Opportunity for Good:
San Mateo County Elections Office needs Poll Workers/Vote Center Representatives (VCRs) for the November 3rd, Presidential Election. They will be hiring 300+ VCRs. Deadline to apply is Oct. 6th, as there is a background check that could take up to two weeks. However, if their need is not met by Oct. 6th, the recruitment deadline could be extended up to two weeks before Election Day. Applicants must be 18 or older and a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Bilingual speakers are encouraged to apply. Paid Training for 2-days. For more information go to www.smcacre.org/election-VCR. You'll find the online application there as well. 
Our Next Service on September 20th:
Touchstones Theme for September: Worth and Dignity
Join us on September 20th for a timely conversation about getting Unitarian Universalism on the right side of race. In a homily entitled “The Beloved Journey,” Bill Heavlin contemplates the text and subtext of the proposed 8th UU Principle. Our beloved musicians that day are pianist Shauna Pickett-Gordon and guitarist Mo Robinson.

Bill "can 'unpack' a Principle like no one else I have heard."
—Connie Spearing

8th UU Principle (draft): “We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”

For the Order of Service, click here.
Please join us at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
ATTN: We Return to our Old Zoom Link & Password!
Zoom link to the service:  https://zoom.us/j/6617755196
Password: UUseesea
Food for Our Souls:
Upcoming Service:
Touchstones Theme for October:
Emotional Intelligence:
Join us on October 4th to explore the theme of Emotional Intelligence. If we want to live a good life, we must weave intelligence and emotion together. Learning to do this is powerful. The Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copland will speak on “The Wisdom of our Emotions.” Rev. Kirk is the co-editor of the Touchstones Project which we use for our services.
Thank you!
A special thanks to Shauna Pickett-Gordon and Drew Wilson for populating the hymns for UUCC services. Mixing individual files of many voices is no easy task. To accomplish this feat, a base music track is recorded and a lead vocal track is added. The base track is then sent out to both UUCC and MPUUC singers who record their own voices at home while listening to the base track through headphones. All tracks are recorded and edited with the Audacity computer application. The result gives the experience that we are meeting in person, even though all the singers were recording their voices separately in their own homes, giving us a semblance of that connection and creation that comes with singing together in the same physical space. (Photo of members of the virtual choir of First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, Ontario.)
UU Coastside Community Photos Wanted
We're looking to add photos of people on our website and in our slideshows. If you'd like to share a photo that expresses who you are — whether helping others, reading a favorite book, dancing in your living room, anything we can share publicly — please send your photos to uucoastside@gmail.com. Dianne's "Happy Place" is helping her neighbor evacuate his horse during the recent fires in San Gregorio.
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 may be able to offer our members support 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 contact uucoastside@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) Zoom Engineer: We hope to train two more engineers to switch slides during our Zoom virtual services.

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!
UUCC YouTube Channel
UUCC has a backlog of recorded services we'd love to upload to our YouTube channel, which is just waiting for the right person to develop it.
Among other tasks, we need to have release forms signed by our musicians and guest speakers.
Please contact us at uucoastside@gmail.com if you can help with this exciting new venture.
Food for Our Souls:
Unitarian Universalist Coastside Community
Half Moon Bay, California
UUCC Planning Committee
Dave Rokosky
Noreen Cooper Heavlin, Chair
Shauna Pickett-Gordon, Music Director