Sunday Services

July services

Sunday, July 3 – 11 a.m. – All-Ages Potluck of Fun, Family and Food – Montana Caouette, MC

Since we all will be creating our Fellowship future together, let’s start with joyful experiences of simply sharing casual conversation, creative play, and delicious refreshments. Bring a comfortable chair or blanket to sit outside. Practice a favorite story/song/skit to perform or host a fun craft or game. Join in singing along with Sandy Lynn and her ukulele. Bring potluck food and beverages to share in COVID safety as we collectively create convivial moments and lasting memories. We will pitch in with set up and clean up as we are able.

The Caring Circle is offering rides so we can be together in person. Contact the office at 707-822-3793 if you would like a ride. There will be no Zoom broadcast or program.

Sunday, July 10 – 11 a.m. – Chaos and the Tapestry of Life – Laura Phelan-Shahin and Pat McCutcheon

For our first discussion service of the summer, Laura and Pat will lead with a story followed by guided meditation, music, and discussion on this Sunday’s theme.

Sunday, July 17 – 11 a.m. – The Future of Worship I – Program and Worship Committee

This service will be the first in a three-part summer series. We will gather at HUUF and on Zoom for small-group discussions. This first discussion will explore Unitarian Universalism as an engaged spiritual tradition and what the spiritual source is at HUUF that helps you live your life in the world.

Sunday, July 24 – 11 a.m. – Know Thyself – The Rev. Tom Lewis facilitating circle discussion

The Myers-Briggs typology gives us insights into who we really are at a basic level. In our circle you will have an opportunity to learn more or validate who you are by taking a brief test to understand more about your strengths and weaknesses. You will evaluate your test results and have a chance to discuss them with the group. This exercise will also give you insights into knowing your family and friends better.

Sunday, July 31 – 11 a.m. – The Future of Worship II – Program and Worship Committee

The second in our exploration of the Future of Worship will ask what spiritual experiences at HUUF are meaningful to you, what is missing, and what would you like to try differently.

August services

Sunday, August 7 – 11 a.m. – What is Ministry? – Berti Welty

Berti will lead a panel discussion about the various aspects of ministry. Select individuals will share what they have learned about ministry as well as what ministry actually is from both a spiritual and pragmatic perspective.

Sunday, August 14 – Retreat plus Louisiana inspiration

Because of the All-Fellowship Retreat, there will be no service at HUUF. To inspire those who are unable to attend the retreat, a recorded service from the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, La., is recommended. Titled “Happy Pride,” it was presented on June 12, and can be viewed at as well as on our website

Of special note, as of July, the Rev Chris Long became the Baton Rouge congregation’s full-time Minister of Congregational Life. He has the distinction of being the first African American UU minister in Louisiana.

Sunday, August 21 – 11 a.m. – The Future of Worship III – Program and Worship Committee

The final discussion in our exploration of the Future of Worship will asks what elements of worship are essential. It will also explore what innovations could we create together that would advance the Future of Worship.

Sunday, August 28 – 11 a.m. – Inspiring books – Debi Cooper and Laura Phelan-Shahin

Debi and Laura will lead a discussion about the books that have inspired us this year. Please bring a book with a passage picked out that has inspired you. We will take turns listening and sharing as a congregation.