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 50 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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HUUF Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The HUUF Office will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
Upcoming Events at HUUF - May 2013
Services are held at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Childcare and Religious Education are provided during each service.
Sunday, May 19th - 10:30 a.m. service - Active Peace and the Courage to Not Look Away, Katie V. Wilson, MDiv. - We live in uncertain times: environmental, social and political crises are accelerating. Sometimes it feels saner and healthier to ignore the painful information we are exposed to daily. However, cutting off this information disables our natural capacity to respond fully and compassionately to the current situation. By not looking away from difficult emotions, we allow ourselves to learn from the full spectrum of our experience - greif and anger as well as gratitude and joy - thus increasing our capacity to actively create peace in ourselves, our communities and the larger body of Earth. Katie V. Wilson graduated from Humboldt State in 2004 and from a Master of Divinity program at Harvard Divinity School in 2012. At Harvard, she concentrated on Buddhist ministry, infusing both her academic studies and her work as a chaplain with her lifelong feminist and ecological commitments. For the last two years, Katie has worked with activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, creator of the powerful "Work That Reconnects" methodology, which is the bedrock of this sermon.
Following the May 19th service, the HUUF Social Action Committee will have their monthly brunch. We will be celebrating the diversity of salad this month! Cost for brunch is $5/adult and $1/child. All proceeds will go to The Emma Center.
Sunday, May 19th - 3:30 p.m. - The 4th Annual Peace Poetry and Art Contest, sponsored by Veterans For Peace.
Sunday, May 26th - 10:30 a.m. service - Creating Peace Through Our Seven Principles, Shay MacKay, featuring the Redwood Coast Childrens and Alumni choirs - This is an intergenerational service full of music and fellowship. Through song and spoken word we will explore the themes of peace and love in connection with our seven principles. The seven principles of Unitarian Universalism are the backbone of our religious community, and provide us with guidelines and inspiration by which to live loving, honest and responsible lives. At a very fundamental level, these principles call us to create peace - within ourselves, our communities and our world. How does each principle relate to this call for peace? How do these principles play out in everyday life and how can they guide us when conflict arises within our Fellowship community? Shay MacKay is an MDiv. student at Starr King School for the Ministry. She also works for HUUF as the administrative assistant and participates in many aspects of Fellowship life. For the past six months, Shay has facilitated group discussions and activities in which HUUF members and friends explored the theme of "Creating Peace," and she will share many of the insights gained at these gatherings.
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