Sunday Services

Sunday, February 6 – 11 a.m. – Presidential Spirit – Rev. Peter Farriday and Debi Cooper

The annual Presidents Day observance raises intriguing questions: Which presidents might be considered the most “spiritual” in American history? How did their beliefs and levels of spiritual awareness affect their ethics and policies? Join us for an animated historical inquiry that also speaks volumes about today’s national scene.

Sunday, February 13 – 11 a.m. – Gonna Lay Down My Sword and Shield – Rev. Peter Farriday and Pat McCutcheon

The Universalist strand of our UU heritage affirms that divinity does not judge us but holds each soul in limitless love. How can we also lay down the sword and shield of judgment, and offer this same compassion toward ourselves and others?

Sunday, February 20 – 11a.m. – Thinking Globally – Climate Action from the U.N. Perspective – Andrea Tuttle, Ph.D.

Because we must take the future of all the Earth into our hands now, we will benefit from a presentation by Andrea Tuttle. After a career in forest and climate policy, service as director of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and involvement in the early development of California’s climate program, she has participated as an observer in U.N. climate negotiations for the past 12 years, most recently in Glasgow, Scotland.

Tuttle will offer vital information on climate action from the perspective of the United Nations and as a complement to efforts at the local, state and federal levels as we hone our intentions and focus our energy into effective actions.

Ann Kilby and Bonnie MacGregor will facilitate the service, centering us in the recognition of our part in the family and commons that is the Earth. There will be question-and-answer time after the service.

Sunday, February 27 – 11 a.m. – At the Table – Amy Day

Join us in our continued exploration of Food As Ministry as we partner with members of the core team of Cooperation Humboldt in a mass food preparation effort for those currently experiencing hunger and/or homelessness in our region.

This will be a chance for all Fellowship members to make an offering from the heart and from the confines of our kitchen and common spaces. We will observe masking and social distancing, light our chalice and center ourselves in our values and intentions, then roll up our sleeves and get to this vital piece of the work of Beloved Community.

For those not currently attending in person, a representative from Cooperation Humboldt will be presented in our Zoom service to talk about the outreach efforts they are engaged in, and ways we can support them in this work for the long haul.