August 27th – September 2nd, 2021

Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation!”  ~ Audre Lorde

When we’re kind to ourselves, we create a reservoir of compassion that we can extend to others.”  ~ Brene Brown



~ A Call to Connection ~
  • RE Corner 
  • Fellowship Engagement Opportunities
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • Virtual Green Sheet
  • Community Bulletin Board


Our first RE Committee Meeting of the 2021-22 school year!
Please join us, in person, after the Sunday service, as we meet our new RE teaching staff, and take some steps to map out the goals and direction for our children & family programs for the year to come.  If you are passionate about the spiritual support and nourishment of our youth, we invite you to join us and help shape the direction of this vital program.  Sunday, September 5th @ 12:30 pm, outside the Care Building.  (Childcare will be provided onsite.  Please, let me know if you will be needing this.)

Fellowship Engagement Opportunities (Zoom and in-Person!)

HUUF Hybrid Services
(in Person and on Zoom)
Sign ups are online for in-person HUUF Sundays.
Please, visit the links below to reserve a spot or plan to join us on Zoom
 A Space of One’s Own 
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Join Us! (in person)
Sunday, August 29 at 11 a.m.

It has been said that everyone needs a space of one’s own for their mental health. This service will explore the many types of such spaces. These run the gamut between fancy “man caves” to a private space in one’s psyche. What elements are needed to meet this need? Anyone wishing to share about their special place is invited to contact Berti Welty for inclusion in the service. She can be reached at 476-0654 or


 Labor Day: A Bygone Day of Rest 
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Join Us!  –(in person)

Sunday, September 5 at 11 a.m.

During this past year and half of uncertainty, we have seen many alarming inequities and dichotomies within our culture concerning work and the workplace.
There is an expectation –even a requirement – to be constantly producing even though or because we are in the middle of a Global pandemic. Do we ever just stop to truly rest? Are we really living if work is the means and the end?
We will hear three perspectives from Scarlett Trippsmith, Amy Day, and Bonnie MacGregor of how work has changed in their lifetimes and how we, as a culture, might benefit from a change in perspective on rest.

Meet our new minister!

Please join Reverend Peter Farriday for this “meet and greet” engagement opportunity.
We have set up a selection of dates and times for the Fellowship community to join Rev. Farriday on Zoom for casual conversation, Q&A and sharing of hopes for the future.
* Honoring our current Covid restrictions these sessions will be on zoom so that we can remain unmasked.

* In an effort to keep the groups a reasonable size to support a sharing format, Pre-registration is required

* To sign up for these wonderful “getting to know you” Zoom sessions, please use the registration link below for your chosen date & time:
Soul Matters ReUUnion 
Sunday, August 29th @ 6:30 via Zoom.


Small Group Ministry is a powerful tool we have within this congregation.  A way to co-counsel and care for one another in an intimate, fun & deeply supportive monthly container of a committed group.  Whether you are new to this work, or a seasoned participant who would like to join a group once more, we invite you to this online “Open House” event.  We will meet, dive into the curriculum a bit together, and assemble ourselves into small, committed groups for the year to come.  This event asks for pre-registration to attend. You can do so  by going here:

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

Climate Action Campaign

CAC’s Climate Related Reading List
  • Recommended reading from Alison O’Dowd: Climate Stewardship, Taking Collective Action to Protect California by Adina Merenlender  See
    “The climate leaders profiled in this book are inspirational. Their stories reflect the diversity of California’s people and landscapes and show the power of collective action to create change. They also reveal our profound connection with nature and one another and illuminate the power of nature-based solutions to address the climate crisis. Most importantly, this wonderful book reminds us of what we are capable of as individuals to improve the future of our planet and people.”—Wade Crowfoot, California Secretary for Natural Resources
  • Inspirational news read from Sue Mossman: When Oil Spills Strike, Call in the Hair Force! What to do with all the hair that will come from post pandemic haircuts?  Donate that hair for mats to clean up oil spills. See: Hair today, Gone tomorrow (to hairmats!)

~ Virtual Green Sheet ~

  • Bird of the Inner Eye Live Stream: Aug. 29 – Sep. 4.  An original chamber opera by composer Gina Leishman & librettist Joan Schirle. Based on the letters of painter Morris Graves. Featured performers include Elisabeth Harrington, our HUUF choir director extraordinaire; Nancy Correll, the PianoVoce partner to Annette Hull plus Jodi Gilbert and Michael Moore, based in Amsterdam and who are part of the family of HUUF emeritus member, Jerry Moore, and others! The cost is $20 to attend the Live stream from 2 – 4 pm on Sunday and the concert is available for viewing through Sep. 4. For tickets & information: or & 668-5663
  • Please join us for fresh air, exercise and a Grounds Work Party on September 4: Can the summer be nearly over already?? With the approach of winter rains – fingers crossed – now is the time to seed, weed and mulch. Our ditches have to be weed whacked so they don’t flood our neighbors, so if you can help with that, we’d be so grateful! We also need some extra muscle to help organize the materials in the side parking area. We’ll convene Saturday Sept 4, from 10 am to 1 pm. Come for however long you can spare. And thanks to all the dedicated helpers that show up month after month to keep our grounds so beautiful! In gratitude, your Grounds Committee
  • COMING UP – Join Us: September 5 at 11:00 AM  for next Sunday’s Service: *(Hybrid! Both in-person and on Zoom)  Labor Day: A Bygone Day of Rest: use this reservation link to reserve your seat. OR join each other on ZoomZoom links are accessible on our website or HERE
  • Got Ink?: Through a series of unfortunate events, our beloved Jackie Wales has ended up with unopened Canon Printer ink cartridges that she cannot use– but maybe YOU can? — She’s giving away (free) a Canon 250 XL black ink cartridge as well as a 251 multi pack (4 colors plus black). These cartridges are compatible with many different Canon printer models. If you can use these items, call her to arrange pick up anytime AFTER  12 PM  @ 707-725-3871. 
  • Women & Religion Virtual Retreat “NEW BEGINNINGS” Saturday, September 25, 10 AM – 4 PM on Zoom: Are you interested in making NEW BEGINNINGS with new friends and old? The Pacific Central District Women & Religion group is hosting a fall retreat. We’ll have learning sessions, affinity circles, and a keynote speech on the proposed 8th UU Principle by Paula Cole Jones. Regular registration is $25; for women 18-35 and first timers: $10. Scholarships are available. To register before the September 20th deadline, go to and click the link for the Google registration form.
CLICK HERE to Submit Green Sheet Items


 Racial Equity Roundtable: 
with Cooperation Humboldt
September 2, 2021 at 5:30 PM
Leaders Kimiko McNeill and Amy Moffat will share learnings on Food sovereignty and the various programs at Cooperation Humboldt. Topics of discussion will include solidarity economy, racial disparities in regards to food nationally and locally, a brief summary of each of the food team projects, and what you can do individually, in your family unit and in your community to make a difference. 

Click here to Register Now!
We want to ensure that everyone who is interested is able to attend. No one is turned away for lack of funds, and we offer a sliding scale, including a scholarship option. If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please contact us at

 Eco-Grief & Eco-Anxiety are REAL! 

The Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) is offering help through “Thrive: Eco -Grief Circle”. The circle meets every 4th Monday   from 6-7 PM on Zoom. Find out more about the program, the itinerary and the facilitator by going here:
-OR- Join them for their next meeting on September 27 by bookmarking this zoom link: