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 - October - December 2015
An important congregational meeting will take place on October 11 to discuss the direction and actions for the congregation in the coming years. The Board's proposals are contained in a planning document which will help prepare you for the meeting.
We currently hold two Services every Sunday. The first begins at 9:00 a.m. and the second begins held 11:00 a.m. every Sunday.
Childcare is provided during both services and Religious Education is provided at the 11:00 a.m. service.
Sunday, Oct. 4 – 9 and 11 a.m. St. Francis, the Pope and Universal Compassion – Rev. Bryan Jessup In the Catholic tradition, Oct. 4 is the feast day of St. Francis. Many of us UUs, like people of other faiths, draw great inspiration from his example of embodied compassion for humankind and all things living. The current pope has chosen “Francis” as his name, and in remarkable ways he is following his teachings. Today we will honor the spirit of St. Francis. Bring photos or drawings of your animals, and during the Story for All Ages we will have a Blessing of the Animals.
Sunday, Oct. 11 – 9 and 11 a.m. Magic is Real – Katherine Almy Magic is real, and miracles happen all around us, says HUUF member Katherine Almy. It's a simple message, she adds, but one that bears repeating. Katherine will share her thoughts that life is full of miracles if we can learn to see them. “A part of me will always want to fly on a broomstick and wield a magic wand like Harry Potter,” she says, “but I also know that magic is relative. It all depends on how you look at the world.”
Sunday, Oct. 18 – 9 and 11 a.m. Working for World Community Starts Right at Home – Rev. Bryan Jessup Rev. Jessup and the Ministerial Relations Committee will invite us to consider peacemaking and conflict resolution in our own hearts, in our fellowship community and around the world.
Sunday, Oct. 25 – 9 and 11 a.m. Building Beloved Community – Rabbi Les Scharnberg
Sunday, Nov. 1 – 9 and 11 a.m. Humanist “Saints” and Their Examples in the World – Bryan Jessup November 1 is All Saints Day, but many "saints" are not Christian, and many don't even believee in God. They just dedicate their lives to integrity, compassion, justice and service right here on earth and leave a shining a example of the potential for human goodness and courage.
Sunday, Nov. 8 – 9 and 11 a.m. “Three Treasures” A Conversation with Laotse, Emerson and Me – Margy Emerson
Friday, Nov. 13 - 6:00 pm Potluck & 7:00 p.m. Advanced Directives Program
Sunday, Nov. 15 – 9 and 11 a.m. Why Bother with Religion at All? – Rev. Bryan Jessup In our busy time with so many demands on our attention, paying attention to the inner life, asking questions about meaning, reflecting on values, how to live them out and pass them along are not things people have too much time for. If the name of the game is making money and being secure, why bother with religion at all? - That's a question worth considering. This is "Bring a Friend" sunday, so please do bring a friend.
Sunday, Nov. 22 – 9 and 11 a.m. Gratitude and Grace – Rev. Bryan Jessup In this service several members of the congrgation will talk about their gratitude for their lives and for other people and why, in response, they feel called to live with graciousness and compassion toward others. a bread and grape "communion" will be celebrated in mindfulness and thanks for the harvest.
Thursday, Nov. 26 – 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All Fellowship Thanksgiving Potluck
Sunday, Nov. 29 – 9 and 11 a.m. Do We Have a Prayer – Rev. Bryan Jessup The living tradition from which Unitarian Universalism draws comes from many sources. A huge part of the bedrock, though, is scientific realism. Our statement of Principles speaks of human values, not of God. So do someUUs pray? Can they? Could we make room for them if they did?
Friday, Dec. 6 – 9 and 11 a.m. Hanukkah's Children Will Never Forget – Rev. Bryan Jessup Hanukkah starts tonight, a Jewish holiday that, like many other Jewish holidays celebrates human beings, living close to the earth, resisting the oppression of power and greed. What lessons might Hanukkah bring us this year?
Friday, Dec. 20 – 9 and 11 a.m. The Solstice and our Nature Centered Roots – Rev. Bryan Jessup From Native American rituals to Buddhist stupas, to the Jewish star of David, to the Christian cross – the four directions – North, East, South and West – pull at human consciousness. The four seasons remind us of the flow of life. December 21 is the Winter Solstice, and in our service today, we will contemplate the natural roots of all the deep wisdom of humankind.
Friday, Dec. 24 – 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service – Rev. Bryan Jessup Come to this annual time of music and story celebrating the profound meaning and mystery underlying the old story of the birth of the Teacher Jesus. The HUUF Choir will sing and beautiful words of the season will warm our hearts.
Friday, Dec. 25 – 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All Fellowship Christmas Potluck
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