Opportunity for Good:
Although the holidays are a time for celebration for many people, some are left out. One such group is the over 1,400 incarcerated members of the Church of the Larger Fellowship. The Worthy Now Prison Ministry Network of the Church of the Larger Fellowship sends messages to each incarcerated CLF member. Can you take a few minutes out of your busy holiday schedule to write a holiday message of support? Click here for three ways you can help, by signing up and writing to an incarcerated UU during the holidays.
Food for Our Souls:
UUCC First Sunday Service, December 5th, 11am
The Touchstones Theme for December is Healing. On December 5th, Rev. Summer Albayati will deliver a sermon entitled “Embodied Healing Rituals: Sufi Islam’s Pathway to Peace and Love.”  Experts tell us that we are in liminal times and experiencing collective trauma that yearns to be healed. What can we learn from the Sufi Islamic embodiment rituals practiced to bring more healing into our own lives and communities? How can embracing embodied healing help heal and lead us to collective salvation, freedom, peace and love? 

Reverend Summer Albayati (she/her) is a UU Muslim of Iraqi descent who has been playing the Arabic drum professionally since the age of 12.  In serving congregations, her focus was on transformation by emphasizing that a mission-focused congregation increases vitality, membership, commitment to justice and love. Rev. Summer co-hosts a podcast with her son called “The Bayat Beat,” a commentary on society and culture with an emphasis on social justice. She also has a chapter in the anthology, Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity and Power in Ministry, published by Skinner House. Rev. Summer is currently working on a book regarding Islam, the Qur’an and Liberation Theology. Rev. Summer serves as UUCC's primary contact in the Pacific Western Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

As always, beautiful music will be provided by 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, December 12, 10am
On Sunday, December 12th, Rev. Claudia Jiménez presents a sermon entitled "Hope is a Verb" at UUCLC. The temptation these days is to focus on what’s wrong in our world, and Rev. Claudia will invite us to reflect on the many reasons to be hopeful. Is it possible to joyfully engage the world with curiosity, compassion and love in the midst of so much brokenness?”
Rev. Claudia Jiménez, CRE (she/ ella), has served as Minister of Faith Development at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville since 2018. Prior to her ordination, Rev. Jimenez served as Director of Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach, Florida from 2001 to 2018. She has 10 years of teaching experience in middle school science and in elementary schools in Colombia, Brazil, Canada, and Florida. While in Vero Beach, she also was elected for two terms to the Indian River County School Board from 2008 to 2016. She is a certified Religious Educator through the Liberal Religious Educator’s Association and is a trained Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator and a certified sexuality educator. She is married and has two adult daughters.

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 All-Music Holiday Fundraiser
for Senior Coastsiders on December 19th
On Sunday, December 19th, the UU Coastside Community presents the all-music interfaith service "Turning Towards the Light: A Holiday Fundraiser for Senior Coastsiders." Combining original songs and familiar classics, the program interweaves Jewish, Christian, and solstice yuletide traditions around the themes of light, love, joy, and celebration. Tom Devine, UUCC's Music Director, has curated a wonderful program featuring Coastside talent such as Lisa Spector, along with some outside star power with songs by David Tamulevich and Fendrick & Peck. Below are some other superb musicians participating in our annual music festival:
Clovice Lewis, Jr.
Gigi Cohen
JoAnn Schriner & Friends
Krista Enos & Friends
LindaGrace Frost
Live Oak UU Choir
Mo Robinson
Rabbi Moshe Tom, Coastside Jewish Community
Shauna Pickett-Gordon & Friends
Vera Vanderschalk
Voices of the Coming Tribe
UUCC Choir

Don't forget to save the date for Sunday, December 19th, to enjoy the fun. Remember, 100% of the proceeds will go to Senior Coastsiders, which provides opportunities, support, and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities living on the Coastside, from Montara to Pescadero, Skyline to the Sea.
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!
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