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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.

** For the month of August, we will not meet weekly. We will resume weekly fellowship services on September 9th. **

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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September 2019

Sunday, September 1. We do *not* meet.

Sunday, September 8, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Blending of the Waters: Preston's rock splash cAn Ingathering Service, led by Sue Wilkins. Celebrant: Curt 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.
.     The first Sunday after Labor Day is the kick-off of the church year water -- for blending of the waters index 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.
.    Curt and Sue Wilkins are members of the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Sue is a former board member of this fellowship.

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

Thursday, September 12, 11:45 am. UU Ladies Lunch. (Second Thursdays of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. To RSVP or for information and location, contact Therese at theresep855@gmail.com

Sunday, September 15, 10:15 a.m.  Sunday Service. Presentation: Looking at earth from the moon Screen-Shot-2019-07-18-at-11.21.31-AM.pngEarth from our Moon:  Facilitator and Celebrant:  Craig Sherman. 50 years ago 1969 was the waning of a decade of trials, conflict, change, some of our dreams dashed, deferred, or realized. Where were you when man first walked on our moon? Was there a symbolism, a hope felt as 600 million of us watched a man named Armstrong’s first leaping step.
.     Craig Sherman is the current Program Chair and board member of the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and is a recurring speaker at this fellowship.

Monday, September 16, 1:00 p.m. Meeting of the CCUUF Board of Trustees at the Newport Public Library Conference Room. For information, contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org.

Friday, September 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, September 22, 10:15 a.m.  Sunday Service.  ***We will meet in the 3rd floor meeting room at the Visual Arts Center rather than our usual 2nd floor meeting room.***  Presentation: The Extension global warming imagesRebellion:  Confronting the Realities of Climate Change; The consequences of global warming are already here.  Why should we care? Discussion led by Bill Kucha.
.     Extinction Rebellion is a world wide socio-political movement with the stated aim of using civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to protest against climate breakdown, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.  On September 20 to 27th groups from all over the world will be raising awareness of the increasingly close threat of Global warming to our home planet.  At this presentation we will discuss the issues prompting this and why it is a concern.
Bill Kucha is one of the founders of 350 Oregon Central Coast which is a local chapter of 350.org.   https://350oregoncentralcoast.org/   https://350.org/
https://www.facebook.com/350OregonCentralCoast/

Sunday, September 29, 10:15 a.m.  Sunday Service. Presentation: Harvest Moon.  Presentation by Brent Burford who will also serve as the celebrant for this service.
harvest moonWelcome to fall and the autumnal equinox. Celebrating the circle of the year is not unique to any culture or religious tradition. In praise of fall, we will take time to reflect on its meaning and manner of celebration in different religious traditions, and its meaning to Unitarian Universalists.  This program will be interactive with an opportunity for members and visitors to share their thoughts on its meaning.
.    Brent Burford a former Program Chair and Board member at Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and is a recurring speaker at this fellowship over the last eight years.

stone-soup-cMonday, September 30, 5:30 p.m. Stone Soup Dinner. Our fellowship volunteers on a recurring 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.