Opportunities for Good:
One way to link the Unitarian Universalist principles with social justice action is to participate in the humanitarian activities of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). UUSC describes its mission thusly: “UUSC advances human rights and social justice around the world, partnering with those who confront unjust power structures and mobilizing to challenge oppressive policies. Our work is grounded in the belief that all people have inherent power and dignity.” Their work encompasses multiple initiatives to enhance human rights and advance social justice. Please visit the UUSC website here for more information.
Are you or someone you know worried about paying your rent or utilities due to Covid? State rental and utility bill assistance is still available both for renters and for landlords whose tenants are behind. Applications are available in many languages through Housing Is Key You can contact Project Sentinel for assistance in filling out applications. Please download and share these fliers for anyone you know at risk in Spanish and in English.
Food for Our Souls:
UUCC "Sharing the Pulpit" Sunday, Feb. 20th, 11am
Join us Sunday, February 20th, when Tricia Dell delivers a sermon entitled, "Facing the Truth as a Spiritual Practice: The Benefits of Staying with Difficulty and Uncertainty." As climate change rolls out before our eyes and unpredictable challenges persist within our families and in our communities, how can we learn to face hard truths and let that clarity shape our actions? 

Whether facing the truth of racism or learning how to identify what’s true for you in any given situation, facing the truth often requires hanging out with discomfort. Tricia will share her experience of accepting the uncomfortable feelings associated with difficulty and uncertainty and how they have supported her spiritual journey. 
Tricia Dell has worked in the nonprofit sector as a coach and strategist helping nonprofit boards strengthen their organizations through board development, donor communications, planning, and fundraising. She has attended UUCC over the last two years, acted as a UUCC Worship Associate, and guided UUCC's community fundraisers. She is also a long time member of UU San Mateo. Tricia is a recent—and proud—Shared Pulpit graduate from the recent inter-congregational class, co-sponsored by UUCC and the UU Fellowship of Santa Cruz County, and taught by Tovis Page and Kathryn Jay.

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 First Sunday Service, March 6th, 2022
Please join us on March 6th as Rev. Stefanie Etzbach-Dale presents a sermon titled “Between This and That.” Jewish esoteric teachings, arising and flourishing in response to extreme social conditions, affirm not only life’s painful complexity, but also our capacity to navigate between and to balance extremes. What might they offer us today? What does it take to survive and thrive, to feel resilient and empowered in difficult times?

Stefanie Etzbach-Dale is a Unitarian Universalist Minister with 20 years of service to congregations in the Pacific Midwestern Region. Now affiliated with the UU Church of Palo Alto, she works as a Spiritual Director focusing on “building spiritual courage and resilience” through private spiritual direction sessions, group retreats and workshops, public speaking, art, and an active social media ministry. See TendingSpirit.com for more information.
Volunteer Jobs in Under 30 Minutes a Month
A great recommendation from our recent Congregational Meeting was to offer volunteer opportunities that would require less than 30 minutes a month. Here are a few volunteer jobs we could really use your help with:

(1) Learn how to spotlight speakers during our 1st and 3rd Sunday Services. Simply hover your cursor over the person you want to spotlight, click on the ‘…’ (ellipsis) menu, and choose Spotlight.

(2) Volunteer to be the breakout room host for First or Third Sunday services.

(3) Invite two friends to Subscribe to our YouTube Channel. Or volunteer to coach a regular attendee on how to subscribe to UUCC's YouTube channel.

(4) Invite a friend to attend one of our services online.

(5) Be a Chalice Lighter for a Third Sunday service. After a half hour training, no rehearsals are required.

(6) Find quote memes for our twice-monthly newsletter on monthly Touchstones themes.

(7) Suggest poems, inspirational quotes, YouTube music links, social action notices, and articles of interest for UUCC's Facebook page.

(8) Coordinate the Compassionate Caring Committee requests with posts to our Compassionate Caring Committee Mailing List.

Please contact us at uucoastside@gmail.com to let us know how you can help our Beloved Community grow on the Coast. And thanks to all of you 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 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
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