The Weekly – 6/24/2022

 “This is the solstice, the still point of the sun, its cusp and midnight, the year’s threshold and unlocking, where the past lets go of and becomes the future; the place of caught breath.”
~ Margaret Atwood


~ A Call to Connection ~


  • HUUF Leadership Opportunities
  • Religious Exploration Corner
  • Fellowship Engagement Opportunities
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • Caring Connection
  • Fellowship Happenings
  • Community Bulletin
  • Staff Office Hours

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,


Volunteer Opportunity!

We are searching for a champion with the time, bandwidth, and/or experience to chair our new HR committee. If you would like to take on this role or take part in this wonderful opportunity please contact Cassie Brillbeck @




Gather the family for a weekend of volunteering!

There have been some last-minute changes to our initial Fourth Sunday Social Action with Centro del Pueblo and Cooperation Humboldt.
Our big push for helping out in the garden has been postponed till later this year (check back in August for details!)

We offer you not one – but TWO! – opportunities to engage in meaningful Social Action work this weekend in support of and solidarity with our beloved community organizations.


For those of you blessed with a green thumb…Join the volunteer effort at Centro del Pueblo’s regular community gardening day on Saturday June 25 at Jardín Santario Community Garden  on the corner 11th and F streets in Arcata.
from 10am – 12pm!
More information about this wonderful community project can be found here:

REGISTER HERE to volunteer at the garden



On Sunday June 26 in Ferndale:

Please show up in support for the Second Annual Ferndale Pride March this Sunday, June 26th, beginning at noon by city hall!

This is a family friendly, all ages event. Colorful attire, signs and Pride flags are welcome. Bring a brown bag lunch.

*For more details see the Social Action Sunday announcement below

Any questions, please contact Amy @ for more information.


During the month of July, our DLRE, Amy Day, will be traveling with family, checking in occasionally via email ( if you’d like to keep in touch.  In the meantime, our dedicated and dynamic Childcare Coordinator, Jessalyn DeLucchi, will be on hand to offer free play, craft and movement experiences to our kiddos during the 11 am services.

She can be reached at: should you have any questions.




Social Action Sunday 

Sunday, June 26th at 11 am /12 noon


March with Pride! in Ferndale this Sunday at noon
Join UUA General Assembly livestream on Zoom at 11am


For those able and willing to join us in person for this, our Social Action Sunday initiative, we will support the Second Annual Ferndale Pride March!

Bring a bagged lunch and your colorful signs to this family friendly event. We will meet outside Ferndale City Hall at Noon and march down Main Street.



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.

Join Us in Ferndale at 12 – Noon

Join us on Zoom for GA livestream at 11am

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


 Enjoying Fellowship:
An All-Ages Potluck of Fun, Family, and Food
Sunday, July 3rd at 11 am at HUUF


All-Ages Potluck of Fun, Family and Food
Since we all will be creating our Fellowship future together, let’s start off with joyful experiences of simply sharing casual conversation, creative play, and delicious refreshments. Bring a comfortable chair or blanket for sitting outside. Practice a favorite story/song/poem to perform or host a fun craft/game you think we’d enjoy. Bring yummy food/beverages to share as we collectively create convivial moments and lasting memories. We’ll all pitch in with chores (set-up and clean-up) as we are able.  Montana Caouette will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Sandy Lynn will be on hand once again to offer her playful and beautiful “Ministry of Songs”.

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. 



General Service Announcement

As we move into the lazy days of summer, where weekend schedules can turn toward summertime travel and impromptu trips to the river, we hope that you will continue to make an effort to join one another each Sunday for HUUF Services. The Program and Worship team has worked hard to embrace the casual nature of this time of year with an emphasis on creating a sense of community. Beginning on July 10 you can look forward to a series of discussion style services for the summer.
Please join us!
There will be no prior sign ups needed to attend.
Simply come as you are, when you are able, at 11am each Sunday.
We will continue to observe reasonable Covid safety:
Masking required inside & Distancing require in all spaces
As a reminder, for those who are unable or uncomfortable attending in person, you can still join us on Zoom!

We hope to see you!







For the months of July and August, the HUUF Climate Action Campaign will meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month (rather than the 2nd Sunday)
Meetings will still begin at 1pm, on Zoom, after Sunday Service.

Join the CAC for their July Meeting on 7/17
Join the CAC for their August Meeting on 8/21  






In Recognition of Beloved HUUF Elders who have Recently Departed

Blessings to the friends and family of Larry Holsen
Larry passed away on May 31st . In memory of Larry and in support of Joanne and the Howell and Holsen families, we send our deepest condolences

Blessings to the friends and family of Nancy Cook
Nancy, who recently celebrated her 86th birthday, had not been well for a number of years. May she now be free from the pain and discomfort of those bonds.


 Thea Gast Celebration of Life

We will honor our beloved Thea on her birthdate, Sunday July 10th, after Sunday Service,  at the Fellowship from 2-5pm. 
Rev. Tom Lewis will officiate a full program with the Gast family and other Fellowship members and friends.
There will be refreshments served and time for sharing memories after the service.


Fellowship Happenings


  • Grounds Work Day: Soggy weather postponed the 6/11 scheduled grounds work day. Please join us this 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.
  • DRLE, Amy Day time off: A time for replenishment & rejuvenation! During the month of July, our DLRE, Amy Day, will be traveling with family, checking in occasionally via email
  • All Fellowship Retreat: Mark your calendars!  2022 is the year that the annual summertime All Ages Fellowship Retreat returns to our beloved community.  August 12-14, down in the lovely sunshine and river-adjacent space of the Mattole.  You can expect songs and workshops and wonderful meals and a visceral reminder that, in accordance with this year’s theme, we truly are “Better Together”! In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our community, we are asking for proof of vaccination for all eligible participants, and a recent negative Covid test.  We will be limiting our numbers this year to about 50, so please, make sure to register your interest ASAP!  You can contact Joanna Welch @ and let her know how many in your group would like to participate.  Or give Bridgette a call at the office: 707-822-3793.  Online sign-up sheet coming soon!  Check the website next week for details.
  • Pastoral Counseling Team: The Pastoral counseling team is here to help with pastoral support as part the Fellowship’s shared ministry.  With Peter’s departure the team will be Suzanne Kimmel, Tom Lewis, and Shawn Nichols, if you have pastoral needs, a meeting can be set at the Fellowship or elsewhere, or by phone if that is preferable. Contact HUUF Congregational Administrator, Bridgette Garuti, to coordinate an appointment.


A Solstice Blessing 


May the long time Sun
Shine upon you
All love surround you
and the pure light within you
Guide your way on. 





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.  



Staff Office Hours


OFFICE – Congregational Administrator, Bridgette Garuti, on campus: 9:30-4:00 Monday-Wednesday, available by email only on Thursdays.

DLRE – Amy Day, on campus: Tuesday and Thursday on vacation during the month of July

TECH – Anna Bressers,  available by email

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