Opportunity for Good:
For many years, Abundant Grace has supported and advocated for the homeless population on the Coastside. The UU Coastside Community supported Abundant Grace in one of our previous December fundraisers. Now Abundant Grace is celebrating the Grand Opening of its new Workforce Development Center at 515 Kelly in Half Moon Bay. Please join with other community members in celebrating this accomplishment: Saturday, November 6th the from noon to 3pm. Supervisor Horsley will participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1pm, and tours of the new facility, snacks, and music will be part of the celebration. For more information about this event, visit the Abundant Grace website here.
Food for Our Souls:
UUCC First Sunday Service, November 7th, 11am
The Touchstones Theme for November is Non-Violence. And on November 7th, Rev. Brian Ferguson gives a sermon entitled: "Mercy: The Antidote for Anger." Mercy is a virtue which is important to many religious traditions and encourages compassionate action. Shakespeare says that mercy "blesseth him that gives and him that takes." The practice of mercy can be admired but can also be viewed as weak or naive. This worship service explores the idea of mercy and its importance for the real-life practice of non-violence and compassion.

Rev. Brian Ferguson is the newly called minister to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City and began his ministry there in August 2020. Before that he served as the five-year Developmental Minister at Wildflower Unitarian Universalist Church in Austin, Texas and also served for five years as the called Minister at San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Central Texas. He graduated in May 2009 with a Masters of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry, the Unitarian Universalist seminary in Berkeley, California. His ministry is driven by the desire to explore and improve the human condition in an interdisciplinary and holistic way.

As always, beautiful music will be provided by Tom Devine and the UUCC Choir featuring LindaGrace Frost.

[Note: Daylight Savings Time ends at 2am on Sunday, November 7th. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday, November 6th]

For the Order of Service, click here.
Please join us at 11:00 am Pacific, 2pm Eastern.
Gathering for service and music begin at 10:50 am.

Meeting ID: 661 775 5196 Password: UUseesea
UUCC Joins UUCLC on Sunday, November 14th, 10am
On Sunday, November 14th, Tovis Page presents a sermon entitled "Growing Possibilities: Wisdom for Times of Transition and Change" at UUCLC.
We are living through a momentous transition, one we can’t know, can’t control, and can’t escape. The coronavirus pandemic is but one aspect of this transition, as is the fuller unveiling of systemic racism and inequality in the U.S. and the rapid onset of climate chaos. These are fearful times, and many of us feel the impacts in our bodies, minds, and spirits. But great uncertainty also means great possibility. Focusing on the possibilities of our times, we can align ourselves with the life-giving forces already at work in our world, helping to shape what is to come with humility and compassion.
Dr. Tovis Page is a UU ministerial candidate in her final semester at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley. Prior to discerning her call to ministry, Tovis earned a PhD in the Study of Religion at Harvard. She has served as a lay leader at her home congregation in Redwood City and as a ministerial intern for the UU communities in San Mateo and Half Moon Bay. Most recently Tovis worked as the Program Coordinator for a group of interfaith leaders working for justice and compassion in San Mateo County. She shares a lively household with her spouse, two kids, and various furry, feathered, and scaly critters.

Pre-service gathering and conversations begin at 9:45am. Gathering for service and music begin at 10:00am.
Meeting ID: 255 020 8121
Passcode: Chalice
UUCC Third Sunday Service, November 21st, 11am
UUCC breaks from our third Sunday Gallery View format to present a full service with our beloved Clovice Lewis on November 21st on the Touchstones theme of Non-Violence. In Clovice's sermon, “Breaking the Silence With Martin Luther King, Jr.,” he asks you to consider how urgently important King was as the moral conscience of our nation. The subtext underneath many of his speeches and writings was not only an appeal to our collective sanity, but an urgent plea to younger black people to wait just a little bit longer; to trust in the inherent goodness of humanity, and to believe in the power of justice. That is the powerful spiritual legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Paradoxically, it was also the message of Malcolm X, which got lost in the more radical voice of his youth. Once again, we find it necessary to listen to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. because the warnings he sounded about non-violence not so long ago, are still painfully relevant today.

