Posted by: CCUUF | November 2, 2011

November 2011 Newsletter

Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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

Sundays  10:15 a.m.–12:00 noon  Visual Arts Center, 2nd Floor, Nye Beach Turnaround, 777 Northwest Beach Drive, Newport, Oregon

November 6   Radio on the Edge.  “Building
Grassroots Community Media”  Alan Searle, Project Manager for
currently under construction KYAQ, Siletz,   speaks
on the importance of independent media voices. . He is Development Director of
Free Speech Radio News, a nationally-distributed daily news program.  takes one to an online local newspaper calendar by him.  He will be addressing the potential programs and mission of the new radio station

November 13   Becoming A Welcoming Congregation.  What do we
do to become a fellowship that welcomes all regardless of sexual orientation?  And why does it matter?  Presentation, and discussion led by Brent Burford with personal stories on the subject by Sue Wilkins and Margot Fetrow.  We will also discuss seeking recognition as a Welcoming Congregation by the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.

November 20.  Thanksgiving Dinner.  –  Our yearly fellowship Thanksgiving Dinner is held the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  We will bring food and enjoy a meal together.

November 27.  UU Voices for Justice.  –  A discussion of social justice issues.  Members of our fellowship  attended the annual meeting of Oregon UU Voices for Justice in October.  We will share the social justice efforts being taken by other UU congregations in Oregon.   Presentation by Brent Burford, Sue Wilkins, and Karen Wilson.

Looking Forward.  In December we will continue with questions raised in our October series of what principles does our particular fellowship find essential.  If we are rewriting the UUA seven principles to fit the specific concerns and goals of our fellowship, how would they read?

Additional Activities and Notes

Tuesday, November 1.  Online Webinar: Justice GA Preparation: Immigration and Our UUA and UU Resources.  Susan Leslie, Congregational Advocacy and Witness Director for the UUA, will give an overview of what’s going on with immigration policy, its impact on immigrant communities and what congregations can do to get educated and work in solidarity with the immigrant community. She will also inform us on how to link up with UUA and other UU congregations around immigration issues.   Register  to reserve your slot for a November Pacific Western Region Webinar.  Each webinar costs  $15.

Sunday,  November 6. 12:00 noon.  Central Coast Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship Board Meeting.   The CCUUF Board will have a regularly scheduled board meeting immediately following the October 2 presentation.

Wednesday, Nov. 9.  7:00 pm.  OCC PFLAG:  Author Abby Dees does a Skype presentation at the meeting of Oregon Central Coast PFLAG about her book, Queer Questions Straight Talk: 108 Frank, Provocative Questions It’s OK to Ask Your Lesbian, Gay or Bi Loved One .   Oregon Central Coast PFLAG holds its monthly meetings at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month, at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 9th & Hurbert Streets, Newport. Their new website is at

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.

OLCV:  The independent voice for Oregon’s environment.  Eric Johnson, son of Janet Johnson, is hiking the 2,600 mile Pacific Crest Trail from the Mexican border to the Canadian border to raise funds for OLCV. To read more or to learn about sponsoring Eric’s trek, see article at:


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.

CCUUF Mailing List and Newsletter.  To contribute activities or announcements to the monthly newsletter or CCUUF Weekly or to add or remove people from the
mailing list, please contact  Note that some of the items under Additional Activities and Notes listed in the Newsletter are informational announcements from members and are not necessarily a fellowship sponsored activity nor endorsed by the fellowship.

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