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 - May - June 2015
Services are held at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. every Sunday.
Childcare is provided during each service. Religious Education is available at the 11:00 a.m. service.
Sunday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The Only Truth is in a Love Poem with Vanessa Pike-Vrtiak and Therese FitzMaurice: The arts document a long vibrant history of individuals engaged in what UU’s name “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Framed by Lewis Hyde’s work the Gift, spoken word artists Vanessa Pike-Vrtiak and Therese FitzMaurice will share how listening, writing and performing have become their primary tools for uncovering wisdom and purpose in their very own lives. 9:00 am and 11:00 am
Sunday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Mother's Day with with Rev. Bryan Jessup - In this service several mothers from several different generations will reflect on the reality of raising children and creating a home in our day and time. They will talk about what challenges them as they act as mothers in our society and what might be helpful to them.
Sunday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Acceptance! with with Rev. Bryan Jessup - The world around us, people around us, and we ourselves often fall short of our best hopes and intentions. Learning to love and embrace our world, ourselves and one another right where we are is the foundation for growing toward what we might become. Plants grow toward sunshine. So do we.
Sunday, May 24, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Getting Clear with Girija Moran and Swami Girijananda: How we think – what we pay attention to, what concerns us, what we hold as true - affects our well-being and everything we do. At the 11:00 service Girija Moran, Swami Girijananda, will share teachings and practices from Hindu Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism to help us understand the nature of mind. This understanding not only enhances our peace of mind, it can transform our way of being in the world. Bonnie MacGregor and Julie Neander will be the Worship Leaders and will engage in a discussion about the teachings at the 9:00 service.
Sunday, May 31, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Can You Imagine That? with with Rev. Bryan Jessup - Can you imagine a world in which every person is honored and all things living are treated with respect and care? The Buddha had that vision. So did the teacher Jesus. The reign of harmony is at hand whenever we truly listen to and respect each person. The challenge comes in getting that listening and respect to last in ourselves and others.
Sunday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Celebrating Youth Religious Education with Jillian Mooney and the Religious Education Teachers - Originally our religious movement was not one of much ritual, but we have grown to realize the importance of rituals in our lives. They are ways that we can make meaning of what is important to us, what is sacred and special. We created our Milestone Ceremony as a way of acknowledging and celebrating our children’s spiritual exploration during their year in our Religious Education cooperative.
At the 11 a.m. service, each class will briefly share what they did, and the children, moving to a new class, will cross over a bridge to signify their continued journey on their spiritual path. We will end the day with a favorite tradition: Sundae Sunday. R.E. will provide the ice cream, and everyone is asked to bring toppings.
At the 9 a.m. service, the topic will be “Now that's Religious Education." We will explore real-life situations that touch our spirit and inform us about what is most important in life.
Sunday, June 14, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Thoughts on the Nature of Being: A Sufi Perspective with Dr. Scott Sattler - The Unitarians and the Sufis have much in common, so it is easy to see why HUUF has been home to the Garden of the Heart Sufi community for the past 20-plus years. Both groups offer spiritual community open to those of all religions, free of imposed creeds and based on love, tolerance and conscience. Both share a deeply ingrained longing to continuously become better human beings. This talk will explore some of the ways we deal with this longing from the Sufi perspective.
Scott Sattler, M.D., graduated from Stanford Medical School in 1973, and he has practiced as a family physician in Humboldt County for 42 years. He currently provides medical services at HSU’s Student Health Center.
Dr. Sattler has been a student of Universal Sufism for more than 30 years and is active in Humboldt County’s Garden of the Heart Sufi Community, in teaching the Dances of Universal Peace and in directing multiple Sufi choirs. He has taught Universal Sufism for the Religious Studies department at HSU for the past 14 years. He also travels extensively in this capacity, sharing this eclectic attunement throughout the United States, Europe, Central America and New Zealand.
Sunday, June 21, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Good Fathers We Have Known with Rev. Bryan Jessup - Many of us were fortunate enough in life to have good fathers. And those of us who didn’t were often fortunate enough to know men who were good fathers and inspired them by their example. In this service, Rev. Bryan Jessup and others from the congregation will reflect on good fathers they have known, and what it was that made them good.
Sunday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Inspiration and Art with HUUF’s Artists - "Inspiration becomes Art/Art becomes Inspiration." How do visual artists and musicians tap into their source and then bring it forth as their unique expression? Fellowship members will discuss and illustrate their practices."
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