Opportunity for Good:
Join the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC): Tell the Biden administration to stop the cruel treatment of asylum seekers. The UUSC states, “People of faith and conscience must demand an end to the racist, inhumane treatment of Haitian migrants and asylum-seekers.” To find the various actions you can take to help the Haitian migrants, visit the UUSC website.
Food for Our Souls:
UUCC First Sunday Service, October 3rd, 11am
The Touchstones Theme for October is Reverence. And on Sunday, October 3rd, we warmly welcome back Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland to talk about our 7th Principle in a sermon entitled"Arise Sweet Earth." If we are to learn reverence, we must turn to the Earth. She is a master teacher with lessons both subtle and extreme. And if we are to learn reverence, we must also practice reverence, for it is by doing so that we become our better selves.

Prior to ministry, Rev. Kirk pursued a successful career in business with an emphasis in marketing and product management. He attended Harvard Divinity School for two years and later finished his Master of Divinity degree at Meadville Lombard Theological School. He also has a BA in psychology from Boston University. During his ministry, he was very active denominationally, serving in a wide range of capacities throughout his career. Rev. Kirk was also an adjunct instructor in world religions at an undergraduate school, and taught UU history and UU theology at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. While in Colorado, his volunteer work focused on starting five K-8 charter schools with a unique focus on world languages: 50% instruction in English and 50% instruction in a world language such as Mandarin, French, Spanish, and Russian. He served as the Board chair for a decade. Rev. Kirk and his wife Carol, a clinical psychologist, have been married for 33 years. They have two daughters, LinsiAn and MerriLyn, young adults now living in Colorado. Both daughters were adopted in China in 1999 and 2007, respectively.

We'll be featuring an eclectic bounty of beautiful music from Shauna Pickett-Gordon, Vera Vanderschalk, Tom Devine, and the UUCC Choir featuring LindaGrace Frost.

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, October 10th, 10am
On Sunday, October 10th, Rev. Clovice A. Lewis, Jr. presents a sermon entitled “Who Took My God?” in which Clovice explores the boundaries between science and religion. His talk examines the role of religion and spirituality from a distinctly modern position. He writes, “Some physicists now say we are co-creators in our own existence. That can be backed up with some pretty esoteric mathematics and increasingly more scientific proof. What could that mean? Well, if true, it means that everything we think about existence, about God, and about our place in the universe needs to radically change. In fact, it means we need to change our thinking about the universe and even consider the possibility of an infinite number of universes.”

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 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 presentation is one of several events arranged in collaboration with CoastPride. Click here for a partial listing of CoastPride events for LGBTQ History Month in October.
A Special Thanks to All Who Contributed to our 6th UUCC Anniversary Fundraiser for ALAS
We have a final count for the money received for our 6th Anniversary fundraiser for ALAS. The grand total is $1,510 dollars. We want to thank each and every one of you who contributed to ALAS. Now, at $1,510 that translates to 75 families receiving $20 dollar gift cards to Mercado Mi Familia. Thanks again to all who donated to support our neighbors in need on the Coast. (Pictured above: Dave Rokosky hands the food cards to Cecilia Peñaloza, Community Engagement Specialist for ALAS.)
Joys & Concerns:
One of the ways we weave community is by sharing aspects of our lives with each other, our joys and concerns. For our upcoming service, please email your Joys & Concerns to uucoastside@gmail.com.
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 September:
  • We continue to grow our friendship with the UUs of Lake County by attending and publicizing each other's services. For example, we are holding our usual third Sunday service on October 24th so as not to conflict with UUCLC's first in-person gathering on October 17th.
  • UUCC is participating in a Faith Based CoastPride Partnership, which includes Holy Family Episcopal, Coastside Lutheran, Coastside Jewish Community, and others. On Monday, October 18th, 2pm, we invite all to attend the first Interfaith Welcome at the CoastPride Center (711 Main Street, HMB). Snacks and activities will be part of the Open House celebration.
  • Monitoring some of our seniors in need.
  • We are beginning to plan for our All-Music Fundraiser on December 19th, with help from Tom Devine and Tricia Dell.
  • We continue to brainstorm on how to enlist more volunteers for Chalice Lighting and Worship Associate positions, especially for Third Sundays.
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