The Weekly -10/21/2022

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”  

 ~  Jane Goodall



  • The Congregational Meeting – In Review
  • Lifespan Religious Exploration
  • Sunday Services & Fellowship Engagements
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • Caring Connection
  • Fellowship Happenings
  • Staff Office Hours

The Congregational Meeting – In Review



We are all a work in progress.
We can’t become what we need to be by remaining what we are. 
Thank you to ALL who attended the
All Congregation Meeting on October 16.

For those who missed it entirely, or had to leave early, here is breif recap of some decisions made at the meeting. There will be a more heart centered article addressing some of the approved changes in the November HUUF Newsletter.


The meeting agenda held three items up for consensus vote:

  1. Nominating Committee: Requested approval of new Board of Trustee nominee Pat McCutcheon
  2.  Finance Committee: Requested approval of 2022/2023 fiscal Budget
  3.  Ministerial Relations Committee: Requested approval of the MRC Proposal

There were 35 people who attended in person and 25 people on Zoom. Here are the voting results:

  1. Pat McCutcheon’s nomination as a new Board Trustee was approved by unanimous consent – WELCOME Pat!
  2. The budget, including a living wage increase for the Core Staff, was approved by unanimous consent. This decision came with the understanding that there will be a need for an additional pledge drive in or around January 2023 to prevent dipping into Equity or Endowment Funds.
  3. The MRC proposal was approved after a rigorous discussion. Two members stood aside without blocking consensus.

As the newly approved Ministerial Leadership Team, Bridgette Garuti and Amy Day would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to this congregation for formally acknowledging & embracing the essential nature of the work we do each day. We are honored to enter in to the work of shared ministry as we embark on this covenantal relationship with one another.


Lifespan Religious Exploration



Join the Fun on October 29!

Purchase your Tickets for the Fellowship Gather ‘Round Halloween Harvest Festival Now!

 Get them Here:


Bike Loan Needed!
The pedal-power activity for the Halloween Festival would like one kid-sized bike with 24″ diameter wheels. (That’s the full diameter of the wheels, not just the rim.) The power works best if there’s a high gear available (i.e. multiple gears), but a single speed is OK.  If you have such a bike, please call Bruce Maxwell at 707-280-7426.  He’d like to check it out with his generator equipment by Friday, Oct. 28. Nothing will be altered on the bike.__________________________________________________________________________________________

Sunday Services & Fellowship Engagements 


“Mother Earth is not a resource, she is an heirloom.” ~ David Ipina, Yurok

 Climate Action Sunday 
Sunday, October 23rd
11:00am  at HUUF
with Worship Leader:  Amy Day

Please join us for another Social Action Sunday. This week, we will be gathering on our own HUUF campus to look at some of the ways in which we – as individuals, households, and citizens – can lower our carbon footprint and be a part of the change that is needed in addressing the climate crisis.  We’ll take a tour of our building and see what eco-friendly initiatives have been taken here, learn more about plant-based diets, and hear from members of our Climate Action Campaign as to ways to get involved in this pivotal issue of our time. Just a note to those with children: As this is a dedicated All Ages space, there will be no additional childcare provided on this day

Join us in person for this All Ages Service
(no separate child care this week)
OR… Join us on 


 Explorations in Poetry 
Sunday, October 30th
on ZOOM only (no in person service)
with Worship Leader : 
Pat McCutcheon  Featuring the HUUF Friday Poets 

Come, come whoever you are for the Fellowship Poets are back again with new poems from the heart. We, the HUUF Ten, continue to delight in our weekly poetry explorations that began in April 2020. Join us on Zoom  Sunday morning, October 30th, to snap your fingers in appreciation.          Join us on ZOOM



Toning Our Temple Yoga   Continues!    
This wonderful offering will continue  each Monday through December 19! 

“Our preeminent purpose is to realize that part of ourselves is timeless, [such] that we begin to act from love and create from a place of knowing a part of ourselves is unchanging and is eternal.”  ~Rod Stryker, yoga master

Come see the sunset while doing moving meditation
Monday’s from 5:30-6:45 pm
At the Fellowship 

with JamiMichelle Kessloff 
(no class on Monday 10/31)

This is a  gentle & accessible yoga practice for ALL Bodies!  
All levels and stiffness Welcome. 

* Note: HEPA air purifier will be in the center of room as well as air flow and heat on if chilly.
 Suggested Donation of $10 per class welcome and gratefully accepted  
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Classes are lovingly sponsored by HUUF Fellowship Engagement program.
Your donation will ensure that enriching offerings like this can continue  



Come Enjoy this Unique Teaching and Sharing Presentation

TODAY- Friday , October 21 at HUUF 
Learn about the history of Two-Spirit and how these teachings are being used to (re)claim & restore respect, honor and dignity for today’s Two-Spirit peoples and communities as they navigate and negotiate Indigenous and LBGTQI+ spaces and places.
This FREE Event begins at 3:30 with a Welcome Reception, Lecture begins at 4:30


Click HERE to access all Fellowship Engagement listings


Climate Action Campaign


The UUA has designated October 23 this year as UN Sunday when the UUA makes a pitch to congregations to support the work of the UU@UN office to promote UU values at the UN. We will have an opportunity to make our annual support at the CAC table this Sunday


Caring Connection

  •  A Celebration Of Life service will be held at 2 PM on Sunday November 6, 2022 in the HUUF sanctuary for David Acton Lewis, beloved husband of long time member Beverly Morgan Lewis.   All friends and members are invited to attend.


  • Our Deepest condolences to the Uyeki Family. Edwin Masanori Uyeki, a long-time member of the Fellowship, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Saturday morning, October 15. Ed was 94 years old, and is survived by his loving wife Aiko, after 71 years of marriage. He leaves behind children Terry, Bill, and Amy, and their spouses Dana and Rees, and four grandchildren, Brooke, Robin, Chisa, and Mei-Lan. A celebration of life service will be held in the spring. At this time, the family asks that people who would like to visit Aiko, please check in first with Terry (707-499-0740) or Amy (707-599-7281).


  • Annette Gurnee-Hull and husband Larry Hull are both resting and recovering from Covid. Annette reports she has every intention of willing herself well in enough time to be back in person for the 11/6 Service! She and Larry have plenty of loving helpers stepping up to meet their needs as they heal.


Fellowship Happenings


  • Join us to beautify our grounds: Saturday October 22 at 10am: We are so thankful for the volunteers who maintain our soul-nurturing landscape, month after month. If you can join us for our next work party, even for an hour or two, please do! We’ll meet this Saturday, October 22, from 10 AM -1 PM. to plant more native plants, weed and mulch. We’ll postpone if there’s a big rain until the following Saturday. If you know you’re coming, let Val know, 707-825-7446. With gratitude, Your Grounds Committee
  • Sunday Service on October 30 is Zoom Only: To honor and accommodate the Covid safety comfort level of the Poet’s group participants, the 10/30 Explorations in Poetry Service will not be offered in person- There will be no gathering at HUUF that dayPlease join us on Zoom.
  • Beware the hackers!: It’s happened again, AND AGAIN! I’ve been notified of two different scam attempts that are currently circulation. One that claims to be from “Reverend Emeritus Bryan Jessup (” and one that claims to be from Board President, Debi Cooper. Both are asking for help with purchasing gift cards. These emails are designed to fool you, so please beware. If you happen to receive a request that looks out of the norm – Do not open it – Do not reply  ** Any official email from HUUF will have an email address ending in


Staff Contacts

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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