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 - August 2016

Summer Sizzle
Fellowship retreat on the Mattole
August 5-7


We currently hold one Service every Sunday at  11:00 a.m.


Childcare and Religious Education are provided at the service. 

Sunday, July 3 – 11 a.m. Leaning Into Faith – Lorena BoswellIt’s difficult to completely face the unknown with the calm faith that, one way or another, everything will work out. As a Quaker, Lorena Boswell seeks guidance from a sense of Spirit greater than oneself. It is called “a leading.” Lorena will speak of listening for the “still, small voice of God” underneath her own loud, panicky voice, and of her journey to recognize and more deeply trust her leadings. With mindfulness we can all breathe in the calm beauty of this mysterious life and trust the path we are being led toward.

Last year Lorena left Humboldt and moved to Berkeley to follow her calling to become a chaplain. She has graduated from Starr King School for the Ministry and will be a chaplain-in-residence at Alta Bates Hospital in Berkeley next year. She grew up a UU and is now a member of the Humboldt Friends Meeting and a sojourning member of the Strawberry Creek Meeting in Berkeley.

Sunday, July 10– 11 a.m.   The Sufi Practice of Being on Retreat in the Midst of Chaos –  Iman Jamila Tharp


The Sufi spiritual practice of Khalvat Dar Anjuman means to be on retreat in the midst of chaos. Unlike an outward retreat, where the seeker, far from people, sits alone in their vision quest until they come into contact with the spiritual world, Khalwat Dar Anjuman is a hidden retreat. Here the seeker, outwardly surrounded by people, inwardly seeks to be at peace with the consciousness of the Reality of Unity of the One.


Jamila graduated from Starr King seminary and is a worship leader in the Sufi Muslim tradition. She is a candidate for Unitarian Universalist ministry, on track to be ordained as a UU minister next year. She, her wife, and their three children are members of HUUF.

Sunday, July 17 – 11 a.m.  Don't Worry Be Happy: Musical Offerings to Lift Our Spirits – Bonnie MacGregor.  When the world presses in and we can’t stop our minds from dwelling on our problems and all that’s wrong with the world, it’s time to turn on the tunes. Jazz, opera, rock or chant, bring a favorite selection to share. They can be on CDs, iTunes, or live performances. Help expand the repertoire of songs we can turn to in trying times. Bonnie MacGregor will orchestrate.

Sunday, July 24  – 11 a.m.  Poetry of Place – Wendy Rowan.  Trillium Falls.  Sunlight slants through redwoods, beckons me to leave my stony unforgiving, to hike this winding path. . .

This Sunday bring a poem to share that has led you to a centered place. Bring a poem about a place that cultivates mindfulness in you. For example, you might bring a poem by a favorite poet, like Mary Oliver, or you might share a poem about your travels this summer.



Sunday, July 31 – 11 a.m. Once Upon a Pilgramage – Roy Tamashiro.  For his sabbatical from teaching at Webster University in St. Louis, MO., Roy Tamashiro answered a calling to embark on a peace pilgrimage to mark the 70th year since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There was no set itinerary or destination. His journey began in Humboldt County last July, and unfolded with stops in five countries across Asia, six in Europe, and 20 cities in the U.S.


Roy will share stories of bearing witness, healing through listening, and awakening to expanded consciousness. He describes how these glimpses into mindfulness can flow into living an enlightened presence in day-to-day life.

Sunday, August 7– 11 a.m.   Summer and the Beauty of Nature –  Veronica Galiani. Many of us seek solace in Nature. In this fast-paced world, are we able to slow down and drink in the sounds, scents, tastes and feel of Nature all about us? You are invited to bring a natural object to show us, with summer blossoms and finger food to share both during and after the service.

Sunday, August 14 – 11 a.m.  The Miracle of Books – Valerie Gizinski.  Books engender ideas and ways of thinking that can transform our lives. Come and share a book with us that has helped you flourish along your journey in life. Kurt Vonnegut put it this way: “I believe that reading and writing are the most nourishing forms of meditation anyone has so far found. By reading the writings of the most interesting minds in history, we meditate with our own minds and theirs as well. This to me is a miracle.”

Sunday, August 21  – 11 a.m.  The Artistic Muse: Following Your Bliss – Berti Welty. "At a certain point, as I model a clay figure, it is as though the figure comes alive and directs my hands", says HUUF member Berti Welty. "I am lost in the work, communing with the emerging figure.  I am Transformed."   

Come as we listen to and share our own experiences of what it feels like to create art. Why are so Many people drawn to artistic pursuits? Does time really stand still while creating? Are we open to "divine" influences? Join us as we ponder these questions.

Sunday, August 28 – 11 a.m.  Empowered Conversation and Covenental Relationships – Imam Jamila Tharp.  Sometimes our relationships are messy. It’s not always easy to know how to have an empowered conversation. What is an empowered conversation? How can they improve our relationships with our children, spouse, friends, co-workers, neighbors and each other?


As Unitarian Universalists, we are a covenantal liberal faith tradition committed to living in right relationship with each other, our children and the Earth. This is not always easy. We will explore how we might strengthen our ties that bind in family and in creating beloved community, as well the importance of empowered conversations.


Jamila is a Starr King School for the Ministry graduate and a worship leader in the Sufi Muslim tradition. She is a candidate for UU ministry. She is also a Peace of Mind Parenting Coach. She, her wife, and their three children are members of HUUF.

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