Opportunity for Good:
Rev. Ranwa Hammamy delivered a powerful and informative workshop last Sunday and she invited us all to sign petitions for Medicare for All, inclusive COVID-19 relief, prioritizing vaccinations for prison populations, and redirecting border wall funding. Please take a moment to sign this petition for Medicare for All, created by the Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California. At last count, 13,125 signatures have been collected with a goal of 25,600. For more information on other causes supported by UUSC, please visit UUSC's website.
Food for Our Souls:
On February 21st, during our Social Action Workshop, Rev. Ranwa invited us to envision what a perfect world would look like. Using our own words and those of other congregations, she produced this word cloud, "UUCC World of Our Dreams" shown above.
This UUCC Sunday Service, March 7th
The Touchstones Theme for March is Respect. Jenny Walter, a practicing attorney and founding member and vice chair of Coast Pride, will address mental health issues facing local LGBTQ teens. Jenny was the first co-chair of the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission and served on the commission for five years. She will talk about her efforts in advancing LGBTQ equity in our public schools on the Coast. In celebration of National Namesake Day, March 7th, Jenny will talk about how the layers in belonging, being seen, and claiming one’s identity can be honored by the use of proper pronouns, without assuming assignment based on gender. Beautiful music will be provided by Tom Devine, Mo Robinson, Vera Vanderschalk, and Shauna Pickett-Gordon.

For the Order of Service, click here.
Please join us at 11:00 am Pacific
Password: UUseesea
UUC Lake County Service on March 14th
Please join our friends at the Unitarian Universalist Community of Lake County over Zoom on March 14th at 10am to hear the Denise Rushing speak on "What Would Love Do? Rediscovering the Fire of Life." After catastrophe, pandemic and insurrection, our cultural "See-level" is ripe for change and with it our ways of being. Denise explores
rekindling and harnessing the energy of love, especially the love of
life, in the face of fear and desecration.

Denise Rushing, a Stanford engineering grad, ecological designer, and best-selling author, pioneered clean energy technology for nearly three decades until it dawned on her that Earth's living systems required a deeper response. After earning a Masters degree in Culture and Spirituality, she focused on integrating sacred earth wisdom into her life and work. She is best known in Lake County for serving two terms on the Board of Supervisors, receiving national recognition for her community and environmental advocacy. Today, Denise creates in Upper Lake, with her partner Loretta and her farm community.

Click on this Zoom link to join and don't forget the start time is 10am. Meeting ID: 255 020 8121 Passcode: Chalice
Upcoming UUCC Sunday Service on 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; characterized via our 7th principle. Without it, things fall apart. With it, so much is possible, but 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. Kirk is married with two children.

Lovely music will be provided by Tom Devine and Mo Robinson.
UUCC Shared Pulpit Workshop in 2021
We have 2 Yes's and 4 Maybe's for interest in attending a six-week Shared Pulpit class. We need six to 8 strong Yes's before we can take the next step in engaging a teacher. Many graduates report that Shared Pulpit deepens their connection to Unitarian Universalism. Minister fees can be $250 per service and more. We will continue hiring guest minister speakers but having lay-led speakers gives a small congregation like ours a needed financial break. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact uucoastside@gmail.com.
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! Tom Devine, the new Choir Creator, is looking for more singers to encircle UUCC sermons with harmony and melody. COVID has prevented us from singing together in person — but that hasn't stopped us from recording many beautiful UU hymns. 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 would like 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 (Interim Member)
Dave Rokosky, UUCC Planning Committee
Noreen Cooper Heavlin, UUCC Planning Committee
Tom Devine, UUCC Choir Creator
Bruce Rafnel, UUCC Technical Director