Posted by: CCUUF | October 3, 2011

October 2011 Newsletter

Central Coast Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship

A lay-led fellowship dedicated to the exploration of our world through an exchange of ideas using the format of presentation and discussion.

– Visitors Always Welcome –

Visual Arts Center (VAC), 2nd floor
Nye Beach Turnaround; Newport, Oregon
Sundays, 10:15 a.m.–12:00 noon


Schedule of Programs

October 2.   Defining Myself Through Metaphor. An interactive presentation, led by our new Lay Minister Sue Wilkins. Through writing and discussion clarify your thoughts of self in a safe and sharing environment. The first of a four Sunday excursion into defining self, personal beliefs and how they fit within the UU context.

October 9.   Defining My Beliefs.Sometimes we tend to sidestep the question “What do I believe?”? A Presentation by Sue Wilkins, Debbie Dypold, & Brent Burford exploring convictions that direct our lives with plenty of time for discussion and sharing.

October 16.   Unitarian Universalist History. Come explore the history of Unitarian Universalism. A guided tour by Sue Wilkins who has recently completed a fascinating course on our theological roots. Of course, plenty of time for questions and discussion.

October 23.   Defining Our Beliefs. After 3 sessions of exploring self, beliefs and our shared UU history, we’ll try to fit those pieces together attempting to define our common ground as compared to the greater church of the Unitarian Universalists—Where do we fit in? What difference does it make? Whom do we serve? To whom are we responsible? This final of four sessions, Sue Wilkins will guides us through presentation and animated discussion.

October 30.   A Really Scary Halloween Tale: The Death Penalty. Attorney Brent Burford not only looks at the arguments for and against the death penalty, but also the ethical and practical considerations. With political candidates mentioning their states’ executions with pride, with crowds at political rallies cheering at the mention of executions, how should we respond? As usual, time for respectful and non-judgmental discussion.

Additional Activities and Notes 

Sunday, October 2. 12:00 noon. Central Coast Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Board Meeting. October 2. The CCUUF Board will have a regularly scheduled board meeting immediately following the October 2 presentation.

Saturday, October 15, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.Oregon UU Voices for Justice Annual Meeting. The UU Congregation of Salem, 5090 Center Street NE, Salem OR. Statewide meeting. Learn about issues affecting social justice and equity that will come before our state legislature in the 2012 session. For information contact Barbara Dow 503-385-1686 or Judy Zimmerman 503-324-9377.

Sunday, October 16. 12:30 pm. Monthly Fellowship Lunch. Our monthly CCUUF Fellowship Lunch will be October 16. Our monthly lunches will be held after the 3rd meeting of each month at various local restaurants.

Wednesdays. 6:00 pm. Benefaction Zen (Meditation) Community. Zen meditation is held weekly at 6:00 pm at the Yurt on SE John Nye Rd. Silent sitting and walking meditation with chants, reading/talk about practice, and optional bowing practice. Free, but donations will be accepted to cover expenses. For further information call Jean Fredrickson 541-875-4488 home, 503-899-7517 cell

Address and Tax-deductible donations to the Fellowship.
Checks to cover Central Coast Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship expenses may be made out to CCUUF and placed in our donation box or mailed to: Richard Fetrow, CCUUF Treasurer, P.O. Box 111, Newport, Oregon 97365. Receipts will be issued upon request or at the end of the year.

Contact information: CCUUF Mailing List and Newsletter. To contribute activities or announcements to the Newletter or to add or remove people from the mailing list, please contact (for October and November Newsletters) and then (for Newsletters from December on). Please be sure to put UU in the subject line. Note that activities listed in the Newsletter are personal announcements from members and are not necessarily endorsed by the Fellowship.

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