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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 meet weekly during the summer months.)

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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October 2017 Schedule

1 man in stocks c defoe-daniel-english-writer-at-the-pillorym-london-temple-bhkf64Sunday, October 1 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: Religion and its Discontents. There is a long history of people discontented with the religion of the day, from the disgruntled Martin Luther to many of you who have left other religions or denominations to become a Unitarian Universalist. We will look at the history of religion and its discontents and also look at the path of some of you who have made the journey from another religion to Unitarian Universalism. Among other things, we will look at what do UUs believe.  Presentation by Brent Burford

Monday, October 2, 5:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. Held at the Newport library conference room. For information contact info@ccuuf.org.

Friday, October 6, 9:30 am. North Lincoln County UU Men’s Breakfast, at the Dory Cove Restaurant. Held on the first Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at brent.burford@gmail.com

Sunday, October 8, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: The Rise of Authoritarianism in America.  There are those that are very afraid of change. How do UUVoices for Justice cwe, as Unitarian Universalists work to understand and relate to people that support what many of us feel are extreme positions?
Our speaker is Sue Craig, a board member of the Oregon UU Voices for Justice which is a statewide advocacy network that mobilizes Unitarian Universalists and their congregations to work for public policies in the state of Oregon that embody our UU principles of justice, equity, compassion in human relations and global stewardship. Oregon UU Voices for Justice is one of fifteen statewide UU advocacy networks nationwide. Sue will discuss its vision and mission. 
Sue Craig had been active in Social/Environmental justice activities in several UU churches over a 25 year span.  http://www.uuvoicesoregon.org/

Sunday October 8, 10:15 am. The Monthly Book Exchange. Bring a book you have finished and find it a good home with someone else in the fellowship.

Saturday, October 14, 9:30 am. The UU Voices for Justice annual meeting will be from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Held at the UU Fellowship of Corvallis. For more information, contact info@ccuuf.org.

Sunday, October 15, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: Coming Out and Coming Home: Creating Beloved Community.   And not by coincidence, October 11th is CM Hall c.jpgNational Coming Out Day. Presentation by CCUUF member CM Hall.
CM is a lesbian-identified bisexual feminist, interpreter, and social justice activist by way of identity and passion. CM teaches LGBTQ Studies and DeafBlind Interpreting at Western Oregon University. CM is a native Oregonian and was a longtime member and friend of the UU Congregation of Salem. Since 2015, CM has curated a  unique and intimate storytelling event, the Coming Out Monologues, to raise funds for Basic Rights Oregon’s Equality PAC. CM was a 2014 Queer Heroes honoree of the Gay and Lesbian Archives of the Pacific NW for her work in the LGBTQ rights movement and was a 2003 Spirit of Pride honoree in Portland. She has previously worked for BRO, the Human Rights Campaign, and with the National LGBTQ Task Force on political campaigns. In 2015, she was invited to present a TEDx Talk on linguistic access as a social justice issue. 

Thursday, October 19, 11:45 am. UU Ladies’ Lunch. Meet at Georgie’s for lunch and conversation. If you plan to attend, sign up on a Sunday morning or email Connie at kiger@ohio.edu. Please email only if you will be attending.

Friday, October 20, 9:30 am. Newport UU Men’s Breakfast. Held on the 3rd Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at brent.burford@gmail.com

Sunday, October 22, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Presentation: Live Forever, Die Tomorrow, by the Rev. Craig Moro. Upon the death of a beloved son, the CraigMoroProhet Muhammad gave his followers some advice on how to live. Our speaker will share that advice with you–along with the wisdom that two of his Italian relatives would share.
     Craig Moro is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Starr King School for the Ministry. He has lived and studied in India, Singapore, Thailand, the Netherlands, and Japan. He has served churches in California, Illinois, and the Pacific Northwest and is a founding member of the TriCities Interfaith Alliance in Washington. He lives in Portland where he serves the Wy’east Unitarian Universalist Congregation. His sermons are often informed by readings in the original languages of religious texts (including Arabic, Hebrew, and Tamil) and are known for blending scholarship with plain speech and a sense of humor. He has also taught woodworking skills, and served as assistant editor of a woodworking magazine. (See his pulpit carving commissioned by the UU Congregation of Salem, below).
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120315_ti_geneediting_freeSunday, October 29, 10:15 am Fellowship Service. Presentation: The Gene Editing Revolution: Ethical Concerns.   CRISPR is but one of several gene editing techniques; but easier & cheaper than its predecessors.  Presentation will include a brief introduction to the structure and function of DNA and gene editing, and a discussion of ethical concerns. The presentation is by CCUUF member Richard Crosby.

