Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a thriving liberal religious community of close to 150 members. We work and play together to meet our individual and group needs - be they spiritual, intellectual, or social. We welcome all who seek a religious home, free of creeds and based on love, reason, and conscience. We first met over 60 years ago as a small lay-led fellowship and have grown with the help of strong leadership - both lay and ministerial - to a dynamic fellowship serving Humboldt County and the Northern coast of California. We invite you to browse through our website to learn more about our Sunday services, our programs, social action activities, and religious education.
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Upcoming Events at HUUF - July and August 2014
Services are held at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Beginning Sunday, September 14 will have two services on Sunday mornings, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Childcare is provided during each service. Religious Education will resume on Sunday, September 14 during the 11:00 a.m. service.
Sunday, July 20, 10:30 a.m. Thoughts From a Dissident Protestant Alien with Veronica Galiani - Long-time HUUF member, Veronica, will offer her reflections of a "Pagan/Church of England (Agnostic) state of mind," with Fellowship participation and a lively exchange of ideas, thoughts and music.
Also on July 20, the HUUF Social Action Committee will be hosting their monthly brunch after the service. In honor of the Summer Solstice, this will be a leisurely picnic style spread with dishes that are light, tasty and nourishing, including summertime pie, ice cream and fresh fruit for dessert. Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $1 per child. All funds from this brunch will go to support The Humboldt Edge, Humboldt County's homeless newspaper.
Sunday, July 27, 10:30 a.m. The Mendicant Minister with Shawn Nichols, MDiv and MSW - Shawn will describe his sideways journey from ministering at HUUF in the 1970's to the present day. He will reflect on changes in our rituals and organization in the intervening years and on his current involvement with the broader UU community. Shawn has been a HUUF member since he was our minister from '75-'78. He graduated from Starr King in 1974 and received his MSW from Sacramento State Univ. He is retired from a career as a social worker dealing with substance abuse and child welfare issues.
Sunday, August 3, 10:30 a.m. In the Seventieth August with Chip Sharpe - HUUF member Chip Sharpe will lead the congregation in an interactive service exploring how UUism shapes our understanding of the August 1945 bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Saturday, August 9, 7:00 p.m. How Can I Keep From Singing? - In the tradition of Pete Seeger, our Fellowship will kick off the annual Peace Week activities with an evening of songs of peace and justice. The event will be free, with proceeds from refreshments going to support the Veterans for Peace. There will also be an open mic for sharing on how Pete Seeger's life and work inspired you.
Sunday, August 10, 10:30 a.m. Books That Have Transformed Our Lives with Valerie Gizinski - Sometimes it is the book and sometimes it is the times in our lives when we are most open to new ways of perceiving the world. When both coincide, it can be a profound experience. Please come and tell us about that dearly loved book that you have dog-eared, highlighted and re-read until it is falling apart. What does it say to your heart and soul? Perhaps it can inspire us, too.
Sunday, August 17, 10:30 a.m. Recovering Evangelical with Pat McCutcheon - Drawing on several of her poems, HUUF member Pat McCutcheon will consider her spiritual evolution and the role UUism played in furthering it.
Sunday, August 24, 10:30 a.m. Learning to Interact With the World with Wendy Rowan - We all have stories about key experiences that helped us to become adults. For many of us, UU values have informed these experiences. Wendy will facilitate this participatory service so bring your story to share.
Sunday, August 31, 10:30 a.m. The Struggle for Working People Goes On with Rev. Bryan Jessup - In this Labor Day service, we will look at labor struggles from the past and now. We'll examine how immigration issues are mixed in and how they are used to pit workers against each other. We'll discuss healthy models for restoring local economies and empowering people to support themselves and their families even as they work to lessen corporate abuse of human beings and the planet.
Sunday, September 7, 10:30 a.m. Gathering of the Waters - Our annual gathering-back-together-service will take place with a new twist. Gather water in small amounts from significant places and events during the summer. Bring to share at this special service. There will also be a potluck after the service to welcome us all back together. Bring tasty salads and main dishes to share.
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