Socially Distanced, In-Person Ways to Connect, Learn & Engage


Birding Watching Walks with Valerie Gizinski

Third Friday of the month, at 8:30 am, next one May 21st

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


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: 





Open Soul Matters Sharing Circle 

Each 2nd Thursday of the month, 10-11:30 am

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.  We meet in the Sanctuary at HUUF with masks and social distancing observed.  All are welcome.  

April – BECOMING. May – STORY.  June – PLAY. 


Multi-Generational Song Circle

Second Saturday of the month, next circle May 8th, 2:00-3:00pm @ HUUF

We’ve moved to IN PERSON!!!

A joint offering from some of our beloved HUUF songsmiths, including:  Elisabeth Harrington, Sandy Lynn, Scarlett Trippsmith & 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. Sing Along 




Virtual Opportunities for Connection, Learning (& Un-learning), Discussion & Healing


Spiritual Practice, A UU Course for Connection & Inner Resiliency, facilitated by Amy Day

created by the First Unitarian Church of Dallas

Mondays, February 22nd – May 10th, 7:00-8:15 pm

Spiritual Practice is a 12-session series that helps participants develop regular disciplines of the spirit – practices that help us connect with the sacred & build innate resilience for these troubling times. Spiritual Practice affirms religious diversity while seeking unity in our communal quest for meaning and wholeness. Each session offers a forum for learning, sharing, and growth that can enrich our personal faith journeys.  Drop in for a single session as it calls to you, or join us for the entire 12-week journey!  Check the curriculum below for more info:

2/22 Defining Spiritual Practice

3/1 Finding your Spiritual Practice

3/8 Keeping Sabbath

3/15 Prayer

3/22 Meditation

3/29 Mindful Walking and Eating

4/5 Worship and Ritual

4/12 Discernment and Devotional Reading

4/19 Hospitality and Belonging

4/26 Work and Service

5/3 Retreat

5/10 Life as Spiritual Practice

In order to gauge interest and create an appropriate container for all participants, we ask that you register ahead of time for this course:

 Register Here



How to Be an Anti-Racist, A Discussion group, facilitated by David Marshak

Every other Wednesday, 7:00-8:45 pm, April 7th – May 5th
From the author’s website

“Ibram X. Kendi’s concept of antiracism reenergizes and reshapes the conversation about racial justice in America–but even more fundamentally, points us toward liberating new ways of thinking about ourselves and each other. Instead of working with the policies and systems we have in place, Kendi asks us to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how we can play an active role in building it. How to Be an Antiracist promises to become an essential book for anyone who wants to go beyond an awareness of racism to the next step of contributing to the formation of a truly just and equitable society.”

We invite you to join us and your HUUF friends for this conversation. The book is available in local bookstores, and you are welcome to participate with—or without—the book.




Creativity with Laura Phelan-Shahin

by Matthew Fox

Second Friday of the month, next one May 14th, 7:00-8:30pm

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.

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Born on Third Base with Bonnie MacGregor & Kate McClain

by Chuck Collins

Every first & third Tuesday of the month, January 19th – May 25th, 6:30-7:45 pm

 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.

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On the Porch – A monthly Soulful Home Exploration for Parents & Caregivers

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7:00-8:30 pm, next circle May 19th

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.

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Ongoing Opportunities for Sharing & Connection…


Writers’ Circle with Eve Anderson

Every Thursday 1-2:30 pm

(this class changed from meeting weekly on Tuesday to meeting on Thursdays as of 3/18/21- Hope yo can make it!)

Bring a piece of your writing to share! No criticism, just sharing. 


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How We Nurture Ourselves in Place with Terry Uyeki

Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday from 3:45-4:45 pm

Share with each other how we have been nurturing ourselves, and our beloved HUUF and Humboldt community, during this socially-distanced time.


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HUUF Reflections Group

Every Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm

An open discussion group that does deep listening on a topic chosen the previous week.

April 1:      Readjusting and/or Reentering  a post covid life

April 8:      Envisioning the New Normal

April 15:    How Chance and Choice Make Us Who We Are

April 22:    Making Amends


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Sharing Poetry Conversations with Pat McCutcheon

Each Friday 2:00-3:15 pm



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You Can also access these links and more regularly occurring circles & meetings by visiting the CALENDAR page of our website. 



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