Central Coast Unitarian Universalist NUUsletter
February 2022 NUUSLETTER
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Monday, 2/7 at 1pm: CCUUF Board Meeting on Zoom
Sunday, 2/13 at 10:15am, Loving Yourself Into Healing: A Practice of Radical Compassion.
Sunday, 2/20 at 10:15am, First Hybrid - In-Person & Zoom Service!
The Power of Community
Sunday, 2/27 at 10:15am, First Outdoor Service
More info to come.
CommUUnity Connections & Resources
Monthly Feature of A UU Among You/”Better Know A UU”
February Spotlight: Connie Esmond Kiger!
Online Event: LaTosha Brown, Visionary Voting Rights Activist
February Agenda: link
Zoom: Meeting ID: 931 4932 7544
Link to Zoom meeting
January notes for reference: link
Contact Board Chair, Denise Ross, for any items to be added to the February agenda
Program Description: In this presentation, Dorothy Stern-Kucha will share the journey of self-exploration and healing and discuss the differences between a psychological analytical perspective and one of mindfulness. The work of Tara Brach, a psychologist as well as a teacher of mindfulness meditation who has written RADICAL ACCEPTANCE AND RADICAL COMPASSION will be explored as well as developing a roadmap for awakening compassion when it is needed most in the thick of our daily lives. We will look for the instances in our lives when being mindful has brought rewards and changes.
Presenter: Dorothy Stern Kucha
ZJ: CM Hall (503-888-7172)
Music: Rand Bishop
Presenters: Virginia Gibbs and Denise Ross
Presenter: Mike Broil
Celebrant: Gary Lahman
Bring snacks to this outside service at the Fisherman’s Memorial space at the Yaquina Bay State Park.
CCUUF is still subscribing to the “Service in a Box” Touchstone materials that provide monthly themes, structure, and options for conducting Sunday Services. More on the Repair theme can be found here.
How to access all Touchstone materials:
The UUA kicked off a 30 Days of Love campaign last month! It is an opportunity to collectively nurture our spirits, deepen our understanding, and take action on our values for collective liberation. Each week of 30 Days of Love a ‘playlist’ or ‘menu’ of activities for a multigenerational audience. There is a full playlist of offerings each week for families/communities in the categories of Read, Watch, Act, Listen, and Worship.
30 Days of Love:
Week One: January 17 - 23 – Reproductive, Gender, & LGBTQIA+ Justice
Week Two: January 24 - 30 – Democracy & Voting Rights
Week Three: January 31 - February 6 – Decriminalization & Racial Justice
Week Four: February 7 - 14 – Climate Justice
From Anne Sigleo: The reading during th 2/6 UU service was by the current US Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, featured in this issue of Mirage magazine.
From Rand Bishop: The song, Walking Wounded, was produced and performed by Rand during a recent service. It was inspired by the John Pavlovitz book. The video features our local natural beauty and (there may even be some UU cameos!) is on YouTube.
From Craig Sherman: The Stone Soup crew that came out last Monday served 60 meals of turkey, dressing, gravy, green beans with diced tomatoes, PBJ sandwiches, fruit, drinks and desserts. Thanks go out to Bill, Louis, Rebecca, Mary Ann, Leslie, Lee, Mike, Gary, (hope I listed everyone) for their efforts. We will be up once again in May (May 30th)!! PS, we did have our packaged mashed potatoes turn into a mystifying coagulated soup but prevailed in spite of it. Thanks also to Rand who entertained my dogs for over 8 hours.
From Rand Bishop: Here are 2 new pieces I wrote for Medium.com. One entitled Evangelizing 101: Some Do’s and Don’ts and the other entitled Despot in Waiting Takes a Hatchet to the Gospels.
From Denise Ross: A fun and funny cat story that will grab ya with this headline: They bought a blender. Three weeks later, their cats continue to hold it hostage. Come for the story, stay for the pics!
From Wendy Ware: A friend and valuable cultural contributor to our community, Jose Solano has passed. You may have heard him play flamenco guitar in his Newport home or Cafe Mundo. He also brought Spanish guitarists and flamenco dancers to the Lincoln City Cultural Arts Center.
From Anne Sigleo: A Weather Report on Newport Rain:
November 2021: 10.68” (70 yr average is 10.8”)
December 2021: 13.63” (70 year average is 11.36”)
2021 Year = 66” (70 year average is 74”)
January 2022: 6.18” (70 year average is 10.24”)
Although 2021 ended with normal rain, overall the year was below average and 2022 is beginning considerably below average.
From CM Hall: I was very pleased to share that on the January 5th episode of OPB’s Think Out Loud program, they covered my grant work’s lead consultant, Jelica Nuccio and the emergence of a new language, called Protactile, in the DeafBlind community. Jelica and Dave Miller’s conversation went the whole hour and it even got a huge signal boost from NPR’s instagram account - over 56,000 “likes” and it was on the front page of the Eugene Register-Guard, too!
Thank you, Connie!
You are KNOWN!
OSU’s 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Keynote Event will feature LaTosha Brown. She is the Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and is a cultural activist.
Thursday, February 17th, 7pm @ OSU LaSells Center or Live Streamed Online
Register for Free: link
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