The Weekly 4/29/2022

” Ritual grew up in sacred play; poetry was born in play and nourished on play; music and dancing were pure play…. We have to conclude, therefore, that civilization is, in its earliest phases, played. It does not come from play…it arises in and as play, and never leaves it.”
~ Johan Huizinga – Dutch historian


~ A Call to Connection ~

  • Religious Exploration Corner
  • Fellowship Engagement Opportunities
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • Caring Connection
  • Fellowship Happenings
  • Community Bulletin
  • Staff Office Hours


Youth Film Night! TONIGHT

On Friday, April 29, 7-9 pm We will be hosting an in-person screening of the newly-released documentary “Youth v. Gov”. This screening is a special event for the youth in our own community, as a way to promote awareness and empowerment among this next generation, as they confront the challenges of climate change head on.
We’ll have snacks and drinks and cozy seating galore, as we come together to explore this timely issue.

This free event is open to all youth ages 13-19.
Invite your friends!

For the safety of all gathered, we strongly recommend that attendees be fully vaccinated.

Huge thank you to HUUF’s Climate Action Campaign for making this event possible!
For more information, please contact Lifespan Exploration Director, Amy Day @

We hope to see you there!


Magic Mondays!!! 
May 2 – 24, 3-5 pm
in the Care Building classroom

For those haven’t had the privilege yet, Debbi Kallish is a lifelong artist who has spent extensive time and training in the land of youth and education.  She has a passion for child-centered, curiosity-driven learning and play-based exploration.

For the month of May, she will be hosting a small group creative space for youth ages 5-12.  Parents are welcome to accompany their kiddo, or drop off as need be. Children can expect to work with a variety of mediums – from paper to wire to natural materials, paint, etc.  Depending on the interests and skills inside the group, the curriculum will flow according to their wants and needs.

Also included in this donation-based offering will be an accompanying story time and snack. Drop-ins welcome, but we would ask that you pre-register your interest with us ahead of time if you would like to participate.
SIGN UP to participate in the magic!
Contact Amy for additional information or needs:



The Heart Has Its Reasons 

 Join Rev. Peter Farriday and other HUUF leaders
Sunday, May 1st at 11 am.
In many cultures, May Day is celebrated on May 1 as a festive day of togetherness and rebirth. In that spirit, several Fellowship leaders and Rev. Farriday will share some of the heartfelt reasons they support and celebrate this open-minded, open-hearted Unitarian Universalist community.

*This service will be offered in person & on Zoom

Reserve your in person seat HERE or Join us on Zoom




Playscape Dedication!
12:30pm, after Sunday Service, on May 1st 

The long-awaited dedication of our new playscape will occur following the Sunday morning service on May 1st . Come listen to how it came to be, meet some of the people who have worked on the project, and try out some of the features.
One of the youngsters in attendance will have the honor of ‘Cutting the ribbon’ to formally open the portion of the playscape that has been completed. Pat McCutcheon will bless us with a poem. And there will be music. Plus, refreshments.
When is the last time YOU rolled down a slope or slid down a slide? Maybe a tunnel intrigues you or some of your family. The climbing wall might actually be ready, as might the incredible spider. Looking forward to seeing YOU at our celebration.
~ Playscape Committee




The Many Modes of Millennium Mothering 

 Join Rev. Peter Farriday and Rev. Tom Lewis
Sunday, May 8th at 11 am.
In our newborn millennium, many aspects of personal mothering (and fathering) are practically the same as in ancient times, while others are totally new. Also new is the collective need to protect and care for Mother Earth and all her offspring in holistic, sustainable ways – and thus birth a new civilization.

*This service will be offered in person & on Zoom

Reserve your in person seat HERE
or Join us on Zoom




Room to Write Mondays & Fridays at 11am on Zoom
Dedicate more time to the craft and practice of putting words on the page!  Please note: At present, this is NOT a critique group, simply a co-working space, so please don’t bring writing you want to have read aloud and receive feedback on. Bring whatever tools (laptop or journal) you need to write.





Saturday May 7
2-5 pm at HUUF

~ Join us  for ~

A Day of Peace


This event will be open to the whole community, with offerings from members of HUUF and beyond. We hope you can join us for this uplifting, heart-centering and deeply communal day devoted to PEACE.

Find out more at

We hope you can make it!








In Person Soul Matters Sharing Circle
*Schedule change

Our final (in person) Soul Matters circle will be held Saturday, May 14th from 10-11:30 am. We are meeting earlier than our regular 2 pm meeting time because Marianne Pennekamp’s celebration of life is at HUUF that afternoon.
Please, take a moment to RSVP if you can attend.
Childcare is also available during that time, so please, be sure to let us know if you’ll have a young one with you.





