Fellowship Engagement Offerings
Socially Distanced, In-Person Ways to Connect, Learn & Engage
Birding Watching Walks with Valerie Gizinski
Third Friday of the month, at 8:30 am, beginning January 15th
Our intrepid Grounds Committee Chair will lead monthly bird watching walks beginning January 15 at 8:30 a.m. We’ll observe current statewide and Fellowship Covid-19 restrictions, and the group is limited to six. Participants must pre-register, and masks and social distancing will be required. We’ll also ask each person to confirm they have no Covid symptoms or possible exposure at the time of sign up, and before the walks begin. Bring binoculars and prepare for wet, marshy ground. To register, send an email to Valerie Gizinski at email@example.com.
HUUF for Black Lives Matter!
Every Saturday from 12:00-1:30 pm, on the corner of 4th & V in Eureka
We, the people of Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, wish to show our continued support and solidarity with the cause and community of Black Lives Matter. Toward that end, we are committing to having a weekly presence at the corners of 4th & V in Eureka every Saturday from 12:00-1:30 pm. Please join us in holding signs, and being a visible presence for this important and vital voice in our community and country. You can volunteer to hold one end of our Black Lives Matter sign for an hour, with another HUUF member/friend or bring a sign of your own to amplify our presence and voice there. Contact Chip Sharpe for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Opportunities for Connection, Learning (& Un-learning), Discussion & Healing
Ka’m-t’em , A Journey Toward Healing with Berti Welty
by Kishan Lara-Cooper & Walter J. Lara Sr.
Berti Welty invites you to join another book group. This 2019 book is by one of our local, Indigenous scholars who is deeply involved in her culture. It focuses primarily on the Tribes of Northwest California, yet speaks to many of the issues faced by all Indigenous persons. It includes traditional and personal stories. It is a good introduction into not just what is currently happening, but also why and by whom. Books are available at North Town books, and at the library.
Yoga for Strength and Resilience with Laurie Birdsong
A gentle Hatha practice for building balance, flexibility and vitality. Includes pranayama (breath practice) and meditation as tools for self care and compassion. All levels welcome, no experience necessary. Modifications provided.
If you can, please bring to class…
*a pillow or bolster to sit on
*a scarf or strap for balance postures
*a lightweight chair or access to a wall for support
Laurie Birdsong has been practicing Yoga for 20+ years and teaching for 6 years. She offers a welcoming atmosphere for self inquiry and exploration. Feel free to contact her for more information or if you have specific questions or concerns: email@example.com
Creativity with Laura Phelan-Shahin
by Matthew Fox
Join Laura Phelan-Shahin, a mom of two littles (a 1.5 and 4 year old), an Expressive Arts Therapist and visual artist, and a member of the Fellowship. Come to explore the content in the book she’s currently exploring, through playing with words, art supplies and connecting with one another. No art experience necessary.
Multi-Generational Song Circle
A joint offering from some of our beloved HUUF songsmiths, including: Elisabeth Harrington, Bob Billstrom, Sandy Lynn & the Fitzmaurice Family, will be offering up a Song Circle for us all. You can expect everything from folk songs to rock’n’roll covers to show tunes to sacred chants and other selections. A chance to rekindle the joy that only music & fellowship can bring.
Building Resilient Communities
A collaboration between HUUF, Cooperation Humboldt (CH), and the American Red Cross (ARC). A 6-week course for community organizations and their members to engage more effectively in creating strong, connected and resilient communities. This course is intended to be more of a catalyst for action, rather than an informational course, but will include some introductory information to multiple methods of local resilience, disaster preparedness and response, and community organizing.
In addition, the course focuses on:
1) Assessing your organization’s needs and capacity for community resilience projects,
2) Sharing information and building strategies to effectively prepare for and respond to disasters,
3) Learning how to organize with neighbors and community members to build resilient, just and compassionate communities, and
4) Setting manageable plans of action for the future.
Born on Third Base with Bonnie MacGregor & Kate McClain
by Chuck Collins
Study and Discussion Group. After decades of study and experience looking for ways to relieve poverty, Kate McClain and Bonnie MacGregor began to realize the problems of chronic poverty are not due to the people without resources but to the systems and beliefs that create extraordinary wealth inequality. In a 10-week ongoing study group we will read and discuss Chuck Collins’ book and reflect on how his revelations give us insight into our own lived experiences and into how we can work collectively to bridge the economic divide.
On the Porch – A monthly Soulful Home Exploration for Parents & Caregivers
Together, we’ll explore a collective practice to support our efforts within our homes & share in reflections upon the month’s chosen theme. January – IMAGINATION. February – BELOVED COMMUNITY. MARCH – COMMITMENT. Facilitated by Amy Day & Therese Fitzmaurice.
Ongoing Opportunities for Sharing & Connection…
Writers’ Circle with Eve Anderson
Bring a piece of your writing to share! No criticism, just sharing.
How We Nurture Ourselves in Place with Terry Uyeki
Share with each other how we have been nurturing ourselves, and our beloved HUUF and Humboldt community, during this socially-distanced time.
Open Soul Matters Sharing Circle with Amy Day
A small group experience created for Unitarian Universalist congregations that includes spiritual exercises, inspirational readings and questions that encourage reflection on daily living that helps participants explore monthly themes in more depth. January – IMAGINATION. February – BELOVED COMMUNITY. March – COMMITMENT.
HUUF Reflections Group
An open discussion group that does deep listening on a topic chosen the previous week.
Sharing Poetry Conversations with Pat McCutcheon
You Can also access these links and more regularly occurring circles & meetings by visiting the CALENDAR page of our website.
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