The Weekly 7/29/2022

“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.”
~Neil DeGrasse Tyson




~ 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 and growth.
This is an amazing opportunity for HUUF members to help guide our beloved organization while upholding the values that we represent. Be the Change!
Collaborating and learning while deepening Fellowship relationships is a spiritual practice. 
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 @




Our Annual All-Fellowship retreat down on the Mattole River has been Cancelled due to Covid Concerns

Better Together!

In lieu of gathering at the Mattole,
we will now gather for a single day of
Sunday August 14th -11am at HUUF
at the
Better Together
Potluck Picnic Retreat Event 

Bring your favorite summertime potluck dish to share
Expect to engage in a day of fun activities.

There will be live music, croquet, a talent show, a scavenger hunt and BEST OF ALL there is the opportunity to gather safely for some joyful, silly play while deepening relationships with one another.


Summer 2022 Small Group Discussion Series
Teamwork people together community vector logo Stock Vector Image by ©Keviz #204995724We begin the greater exploration of who we want to become as a Fellowship in these times, and what we believe will inspire and nurture our spirits and hearts, with conversations about our worship experiences and what we seek from spiritual fellowship.
Sunday, July 17 – A heartfelt thanks to ALL who attended Part 1 of our three part series
Join us as we continue these contemplative discussions!
THIS Sunday, July 31 * See more in the Service Description below
The second in our exploration of the Future of Worship asks you to consider, again in a small group discussion format, what spiritual experiences at HUUF are meaningful to you? What is missing? And what would you like to try differently?Sunday, August 21
Again thinking with others, not just listening, the final discussion in our exploration of the Future of Worship asks what elements of worship are essential? And what innovations could we create together that would advance the Future of Worship?

 The Future of Worship II 
Sunday, July 31st at 11 am at HUUF
Join the discussion circles facilitated by the Program & Worship Team

The second in our exploration of the Future of Worship will ask what spiritual experiences at HUUF are meaningful to you, what is missing, and what would you like to try differently.

For Part II of this Group Discussion Series, the questions to contemplate are:

1. What spiritual experiences at HUUF are meaningful to you? 
Take a moment to close your eyes and visualize a time that has meant a lot to you here? Where we’re you? Who was around you? What did it look like? How did you feel? Why was this moment and other moments at HUUF important to you?

2. What is missing? Are there any experiences you’ve had in other communities or things you’ve read about that you wish could be integrated into your experience here at HUUF?

3.What would you like to try differently? If you could wave a magic wand (if there were no barriers or limits to your ideas i.e. no money or time issues) what would you want to see, try, or add to
our community?
Join us in person (no prior sign up needed)


Join us on ZOOM


HUUF Reflections Group

An open discussion group that offers a safe space for sharing while practicing deep listening. (discussion topics are chosen the previous week.)
Every Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm  ON ZOOM
Click here to  Join us

Click HERE to access all Fellowship Engagement listings




More Than We Inherited:
Youth Led Climate Justice Initiatives

Register for this exciting event! 

Sponsored by the UUA Office at the United Nations in collaboration with the Pacific Island Students Fighting Climate Change (PISFCC) which is a partner organization of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.



Sending Love and Light to Karlyn and Mark Rocheleau as they mourn the loss of their daughter-in-law Sarah.
Sarah passed last week from COVID complications after a brief hospitalization.
Mark and Karlyn are in Berkeley now with their son and grandchildren for an undetermined amount of time.
Please keep them in your thoughts.

Folks who remember Ina Harris are invited to a memorial celebration for Ina at 3327 Pine Street on Saturday, August 6th.There will be an open house from 1-4pm, with an opportunity for people to share their thoughts and memories at 2pm.

Please contact Ina’s daughter Leigh at to let her know if you plan to attend. You may also email Leigh a tribute or your memories of Ina so that they may be shared with others and so that you may request a digital copy of the collected remembrances.

Celebrating the Life of Ursula Osborne – SAVE THE DATE

Beloved member, Ursula Osborne, passed away this year on February 28.
Please join us on Saturday, August 27th
2 P.M. at the Fellowship

We will remember and celebrate her life.More information will be coming soon.


Fellowship Happenings

  • Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony August 6: Forty years ago, HUUF members were key to the first annual Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony. This year, the lantern-making and floating activities are live again. (In 2020, all activities were online at . In 2021, an unanticipated surge of COVID led us to cancel.) Volunteers are needed! See the community bulletin below for more details
  • Room for a Week: HUUF Member, Cassie Brilbeck and her son are looking for a room for one week in August. 8/18 -8/25. If you happen to have an extra space please give Cass call to discuss further: 707 530 3918
  • Next Newsletter Deadline August 20: The HUUF monthly Newsletter staff have changed — Steve Sottong is moving onto other things after years of dedicated service producing HUUF’s newsletter. Thanks, Steve! Pat Carr will now edit the newsletter while JoAnn Huffman will design and produce it. But other things haven’t changed. The newsletter takes the month of August off and returns in September. If you have an article you’d like to run, or want to buy space for a classified ad, send your text to no later than August 20. Check out the submission guidelines at
  • Got an RV to spare? A family in need, who is moving to the area from Newfoundland Canada, is looking for a place to land while they get established. The Blosser family will be arriving in the next week or two. Employment at the United Indian Health Services will begin immediately but they have not yet secured housing. They are looking for a camper or trailer (to rent) or any safe temporary option they might stay in while they work out their permanent housing needs. For more information please contact Marshall Blosser (The Blosser’s have attended HUUF Zoom services are excited to join our community once they arrive)
  • Pet sitter Wanted for Thanksgiving Week
    Allison and Bob Bronkall are looking for a pet sitter to live at their house in Eureka from November 21 through 25, taking care of their small active dog, three indoor birds, flock of chickens and an outdoor cat. Besides pay, the added bonus is the beautiful setting in which wildlife viewing abounds! Please call 707-268-8767 or





On August 6, 2022, visit the northwest corner of the Arcata Plaza during Farmers Market. From 9 a.m. until 1:30 or 2, artists of all ages and abilities will be designing and making lanterns to be floated on Klopp Lake that evening. The ceremony of music, poetry, and brief statements will begin at 7:30 p.m. As dusk falls, lanterns will be floated. Please join us in appreciating the beauty of lighted lanterns afloat on the water as we raise our hopes and our commitments to peace.

If you are able to volunteer to help on August 6 anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and sunset, please send a text message to Lynda at 707-498-0431.
Needs include:
~a driver with a passenger van to help shuttle folks between the parking area at Samoa & I Streets and Klopp Lake;
~people to help city employees set up tables and chairs on the Plaza at 8:30 a.m.;
~Plaza table assistants to aid in providing materials and guidelines to would-be lantern-makers;
~help with clean-up and placing lanterns in boxes for transport to Klopp Lake;
and at 6 p.m. and following: *help set up chairs, *assist in directing parking, *usher those who need assistance finding a seat and walking on uneven ground, *help place LED candles in lanterns and in the luminaria along the path, and *offer light from your flashlight and extend an arm to those returning to the shuttle vans after sunset.

A note about Rev. Farriday’s sermon recordings:

Recordings of the sermons Rev. Farriday offered at HUUF are no longer available to the general public via HUUF’s website. Yet recipients of the Weekly can still access those via this link: through 6/30/23

This limited access is because the HUUF Board supports both Rev. Farriday’s desire for online privacy, and the UUA and UU Ministers Association position that ministers’ sermons are their intellectual property. Hence Rev. Farriday asked that his sermons remain accessible to HUUF members and friends for a year, but not be publicly available.

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