April 16th – April 22nd

“Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there’s more growing to be done.”
~Michelle Obama



~ A Call to Connection ~


  • Reflection- from Amy Day
  • RE Corner
  • HUUF Zoom Opportunities for Connection
  • Climate Action Campaign News
  • Caring Connection
  • Virtual Green Sheet
  • How to Re-Socialize After the Pandemic
  • UU Ministry for the Earth – Save the date reminders
To the Beloved Community~

The early portions of last week, for me, were one just to simply be “gotten through”.  As I have at many points, during the last year, I found myself in a valley of sorts, of the soul.  I did all the things one is supposed to do.  The walks.  The time in nature.  The rest.  The eating of vegetables and extra water and vitamins and compassion and care.  And still I remained in the valley.  It was not until Saturday evening – when our monthly online Song Circle commenced again – and Sandy Lynn brought her sweet ukulele and chords and lyrics for us all to sing along to, and Therese & Tommy Fitzmaurice brought their guitars and sat at their household piano, and my daughter and I opened our mouths and joined them from afar… It was only then that I was able to feel my being begin to rise up from the valley.
Then Sunday – and the beautiful,
 medicinal sounds of Lea Morris holding us inside morning worship.  And I felt tears involuntarily spring from my eyes, as the inward ice began to thaw.
And I was reminded, again, of just how simple – yet powerful – this gift of music is.
So, in hopes of sharing more healing and less verbiage with you all this week, I leave you with this offering from the
 prophetic Melanie DeMore. 
Because sometimes words are the thing we need to unlock our own inner store of healing & restoration.
And sometimes, mere words will not do.  We need, as another favorite musical ensemble wrote: “A melody to open our hearts”.
Whether you find yourself inside the valley, atop the mountain peak, or somewhere in between right now: May you seek and find the nourishment and healing your soul is needing.  Sometimes, we find it in the simplest, yet easily forgotten places.  May you be guided to them today.
in grace & gratitude,
Amy Day (she/her)
Fellowship Engagement Coordinator, HUUF



This Sunday at 10:15!!!  At our weekly RE All-Ages Gathering (via Zoom, before the service), we will be joined once more by the lovely Miss Jessalyn DeLucchi.  She will be sharing her stories and songs and mindful movement magic with us again.  We had such a delightful time with her last month, and we’re so grateful she can join us again.  

On the Porch
A monthly Soulful Home Exploration for Parents & Caregivers 
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm, next circle April 21st

Together, we’ll explore a collective practice to support our efforts within our homes & share in reflections upon the month’s chosen theme. This month, we’ll share stories & contemplations around the topic of BECOMING.




HUUF Zoom Opportunities for Connection & Conversation

On Saturday, May 8th, from 10-12, on the HUUF Grounds, we’ll be hosting a fun, low-key ALL AGES gathering in honor of Earth Day and our pledge as UU to “Respect … the Interdependent Web of All Existence of which we are a part”

  • Judy Rishel will be hosting a small crafting station.
  • Scarlett Trippsmith will have hula hoops on hand for us all to move our bodies in the sunshine. 
  • Plus, members of the Climate Action Campaign, Cooperation Humboldt’s Food Team & our Nature-Based Playscape Committee will be on hand to share the great projects they’re doing right now, and share some more on how to get involved.  

*Masks & Social Distancing will continue to be observed.
Please, join us for this celebratory event!

CLICK HERE to access ALL Engagement Links & Descriptions -ongoing & new




Accelerating Equity in Electric Cars - The American Prospect
Join 350 Humboldt for a rally at the Eureka branch of Chase Bank on Friday 4/23 4:30 PM.
Chase has been a big funder of fossil fuel projects.
Registration info is forthcoming via email and is required to attend. 


The Fellowship would like to offer a joyous and heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to newly ordained HUUF member, Suzanne Kimmel. Her ordination was Saturday, April 10 as an Interfaith Minister and Chaplain through the Chaplaincy Institute of Berkeley.
She is now officially Rev. Suzanne Kimmel.

The Caring Circle invites  you to hold caring and uplifting thoughts for Debby Harrison, while she endures the process of chemotherapy.
Debby is already held in a great deal of support and loving care by beloved family and friends. -Her immediate needs are all being tended to as she experiences sleepless nights and the other effects of chemo. BUT Your kind heart connection is appreciated.

~ Virtual Green Sheet ~

  • So many locks, not enough keys! ~ the HUUF rekeying project: In the spirit of spring renewal and maintaining a secure space for all, HUUF will be rekeying the building on Saturday, April 24. If you are a committee chair or in a leadership position that requires access to the building at times when staff is not present, please contact Board co-pres., David Marshak  or Bridgette in the HUUF office to arrange for a key exchange. “Don’t be discouraged, it’s often the last key on the ring that opens the lock.”
  • If you missed the Ann Lindsay presentation on 3/21: You’ll be able to join the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Humboldt annual meeting on April 24, beginning at 1:30 pm. Ann will be the Keynote speaker presenting Life Care Humboldt current plans and status. Find the meeting Zoom link at fcahumboldt.org
  • Phishing Scam – Don’t be Fooled!: A few weeks back the UUA let us know of a phishing scam circulating in the Pacific Western Region. This scam has now hit home! Someone pretending to be Berti Welty, is asking people via email to purchase gift cards on her behalf. DO NOT RESPOND TO THESE EMAILS. They are fraudulent! 
  • COMING UP – Join Us: April 25th at 11:00 AM  for next Sunday’s Service: It Takes Practice: Join Rev. Matt Meyer for a musical exploration of learning to risk, building the muscle memory of courage, and the spiritual practice of relationship when things around us are changing fast. Matt is a musician and worship leader who has led hundreds of services for UU congregations across the country. He has a degree in hand drumming and serves as Director of Community Life for Sanctuary Boston.   Click HERE for the full service description. *Zoom links for Sunday Services are now being posted on our website
CLICK HERE to Submit Green Sheet Items



How to Re-Socialize After the Pandemic

We are spent.
We have nothing left to say.
We are tired of saying “I miss you” and “I can’t wait for this to end.”
So we mostly say nothing, put our heads down and get through each day.
This is a segment of a poem written by Donna Ashworth, featured in a recent article written by Kira M. Newman, UC Berkeley Greater Good Science Center.This valuable information is meant to be shared, so here it is– Please click

  this link   to access the article. Read it, Take it in, and Pass it on!Be well, Beloved Community






  • The Condor and Eagle Film Screening and Pre-recorded Discussion – Wednesday, April 21 at 12pm ET, playing every 15 minutes – REGISTER
  • BIPOC Caucus Session 3 – Thursday, April 22 at 5pm PT / 8 ET – REGISTER
  • Earth Sunday Worship Livestream – Sunday, April 25 at 3:30 PT / 6:30 ET – MORE INFO
  • Earth Sunday Worship Resources – SIGN UP
  • Earth Day Offerings & Recommended Events – MORE INFO
  • Project Drawdown UU EcoChallenge – SIGN UP
  • Biodiversity Sunday & Endangered Species Art Project – SIGN UP
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