Clovice received a Master of Divinity degree from the Starr King School for the Ministry in May of 2021 and is in the process of becoming a Unitarian Universalist Minister. His ministry emphasizes breaking down racial, class, and ethnic barriers, and preaching the gospel of the madness of human self-extinction.
Mandatory Zoom Application Update, November 1st
Zoom is requiring a mandatory application update as of November 1st.
Upgrade version on desktop
  1. Sign in to Zoom desktop client.
  2. Click your profile picture then click Check for Updates. If there is a newer version, Zoom will download and install it.
Please watch this video at Zoom Support for "Upgrading Zoom to the Latest Version" for more details. Bill Heavlin is always happy to help anyone who may need extra support in updating their Zoom application. Contact him at uucoastside@gmail.com.
Locals Night JettyWave Distillery, November 4th
Mark your calendars for Thursday, November 4th, from 3-5pm for a fun social event! Wait!! Did we just say social event? Is that even legal? Well, with 95% of San Mateo County having received the COVID vaccines, we are ready to venture out and gather at the new Jettywave Distillery for Locals Night! (The first Thursday of each month from 3pm to 8pm is Locals Night.) There is often a band! Please join UUCC for our very first in-person, social gathering since "BC" (that would be Before Covid) at Jettywave Distillery on Thursday, November 4th, from 3pm to 5pm. Jettywave is in Princeton/El Granada at 155 Broadway. We ask that you only attend if you are fully vaccinated. We can't wait to see you all in person again!
UUCC Faith Based Partnership with CoastPride
In October, UUCC participated in two events supporting CoastPride. The first was the CoastPride Unity Rally, held on October 15th, drawing a crowd of 50 (including 5 regulars from UUCC). We heard from local politicians and faith leaders, who pledged their support for LGBTQ equity and denounced the multiple defacements of CoastPride banners. The second was with the Interfaith Leaders from the Coast, meeting at a CoastPride Open House on October 18th, with participation from Coastside Lutheran, Holy Family, Coastside Jewish Community, Community United Methodist Church, and UUCC. It was a great networking event for everyone and was important our Faith Leaders showed support collectively for CoastPride.
Compassionate Caring Committee:
The UUCC Compassionate Caring Committee volunteers are often able to support our members during life events such as post-operative, illness, or can’t go out. Do you need food delivery or an errand run? Are you feeling loneliness, loss, or grief that a call might help?
Please contacuucoastside@gmail.com if you’d like support or if you want to volunteer.  
We Appreciate Your Support:

For supporting UUCC financially, we have two options:
(1) Donate Online
Online donation is easy. At Weekly Offerings, look for the words
UU Coastside Community. Enter your dollar amount, and at Frequency choose either Monthly or One Time. At the bottom of the page, click Continue. Fill in your name, address, phone number, and payment method. Click the box I am not a robot, then click Process. To try it now, click this link, to 
(2) Donate by Check
If you prefer to donate by check, please make your check payable to UU San Mateo, and write UUCC on the memo line. Please mail your check to:

Nancy Palmer
506 Willow Avenue
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1648
We Need You!
We’re looking for volunteers:
(1) Social Media Coordinator: to manage our twice-monthly newsletter, and upload content to our website and Facebook page. A four-hour commitment every two weeks.

(2) Participating in an online service is easier than you think. We are in need of Chalice Lighters and Worship Associates for our Third Sunday Gallery View services. The schedule is lighter and we'll be with you every step of the way to make it a pleasant and enriching learning experience.

(3) Fill our newsletter with the diversity that makes UU stand apart from other faiths. Send in poems, inspirational quotes, YouTube music video links, social action notices, and articles of interest to uucoastside@gmail.com.

Thanks to all of you who have or continue to volunteer!
UUCC Planning Committee Meeting Highlights
Below are some key decisions from UUCC's Planning Committee meeting for October:
  • From a combination of matching corporate grants and individual contributions, we have an additional $650 to share with ALAS for our August 6th year Anniversary fundraiser. Our grand total for ALAS is now $2,010 dollars. Thanks to all who supported our neighbors in need.
  • Our multi-congregation Shared Pulpit Class—with participants from UUFSCC, UUSM, UUCLC, and UUCC—continues the spiritual journeys for all involved. As one participant stated, "The Shared Pulpit class is like coming home."
  • UUCC’s participated in the Coastside Faith Leaders/Social Action Leaders Networking Event, organized by Coastside Lutheran Church, offering an opportunity for faith leaders to meet representatives of local non-profits.
  • We are now planning for our annual December All-Music fundraiser on the 19th with the theme of "All Together for the Holidays," featuring songs and poems from Christian, Jewish, Humanist, and Earth-based traditions.
  • UUCC will hold a Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 16th, where we will review our Zoom experience and discuss next steps for returning to in-person services.
Food for Our Souls:
Unitarian Universalist Coastside Community
Half Moon Bay, California
Bill Heavlin, UUCC Planning Committee
Dave Rokosky, UUCC Planning Committee
Noreen Cooper Heavlin, UUCC Planning Committee
Tom Devine, UUCC Music Director
Bruce Rafnel, UUCC Technical Director