-winning screenwriter, and magazine columnist, who has always sought to align his creative energies with a lifelong commitment to peace, justice, and environmental awareness. He will share some songs and talk about the path that led him to a personal pilgrimage, commencing this spring: a 1,500-mile walk, the entire length of Highway 101, from Los Angeles to Port Arthur, Washington, with his beagle, Millie, to raise environmental awareness.  http://randbishop.com/aboutrand.html
     ***We will meet at the Otter Rock Community Center on 3/26/17***  Due to an Art Show at the Visual Arts Center we will meet at the Otter Rock Community Center….on First Street  in Otter Rock.    Parking is limited at the Center–some will have to park at the West End of 1st St at the State Park (no fee required) and walk the short distance back to the Center.


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April 2017
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Sunday, April 2, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation: Why we Don’t Need  oil-pump-croppedthe Keystone Pipeline or Standing  Rock OilPresentation by Pam Aylmer.  Fire and brimstone is not the ordinary presentation one expects at a Unitarian Universalist presentation.  Pam Aylmer will detail the ways humans use petroleum products to create their own fire and brimstone and how their use affects the earth’s weather,  and how it causes global warming.  She will speak about possible solutions and what citizens can do to change things.

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Sunday, April 2, 12:00 noon. CCUUF Administrative Board Meeting.
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Sunday, April 9, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation:  TBA
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Sunday, April 9, 10:15 am. Monthly Book Exchange.  Bring book for which you’d like to find a new home, and take a book. that looks interesting.
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Sunday, April 16, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation: We will have presentation by UU intern minister Mary Gear.
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Sunday, April 23, 10:15 am. Annual Meeting of Members and potluck brunch. An opportunity to share our expectations of what this group can be.  
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Sunday, April 30, 10:15 am. Fellowship Meeting. Presentation: TBA

 

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 Additional Activities and Notes

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.”   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:  Gary Lahman, 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.