Past Services

Our YouTube channel shows many past services.

On August 7, UUCC presented from Odd Fellows Hall a YouTube livestream service. Our speaker that day was UUCC lay leader Bill Heavlin, with a homily entitled “As Beautiful as the Last Summer Flowers: Ambiguous Loss and New Hope.”

On July 3, from Odd Fellows Hall UUCC presented a service to four visiting congregations. Our speaker that day is Rev Russ Menk, from the UU Fellowship of Santa Cruz County. His sermon is entitled “Will This Ever End?

On June 19, UUCC presented over Zoom a sermon by Tom Devine, our music director and recent Shared Pulpit graduate. His sermon is entitled “Church, Community, and Vision.

On June 5, UUCC celebrated its Grand Reopening from Odd Fellows Hall. Esther Wallace M Div guided us in a moving Flower Ceremony and with a sermon entitled “Hope is a Discipline.”

On May 15, UUCC presented over Zoom a sermon by Laurel Frishman, a recent Shared Pulpit graduate. Her sermon, on courage, is entitled “What the Cowardly Lion Saw.”

On May 1, UUCC presented its first in person service in over two years at Odd Fellows Hall. The Rabbi Moshe Heyn, of the Coastside Jewish Community, spoke on “Holy Chutzpah.”

On April 17, Easter 2022, Diana Luykx, a recent Shared Pulpit graduate offered her sermon “Spiritual Envy: An Atheist’s Reflection.”

On April 3, Esther Wallace presented the service “Peshat, Remez, Derash, Sod: Making Meaning Through the Texts of Our Lives.”

For March 20, one of UUCC’s founders, Noreen Cooper Heavlin, gave a sermon entitled “Anger: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”

On March 6, the Rev Stephanie Etzbach-Dale presented the sermon “Between This & That.”

On February 20, recent Shared Pulpit graduate Tricia Dell spoke on “Facing the Truth as a Spiritual Practice: The Benefits of Staying with Difficulty and Uncertainty.” This service has come to be highly regarded by Tricia’s UUSM community.

After a January 16 congregational meeting, on February 6, Bill Heavlin presented a service called “The Sacred Conversation (Speaking to Strangers).”

2022 began for UUCC on January 2 with Jane Thanx speaking on “Secret Shames.”

On December 19, UUCC presented “Turning Towards the Light: An All-Music Interfaith Program and Holiday Fundraiser for Senior Coastsiders.” Tom Devine was this service’s artisitic and music director. We received over 400 views of this music special.

On December 5, Rev Summer Albayati spoke on “Embodied Healing Rituals: Sufi Islam’s Pathway to Peace and Love.” The YouTube video will be posted shortly.

On November 21, Clovice A Lewis, Jr spoke to us. His original sermon was called “Breaking the Silence with Martin Luther King, Jr.

On November 7, Rev Brian Ferguson led a service. His sermon was “Mercy: The Antidote to Anger.

On October 3, the service was led by the Rev Kirk Loadman-Copeland. His sermon was entitled “Arise Sweet Earth.

On September 5. Bill Heavlin presented a service entitled “Laughter and the Rich Ground of Reason.”

On August 1, 2021, the service was led by Esther Wallace, which she entitled “To Touch Our Bread Deeply and Become Reborn: Meditations on Communion.” This was a UUCC fundraiser for ALAS.

On July 4, 2021, the service was again led by Kai Marks, entitled “Finding the Hero Within: Exploring the Sacred Aspects of the Hero’s Journey.

On June 6, 2021, Kai Marks presented a service with the title “I’m Familiar with the Works of Pablo Neruda: The Care and Feeding of Your Soul.

On May 16, 2021, Rev Chris Shriner presented a sermon entitled “Relationships: The Good, the Bad, and the Funny.”

And on May 2, Bill Heavlin channeled The Dude of The Big Lebowski fame. His talk has inviting if tongue-in-cheek title of “So the Dude, Like, Actually Abides? Is Dudeism a Real Religion?

On April 18, Dr Tovis Page offers a sermon entitled “Practice Presence on the Forming Edge of Our Lives.”

On April 4, Rev Tony Bernard spoke on “Teaching Meditation in a Maximum Security Prison.”

On March 21, 2021, Rev Kirk Loadman-Copeland spoke of “Reaching the Pinnacle: Respect.”

On March 7, 2021, Jenny Walter of CoastPride spoke on “What’s in a Name? What Labels Do We Use?

On February 7 and 21, 2021, Rev Ranwa Hammamy guided us in a pair of services on social action. The February 7 service was entitled “A Gentle, Angry People.” The February 21 service consisted of a worship workshop called “Centering Love, Cultivating Liberation.”

In recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr Day 2021, on January 17, 2021, Clovice A Lewis Jr spoke to UUCC over Zoom. His sermon is entitled “Martin and Malcom Were Both Right.”

UUCC opened the New Year of 2021 with a Zoom-based service on January 3, 2021. Bill Heavlin’s sermon is entitled “With These Mere Bones To Lean On.”

UUCC closed out the year of 2020 with an all-music fundraiser for Coastside Adult Health Center. The service is entitled “Calling Back The Light.”

On December 6, 2021, Kai Marks offered the sermon “In A World Where You Can Be Anything, Be Kind.”

On November 1, 2021, Clovice A Lewis Jr spoke to UUCC over Zoom with a sermon entitle “Spirituality for Unitarian Universalists.”

On September 20, 2020, Bill Heavlin offered a sermon on the 8th principle entitled “The Beloved Journey.”