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Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

A welcoming and liberal spiritual  community in Lincoln County, Oregon since 1984.  Visitors Always Welcome.

September through June, we meet weekly Sunday mornings at 10:15 am.  At the current time, our weekly meetings are being held online only. In the fall, we will resume weekly meetings 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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Due to COVID-19 health concerns, our Sunday services are currently on hold and we are not meeting in person. We will meet online.  For more information, contact info@ccuuf.org

 

May 2020 Online Services

Sunday, May 3, 10:15 am.  Sunday Service.  Topic: The Face of Apocalyptic Villainy.   Detail-The-Deeds-of-Antichrist-Luca-Signorelli-1505Presentation by:  Lee Harmon.   Celebrant:  Connie Esmond Kiger.    This service will be online only.

    *** This will be an online service. To attend the service online, you will need to register ahead of time by using the link below.  We will open the ZUUM Room at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday for fellowship.  Follow instructions to the Zoom meeting. Register to attend the meeting by clicking here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register   ***

    The Face of Apocalyptic Villainy:   An amusing peek into the world of the first Antichrist. First-century Christianity scholar Lee Harmon opens the Book of Revelation in its historical setting and introduces its original super-villain, the real-life “Beast of Revelation,” the man who actually inspired its writing.   Perhaps a light-hearted reminder of long-ago runaway apocalyptic fears can bring perspective and help settle our coronavirus-frayed nerves.

   Lee is a member of our UU fellowship and is a scholar of first-century Christianity. He is the author of two books presenting the origins of Christianity in a historical-critical light: Revelation: The Way It Happened, and it’s sequel, John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened. More recently, he published The River of Life, a short booklet about the Jesus of History.


Sunday, May 10, 10:15 a.m.
Topic:  Hope.  Presentation by: Rand Bishop.
HopeGraphicThis service will be online only.

.     *** This will be an online service. To attend the service online, you will need to register ahead of time by using the link below.  We will open the ZUUM Room at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday for fellowship.  Follow instructions to the Zoom meeting. Register to attend the meeting by clicking here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register   ***

   Hope is innate. From birth, hope provides us with the attitude, vision, and vigor to achieve our life’s aspirations and persevere through challenging times. But, as important as hope is in our lives, are we actually clear on what hope is, where it comes from, and how it functions? And, more importantly, can we assume that hope is always useful, healthy, and constructive?

.    Rand will begin with some selected writings on the subject. Then, he will pose some provocative questions for group discussion. This unique interaction could either leave each of us more at peace with long-felt personal convictions or offer a slightly different perspective on how to engage in life itself.

   Newport resident Rand Bishop is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, magazine columnist, the author of five published books, and serves as Music Director for the Central Oregon Coast UU Fellowship.

Sunday, May 17, 10:15 a.m. Topic:  Idealism, Part I.  Presentation by:  Patrice Grant.   Idealism purple CaptureThis service will be online only.
.     *** This will be an online service. To attend the service online, you will need to register ahead of time by using the link below.  We will open the ZUUM Room at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday for fellowship.  Follow instructions to the Zoom meeting. Register to attend the meeting by clicking here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register   ***
.     Part one of a two part program. This first session will deal with the rise of Idealism in the early 60s during the Kennedy Administration in the face of the societal upheavals, unrest and war.
Presentation is by CCUUF Board member Patrice Grant.  Virginia Gibbs will be the Celebrant for this service.


Sunday, May 24, 10:15 a.m.
Topic:  Idealism, Part II.  Presentation by:  Patrice Grant.
idealism CaptureThis service will be online only.
.     *** This will be an online service. To attend the service online, you will need to register ahead of time by using the link below.  We will open the ZUUM Room at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday for fellowship.  Follow instructions to the Zoom meeting. Register to attend the meeting by clicking here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register   ***
.     Patrice Grant continues with our discussion on Idealism in the face of the war on poverty, the politics of assignation, racial protests, and the ongoing effects of an unpopular war.
.     Presentation is by CCUUF Board member Patrice Grant.  Sue Wilkins will be the Celebrant for this service.

Sunday, May 31, 10:15 a.m. Online Worship Service. Topic:  A Partial List of Great and Eternal Truths: Led by if you meet buddha on the road, kill him book cover indexCraig Sherman.
   Since with the travel restrictions we cannot go to the mountain to search for the meaning of life, or at least what we can do to navigate in our individual pilgrimages,  we plan on bringing the mountain to the group.  With the help of Dorothy Stern Kucha and Madeline Rubin  the truths listed below will be discussed.   This list is from a compelling book in the 70s “If you meet Buddha on the Road, Kill Him”  by Sheldon Kopp.  https://www.westhartfordcounselingcenter.com/a-partial-list-of-eternal-truths/  Bring your thoughts, questions to the zoom discussion.  A search for “Sheldon Kopp, Unitarian” reveals his ideas have been utilized in various UU talks.  Celebrant Craig Sherman.
 .    *** This will be an online service. To attend the service online, you will need to register ahead of time by using the link below.  We will open the ZUUM Room at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday for fellowship.  Follow instructions to the Zoom meeting. Register to attend the .  meeting by clicking here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register   ***

June 2020 Online Services

Sunday, June 7, 10:15 a.m.   Online Worship Service.  Topic:   What We Can Learn From Our Pets And Their Pearl readingValue In This Time of Seclusion.  Led by Claire Hall:  We will share stories, learnings about our pets, and their influence in our lives.  If you have a photo of your pet send it to CM Hall and she will show it as you start your story or learning.
.       *** This will be an online service. To attend the service online, you will need to register ahead of time by using the link below.  We will open the ZUUM Room at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday for fellowship.  Follow instructions to the Zoom meeting. Register to attend the meeting by clicking here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register   ***

Sunday, June 14, 10:15 a.m.  Annual Meeting of Members of the Fellowship.

Sunday, June 21, 10:15 a.m.  Online Worship Service. Topic: TBA. Presentation by Virginia Gibbs.

Sunday, June 28, 10:15 a.m.  Online Worship Service. Topic:  TBA

.     *** We do not have weekly worship services during July through Labor Day.  Occasional activities or events in the summer will be noted on this web page and on our Facebook page. We will resume weekly worship services on the Sunday after Labor Day. ***

We will not meet weekly from July 5th through September 6th.
We will resume weekly worship services on Sunday, September 13th.

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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.