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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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October 2019

Sunday, October 6, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: LGTGQ, PFLAG, and Local pflag-logo y name 740x300Acceptance.  Speaker:  Jeanne St. John, Founder of PFLAG in Lincoln County, activist for gender rights.  In Recognition of Coming Out Day (Oct. 11), Jeanne St. John will join us for a reflection on the history, impact and challenges facing PFLAG here in Lincoln County.  

Monday, October 7, 1:00 p.m. Meeting of the CCUUF Board of Trustees at the Newport Public Library Conference Room. (Usually on the first Monday of the Month at 1:00 pm.) For time and information, contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org.

Thursday, October 10, 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, October 13, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation:  Opening Ourselves.  chalice circles SoulMatters2-300x206.pngSpeaker: Elona Meyers. Quoting Brene Brown, “We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.”  Celebrant: Mary Ann Beggs.
.     Retired elementary school principal, Elona Meyer relocated to Corvallis in 2004. She joined a chalice circle within weeks of becoming a member of the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship in 2011. Asked to coordinate the chalice and connecting circle program two years ago, Elona jumped at the opportunity to witness and contribute to an experience that encourages us to connect more deeply within ourselves and with each other.

Sunday, October 13, 10:15 am. Monthly Book Exchange. Bring a book to give away, find a book to take home.

Friday, October 18, 9:30 am. UU Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Friday of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. Location: For location, information, or questions, contact Mike at mlbroili42@gmail.com

Sunday, October 20, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation: Pilgrimage and the Reynolds, Rev Dennis Reynolds DRimage1Search for Meaning. Speaker: The Rev. Reverend Dennis Reynolds.
     Rev. Reynolds lives in Eugene Oregon. He retired in 2018 after serving the UU Fellowship of Whidbey Island, Washington. He also served in consulting ministries in Klamath Falls, Oregon, Humboldt County, California and Des Moines, Washington and worked as a hospital chaplain. 

Sunday, October 27, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation: The Kingdom Jesus Harmon_Gospel_cvr.jpgImagined.   Speaker Lee Harmon. Meet Jesus, the man who walked the earth 2,000 years ago carrying a humanitarian dream of acceptance and compassion. So different is the Jesus of History from much of today’s Christ of Faith that you may not recognize him or his original purpose. Lee Harmon shines a different light by viewing Jesus in his first-century Jewish setting.
.     Lee Harmon is a member of CCUUF and is the author of two books presenting first-century Christianity in a historical-critical light: Revelation: The Way It Happened, and it’s sequel, John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened. More recently, he published The River of Life, a short booklet about the Jesus of History in contrast to the various religions which sprang up about him. 

November 2019

water_longSunday, November 3, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Water is Life.  Speaker: Mike Broili.  Water is eternal, or is it? What threats are arising globally and locally to our streams and oceans. 
.     Mike Broili is a board member of the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. 

Monday, November 4, 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, November 10, 10:15 a.mSunday Service and Pancake Breakfast. ***We meet Preston's rock splash coffsite*** Presentation: How We came to the Pacific Ocean, How we came to be Unitarians: Once again the Fellowship is the program sharing in Soap Box fashion our geographic and spiritual journeys that led us here.
We will share a pancake breakfast, (please bring your own plate, knife and fork, and coffee mug) starting at 10:15 gathering at South Beach State Park in the Meeting Yurt,  5580 S Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97366.  

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

Thursday, November 14, 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  

Friday, November 15, 9:30 am. UU Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Friday of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. Location: For location, information, or questions, contact Mike at mlbroili42@gmail.com

thanksgivingSunday, November 17, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation: We are Thankful.  Amen?  Speaker: Brent Burford.  Join us for a discussion of Thanksgiving’s roots in American History, whether those are looked at as religious or secular, and how those two intertwine in history.  Brent is a recurring speaker at CCUUF and will also be the celebrant for this service.  

potluck-865x454Sunday, November 24, 11:00 a.m. Thanksgiving Celebration. Our yearly communal Thanksgiving Potluck Meal will be this Sunday in lieu of a Sunday Service.  Come bring a dish to share as we break bread and engage in fellowship. CCUUF Board President Mary Ann Beggs will be Celebrant. 

December 2019

Sunday, December 1, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: TBA.  Speaker:  TBA. 

Monday, December 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, December 8, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation: A Very UU Christmas to You! Speaker: Brent Burford.  What does Christmas look like from a UU perspective?  And how does that look different than Christmas from a traditional Christian perspective? We’ll dive in and see.  
.    Brent is a recurring speaker at CCUUF and will also be the celebrant for this service.  

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

Thursday, December 12, 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, December 15, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Yule Log Celebration and Cookie Exchange. The festivities will be led by long time CCUUF member Gary Lahman.

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

Sunday, December 22, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service:  Presentation: TBA.  Speaker:  TBA. 

Sunday, December 29, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation: Dreaming of a Renewal Year.  Speaker:  TBA

Monday, December 30, 5:30 p.m. Stone Soup Dinner. Our fellowship volunteers on a stone-soup-crecurring basis at the weekly Stone Soup Dinner held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. 5:30 is when dinner is served. Volunteers are needed before 5:30 for food preparation. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Craig at ccuuf.programs@gmail.com

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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 at 3:00 pm. Contact our board president Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org for confirmation of location and of time.

–The monthly UU ladies lunch, is 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.