Opportunity for Good:
One last opportunity remains for us to make a difference in the 2022 mid-term elections: the Georgia December 6 run-off election between Rev. Raphael Warnock and Herschel Walker. Every vote in Georgia counts! and it remains essential that Georgia continue to be represented by senators supporting democracy and good governance. To that very end, Vote Forward has launched a short-term letter writing campaign to Georgia voters. Click VoteForward to download and print letters you can send to infrequent voters. 
Food for Our Souls:
UUCC's First Water Ceremony, Odd Fellows Hall, November 20th, 11am
UUCC holds its first Water Ceremony ritual in a service entitled "Trusting the Wisdom of Water: Lessons for Nurturing, Inspiring and Growing in Community" on November 20th, lovingly curated by local yoga teacher, LindaGrace Frost.

This will be an interactive service. 

Everyone is asked to bring a small amount of water from their home or water that has been collected from a special place. Be thinking about the gifts you bring to your community.

Chairs will be set in a circle and The M'EarthTones will provide special music along with lovely selections by Tom Devine and Vera Vanderschalk.

LindaGrace Frost embodies a lifelong curiosity about healing and community rituals of ancient and indigenous peoples. She majored in Kinesiology and Physical Education with emphasis in ethnic dance forms and minored in Physical and Cultural Anthropology and Speech Drama. She is a former liturgical dancer and mime with the Fools Rush In Liturgical Mime Troupe. 

This service will be presented in-person at Odd Fellows Hall on November 20th at 11am. Because of the highly participatory nature of this service, it will not be broadcast over Zoom.

This live in-person service takes place at Odd Fellows Hall, 526 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019. Out of an abundance of caution, we require mask wearing for churchgoers throughout the service—with the exception of those actively speaking at the front of the room. Odd Fellows Hall has a new high-circulation air ventilation system. And since May, with our mask protocols in place, no one attending our in-person services at Odd Fellows Hall has caught COVID. If you are a first-time visitor, we ask for proof of vaccinations.
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
Coastside Community Orchestra
Fall Chamber Music Concert, Nov. 19th, 2pm
Enjoy a live chamber music concert this Saturday, November 19th, 2pm, by the Coastside Community Orchestra. Selections from the program include: String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 by Antonin Dvořák; Caprice sur des airs Danois et Russes by Camille Saint-Säens; Concerto for two Flutes in C major, RV 533 by Antonio Vivaldi (Patty Bartscher and Carol Martin, flutes; Shauna Pickett-Gordon, Cembalo); and Short Overture for Strings by Jean Berger.

The concert will be held at the Coastside Lutheran Church located at 900 Cabrillo Hwy N in Half Moon Bay. All proceeds benefit the scholarship program of the Coastside Community Orchestra, which awards scholarships to local students to further their music education. Admission $10 general, $7 seniors Students & children free. Masks required.
UUCC First Sunday Service, December 4th, 11am
On December 4th, UUCC joyfully welcomes the return of Esther Wallace, M.Div., to the UUCC pulpit. Her sermon is entitled "A Season For Wonderment." Inspired by the Touchstones Theme of Awe, she'll reflect on wonderment in its many forms, such as the coming of darkness that reveals radiant starlight. A device that fits in the palm of our hands, offering us infinite connections and boundless knowledge. A riotous bloom of color in a drab landscape. The makings of wonderment are all around us, yet it can be so easy to lose touch with the ways we encounter awe in the ordinary and everyday facets of life. This service invites us to consider the presence and importance of awe in our day-to-day lives and our Unitarian Universalist spiritual practices.

Esther Wallace works and plays in the realms of meaning-making, sacred space, and social justice. Raised Christian, Esther became a Unitarian Universalist in 2014, and she has cherished being invited to profound experiences in Buddhist, Taoist, Humanist, Muslim, and Pagan communities. Concurrent with her UU identity, Esther is also converting to Judaism. A graduate of Starr King School for the Ministry, Esther pursues interests in emergent spiritual communities and the intersections of ministry and disability.
November's UUCC Tea by the Sea
"Leftover Thanksgiving"
Sunday, Nov. 27th, 3:30pm - 5pm
For UUCC's Tea by the Sea, we continue to experiment with fun and useful variations. So ... let's share Thanksgiving leftovers!

On Sunday, November 27th, let's convene a potluck at the Heavlin's home at 850 Francisco Street in El Granada from 3:30pm to 5pm. Bill and Noreen will set out a variety of coffee, teas, and Italian sodas, along side some unacknowledged rumor of pie. Hope to see you there. Both indoor and outdoor seating options are available.
Volunteers Needed for Free Community Breakfasts at Coastside Lutheran Church
The free community breakfast at Coastside Lutheran in partnership with Abundant Grace will resume on Nov. 30th. Every Wednesday and Thursday mornings, hot, nutritious and delicious breakfasts will be served from 7-9am to anyone in need of food or fellowship. 
Volunteers needed! Volunteers work between 6-10am for full or partial shifts, usually once a week as part of either the Wednesday or the Thursday team. Coastside Lutheran is offering a second volunteer orientation meeting on November 29th at 11am at the church. This second date accommodates the UU Coastside Community by Pastor Sue since the first date conflicts with our November 20th service. For more information, contact Pastor Sue at pastorsue@coastsidelutheran.org.
Volunteer Jobs Needed for In-Person Services
Now that we are meeting in person on First and Third Sundays, we need help in different ways. Can you commit to helping out in any of the following ways?

  • Photograph our November 20th Water Ceremony.
  • Greet people as they come in
  • Set up chairs before, and/or put them away after, the Service
  • Help unload and load video equipment for hybrid service
  • Assist with setting up video equipment for hybrid service
  • Bring flowers!
  • Pass out the orders of service and distribute hymnals
  • Assist with hand-held cameras for hybrid service
  • Clean up of the hall before closing

To tell us how you can help our Beloved Community come together again, please contact us at uucoastside@gmail.com. And thanks to all who have or continue to volunteer!
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 being homebound. 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 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
(2) Online with Stripe
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