September 10th -16th

“Nothing is Impossible, the word itself says I’m possible!”  
~ Audrey Hepburn



~ A Call to Connection ~

  • RE Corner
  • Fellowship Engagement Opportunities
  • Virtual Green Sheet
  • From the UUA
  • Community Bulletin Board

 Religious Exploration CORNER

Hello Sweet Families!

Last week, I shared a little bit about the shift in languaging around our RE program.  One of our beloved congregants was kind enough to point out a bit of a misstep in my word choices, however.  How the word “educate” actually means “to draw out”…. and how we at HUUF have always endeavored to create a space wherein the natural character, brilliance, conscience and illumination of our youth could be brought forth.
So, let this move from “Education” to “Exploration” be a continuation then, rather than a divergence from the work we’ve always done here.
As we move into this year, we aim to re-affirm and re-ignite this well-worn path of creating opportunities that draw out the numinous within us all.

Here are some of the pathways for connection in the weeks to come:
This Sunday, September 12th marks the first week our incoming minister, Rev. Peter Farriday will be speaking, and also the official start of our Religious Exploration (RE) program for 2021-22.  Our RE Teachers – Artist Debbie Kallish, Community Organizer Sabrina Miller & Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness expert Jessalyn DeLucchi – have created a wonderful multi-age, outdoor classroom experience on this month’s theme of “Embracing Possibility”.  
From Readers’ Theatre to Yoga games and activities to Collage work, we will have something to engage kids of all ages and interests.
Please, join us – masked & outdoors – at our 11 am service
You can reserve your spot by going here.


Pack your basket, and your blanket, (and your masks!), and join us for our annual SoREUUnite event – following the service on Sunday, September 26th from 1-3pm.
We’ll spread out on the lawn, each family with their own self-catered picnic, and have the opportunity to reconnect through some activities from our new RE Teaching staff, a brief tour of the ongoing Playscape project, lawn games, hula hooping, and perhaps a little (safe) & socially-distanced sing-along.  Contact DLRE, Amy Day, for more details.

Soul Matters
Multi-Gen, In-Person Sharing Circle
On the 2nd Saturday of the month, from 2-4.  Childcare is available upon request. If you are interested in participating in this 9-month circle of sharing and connection, please let us know. Our first circle is scheduled for Saturday, October 9th @ HUUF.

(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*********************************************************************************************

 Choose to Bless the World 
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Join Us!  –(in person)

Sunday, September 12 at 11 a.m.

Many of you already know that September’s Soul Matters topic is “Embracing Possibility.” I can’t imagine a more fitting theme as we begin our shared ministry

On our first Sunday together, Rev. Farriday will reflect on aspects of this, including how we might embrace UU minister Rebecca Parker’s invitation to “Choose to Bless the World” in the most powerful
ways possible. This Ingathering Sunday customarily includes a “Gathering of the Waters” ritual. Because the pandemic is still with us, in lieu of individual water-sharing, the service leaders will instead blend local waters on everyone’s behalf – waters that flow together to nourish our lives and our Fellowship.


 Possibilities Within Limits 

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Join Us!  –(in person)

We come to contemplate these questions again and again throughout our lifetimes, arriving at different answers each time. This interactive service will offer us an encounter with the question: What are the possibilities within limits in your life currently? Sunday, September 19 at 11 a.m.

During these times of constant transition, sometimes the path ahead seems obscure.
What possibilities might we find ahead?
What obstacles might we encounter?

Meet our new minister!

Meet our new minister!
There is one more upcoming opportunity to join Reverend Peter Farriday for a “meet and greet” engagement on Zoom.
If you would like to participate in some casual conversation, Q&A and sharing of hopes for the future, please sign up by clicking the link below or contact the office for assistance.
* PRE-REGISTER by clicking the link
Saturday, 9/18, 10:30 am

Creativity Circle

Creativity Circle
Laura’s Phelan-Shahin’s online creativity circle has moved to the 3rd Friday of the month – The next one will be Fri, Sept 17th @ 7-8:30.  You can join via the link on HUUF’s calendar page on the website or by going here.
Laura is a trained and passionate Expressive Arts Therapist who understands the value of creativity and beauty-making as a way to help us move through these difficult times and make meaning and connection of it all.  A chance to be held in a lovely and deeply therapeutic space by a skillful, caring guide. Don’t miss it!

Soul Matters

Soul Matters
Currently, two committed groups are forming for the year ahead.

1) Via Zoom, the third Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 pm, co-facilitated by Danielle Stubblefield & Amy Day.  If you would like to join us, please drop a note here and we’ll add you to the circle. Our first meetup on the topic of “Embracing Possibility” is on September 16th.

2) For those who prefer an in-person offering, we’ll be gathering in October, on the second Saturday of the month, from 2-4.  Childcare is available upon request.  Again, if you are interested in participating in this 9-month circle of sharing and connection, please let us know. Our first circle is scheduled for Saturday, October 9th @ HUUF.

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


 Join the CAC   this Sunday, 9/12,  at 1:00 PM   for their monthly meeting. 

Click the link below to attend via Zoom:
Meeting Id: 941 6534 5577,  passcode: 255010

~ Virtual Green Sheet ~

  • Hedge Trimmer Needed – Operator Included!: We have a section of tough rose bushes along our south fence boundary that need to be trimmed back. If anyone has a hedge trimmer, and is willing to do about 70 feet of trimming, we’d be grateful. Please contact Valerie if you can help: 707-825-7446.
  • HUUF BOT Meeting: The HUUF Board of Trustees meets monthly. The September meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 9/14 at 6:30 pm via Zoom. All congregants are always welcome to attend. If you have any interest in doing so, please contact David Marshak, BOT co-president, to obtain the Zoom link.
  • HUUF’s September Newsletter: Our monthly Newsletter is back after a short summer hiatus!  For your convenience, it is posted to our website, . Access it through the “News and Events” tab on the website, or by clicking this link September Newsletter
  • COMING UP – Join Us: September 19 at 11:00 AM Sunday Service: *(Hybrid! Both in-person and on Zoom)  Possibilities Within Limits  use this reservation link to reserve your seat. *We are offering a max seating capacity of 50 people, so sign up NOW, OR join each other on ZoomZoom links are accessible on our website or HERE
  • 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


 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:
24 Fellowship Way
PO Box 506
Bayside CA 95524