Posted by: CCUUF | December 1, 2012

December 2012 Newsletter

December 2012 Newsletter
Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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

Fellowship meetings are –Sundays 10:15 a.m.– noon, Visual Arts Center, 2nd Floor, Nye Beach Turnaround, 777 N.W. Beach Drive, Newport

December 2012 CCUUF Activities

Sunday December  2, 10:15 am.  Fellowship Presentation.  Childless by Marriage.  Author Sue Fagalde Lick discusses her book, Childless by Marriage. Topics include: marriages in which one partner can’t or doesn’t want to have children, not having children where most people do makes life different in many ways, making the decision to enter a marriage that will not include children, dealing with step-children, feeling left out of the “mom club”, and facing old age without children.  Her blog is located at, her Childless by Marriage Facebook page is, and her website is

Sunday, December 2, noon.   Meeting of the CCUUF board following the CCUUF weekly fellowship meeting.

Sunday, December 9, 10:15 am Fellowship Presentation.  The X-rated Bible. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, once said that there are parts of the Bible that are not appropriate to read in church.  And you won’t often, if ever, hear a sermon on those passages. We’ll take at look at some of those interesting passages.   Presentation by Brent Burford.

Sunday, December 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, December 16, 10:15 am Fellowship Presentation.  Yule Log and cookie exchange.

Sunday, December 23.  We do not meet.

Sunday, December 30, 10:15.  Fellowship Presentation.   New Year’s resolutions.  What are you going to do next year to make this world a better place?


Additional Activities and Notes

Sunday, December 2, 2:00 pm.  Driftwood Public Library, Lincoln City. CCUUF member Suzy Nelson has published her third book, Now What?, and will be reading excerpts from her new book.  The book recounts her experiences raising four preschoolers in the sixties.  If time permits, she will also answer questions on self publishing.  Ms. Nelson’s previous books include:  Andy, the Reincarnated Cat (a short story for children) and Before the Last Bell Rings (a novel about teaching in a gang school with a teacher who accidentally kills her administrator).

Tuesday, December 4, 6:00 pm. Basic Rights Oregon meeting concerning 2014 ballot campaign for Marriage Equality amendment.   Meeting at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, S.W. 9th St. and Hurbert, Newport, OR.

Monday, December 10. 7:00 pm.  NOW organizational meeting.  Newport Public Library.  The “Inaugural Meeting” of the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW).

Friday, December 21. 3:00 p.m. Homeless Memorial Gathering at Don Davis Park.  The Interfaith Community for Peace and Justice (ICPJ) is sponsoring a gathering to recognize and honor those who are homeless, and especially, those who have passed away while homeless. It will be held at the gazebo in Don Davis Park (near the Performing Arts Center) in Newport.

Monday, Dec. 31. 8:00 pm to midnight is a special New Year’s Even Dance of Universal Peace at the Newport Presbyterian Church–co-sponsored by ICPJ.


Oregon UU Voices for Justice
.  Priority legislative issues for 2013 are (1) Health Care Reform, (2) Climate Change, and (3) Death Penalty & Criminal Sentencing Reform.  If you are interested in being in the working group for any of these issues. being on the email list for updates from any of these groups, or contributing to these causes, contact or join these Oregon UU voices on social issues at:

CERG UU Disaster Relief Fund.  Help Our Congregations Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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

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



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