Join theHUUF Climate Action Campaign
for their next monthly meeting
Sunday, May 8th at 1pm on ZoomAll Are welcome to Attend!
The CAC “Action of the Month” for May will focus on CompostingClimate Action of the Month -April:  Speak up While visiting local grocery stores and questioning them about their policies on single-use plastics, I was impressed with how sensitive they are to feedback from even a single customer. Make it a habit to voice your concerns and suggestions—use the contact info below and/or talk to staff in person when you’re in the store. I’m convinced we have the power to bring about real change if we speak up. ~ Margy Emerson


In connection with plastic waste, the topic of the Maggie Gainer Plastic Pollution webinar and Margy Emerson’s research on single use plastic in local grocery stores,

see: Recycling: What really happens to recyclable waste in the U.S. | JUST THE FAQS


Remembering Marianne Pennekamp 

A Celebration of Life  – Saturday, May 14, 2022

Two o’clock in the afternoon

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

24 Fellowship Way, Bayside

Limited seating ~ RSVP HERE or access Zoom link

*Please dress for indoors or outdoors.



Memories & Music – Saturday, May 14, 2022

Seven o’clock in the evening

Arcata Veterans’ Hall ~ 1425 J Street

Zoom link:
Meeting ID 863 4059 3245
*Mask required for all events. Carpooling appreciated.


– Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 1 o’clock in the afternoon

A Special Showing of : “Marianne: One Immigrant’s Journey”  followed by a Question & Answer session with filmmakers Amy Uyeki and Joy Hardin.

Freshwater Grange, 49 Grange Rd., Eureka, CA 95503

The film is also available online at Vimeo:  (password: Marianne)

We also look forward to an autumn concert to Benefit for the Marianne Pennekamp Memorial Scholarship Fund

Fellowship Happenings

  • Coming Up: May 7- A Day of Peace: 2-5 PM at the Fellowship. Meditate with Sangha, Sing with Sandy Lynn, Enjoy an All Ages Puppet Show, Attend a Hope and Grief Circle, Get Crafty, Experience Movement,& More! Fundraising for Ukraine Relief
  • Coming Up: May 13 – A very special Audubon Society Event at HUUF – “Birdsong is Music” with cellist Doug Carroll, 6:30 – 8pm, Friday, May 13 on the HUUF patio . Event Flyer will be posted next week- Save the Date! (Reservations are required – please call or text 707-267-4055 and provide your name and number of attendees. In case of rain, the program will be held inside the Fellowship, where attendees must be masked and only 45 people can be accommodated.)
  • Coming up: May 14 – Remembering Marianne Pennekamp – There are multiple events and opportunities to share in celebration of our beloved Marianne’s life . See the Event flyer HERE – Seating is by reservation Sign up HERE
  • Coming up: May 21 -Listen to the Birds While Beautifying Our Grounds-The Grounds Committee invites you to enjoy the spring songs of our feathered friends while we water, mulch the beds, lop up Himalayan blackberries and dig up pesky weeds on Saturday, May 21, 10 am to 1 pm. ~ Thanks from your grounds committee
  • Pet Sitter Needed!:HUUF friend Allison Bronkall is looking for a competent and caring pet sitter to care for her many critters over the Memorial weekend in May. You’d be invited to stay three days at the Bronkall’s home in Eureka in order to steward their 3 indoor birds, 13 chickens, plus others. Please contact Allison at for more information
  • May Newsletter now online: Access the monthly HUUF Newsletter early! The May edition is now posted on our website – Click HERE

Community Bulletin 


Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Eureka

Friday May 20 – Monday May 23, 2022

Stay one to three nights or come for the day

Forty-five minute Centering Prayer meditations throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Meals in silence or with discussion as you wish. Pre-recorded evening inspirational talks followed by discussion.

Enjoy nature and the river.

Meals and snacks provided by participants.

Fee: $35 a night.

For a brochure about the event, registration form, as well as Covid considerations please contact Elizabeth Harper-Lawson 707 445 1726 or Cat McAdams 707 445 8596

Staff Office Hours
OFFICE – Congregational Administrator, Bridgette Garuti, on campus: 9:30-4:30 Monday-Wednesday, available by email only on Thursdays.

DLRE – Amy Day, on campus: Tuesday and Thursday

TECH – Scarlett Tripsmith,  available by email
MINISTER – Peter Farriday, : Open hours on campus: Tuesdays from 11am – 1pm  and  Wednesdays from 1:30 – 4:30.
General availability: 11:30am – 6pm M-F when he doesn’t speak that coming Sunday; or M-Th 11:30am – 6pm on weeks he does.

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