Opportunity for Good:
Do you know of someone who has been struggling to feed themselves or their family during this pandemic? The Half Moon Bay Library has a program you can tell people about. They provide free meals Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:30 pm and Saturdays at 11:30 am. The meals are varied, complete, and balanced, including such items as burgers, tamales, pastas, salads, and snack packs. No pre-registration is necessary. Please support this program with donations to the Half Moon Bay Friends of the Library, the YMCA of Silicon Valley, or Second Harvest of Silicon Valley.  
Food for Our Souls:
This UUCC Sunday Service, March 21st
The Touchstones Theme for March is Respect. Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland returns with a sermon entitled "Reaching the Pinnacle: Respect." The pinnacle of human relations is reached through respect, as characterized via our 7th principle. Without it, things fall apart. With it, so much is possible, yet it seems absent from so much of contemporary life. Join us as we explore this important topic.

Rev. Kirk Loadman-Copeland is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister. Over a ministry of more than 25-years he served two congregations full-time, while working with four small congregations in a consulting role. He was also active in a variety of roles over the years to strengthen Unitarian Universalist organizations. He continues to publish Touchstones, a theme-based ministry program. Rev. Kirk is married with two children.

Lovely music will be provided by Tom Devine and Mo Robinson. And don't forget to sign in a little earlier to hear beautiful Gathering Music.

For the Order of Service, click here. Please join us at 11:00 am Pacific, 2pm Eastern. Gathering and music begin at 10:55 am.

Password: UUseesea

To call in by phone:
    +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
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Meeting ID: 661 775 5196
Passcode: 416762
Upcoming UUCC Sunday Service on April 4th
The Touchstones Theme for April is Meditation. On April 4, Rev. Tony Bernhard speaks on "Teaching Mindfulness in a Maximum Security Prison." In 2012, inmates receiving mental health services at Folsom Prison were offered the opportunity to learn mindfulness meditation practice. Rev. Tony works with prisoners in the general population and also with men who are being held in solitary because they've been judged as too dangerous to be allowed in the presence of another human being unmanacled. Here's how it went.

Rev. Tony Bernhard is a Buddhist chaplain and teacher. Although his active practice with inmates in Folsom Prison has been paused by the pandemic, he still hosts Zoom sitting groups in Davis and several venues around the Bay Area and Central Valley. His practice is non-traditional, guided by his prison chaplaincy work, by his teaching, and by his study of the early Pali scriptures. Rev. Tony is also a frequent guest speaker at Coastside Vipassana in Pacifica.

Our musicians for this service are Tom Devine and Mo Robinson.
A Loving Farewell to Anne Dymond
Many of us bid farewell yesterday to Anne Dymond during a Zoom Memory Circle hosted by UUSM. Anne regularly attended both UUCC and UUSM services since the Fall of 2019. Both of her daughters were in attendance and they enjoyed hearing stories from those who shared how much their mother meant to them. Some of those stories included praise for Anne as someone honest and straightforward, who was never to gossip, and always kind and supportive. Rev. Ben assured us Anne's last six days in hospice care were peaceful ones with her last words being, "I'm hoping..." Leave it to Anne, as a longtime UU, to let us all imagine what she might have been hoping for. Those of us who knew Anne will be forever changed by her presence in person and she now rests in our hearts and memories. A more formal memorial service is planned for a later date.
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.  
UUCC Looking for Choir Singers!
Our own UUCC Choir is growing! COVID has prevented us from singing together in person — but that hasn't stopped us from recording many beautiful UU hymns. Last service featured the voices of Tom Devine, LindaGrace Frost, Gigi Cohen, Bill Heavlin, and Bruce Rafnel. Tom Devine, the new Choir Creator, is looking for more singers to encircle UUCC sermons with harmony and melody. It is easier than you think to sing along to a base piano recording using your smart phone. Bruce Rafnel and Tom will expertly guide you though all the steps. If you are interested in giving it a try, or just want more information, please email Tom Devine.
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.

Thank you to all 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 Choir Creator
Bruce Rafnel, UUCC Technical Director