The Weekly – 6/17/2022

“Grace means that all of your mistakes now serve a purpose instead of serving shame.”
~ Brené Brown 


~ A Call to Connection ~


  • Religious Exploration Corner
  • Fellowship Engagement Opportunities
  • Board Leadership Opportunities
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • Caring Connection
  • Schedule Notice for Rev. Farriday
  • Fellowship Happenings
  • Community Bulletin
  • Staff Office Hours




Gather the family for a fun day of volunteering!

Join us on Sunday June 26 for Social Action Sunday as we partner with Centro del Pueblo to tend the soil at Jardín Santario Community Garden  on the corner 11th and F streets in Arcata
This garden represents learning and exchange of wisdom that recognizes the importance of sharing in each stage of caring for the earth. It is a response to the lack of access to food and nutrients in the homes of migrant families. It is the first step to create food production cycles “from the field to our table”, now, and for the next generations.

Come support this important Food Sovereignty project! 

Please REGISTER to join in this All Ages sacred service experience from 11:00am to 1:00pm. If you can’t stay the entire time that’s okay, come when you can!
We’ll meet at the Jardín Santario garden space in Arcata to gather, get oriented and begin our offering.

As a reminder, this action takes the place of a live worship gathering at HUUF.
A Zoom-only service happens at 11am. (see below)

Any questions, please contact Amy @ for more information.





Ancient Forest Sangha Presents:
Day of Mindfulness Retreat: Living An Awakened Life

The Ancient Forest Sangha offers a day of mindful meditation, relaxation, and deep listening in the tradition of Plum Village on Saturday, June 18, from 9:30am-4pm. The retreat will be led by Dharma Teacher Alexa Singer-Telles. “To live an awakened life is to be present with each breath, aware of the simple blessing of being alive.” Bring a vegetarian lunch, water, a blanket or mat to lie on and a cushion for sitting if you prefer. Covid precautions: all must be fully vaccinated and masked, windows will be open, appropriate spacing, and attendance limited. Suggested donation is $30, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Register at


 The Art of Letting Go 

Join Rev Peter Farriday for his final Sunday Service

Sunday, June 19th at 11 am.

Renowned mythologist Joseph Campbell writes, “You have to strive every minute to get rid of the life you have planned in order to have the life that’s waiting for you,” while 13th- and 14th-century mystic and theologian Meister Eckhart said, “The soul grows by subtraction.” Using these as points of entry, we will explore the spiritual art of letting go.

*This service will be offered in person & on Zoom

Join us  In Person (sign up prior)


Join us on ZOOM


Social Action Sunday 

Sunday, June 26th at 11 am

Tending the Soil at Jardín Santario Community Garden
Join UUA General Assembly livestream on Zoom

For those able and willing to join us in person for this, our Social Action Sunday initiative, we will partner with Centro del Pueblo to offer our time and energies at its community garden space, Jardín Santario, on the corner 11th and F streets in Arcata.

Volunteers can expect to put their values into action by weeding, shoveling, unloading compost/wood chips, clearing areas, and harvesting in this important communal space. More details and a sign-up sheet will follow.

For those joining us via Zoom, we will team with other beloved UUs nationwide for a live stream of General Assembly’s Sunday morning worship. Featuring Rev. Gretchen Haley, Rev. Sean Neil-Barron and Shari Halliday-Quan as key speakers, this event is sure to inspire and empower. Zoom coffee hour will follow the stream.

