“As Beautiful as the Last Summer Flowers: Ambiguous Loss and New Hope,” August 7, 2022, 11:00 am

The Touchstones Theme for August is Ambiguity/Paradox. On Sunday, August 7th, Bill Heavlin delivers a sermon entitled “As Beautiful as the Last Summer Flowers: Ambiguous Loss and New Hope.” Coined by therapist Pauline Boss, ambiguous loss refers to a decline in relationship whose onset is either gradual or seems temporary. In this talk, Bill deploys this concept to consider our collective emotional journey during the Pandemic. In so doing, he draws from the poetry of Kwame Dawes and concepts of Jewish spirituality. And the healing Bill uncovers blossoms from its own paradox.

This live in-person service takes place at Odd Fellows Hall, 526 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019. For those wishing to access the service remotely, our UUCC YouTube channel will carry the livestream.

On August 7, the UU Coastside Community is hosting three other congregations: the UUs of San Mateo, the UU Fellowship of Redwood City, and the UU Community of Lake County. UUCC services start at 11am, with gathering music starting at about 10:50am.

As a reminder, UUCC requests proof of vaccination and booster for those who attend our in-person services to protect our cherished seniors who attend. From 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.

Here’s the Order of Service. The YouTube recording of this service will also be uploaded to our YouTube channel.

Our most recent newsletter. (UUCC’s first Sundays now meet in-person at Odd Fellows Hall, 526 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, 94019, while 3rd Sunday services continue over Zoom.)

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