Opportunity for Good:
On August 17, 2021, San Mateo County reported a 7-day average of 126 new cases of COVID-19 daily, and the majority of COVID-19 hospitalizations were among the unvaccinated population. Although 89% of San Mateo County residents have completed the COVID-19 vaccination series, that still leaves approximately 60,000 eligible but unvaccinated County residents. On the Coastside both El Granada and Moss Beach estimates of the eligible population who are vaccinated are below the 80% goal for the County. Please continue to support your friends, relatives, and the community by encouraging COVID-19 vaccination. For information on testing, vaccination sites, and health updates, visit the San Mateo County website on COVID Response.
Food for Our Souls:
UUCC First Sunday Service, Sept. 5th, 11am
The Touchstones Theme for September is Reason. On Sunday, September 5th, our beloved Bill Heavlin returns to reconsider reason through the lens of improv comedy, in a service entitled "Laughter and the Rich Ground of Reason." And, and, he discovers that reason and improv are both verbs! And he also offers some important insights about the core of Unitarian Universalism. Join us for this Sunday before Labor Day, September 5, at 11am. And bring (or borrow) a smile. Because it's your day off.

Bill Heavlin works as a research statistician in Google’s Accelerated Science group, including research on implicit bias. He has been especially helpful during the production of UUCC's online Zoom services, taking on every role from switching slides to lighting chalices. At home, Bill enjoys painting watercolors and feeding wild birds in his backyard. 

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, Sept. 12th, 10am
On Sunday, September 12th, Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles brings into perspective the profound relationships that develop as we humans take on pets, and the consequences of sharing our lives with other animals in a sermon entitled "Do We Parent Our Pet—Or Is The Pet Our Parent?"

Rev. Dr. Carrie Knowles considers herself a recovering psychologist and a recovering attorney who sought ministry rather than retirement, graduated with the M. Div. from Starr King School for the Ministry, and was ordained by UUCLC in 2013. She currently serves the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists to provide Pastoral Care and monthly Worship Services, and has been a guest speaker at many Bay Area UU congregations. In her spare time, she writes poetry, short stories, and is working on a memoir.

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, Sept. 19th, 11am
Join us for our September Gallery View Sunday on September 19th as David Rokosky explores "Are UU Principles REASONable?" Is reason one of your favorite sources for our UU Principles? Do you despair that we appear to live in an “Age of Unreason?” Let’s escape into a somewhat intellectual discussion of reason. What is it and why is it an important topic in the UU world today? Perhaps you will be surprised to learn that it is not all calm waters on the waves of our sources and principles. Come ready to defend your favorite principles from the two-edged sword of reason. If you want to do some homework for our discussion, you could review your dust covered college textbooks on the Age of Reason or review the UU Principles and Sources at this link

David Rokosky is a longtime Unitarian-Universalist. He is a retired Social Worker. He earned a Master of Social Work degree at Florida State University and was a National Institute of Mental Health Fellow at the University. You might bump into him on the trails in Quarry Park or at a local playground while he is enjoying time with his two granddaughters or while he is tending to garden plots at the Quarry Park Community Garden. He believes that reason and science are our best tools for figuring out what to believe and what purpose we choose to create. 
A Special Thanks to Laurel Frishman
We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for Laurel Frishman, an active member of UUCC and Worship Associate extraordinaire. Laurel is a founding member of UUCC and suggested the name of our congregation: the Unitarian Universalist Coastside Community. When Laurel isn't busy helping out at UUCC, she volunteers her time with the Pacific Beach Coalition, recently serving as Lead for a beach clean-up at Surfers Beach. A long overdue THANK YOU to Laurel Frishman for all she does and continues to do for UUCC and our Coastal Community.
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) Zoom Session Management: We'd like to train two more people to switch slides during our Zoom virtual services. If you are comfortable working or playing with your favorite computer apps, you'll love learning Zoom's cool features!

(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 July:
  • Current total for the our 6th anniversary fundraiser for ALAS is $1,360. Twenty dollar gift cards will be purchased from Mercado de Familia and given to Dr. Belinda Hernandez-Arriaga for distribution. We are expecting at least $500 more in matching corporate grants to be distributed at a later date.
  • The Shared Pulpit Class with 12 active participants is currently underway, taught by Tovis Page and Kathryn Jay. UUCC participants include Diana Luykx, Laurel Frishman, Tricia Dell, Tom Devine, Noreen Cooper Heavlin; and guests Jane Thanx (UUCLC) and Shaun Collins (UUSM). The other six participants are from UU Fellowship of Santa Cruz County.
  • Active monitoring of the situation with one of our seniors in need.
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