Sign up to Tend the Soil in person at the community garden

Join us on Zoom for GA livestream

For this service there will be no in person gathering at HUUF


Save the Date!  for our All-Ages Potluck of Fun, Family and Food
Sunday, July 3 @  11 a.m.
Enjoying Fellowship: An All-Ages Potluck of Fun, Family, and Food

Montana Caouette, Maestro of Ceremonies (MC). This will be our Sunday service time – a time for love and laughter which we all have just too little of.
As of July 1 we all will be creating our Fellowship future together without our minister. So let’s start out with the kind of joyful experiences that make us happy to be together: simply sharing casual conversation, creative play, and delicious refreshments. Bring a comfortable chair or blanket for sitting outside. Practice a favorite story/song/skit to perform or host a fun craft/game you think we’d enjoy. We hear there will be croquet and that Sandy Lynn will be there with her ukulele for singing along, and of course the new Playscape welcomes children of all ages.
Bring your special yummy potluck food/beverages to share. As long as we are outside giving each other space in the food line and eating somewhat distanced we are assured this is COVID safe. If you are just not comfortable with that, bring your own bag lunch, whatever makes it good for you. We’ll all pitch in with chores (set-up and clean-up) as we are able.
The Caring Circle is offering rides so we can be together in person. Contact the office if you need a ride. There will be no Zoom broadcast or program.


HUUF Leadership Opportunities


Join the HUUF Leadership Team!
Three board opportunities are currently available for service starting in September (we have extended our previous July timeframe)
HUUF’s Board will be an integral part of our transition.
This is an amazing chance for HUUF members to help guide our beloved organization while upholding the values that we represent.

Be a part of making growth happen!

Please contact Sylvia Shaw for more information: 707-599-1563, 





Climate Action Campaign Invites You to:

Aside from a full schedule of events including Guided Forest Walks and Celebration Stage Programs, HUUF’s  Climate Action Campaign will be a part of the Resource Fair with a legislative table providing hand outs and information about climate change and actions people can take. JOIN THE FUN!




Remembering Thea Gast

Our beloved member Thea Gast passed away on Earth Day, April 22, 2022. Plans are underway for her Celebration of Life which will be held at the Fellowship on Thea’s birthdate, Sunday July 10th,  –Save the Date More information to come as the details are still being finessed.  Rev. Tom Lewis will officiate the service with the Gast family and involvement from other Fellowship members and friends
Thea’s obituaries can be seen by clicking the following links:


Schedule Notice for Rev. Farriday


Please be aware that Rev. Peter’s last day of work is Monday, June 27.
(He’ll take his remaining vacation days from June 28-30.)
This means his final open office hours are next week.
As usual these are 11am-1pm on Tuesday (6/21) and 1:30-4:30pm on Wednesday (6/22).
If you’d like to explore a different time to meet or talk, please email him at FYI he’ll monitor this email address through Sunday, June 26.
Should you have a pastoral care request after this date please email, or call the office at (707) 822-3793. (Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays are the best days to call.)

Fellowship Happenings


  • Giving is Easy! Please help with our upcoming fiscal budget planning by registering your pledge promise. Access an online pledge form HERE
  • Grounds Work Day: Soggy weather postponed the 6/11 scheduled grounds work day. Please join us on Saturday June 25 from 10am -1pm. Weather permitting, we’ll tend the weeds and  scrape up the last of our mulch. A little muscle would be most appreciated! Please come if you can, even if only for an hour.
  • HUUF Board Opportunities: HUUF’s Board will be an integral part of our transition following the pandemic and offers opportunities to members who want to be a part of making growth happen. Three board opportunities are currently available for service starting in July. Please contact me for more information. Sylvia Shaw, 707-599-1563,



Community Bulletin



Parenting Tools for Navigating Power Struggles

An Introductory Zoom Group on: SETTING LIMITS with Hand in Hand Parenting by Connection Tools. Followed by a 6 week Zoom support group at the same time for learning how to use the Parenting by Connection tools Led by Emily Siegel LCSW

Come to the introductory group meeting and then decide if you want to continue with the 6 week group.Interested in attending?
We are collecting names now. When there are enough names, it will be scheduled for a Wednesday 11:45 am to 1:45 pm.
To learn more see the full event flyer HERE or check out the Parenting by Connection website

Call Emily Siegel LCSW 707-845-2401 for questions, or to sign up and get the date and  Zoom link for the introductory Zoom group.