September 24rd – October 1st

Equal night and day,
A fleeting balance before the light is once again overcome by the dark,
and the wheel of the year turns on… 
Thought there is good there is also bad
You may feel weak, but you have strength
There may be pain, but there is also love
When things seem most hopeless that’s when they are born anew 
For that which has fallen shall rise again
May we find balance in our hearts and lives…

Happy Fall Equinox!  



~ A Call to Connection ~
  • RE Corner
  • Fellowship Engagement Opportunities
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • Caring Connections
  • From the HUUF BOT
  • Virtual GreenSheet
  • Community Bulletin

Pack your basket, and your blanket, (and your masks!), and join us for our annual SoREUUnite event – following the service on
THIS Sunday, 9/ 26 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. 
Celebrate Equinox and Possibility with a Musical Inspiration for ALL 
Follow the Sun – Xavier Rudd
HUUF Hybrid Services
 (in Person and on Zoom)
Sign ups are online for in-person HUUF Sundays.  

We highly prefer you to be vaccinated to attend in person services, if eligible to be vaccinated.

Please, visit the links below to reserve a spot or plan to join us on Zoom******************************************************************************************

 The Door is Round and Open 
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Join Us!  –(in person)

Sunday, September 26 at 11 a.m.

No one speaks to “Embracing Possibility” quite like the great Sufi mystical poet, Rumi.
Four days short of the 814th anniversary of his birth (commonly thought to be Sept. 30, 1207) Rev. Farriday will explore Rumi’s wisdom and his lyrical yet profound calls to realize and express our spiritual essence.



 Interpersonal Relationships within the Fellowship during Covid 
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Join Us!  –(in person)

Sunday, October 3 at 11 a.m.

One of the major reasons people come to any religious group is to be a part of a vibrant community in which they can explore ideas and have companions on life’s many journeys. Ordinarily, the Fellowship would be having potlucks, social hour after services, parties, dinners, fundraisers, concerts, retreats and a host of other events during which there are a lot of chances for interaction. While many events have been curtailed for health reasons, there are lots of opportunities to connect deeply with others.

Congregants will share some of the ways they have cultivated relationships with others in the congregation during the Covid era – and as we begin to emerge from our isolation.


Ancient Forest Sangha
Fall Day of Mindfulness at HUUF: Living this Precious Life

All are welcome to join the Ancient Forest Sangha for a nourishing day of mindful meditation practices, sitting, walking, eating, deep relaxation, and times of silence and sharing led by Dharma Teacher Alexa Singer-Telles on October 16 from 10:30 AM to 5 PM. You are invited to bring a picture or symbol to place on an altar to our ancestors as we contemplate the Five Remembrances. These wisely remind us of the theme of this day’s practice: the preciousness of life, and how looking at death teaches us to live life more fully. Bring a vegetarian lunch, water, a blanket or yoga mat for total relaxation and a cushion if you prefer to use one. Since part of the day will be held indoors, we will observe the following Covid precautions: all attending must be fully vaccinated and masked, all windows will be open (so it may be cool), and people will be spaced appropriately. The suggested donation for the day is $30, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds; offerings of ‘dana’ – generosity – will be invited. Please contact Valerie for more information or to register:

Ministers Office Hours
Rev. Peter Farriday is holding open office hours weekly on Tuesdays from 11:00am – 1:00pm and Thursdays from 2:00pm -4:00pm. Stop by the HUUF campus for a (masked) visit during those scheduled times or email to set an appointment for an alternate time.

CAC and others are co-sponsoring 350 Humboldt’s next speaker presentation with Dr. Wendy Ring 

Health Benefits of Climate Action: They’re bigger than you think
Monday, October 4, 2021 at 7:00pm

Wendy Ring, M.D. looks at climate action through the health lens. In this Zoom presentation she’ll talk about local climate health impacts, the benefits of climate actions and how to communicate about them to the public. We’ll also hear her perspective on the threat of coal trains rolling down the Eel River canyon.   
Wendy Ring is a longtime Humboldt resident. She received her MD and Masters degree in Public Health from Columbia University. As the founder and medical director of Humboldt’s first mobile clinic, she cared for Humboldt’s homeless, undocumented, and uninsured for over 20 years. Now retired, she is a full-time advocate for climate action. Back in 2012, her first act was to ride a bicycle across the country on a speaking tour about the health impacts of climate change. 
Wendy works on climate with state and national health professional groups as well as in our local community, and produces a radio show/podcast called Cool Solutions, about climate action from the bottom up, which airs on radio stations across the US.

