Sunday Services

Sunday, March 6 – 11 a.m. – It Matters What We Believe – Rev. Tom Lewis and Rev. Peter Farriday

Unitarian Universalism is one island of religious tolerance in what at times seems like a sea of religiously motivated bigotry. It begins with blessing, not sin, and inspires people to grow into their fullest potential, not threaten or shame them into conformity or the denial of their authentic personhood. This is sacred work because, as Sophia Lyon Fahs wrote, “It matters what we believe.”

Sunday, March 13 – 11 a.m. – The Golden Rule peace ship – Helen Jaccard

Today’s service relates to one of the guiding principles of Unitarian Universalism: “The goal of a world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.” This is also the mission of a small sailing ship named the Golden Rule. In the 1950s its crew tried to protest nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands. Decades later the ship was found sunken in Humboldt Bay, and local and national Veterans for Peace organizations restored it. While its home port is Humboldt Bay, it now sails internationally, promoting peace whatever it goes.

Helen Jaccard, project manager for the Golden Rule, will talk about the ship’s mission and why the many volunteers are called to be involved. Stephen Sottong, a member of Veterans for Peace, will be the worship leader.

Sunday, March 20 – 11 a.m. – The Divine Feminine – Bonnie MacGregor and Rev. Peter Farriday

Symbols of the Divine Mother or the Divine Feminine – the archetypal Source of Life and its energies of fertility, creative nurturance, and interdependence, among others – have appeared in most, if not all, cultures and eras. Honoring both the dawn of the fertile season of spring as well as Women’s History Month, we will explore the Divine Feminine’s ancient wisdom and modern ideas about reclaiming its restorative energies for today.

Sunday, March 27 – 11 a.m. – To the Sea with Northcoast Environmental Center

Isak Dinesen wrote that saltwater – from tears, sweat or the sea – could serve as a cure for almost anything. Join us then for this Social Action Sunday as we strive to craft a potent synthesis of these three elements. In partnership with our friends at the Northcoast Environmental Center, we will gather in person for a coastal cleanup effort to match our heartfelt effort to meet the needs of our beloved coastline.

For those joining via Zoom, there will be collective work to process our eco-grief and our love for this ailing world. We will strive to connect to local strategies and campaigns that are aimed at directing these energies into action.