Monday, October 30, 5:30 pm. Stone Soup Community Dinner. Our fellowship rotates wstone soup cith other congregations in cooking and serving a community meal for the less fortunate. Our next date for serving is October 30th. Dinner is served at 5:30 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 9th St. & Hurbert St. in Newport. Some volunteers will need to be there earlier in the afternoon for preparing the meal. The coordinators for this project are Craig Sherman and Linda Brodeur. For more information, contact info@ccuuf.org

November 2017 Schedule

Friday, November 3, 9:30 am. North Lincoln County UU Men’s Breakfast, at the Dory Cove Restaurant. Held on the first Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at brent.burford@gmail.com

Sunday, November 5, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service.  Presentation: Ground of Being, candle 800x1091by Elizabeth Sollie.    Theology often contains a telos, which is to say an end or a purpose–i.e., a universe that bends towards justice, Nirvana, a oneness with divinity, etc. But what if life is only a journey and not a destination?
     Elizabeth Sollie is a seminary student at Meadville Lombard Theological School. She is in her final year of seminary and is interning at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Corvallis. Her home congregation is in Denver, Colorado. 

Monday, November 6, 5:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. Held at the Newport library conference room. For information contact info@ccuuf.org.

Sunday, November 12, 10:15 am. Fellowship Service. Our presentation is: A  NonBuddhist’s Practice of Buddhism. Bill Wiist will use quotations from ancient whwiist-700x596-croppedBuddhist texts and contemporary Buddhist teachers to illustrate his personal path, as a nonBuddhist, in the study and practice of Buddhism, and lead the congregation in discussing how each of those Buddhist principles may be relevant to their own spiritual journey.
      Bill has taught meditation and university courses about Buddhism and the scientific aspects of meditation, and published his research about Buddhists’ religious and health practices. He began reading about Buddhism and practicing meditation in the mid-’70s and has since practiced various types of meditation, with an emphasis on the study of Tibetan Buddhism and its forms of meditation. He has participated in a Buddhist religious community, Buddhist ceremonies and teachings by Buddhist monks but, similar to many North Americans who do likewise, he does not consider himself a Buddhist.

Sunday November 12, 10:15 am. The Monthly Book Exchange. Bring a book you have finished and find it a good home with someone else in the fellowship.

Thursday, November 16, 11:45 am. UU Ladies’ Lunch. Meet at Georgie’s for lunch and conversation. If you plan to attend, sign up on a Sunday morning or email Connie at kiger@ohio.edu. Please email only if you will be attending.

Friday, November 17, 9:30 am. Newport UU Men’s Breakfast. Held on the 3rd Friday of the month. For more information, contact Brent at brent.burford@gmail.com

thanksgiving picSunday, November 19, 11:00 am. Our Annual Thanksgiving Meal Together. Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship continues its tradition of a Thanksgiving meal together on the Sunday before Thanksgiving at our usual fellowship Sunday meeting location, the Second Floor of the Visual Arts Center on Nye Beach.  As with prior years, it will be a potluck. For more information, contact info@ccuuf.org 

Sunday, November 26. **We will not meet** the Sunday after Thanksgiving. 

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 Additional Activities and Notes

Monthly fellowship board meeting is usually on the first Thursday of the month at 5:00. Location varies. Contact info@ccuuf.org for location and confirmation of time.
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Monthly men’s breakfast
is usually on the third Friday of the month in Newport at 9:30. Location may vary. For location and confirmation of time, contact info@ccuuf.org. 
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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: Craig Sherman, 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.

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