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March 2013 Newsletter

Central Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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

Weekly fellowship meetings are — Sundays 10:15 a.m.–12:00 noon, Visual Arts Center, 2nd Floor, Nye Beach Turnaround, 777 Northwest Beach Drive, Newport, Oregon.  A map of our location: https://ccuuf.org/map / 

March 2013 Newsletter

Upcoming CCUUF Events—

Sunday, March 3, 10:15. Fellowship Presentation. Social Justice: A presentation of the experiences of Guatemalan and Mexican “undocumented workers” arrested in the largest immigration raid in US history, in their own words.  Presentation by retired professor Virginia Gibbs.

Sunday, March 10, 10:15. Fellowship Presentation An Ode to Coffee. A look at the drug of choice for many of us and what is a sacrament for many Unitarians: Coffee! Presentation by CCUUF member Richard Crosby.

Sunday, March 10, 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.

Sunday, March 17, 10:15. Fellowship Presentation: Varieties of Unbelief. We don’t all “not believe” the same things. Let’s compare what it is we do not believe . . . and what we do believe.   Presentation by CCUUF member Brent Burford.  “Better to believe in no God than to believe in a cruel God, a tribal God, a sectarian God. . ..  Some of the people who do not believe in God at all are more merciful, truth-loving, and just than are some who do.” Harry Emerson Fosdick.

Sunday, March 17, 12:00 noon. 3rd Sunday monthly fellowship lunch will be a potluck lunch held at the Visual Arts Center immediately following the fellowship meeting.

Sunday, March 24, 10:15. Fellowship Presentation. Author Suzy Nelson reads from and discusses her new book.

Sunday, March 31, 10:15. Fellowship Presentation. The Vernal Equinox. We’ll look at the mythology of the vernal equinox and how it has woven into the traditions of different religions and cultures.
[*For this Sunday, we meet upstairs in the THIRD floor meeting room at the Visual Arts Center.*]

Sunday, April 7, 10:15. Fellowship Presentation. The Christian Agnostic. So, what if I like some of the things about Christianity such as the ethics but don’t believe some of the theology or the supernatural? Where does that put me? Is there a name for that? Presentation by CCUUF member Brent Burford. “Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is a nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.” George Santayana, Skepticism and Animal Faith, IX

Sunday, April 7, 12:00. CCUUF Board Meeting.

Sunday, April 14, 10:15. Fellowship Presentation. Life in the Wilderness. Experiences in the Mountains of Washington. Presentation by retired professor John Aylmer.

Sunday, April 14, 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.

Additional Activities and Notes

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: jeanconnect@aol.com

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: http://www.uuvoicesoregon.org/.

Our Mailing Address, Website, Newsletter, & Donations: Checks may be made out to CCUUF and placed in our donation box at fellowship meetings 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 at www.CCUUF.org. To contribute activities or announcements to the Newsletter or to add or remove people from emailing list, please contact brent.burford@gmail.com

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


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