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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  

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April 2019

Sunday, April 7, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation:  Topic: Child Abuse CM Hall cPrevention Month.   Our speaker will be CM Hall.   Child Abuse Prevention Month is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse.  April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983.  President Barack Obama in 2016 issued a Presidential proclamation stating: “During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we recommit to giving every child a chance to succeed and to ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment that is free from abuse and neglect.”
https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/
.     Our speaker for this presentation is CM Hall, a Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship board member and a member of the Newport City Council. 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 (UUCS) where she was the YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) youth advisor for eight years. She also became a national trainer for the UUA YRUU program for nine years and served on the UUCS Board.

Monday, April 8, 3:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. The Board of Trustees monthly meeting. For details, contact, Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org.

Thursday, April 11, 11:45 am. UU Ladies Lunch. (Second Thursdays of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. For information and location, contact Connie at admin@ccuuf.org

Sunday, April 14, 10:15 am.  Sunday Service Presentation:  Climate Disruption and You.  Facilitator: Bill Kucha.  This follow-up presentation from the February 24th talk bill-kucha-300x290entitled “Where in the World Do You Fit Into Climate Change?” will be conducted as a discussion of the situation we face, and a sharing of what personal steps we, as individuals, are taking or will take to address Climate Disruption.   It is incumbent upon us to create strategies to build resilience into our communities and to learn to adapt to the harsher times surely to come and in some cases already here, as well as to figure out what we can do now to mitigate and limit future damage to our environment.  Come bring your open and creative minds and hearts as we begin to weave back together our broken and ailing Earth.
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Bill is one of the founders of 350 Oregon Central Coast remains one of the most active members of the organization. More about the organization can be found at their website http://350oregoncentralcoast.org/

Sunday, April 14, 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. And maybe someone will bring one that you will want to take and read.

Friday, April 19, 9:30 am. UU Monthly Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Fridays of the month.) Meets at Georgie’s Beachside Grill, in the bar. Come join us for conversation and fellowship. Location: 744 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR 97365. http://georgiesbeachsidegrill.com/ For information or questions, contact ccuuf.org@gmail.com 

Sunday, April 21, 1015 am. Sunday Service Presentation: The Thread of Memory. memory cognition_iStock-585x413Presentation by the Rev. Millie Rochester.
     Memory has been called the most wonderful ability. While it can be retentive, serviceable, and obedient, it can also sometimes be weak and bewildered; a powerful, ongoing narrative we use to understand and manage our lives. This morning, we reflect on the power of memory both to connect us with the past and to shape who we are in the present.
     Millie Rochester grew up in Maine and Northern California. She and her life partner, Roger, met while they were in college, and this spring will celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary. Millie received her Masters of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2003, and served congregations in Chicago, Florida, and Winnipeg, Manitoba before retiring from settled ministry four years ago and re-settling in the Pacific Northwest. She and Roger are delighted to be closer to their four children and three grandchildren. Favorite pastimes include reading (mysteries and historical fiction, especially), exploring new places (libraries and churches, especially), and being with family.

Sunday, April 28, 9:30 am. Fellowship Annual Meeting of Members and Potluck Brunch. ***Held annual_meeting_1-320x300Offsite***  Our annual meeting of member will be held at the Yaquina Bay Yacht Club, 750 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365. Come join us for food, the annual State of the Fellowship Address, election of officers and board members, discussion of the goals of the fellowship, review of the finances of the fellowship, and approval of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Monday, April 29, 5:30 p.m.  Stone Soup Dinner.   We rotate with other congregations stone soup cin Newport in preparing a community meal on Monday evenings at St. Stephen’s Church. April 29 is our next assigned night to host the dinner. We need volunteers to shop and prepare the meal earlier in the afternoon, to serve the meal, and to clean up afterwards.
Please put this date on your calendar if you want to help. We will need a shopper, cooks, servers, and dishwashers, so will need help at different times of the day. Please contact Craig at oldfishtales@gmail.com and let him know your time and job preference:  3-5 pm Prep;  5-7 pm Serving;  5-7 pm Clean-Up

