Posted by: CCUUF | August 23, 2012

September 2012 Newsletter

**We will resume weekly Sunday morning fellowship services September 9th. **

End of Summer Social Event

Sunday, August 26.   CCUUF end-of-summer social event at the home of Curt & Sue. A potluck picnic.  Gather at 11:30 am. Eat at noon.  What to bring: ring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Bring meat if you want to barbeque. The hosts will provide drinks, buns, and condiments.

Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – September Calendar

We resume weekly Sunday meetings September 9th at —
Sundays  10:15 a.m.–12:00 noon  Visual Arts Center, 2nd Floor, Nye Beach Turnaround, 777 Northwest Beach Drive, Newport, Oregon

Sunday, September 9, 10:15 am. Fellowship Presentation.    The  Blending of the Waters.  We begin our church liturgical year with our blending of the waters ceremony which is an annual Ingathering tradition on the first Sunday after Labor Day.

Fellowship members bring to the service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them or that they have visited in the prior year.  During the service, people pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, the person who brought it tells why this water is special to them.

Sunday, September 9, 10:15 am  Second Sunday Book Exchange. Have a book you no longer need but think others might want? Bring it to give to others in the fellowship.We have a “book exchange” at the fellowship on the Second Sunday of each month. Any books that you have that you wish to give away to others in the fellowship to read, bring the second Sunday. Maximum of five books per person.

Sunday, September 16, 10:15 am. Fellowship Presentation.   Dorothy Blackcrow Mack, elder and Lakota storyteller, shares the native Northwest Coast Red Cedar Circle, Sisiwis, (sacred breath) with us. This will be done as a participatory ceremony.  It will incorporate ideas of the third quarter of the year, a time of harvest and completion.

Sunday, September 16, 10:15 am  Monthly Fellowship Lunch.  Location still to be determined.

Sunday, September 23, 10:15 am. Fellowship Presentation.    The “Jefferson Bible.”  Thomas Jefferson took the four canonical gospels and stripped away the supernatural in an effort to find the ethical teachings of Jesus.  Jefferson called the result “The Life & Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.” We will review Jefferson’s life and the results of his effort.  Presentation by CCUUF members Tom Nelson and Brent Burford.

Sunday, September 30, 10:15 am. Fellowship Presentation.    Ocean Frontiers.   Our Natural World: A showing and discussion of movie Ocean Frontiers, with an introduction to the movie by CCUUF member Gayle Hansen.


Additional Activities and Notes

Sunday, September 9, 12:00 noon. CCUUF Board Meeting immediately following Fellowship. 

Friday, September 14,  Noon to 300 p.m.  Grief 101.   The conclusion to the Grief and End of Life series.  Free lecture series designed for caregivers and those experiencing grief.  Sponsored by Samaritan Pacific Health Services Chaplain. Series led by The Rev. Brenda S. Wills, M.Div., Chaplain at Samaritan.  September 14 presentation:   “End of Life Ethics” DVD –The Hospice Foundation of America’s 19th Annual  Living with Grief Program (3 hours of CE’s – repeat from May 18).  To be held at the     Samaritan Pacific  Patient Financial Services conference room,    705 SE Coast Hwy, Newport (enter door from parking lot)

CCUUF recognized by the UUA as a “Welcoming Congregation.”   On July 27, 2012, Central Coast  Unitarian Universalist Fellowship received confirmation that we have been recognized by the Unitarian  Universalist Association of Congregations (UUA)  as a Welcoming Congregation and is now reflected as such on this list of UU congregations.

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 contact Jean Fredrickson, tel. 541-224-3713, email:

Our Mailing Address,  Website, Newsletter, & Donations:  Checks 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.  Our website is  To contribute activities or announcements to the Newsletter or to add or remove people from emailing list, please contact

Suggestions for speakers?  Please contact Brent Burford,, with any suggestions you might have for speakers during the coming year.

We are a Welcoming Congregation.  All are equally welcome regardless of race, background, gender, or sexual orientation.




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