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.

Welcome from our minister.

Click HERE to get directions and contact information for HUUF.



Upcoming Events at HUUF - February - June 2015



Women's One-day Retreat: Saturday March 14, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. "Celebrate Our Diversity". Submit your registration form by March 8.

Services are held at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. every Sunday.

Childcare is provided during each service.  Religious Education is available at the 11:00 a.m. service.

Sunday, March 1, Congregational Meeting - Come join at 10:15 a.m. (between services), us for election of new officers as well as an update of our governance process.  – Richard Kossow & Jana Kirk-Levine


Sunday, March 1, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Can We Build a World Community? with Rev. Bryan Jessup - the sixth Principle of Unitarian Universalism challenges us to affirm and promote the goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for everyone on the planet. This idea, if we can give it life, will eventually lead us beyond competing nations.  The cooperation that might ensue would then be our salvation.


Sunday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. The Power of Ancient Stories with Rev. Bryan Jessup - at the early service, Rev. Jessup will talk about the Jewish Holiday of Purim, how it is celebrated and what its mythology might stir up in us today.

11:00 a.m.  The Power of Ancient Stories with Rabbi Naomi Steinberg, Berti Welty, & Jana Kirk-Levine

Sunday, March 8, following second service Bob and Edie Wolterbeeek's 50th Wedding Anniverssary - Come one!  Come all!  Bob and Edie are celebrating 50 years together and they want to celebrate with you.  Buffet lunch and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. Come laugh with us at all the old pictures of memorable moments. For mor information, contact Bob and Edie Wolterbeek.

Saturday, March 14, 8:00-6:00 Women's One Day Retreat- Come one and all women to our One Day Retreat on March 14th from 8AM to 6PM, here at the Fellowship.  Invite your women friends.  Theme will be 'Celebrate Our Differences' .  Various activities are planned for your enjoyment and nurturance.  A snack breakfast, simple lunch and childcare will be provided.  Further details can be found on the registration form which is on-line on the Fellowship web site.  Hard copies are available on Sundays in the foyer.  Registration forma are now available.  To take advantage of the off-site childcare at Redwood Roots Farm by our own care-givers, you MUST submit your request and registration form by March 1st.  All other registrations must be received by March 8. - Berti Welty- Women’s Retreat Chair

Sunday, March 15, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  CANVASS SUNDAY - Giving and Receiving in the Web of Life with Rev. Bryan Jessup Respect for the Web of Life certainly involves ecological consciousness and sustainable practices, but it is much deeper than that.  When we learn to respect the life and consciousness that is within us, among us and all around us, new avenues of peace and trust are available to us.

Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Spring Cleaning - Come for the day or come for an hour.  Any amount of time is greatly appreciated.  Please work gloves, work clothes, squeegee or favorite window equipment, yard tools, etc.  please bring your enthusiastic self and an appetite for work.  We will have fun and get things done!
Contact Kathy Kelcey or Virginia Chatfield or Scott Allen

Sunday, March 22, 9:00 a.m. Gospel Music and Dealing with Oppression with Rev. Bryan Jessup and Jeff Thomas - at the early service, we will sing Gospel Songs together, think about their history and notice what they bring up in us today.

11:00 a.m.  The Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir with Rev. Bryan Jessup and Jeff Thomas - The Arcata Interfaith Gospel Choir will sing for us and Jeff Thomas and Rev. Jessup will guide the service.

Sunday, March 29, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Reflections from Starr King with Shay MacKay - Shay MacKay our very own Humboldt UU seminarian will talk with us about theological education and where her spiritual journey has taken her since she moved to Berkeley – Rev. Bryan Jessup, Coordinating

Sunday, April 5, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  The Good News:  Life Keeps Coming Back with Rev. Bryan Jessup - On this Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the power of life that blooms again in spring – and the power of life that lifts our spirits from the earth even after we’ve been ground under

Sunday, April 12, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Annual Music Service with Elisabeth Harrington, Levy Walls, and the HUUF Choir

Sunday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Growing the Human Consciousness with Rev. Bryan Jessup - Modern brain and behavioral research indicates that in addition to our notable human capacity for greed and violence, we also have strong tendencies to care for one another and work together to support one another in life. What can we do to grow that part of ourselves that understands we are not isolated competitors destined to work to win at all costs?

Sunday, April 26, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  What's So and So What with Rev. Bryan Jessup - As Unitarian Universalists we value factual truth.  And beyond truth we value what it means to us and how we handle it.  Human beings have, for example, learned a great deal about atomic energy.  What we do with that knowledge makes all the difference in the world.

Sunday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  To be determined...

Sunday, May 10, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Mother's Day with with Rev. Bryan Jessup - In this service several mothers from several different generations will reflect on the reality of raising children and creating a home in our day and time.  They will talk about what challenges them as they act as mothers in our society and what might be helpful to them.

Sunday, May 17, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Acceptance! with with Rev. Bryan Jessup - The world around us, people around us, and we ourselves often   fall short of our best hopes and intentions. Learning to love and embrace our world, ourselves and one another right where we are is the foundation for growing toward what we might become. Plants grow toward sunshine.  So do we.

Sunday, May 24, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  To be determined...

Sunday, May 31, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Can You Imagine That?  with with Rev. Bryan Jessup - Can you imagine a world in which every person is honored and all things living are treated with respect and care?  The Buddha had that vision.  So did the teacher Jesus. The reign of harmony is at hand whenever we truly listen to and respect each person.  The challenge comes in getting that listening and respect to last in ourselves and others.

Sunday, June 7, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Celebrating Youth Religious Education with Jillian Mooney and the Religious Education Teachers

Sunday, June 14, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  To be determined...

Sunday, June 21, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Good Fathers We Have Known with Rev. Bryan Jessup - Many of us were fortunate enough in life to have good fathers.  And those of us who didn’t were often fortunate enough to know men who were good fathers and    inspired them by their example.  In this service, Rev. Bryan Jessup and others from the congregation will reflect on good fathers they have known, and what it was that made them good.

Sunday, June 28, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  To be determined...


Click HERE to see HUUF's Event Calendar


contact us | top