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 - January - February 2016
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, Jan. 3 – 9 and 11 a.m. Lama Choyang – Ruth Broderick Proust said that the voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new vistas but having new eyes. We can be nourished and enriched by seeing our familiar place with a fresh quality of attention and care. A sacred pause offers the opportunity to breathe and connect with ourselves and our world. On this first Sunday of the New Year, Lama Choyang will share reflections, readings, and a meditation on presence and joy.
Sunday, Jan. 10 – 9 and 11 a.m. A New Year - A New Understanding of Our Community – Rev. Bryan Jessup In this service we will look at why people come to religious congregations and how we might support them and one another.
Sunday, Jan. 17 – 9 and 11 a.m. Martin Luther King Jr. - #Black Lives Matter – Rev. Bryan Jessup "#The Black Lives Matter" movement has stirred up a great deal of controversy in this country. Why might this movement even need to say "Black Lives Matter?"
Sunday, Jan. 24 – 9 and 11 a.m. Living on the Ancestral Lands of the Wiyot – Thomas Torma Ph.D Dr. Thomas Torma is the Cultural Director for the Wiyot Tribe. In this service we will talk about the history of the Wiyot people and about some of the challenges they face now. He will talk about the different people living on the land that was the Wiyot's home might do so with mindfulness and care.
Sunday, Jan. 31 – 9 and 11 a.m. Original Complexity - Living in a Complicated World – Rev. Bryan Jessup In Unitarian Universalism, we try mightily to work for the good, but the "good" is often clearer in theory than in practice. We ourselves are mixtures of shadow and light and are caught in systems full of shadow and light as well.
Sunday, Feb. 7 – 9 and 11 a.m. Imbolc and Life Between Winter and Spring– Rev. Bryan Jessup In the nature-centered Celtic tradition, the beginning of February marks the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. It’s the time when the goddess Brigid is celebrated with weeping and song.
Sunday, Feb. 14 – 9 and 11 a.m. Help Us Help You – The Caring Circle The Caring Circle provides and organizes many helping activities for members who are in need of support during times related to illness, short-term disability or loss. Families in distress give all of us a way to express our compassion and concern for our very own beloved HUUF community. On the other side of the coin, many of us are reluctant to ask for help. We suffer isolation and discouragement. This service addresses the issues of asking for support, how it can be given, and it seeks to know what our own HUUF family needs. Since it’s Valentine’s Day, we look forward to celebrating big hearts.
Sunday, Feb. 21 – 9 and 11 a.m. Aetheists in Our Midst – Rev. Bryan Jessup Just being an atheist does not make a person either moral or immoral. Many hard-headed atheists refuse to believe in magical cures yet work mightily against great odds to cure human ills. In this service we will open our minds to the truth that a person need not believe in God to be a great human being and a great neighbor and friend.
Sunday, Feb. 28 – 9 and 11 a.m. Spiritual, But Not Religious: Mysticism in Our Living and Dying – Chaplain Carl MacGruder The fastest growing religious identity in the United States is “spiritual, but not religious.” What does this mean, and is it really possible? Chaplain Carl Magruder works as a palliative care chaplain for Resolution Care. He meets people at the crossroads of their spiritual belief and their mortality, which has shaped his perspective on how belief, faith, practice and cosmology effect our sense of worth, meaning, purpose and connection. For Carl, a cradle Quaker, the center of these explorations is the question of direct encounter with mystery.
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