The HUUF Caring Circle extends their deepest condolences to our beloved member,
Jessie Wheeler, for the recent loss of her daughter, Laura Anne Wheeler-Graben. 
Laurie passed away on September 5, 2021 from COPD.
She will be missed dearly by all that knew her. 
Jessie is grieving deeply and  welcomes your kind outreach with a card.

Send to: Jessie Wheeler, 4398 Roberts Dr., Eureka, CA 95503


The Board of Trustees of the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside strongly supports the renaming of “Patrick’s Point State Park” to Suemeeg State Park. We support the effort to “identify and redress discriminatory names of features attached to state parks and transportation systems.” “Patrick’s Point honors Patrick Beegan, who was accused of murdering various Native Americans in the 1800’s.” “Suemeeg” is the the preferred phonetic spelling as recommended by the Yurok Tribe. 
You can express a personal opinion on this issue via email at:
 before September 28.
  • Hide and Seek?: The beautiful drapery that we hang on the front of the lectern was woven by Beverly Allen, as part of a set of four in colors representing the seasons. For some years now, Autumn has reigned, but might someone know where the other three are now? It would be wonderful if it turns out that they are still available for us to enjoy! Please call or send information to the office. Thank you!
  • Grounds Work Day/Another Opportunity for Camaraderie and Exercise!:We’re so grateful for all the dedicated help we get to beautify our grounds each month! If you can, please join us for another work party on Saturday, October 2 from 10 AM -1 PM. We plan to seed bare areas and plant native shrubs, along with the usual weeding and mulching. If you have a hedge trimmer, please bring it, and help us trim some tough roses along the fence line. With gratitude, Your Grounds Committee
  • HUUF Directory– Could it be?: YES, it’s true, there has not been a new directory printed since before Covid and we are in need of an updated version! The only way to insure that YOUR information is accurate and will be printed as you like, is to fill out the following form so we can check for accuracy before printing. Please use the following link to confirm your information Directory Contact Form. You may also contact the office or call 822-3793 to respond.
  • Recurring Scams: The most recent scam circulating involves Rev. Peter Farriday and reads: Hello, please I want to know if you are tied up presently? I have a request for you to help me handle cautiously. I am currently engaged now, please no calls. I will be looking forward to your response via email. Thank you” If you receive an email of this nature: DO NOT OPEN the email if possible and definitely DO NOT RESPOND. DELETE the email as soon as possible and report it to your email provider (i.e.: Gmail, Yahoo, Suddenlink etc.) Note: Any official email from HUUF will only come from an “” address so look closely at who sent it, the scams are coming from fake Gmail accounts. The above mentioned email came from this fake account : – HUUF DOES NOT USE GMAIL ACCOUNTS TO COMMUNICATE. This is how you can be certain it’s a scam. 
  • COMING UP – Join Us: October 3 at 11:00 AM Sunday Service: *(Hybrid! Both in-person and on Zoom)   Interpersonal Relationships within the Fellowship during Covid 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
CLICK HERE to Submit Green Sheet Items


Nonviolence Café #14: Beyond Militarism: Nonviolence and Afghanistan, Thursday, September 30, at 8am, Pacific time. Hosted by Nonviolent Peaceforce, these occasional Zoom gatherings offer a rare opportunity to hear timely updates from frontline protectors and peace activists who devote an hour to report and consult from five program locations on four continents. I have been so enriched by the times I have listened in on previous Nonviolence Cafes that I want to share the experience with you. Next week’s presentations will be of crucial timeliness. Safoora Arbab, scholar of feminist nonviolence, particularly among women in the Khudai Khidmatgar movement that took place in what is now Afghanistan, will participate in a conversation with Somaye Sarvardaze (Fulbright Scholar from Afghanistan who specializes in International Education) and Farishta Sakhi (also from Afghanistan and Ph.D. Candidate with the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University). They will discuss how we can move away from militarism as our first (and often only) option in a crisis.  This café will be moderated by Lucy Nusseibeh, NP Board Chair, as well as Gender Focal Point for the Middle East and Northern Africa for Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict. In a future Nonviolence Café (date still to be decided), I also anticipate learning more about a recent grant by the United Nations to fund Nonviolent Peaceforce trainings and deployment of at least 50 unarmed protectors in Darfur for three years, as well as updates from North America, Asia, and Africa. 
There is no fee to join this event. Link to a registration page for this Nonviolence Cafe:  
I encourage you to tune in to this important event –Please sign up today. I look forward to seeing you there next Thursday. – Chip Sharpe