Opportunity for Good:
Please consider attending the Unity Event to support CoastPride and LGBTQ History Month on Friday, October 15th, 4pm-5pm, at Mac Dutra Park.

The Unity Event will feature LGBTQ speakers, representatives from Cabrillo Unified School District, local religious leaders, and local elected officials. Mac Dutra Park is located at the cross streets of Kelly and Main Streets in Half Moon Bay. For a copy of the CoastPride's Unity Event press release, click here.

To show further solidarity and support for CoastPride, a gathering of LGBTQ Welcoming and Inclusive Coastside Congregations will provide light refreshments, music, and crafts on Monday, October 18th, from 2pm to 6pm, at the CoastPride Center at 711 Main. CoastPride's Faith-Based Partnership of Welcoming and Inclusive Coastside Congregations include: Coastside Jewish Community, Coastside Lutheran Church, Community United Methodist Church, Holy Family Episcopal Church, Many Journeys Metropolitan Community Church, and, of course, the Unitarian Universalist Coastside Community. Click here for the event flyer.
Food for Our Souls:
UUCC Gallery View Sunday, October 24th, 11am
Join us on October 24th for our next Gallery View Sunday. Bruce Rafnel curates a TEDTalk Presentation in honor of LGBTQ History Month. The talk is entitled "Homosexuality: It's About Survival — Not Sex," by James O'Keefe, MD. This passionate talk offers a deeply personal, fascinating insight into why homosexuality is indeed a necessary and extraordinarily useful cog in nature’s wheel of perfection.

James H O’Keefe MD, is a Board Certified Cardiologist and Director of both the Charles & Barbara Duboc Cardio Health & Wellness Center and the Preventive Cardiology service at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute. He is also Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His postgraduate training includes a cardiology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr O’Keefe is board-certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and Cardiac CT Imaging. Among the regional and national ‘Top Doctor’ lists, he is consistently ranked as one of America’s Top Rated Physicians in Cardiology. He has been named as one of USA Today’s Most Influential Doctors. Dr O’Keefe has contributed more than 300 articles to the medical literature and has authored best-selling cardiovascular books for health professionals including: The Complete Guide to ECGs (which is used for Cardiology Board Certification), Dyslipidemia Essentials, and Diabetes Essentials.

This presentation is one of several events arranged in collaboration with CoastPride. Please visit the CoastPride website for a complete listing of LGBTQ History Month Events in October.

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 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. 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.
Locals Night Jettywave Distillery, November 4th
With 95% of San Mateo County having received the COVID vaccines, we are ready to dip our toes into the water with a social event. Jettywave Distillery hosts Local Nights the first Thursdays of each month from 3pm to 8pm. Please join UUCC for our very first in-person, social gathering since the "Before Times" at Jettywave on Thursday, November 4th, from 3pm to 5pm. Those wishing to come and socialize only with masks on are cordially invited. We ask, however, that you only attend if you are fully vaccinated. We can't wait to see you all in person again!
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 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.

Thank you to all who have or continue to volunteer!
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