May 2019

Sunday, May 5, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation:  Q&A–Everything You Wanted to Know Rev-RickDavisAbout UU. Presentation by the Rev. Rick Davis.
.     This presentation by Rev. Davis will be in a question and answer format rather. It’s a tradition in the Salem UU Congregation that once a year Rev. Rick Davis fields written questions submitted during worship. So what question is arising in your mind that you’d like him to address?
.     The official symbol of Unitarian Universalism is the flaming chalice. Rev. Davis suggests that the unofficial symbol is “?” — the question mark — because UU’s encourage the asking of questions, recognizing that such questions open portals through which we pass to deeper truth and understanding. So, come on this Sunday with a question to submit. He will do his best to respond to as many as possible during this service.
.     Reverend Richard R. Davis (“Rev. Rick”) became senior minister at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem in 1993. He was originally drawn to Unitarian Universalism through his interest in world religions, particularly ZenQ and A Buddhism that guides his daily meditation. The UU religious movement became his spiritual home, as it promotes free and responsible religious thought, and encompasses expressions that affirm his multi-faith theology. As Rev. Rick says, “UUism put no theological constraints on which sources could inspire me in my spiritual quest.”
.    He received his Master of Divinity from Emory University, Chandler School of Theology in 1986, and was ordained in 1987 at Emerson Unitarian Church in Canoga Park, CA where he served for six years. His duties at UUCS include worship, pastoral care, community connections, outreach, administration and teaching.
http://uusalem.org/staff/reverend-rick-davis/

Monday, May 6, 3:00 pm. CCUUF Board Meeting. The Board of Trustees monthly meeting. For details, contact, Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org.

Sunday, May 12, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation:  A UU Eighth Principle? CM Hall cPresentation by CM Hall.
.     Wait, I thought there were Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism. What is this Eighth Principle? It is a principle that has been proposed but is not formally one of the current UU Principles.   The proposed Eighth Principle is:
.     “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
.     CM will facilitate a discussion about this proposed principle and is the significance of 8th principle of UUit for us.
.    Our speaker for this presentation is CM Hall, a Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship board member and a member of the Newport City Council. 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 (UUCS) where she was the YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists) youth advisor for eight years. She also became a national trainer for the UUA YRUU program for nine years and served on the UUCS Board.

Sunday, May 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. And maybe someone will bring one that you will want to take and read.

Thursday, May 16, 11:45 am. UU Ladies Lunch. (Second Thursdays of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. For information and location, contact Connie at admin@ccuuf.org

Friday, May 17, 9:30 am. UU Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Friday of the month.) Meets at Georgie’s Beachside Grill, in the bar. Come join us for conversation and fellowship. Location: 744 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR 97365. http://georgiesbeachsidegrill.com/ For information or questions, contact ccuuf.org@gmail.com 

Sunday, May 19, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation: Strong Back, Soft Front. Annette LeonardPresentation by Annette Leonard.
.    Times of pain and difficulty are most often also our times of greatest growth and change. It would be nice if we maximized our learning during times of ease and comfort but that just isn’t how we’re wired. Understanding these times as invitations to deepen our connection with our self and our community we can cultivate strength and vulnerability; resilience while remaining supple — a strong back and a soft front. We can also develop greater skill in not believing everything we think which helps alleviate some of our suffering. Drawing from wisdom traditions, pop psychology, and her own deep knowing, Annette has cultivated her own resilience through a series of health crises. She works to cultivate wholeness by doing things that bring her joy.
.   Annette has a degree in ASL Interpreting from Western Oregon University and Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution. She has spent much of her career in higher ed, working went on several grant-funded projects, serving as the Director of Services for Students with Disabilities and as the Assistant Direct of Conflict Resolution Services at the University of Oregon. Eventually, she worked for Lane County government as their Supervisor of Equity and Training programs.

.    Annette is an artist working in a variety of mediums from watercolor to embroidery. She enjoys playing with her two dogs, knitting, reading, and is currently a bit obsessed with the recording artist P!nk and the truth-teller Luvvie Ajayi. Living in Eugene with her wife, Annette spends time on her back yard swing, perfecting her nachos, and day dreams about taking a hip hop dance class.

Sunday, May 26, 10:15 am. Sunday Service Presentation:  Religious, But Not Brent -sunlight through the trees at homeNecessarily–The Final Chapter. Presentation by Brent Burford. We will complete our series on the nexus where religion, psychology, and philosophy intersect.  Psychologist Erich Fromm, Carl Jung and others write about ultimate truths of our relationships with each other and the world. On one level these sound religious–speaking of morality, ethics, compassion, kindness, mercy–but are written for a larger audience that transcends religion. We’ll see what we think of their efforts to make these (not quite) religious writings a call to action for a secular world.
.   Brent is a recurring speaker at the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship over the last eight years. He was the Program Chair for Central Coast UU Fellowship for three years and was on the Board of Trustees for two years for the fellowship.  

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 Additional Activities and Notes

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. For questions, contact info@ccuuf.org 
–To contribute activities or announcements to our email 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 www.CCUUF.org. For questions or comments concerning the website, contact ccuuf.org@gmail.com

Monthly meeting of the fellowship’s Board of Trustees is usually on the first Monday of the month at 3:00 pm. Usually held at the Newport Public Library conference room.  Contact Mary Ann at info@ccuuf.org for confirmation of location and 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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The Newport monthly UU breakfast 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.

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.