COOS BAY, OREGON – May 1, 2019 – A check for $360 was presented April 24 to Angie Reiber, Program Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon, by Kathy Maxham, President of the South Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SCUUF), while SCUUF board members Robin McCreery and Barbara Taylor looked on.
This check was the amount received through the fellowship’s community offering for the first quarter of 2019. Explaining why the Fellowship chose this organization to receive the funds, Kathy said “The Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern Oregon serves almost eight hundred children, and our members feel that they make an important contribution to our community and deserve our support.”
Rev. Ruth Miller Joins UU Fellowship
Coos Bay, Oregon – June 30, 2017 – The South Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (SCUUF) has announced that Rev. Ruth Miller will be regularly serving the Coos Bay Fellowship on the first weekend of most months, beginning July, 2017. In addition to Sunday service, she will work with the Fellowship’s Board and committees. She will also offer bimonthly public classes that integrate science, spirituality, and community concerns.
Over the past year, Rev. Miller has been a guest speaker at SCUUF on several occasions. “The Fellowship has found that Rev. Miller’s sermons provide a really nice combination of intellect and heart,” remarked SCUUF President, Kathy Maxham. “We’re happy to have her on board and expect to benefit greatly from her leadership.”
“I’m very much looking forward to serving the South Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,” Rev. Millers said. She added, “This Fellowship provides a special kind of spiritual home, one with the freedom to explore and express one’s intellectual and religious belief systems among thoughtful people who are making a difference in their community.”
Rev. Miller also serves as part-time minister to the Florence Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Her previous work in the ministry includes helping to found and serve the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Grants Pass, Oregon, assisting at Unity of Beaverton and Unity of Bainbridge, and serving as pastor for Unity by the Sea in Gleneden Beach, Oregon. She has taught courses on world religions, science & religion, adult education, metaphysics, and the business of ministry at the Living Enrichment Institute and New West Seminary.
The South Coast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship was formed in 1990. Until recently, it has been entirely lay-led. The Fellowship meets Sundays at 10:00 am at the Dolphin Playhouse, 580 Newmark Avenue, in the Empire district of Coos Bay. (Occasionally, the Fellowship meets elsewhere for a special event. Check their website – www.OregonSouthCoastUU.org – or call 541-266-7335 for current information.)