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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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January 2020

Sunday, January 5, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Grace Wins Haven. Speaker: grace wins haven hand drawn logo _oTraci Goff Flowers.
    Traci will explain, and lead a discussion of, the goals of Grace Wins Haven, the day shelter for homeless clients of Lincoln County. The shelter’s mission is to assist and train unhoused patrons of Lincoln County to set goals for individual living and utilizing community resources, providing stable, healthy living Grace wins haven hands house _oconditions while providing security and a place to learn working and life skills.  The organization helps community members meet their current needs through offering services such as an address, food, lockers, laundry, clothing, hygiene products, camping gear, purchasing in some cases ID and Gas vouchers… all based on community donations.
    More information about Grace Wins Haven can be found at their website:  https://www.gracewinshaven.com  or at their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gracewinshaven1/

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! epiphany-germanySpeaker:  Brent Burford.   Did you think the “12 days of Christmas” were the 12 shopping days prior to Christmas Day?  Actually, they are the 12 days starting with Christmas day.  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 event? 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.

Monday, January 13.  6:30 p.m. “Beloved Community”, Part 1.   Virginia Gibbs will Selmachair 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.   The event will be held at the Oregon Coast Community College in South Beach.
    The 2014 film Selma will be shown followed by a short discussion. The film is a chronicle of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.  Following the film a short discussion of the film will be facilitated by Virginia Gibbs.
.     This fellowship service on December 29th was an introduction to this community event held on January 13th and 16th.  

Thursday, January 16, 6:30 p.m.  “Beloved Community”, Part 2.  Virginia Gibbs will arc of justice filmchair 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.  The event will be held at the Oregon Coast Community College in South Beach.
    The short 2016 documentary film, Arc of Justice, will be shown followed by a discussion of how we may apply the principles of “Beloved Community” to our own circumstances. 

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: A Birthday Celebration of williamstaffordjpg-b77625c3347ac92cWilliam Stafford, Oregon Poet, Pacifist, Teacher. Presenter: Cynthia Jacobi.
.   We will examine the work of William Stafford in relation to our world today. He died in 1993. His birthday month of January is celebrated and recognized not only around the US, but in numerous other countries with poetry readings. His influence continues.
  “Every War has Two Losers,” a short documentary film of his life, will precede readings of Stafford poems by UU members. We invite others to bring a favorite poem.
  The Celebrant will be Cynthia Jacobi.
    Cynthia is a recurring speaker at our fellowship, a member of the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a former board member of the fellowship, our lay chaplain,  a local artist, and a member of the city council for the City of Newport.

Sunday, January 26, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation Guatemala ¡Mixta!  Guatemala gt_gua_los_colores_de_guatemalaSpeaker:  Anne Sigleo.
    Anne will share with us her experiences in Guatemala. From the tree-lined boulevards of Guatemala City to the dirt paths of rural indigenous villages we will meet the people of Guatemala. The focus will be on indigenous life and why one might want to leave such a beautiful place.
.     Anne Sigleo is a member of the Board of Trustees for Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and is a recurring speaker at CCUUF services.

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February 2020

Sunday, February 2, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation: Seven Social Sins.  gandhi-seven-dangers-to-human-virtueMahatma Gandhi in 1925 spoke of these.  Later,  Martin Luther King, Jr., and William Stafford both cited these same seven.   Gandhi refers to behaviors that go against this ethical code and thereby weaken society. When values are not strongly held, people respond weakly to crisis and difficulty.  We shall explore examples of these being upheld and being betrayed.
   The Seven Social Sins is a list that was first given in a sermon delivered in Westminster Abbey on March 20, 1925 by an Anglican priest named Frederick Lewis Donaldson. He originally referred to it as the “7 Deadly Social Evils”.  Ghandi published the same list in his weekly newspaper, Young India, on October 22, 1925, referring to is as the Seven Social Sins.

  • Politics without principles.
  • Wealth without work.
  • Pleasure without conscience.
  • Knowledge without character.
  • Commerce without morality.
  • Science without humanity.
  • Worship without sacrifice.


Monday, February 3, 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.)

