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 2016
We currently hold two services, one at 9:00 a.m. and the other at 11:00 a.m. Childcare is provided at 9:00 a.m. and Religious Education and Nursery Care are provided at the 11:00 a.m. service.
Sunday, October 2 – a.m & 11 a.m. Our Source and Our Values – Reverend Bryan Jessup. We live in an interconnected web of existence where collaboration and mutual cooperation leads to harmony and health. The deep values at the core of all great religious traditions call us to love the web of life, ourselves as part of it and our neighbors as ourselves. These deep, life-enhancing values are often scorned in our hyper-competitive world. Yet, in the end, human survival and the health of our planet depend on them.
Sunday, October 16 - 9 a.m & 11 a.m. Why Do We Create Religious Congreations – Reverend Bryan Jessup. As Unitarian Universalists, we often ask ourselves what are our purposes and ends. The role of religion in society today is greatly diminished in comparison to years gone by. Some ways of thinking disparage religion as pious nonsense. Other ways misuse religion to create violent and narrow responses to the complexity of the world around us. Nevertheless, human beings still yearn to find peace in their souls. They yearn for communities of shared values in which they can be known and loved. They yearn for a group of people with whom they can work to bring loving kindness to the world. Can our religion respond in healthy ways to those yearnings?
Sunday, October 23 -9 a.m. & 11 a.m. This is Your Brain on Climate Change: How Will We Stay Sane on Greenhouse Earth - Patrick Carr. Climate change poses a crisis to our environment but also to our sanity as we struggle to reduce our personal and societal carbon footprints and the risk of disaster in the future. Patrick Carr is a HUUF member and Marriage and Family Therapist who will bring ideas from psychotherapy and from the wisdom of other cultures to help steady our nerves and build our resolve to face a challenging future.
Sunday, October 31 - 9 a.m. & 11 a.m. Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) - Lezley Troxell. When we allow ourselves to feel our place along the continuum of life and death, it moves us deeply. Facing death sharpens our sense of being alive and our connection to one another. The dead help remind us of what is most meaningful and joyous in the world. Ultimately, then, Día de los Muertos celebrates life.
In honor of this day, we will hold a simple ceremony of remembrance, taking time to feel our connection with those no longer with us, but whose lives helped shape ours. Bring Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead), calaca (images of skeletons), marigolds and calendulas, candles, photographs and mementos of a loved one who has died to place on the ofrenda. Come willing to honor loss, to remember that we are not alone in our grief, and to renew our knowledge that despite loss, life is worth living and love is worth loving.
Lezley Troxell has been an on-again, off-again active UU member since 1957, when she was named a Unitarian Universalist in Salt Lake City as an infant.
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