May 28th – June 4th, 2021

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”
~Maya Angelou



~ A Call to Connection ~

  • Reflection 
  • RE Corner 
  • HUUF Zoom Opportunities for Connection
  • Climate Action Campaign News
  • Caring Connection
  • UU’s for a Just Economic Community
  • Virtual Green Sheet
~To the Beloved Community,“In the first movement, our infancy as a species, we felt no separation from the natural world around us. Trees, rocks, and plants surrounded us with a living presence as intimate and pulsing as our own bodies. In that primal intimacy, which anthropologists call “participation mystique,” we were as one with our world as a child in the mother’s womb.

Then self-consciousness arose and gave us distance on our world. We needed that distance in order to make decisions and strategies, in order to measure, judge and to monitor our judgments. With the emergence of free-will, the fall out of the Garden of Eden, the second movement began — the lonely and heroic journey of the ego. Nowadays, yearning to reclaim a sense of wholeness, some of us tend to disparage that movement of separation from nature, but it brought us great gains for which we can be grateful. The distanced and observing eye brought us tools of science, and a priceless view of the vast, orderly intricacy of our world. The recognition of our individuality brought us trial by jury and the Bill of Rights.

Now, harvesting these gains, we are ready to return. The third movement begins. Having gained distance and sophistication of perception, we can turn and recognize who we have been all along. Now it can dawn on us: we are our world knowing itself. We can relinquish our separateness. We can come home again — and participate in our world in a richer, more responsible and poignantly beautiful way than before, in our infancy.”

― Joanna Macy


We have just a few remaining virtual get-togethers at our 10:15 RE Gatherings on Sundays.
6/6 – One last fabulous (Zoom) visit from our Mindfulness Teacher, Ms. Jessalyn & 
6/13 – We’ll talk about Crossing Over – from the year past to what might come next, from spring to summer and MORE

HUUF Zoom Opportunities for Connection & Conversation

Revised Date for Final HUUF Bird Walk – June 18

There will be one more walk for the season on June 18 at 8:30 am, not June 11 as previously reported. If you would like to join us to observe spring beauties of the plant and bird persuasion, email Valerie at Bring binoculars, a mask and dress for soggy and uneven ground. We are observing Covid restrictions and limiting our group to six people.

The Multi-Generational Song Circle Moves to
In-Person in JUNE!
Plan to gather safely outside on HUUF’s beautiful campus as we celebrate being together in song. The June gathering is set for Saturday June 12th time TBD stay tuned . Join us for a chance to rekindle the joy that only music & fellowship can bring
CLICK HERE to access ALL Engagement Links & Descriptions -ongoing & new


CAC co-sponsors 350 Humboldt’s presentation

“Humboldt Bay on the Threshold of Change” 

On Monday, June 7, at 7 p.m, local environmental planner, Aldaron Laird, will discuss the best available science on the Bay’s rise and what we can do to adapt.
Register for this no charge event at

Humboldt Bay has the highest rate of sea level rise on the West Coast caused by a combination of rising sea levels from climate change and local land subsidence. We can choose how we adapt to it. Aldaron Laird is a leading expert on this topic with 40 years’ experience researching California coastal waters, with a more recent focus on sea level rise on Humboldt Bay


Congratulations to HUUF for Commitment to our Sixth Principle

See this 1-minute video from the UU Office at the UN (UU@UN) congratulating HUUF at
Enormous appreciation to our members who made a contribution on UN Sunday to support the work of the UU@UN, and to the intergeneration team that produced and presented the UN Sunday service in October, 2020 (Suzanne Kimmel, Ann Kilby, Allison Bronkall, Slate Taylor, Savannah Tarlton, Sydney Bronkall, Annette Gurnee Hull, Scarlett Trippsmith and Sue Lee Mossman).


Notice of change in date and time for June CAC monthly meeting

The Climate Action Campaign will hold its monthly meeting in June on the first Sunday,
June 6 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

JOIN US — All are Welcome!


Helen Vatcher, artist of our Redwood Diptych in the front of our Sanctuary, and counselor to many, wants us to know that she has entered that stage where she knows she is dying. She is content to be ably and lovingly cared for by her daughter Kim who has moved in with her for this purpose. Helen would love to receive cards but please do not drop by or phone her. She also asked that instead of sending her flowers, please consider planting or tending a tree because trees are her great love
Our Beloved Minister Emeritus, Bryan Jessup is recovering well from two weeks in hospital with a serious ailment. He is feeling much better while and awaiting removal of his gallbladder. Prognosis for a full recovery is excellent. He and Edie would love to hear from you! or or send snail mail to 9070 De Jong Rd., Amity, OR 97101.



To see the movie, click here before June 2nd
(we’ve pre-paid so you can see it)

~ Virtual Green Sheet ~
  •  Can You Push a Wheelbarrow for an Hour? Our next grounds   work party is scheduled for Saturday, May 29, 10 am to 1 pm.  If you can join us for even an hour, we 70 year olds could really use your help! It’s getting harder to load and push loaded wheelbarrows of mulch over to our beds, but it sure helps to keep the weeds down, and easier to pull them out, too. We could also use some muscle to carry around the backpack propane torch to burn the weeds in our walkways; kinda’ fun, too. If you can let us know in advance, call or email Val:, 707-825-7446. But drop in unannounced too; we’ll welcome you with an open elbow bump!
  • HUUF Newsletter online:The June edition of the HUUF monthly Newsletter is currently available on the website or click HERE to access. Previsous newsletters can also be viewed on the website through the newsletter archive tab.
  • COMING UP – Join Us: June 6 at 11:00 AM  for next Sunday’s Service: Exploring the Purpose of HUUF What do the words “to nurture … to embody … and to empower …” really mean? In what ways has this purpose been a transformative agent? How is this a spiritual practice? Long-time HUUF member Bonnie MacGregor will discuss how this stated purpose can ground us on our spiritual path and align us with who we long to be in community. Individual members will also share their personal reflections on ways in which this Fellowship has enabled them to grow as individuals and as members of the larger society. This growth may express itself in a multitude of ways including self-confidence, spiritual depth, interpersonal awareness, and effective social action. *Zoom links for Sunday Services are now being posted on our website
  • Father’s Day – A special request: For the Father’s Day service Debi Cooper is looking for gentlemen of our congregation to share stories of Fatherhood. Please text 248-227-2124 or email at to participate in our June 20th service .
  • Got Compost? In reviewing the recently collected CAC surveys, a common obstacle has emerged. Many at HUUF would like to compost their kitchen scraps but have no way to effectively do so. Look for an article in the June HUUF newsletter to find out how YOU can become a better steward to the earth through composting,,, even if you live in an apartment or environment where it seems impractical.
  • Save the date: Virtual Humboldt Trails Summit with State Senator Mike McGuire: Please join HUUF’s own Karen Underwood and others for the virtual Humboldt Trails Summit on Saturday, June 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. via Zoom and Access Humboldt, channel 8, or Facebook Live. This year’s theme is “Enjoy and Engage” and we will be highlighting places for you to get out and enjoy trails as well as ways to engage in efforts to expand our regional trail system. On-location videos will connect you with ongoing work to develop trails and inspire you to engage with other trail enthusiasts in supporting visionary efforts to connect communities through trails. The public is encouraged to send their questions about trails in advance to: Register at More details about the event and how to connect will be available at or Facebook page: Humboldt Trails Council – Home.
  • Save Paper- Submit your 2021/2021 fiscal pledge online!: It’s Easy.. just click HERE . Once you complete the form, click the submit button and your pledge promise will be received, recorded and tracked by the office.
CLICK HERE to Submit Green Sheet Items
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