Saturday, February 8, 2:00 p.m. Love is Love 2020.  The welcoming congregations of loveislove2020Lincoln County join with PFLAG–Oregon Central Coast in its annual Love is Love celebration on Saturday, February 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
   Each year, the Welcoming Congregations provide the dessert treats for this celebration.  Also ‘healthy’ alternatives with veggie trays and gluten free offerings are very welcome.  All are welcome to attend and we hope that many of you will bring snacks to share.  It will be held at the commons area of the Oregon Coast Community College,  400 S.E. College Way, in South Beach.

Sunday, February 9, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation: What is the problem of inequalityequality in our society? Speaker: John Aylmer.
.     The Declaration of Independence proclaims that it is “self-evident” that “all men are created equal”. Ten years ago Donald Trump in an interview by Debra Solomon was asked if he agreed with the phrase “that all men are created equal”. He replied “It’s not true.”
.     How do most Americans view the concept of Equality? If you believe there is a problem with equality, how can that problem be fixed?  From a UU perspective, how does the issue of equality relate to the second Unitarian Universalist Principle of Justice, Equity, and Compassion in Human Relations?  John Aylmer will lead a discussion of equality and the UU Second Principle.
.    John was a member of Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship prior to moving to Washington several years ago. During his years in Newport, he was a member of the Board of Trustees for this fellowship and a recurring speaker here.

Sunday, February 9, 10:15 am. Monthly Book Exchange. Bring a book to give away, find a book to take home.

Thursday, February 13, 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, February 16, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service:  Presentation: When they go low, we When they go low, we go high, blue white on blackgo high.  A discussion facilitated by CM Hall.
.     As we reflect on this current election year and President’s Day Weekend, it prompts one to reflect on what the necessary attributes are in a leader. Come and share your own thoughts on qualities presidents over the ages have embodied in times of peace as well as crisis. We will also call on those who have recently read the book, The Soul of America, the Battle for Better Angels by Jon Meacham, for insights as well.
.    CM Hall will also be the celebrant for this service.
.    CM is a member of the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a City of Newport City Council member, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of this fellowship, and has previously given a number of presentations to this fellowship.

Friday, February 21, 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, February 23, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation:  12 Truths I Learned 12 truths cfrom Life and Writing. Discussion will be facilitated by Cynthia Jacobi.
.    This presentation will be based on a TED Talk by Ann Lamott, American novelist and nonfiction writer, progressive political activist, public speaker, and writing teacher.
Instead of creating a personal list of New Years Resolutions, Lamott’s 12 Truths can be a thoughtful guide to our actions in 2020 and beyond. She presents a “mixed grill of happy anticipation and dread” for discussion.
.    Cynthia is a recurring speaker at our fellowship, a member of the Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a former member of the Board of Trustees of this fellowship, our lay chaplain,  a local artist, and a member of the city council for the City of Newport.

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March 2020

Sunday, March 1, 10:15 am. Sunday Service. Presentation:  The Use & Abuse of the Bible in Justifying Slavery: The Institution of Slavery in Biblical Times and in America.  Speakers:  Lee Harmon and Brent Burford
.   Celebrant:  Brent Burford

Monday,  March 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, March 8, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation: Enlightened Buddhism and our 7 Principles.   Speaker: The Rev. Rich Davis, Senior Pastor at Salem UU Fellowship.    Celebrant: CM Hall

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

Thursday, February 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, March 15, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service:  Presentation:  TBA.. Speaker:  TBA
.    Celebrant:  TBA

Friday, March 20, 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, March 22, 10:15 a.m. Sunday Service. Presentation:   In Celebration and Concern on World Water Day.  Speaker: Mike Broili will lead a discussion on the threats to our water here and yon.
   Celebrant:  TBA

Sunday, March 29, 10:15 a.m.  Sunday Service. Presentation: American Idealist-Sargent Shriver.  Speaker: Patrice Grant.  A look back using the DVD about Idealism in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations concentrating on the Peace Corp, Special Olympics, and the War on Poverty mixed with Assassinations, the Viet Nam War amid a turbulent era.

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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.