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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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December 2019

Sunday, December 1, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation:  Working for bill-kucha-300x290Environmental Change. Speaker:  Bill Kucha.
Bill is one of the founders of  and volunteers at 350 Oregon Central Coast and also a CCUUF member. He will lead a discussion on how we increase awareness and motivate citizens to stand together for long delayed action to protect our earth. We will explore:
Why is there apathy about global warming in this country?  Who funds anti-global warming “science”? What ideas to address global warming have failed?  Is it time for civil disobedience and on what issues has civil disobedience been widely used?  What support can our members do?   https://350oregoncentralcoast.org/
Celebrant will be Craig Sherman.

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 UU look at the Lee Harmon mugshotvarious birth stories of Jesus in the Bible. Speaker: Lee Harmon.
What do the virgin birth stories in the Bible really say, what did they mean to their listeners back then, and how can they comfort and inspire us as UUs still today?
.    Lee is a recurring speaker at CCUUF and has written several books on first-century Christianity, including:  The River of Life: Where Liberal and Conservative Christianity Meet, John’s Gospel: The Way it Happened, and Revelation: The Way It Happened.

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 am: Sunday Service. Presentation: Working for Change. bill-kucha-300x290Speaker: Bill Kucha. We continue the discussion from December 1st on the issue of how we increase awareness and motivate citizens to stand together for action to protect our earth.   Bill is one of the founders of and volunteers at 350 Oregon Central Coast and also a CCUUF member. We will explore:  Why is there apathy about global warming in this country? Who funds anti-global warming “science”? What ideas to address global warming have failed? Is it time for civil disobedience and on what issues has civil disobedience been widely used? What support can our members do? https://350oregoncentralcoast.org/
Celebrant will be Craig Sherman.

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. Yule Log Celebration and Cookie yulelogExchange.  Bring some cookies, take some cookies. And enjoy what has become a yearly ritual for this fellowship.  The festivities will be led by long time CCUUF member Gary Lahman. We will turn on the Yule Log lights to celebrate our blessings, joys, and hopes. Gary will also a video on the natural wonders and beauty of winter in Yellowstone Park.

Sunday, December 29, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation:  Building a Beloved stock-woven-strings_croppedCommunity.   Mary Ann Beggs and Virginia Gibbs will present a program concerning building a multicultural, anti-racist community.   “Beloved Community” is part of the core message of the Unitarian Universalist theology.  The presentation will draw on the article entitled “The Call of our Faith”  in the Winter 2019 issue of UU World.
https://www.uuworld.org/articles/call-antiracist-commitment
    On January 21 and 22, 2020, Virginia Gibbs will chair a two night community event, sponsored by the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, to honor the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights workers and to promote the concept of “Beloved Community” as described by Dr. King.  This service on December 29th will be an introduction to why it is important for our local Unitarian Universalist fellowship to be involved in this work.

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

January 2020


Sunday, January 5, 10:15 am.
Sunday Service. Presentation: TBA.  Speaker:  TBA. 

Monday, January 6, 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.)

Thursday, January 9, 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, January 12, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation: Have an Epiphany! Speaker:  Brent Burford.   The Christian holy day of Epiphany is twelve days after Christmas. What is this, how is it celebrated, and what should UUs find meaningful or take away from this holy day? We’ll dive in and see.  
.    Brent is a recurring speaker at CCUUF and in past years has been the program chair of this fellowship.

Sunday, January 12, 10:15 am. Monthly Book Exchange. Bring a book to give away, find a book to take home.

Friday, January 17, 9:30 am. UU Men’s Breakfast. (3rd Friday of the month.) Come join us for conversation and fellowship. For location, information, or questions, contact Mike at mlbroili42@gmail.com

Sunday, January 19, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation TBA.  Speaker:  TBA

Tuesday, January 21 and Wednesday, January 22.  “Beloved Community” community stock-woven-strings_croppedevent.  Virginia Gibbs will chair a two night community event, sponsored by the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, to honor the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights workers and to promote the concept of “Beloved Community” as described by Dr. King. 
.     This fellowship service on December 29th is an introduction to this community event held on January 21st and 22nd.  

Sunday, January 26, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service:  Presentation: TBA.  Speaker:  TBA. 

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

–The monthly UU ladies lunch, is usually 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.