The Weekly 7/1/2022

 “Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean”
~ Ryunosuke Satoro







~ A Call to Connection ~


  • HUUF Leadership Opportunities
  • Religious Exploration Corner
  • Fellowship Engagement Opportunities
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • Fellowship Happenings
  • Farewell Rev. Farriday
  • Staff Office Hours

HUUF Leadership Opportunities


Join the HUUF Leadership Team!

Three board opportunities are currently available for service starting in September (we have extended our previous July timeframe)
HUUF’s Board will be an integral part of our transition.
This is an amazing chance for HUUF members to help guide our beloved organization while upholding the values that we represent.

Be a part of making growth happen!

Please contact Sylvia Shaw for more information: 707-599-1563,



Volunteer Opportunity!

We are searching for a champion with the time, bandwidth, and/or experience to chair our new HR committee. If you would like to take on this role or take part in this wonderful opportunity please contact Cassie Brillbeck @




During the month of July, our DLRE, Amy Day, will be traveling with family, checking in occasionally via email ( if you’d like to keep in touch.  In the meantime, our dedicated and dynamic Childcare Coordinator, Jessalyn DeLucchi, will be on hand to offer free play, craft and movement experiences to our kiddos during the 11 am services.

She can be reached at: should you have any questions.




 Enjoying Fellowship:
Fun, Family, and Food 
Sunday, July 3rd at 11 am at HUUF
All-Ages POTLUCK Gathering 
Since we all will be creating our Fellowship future together, let’s start off with joyful experiences of simply sharing casual conversation, creative play, and delicious refreshments. Bring a comfortable chair or blanket for sitting outside. Practice a favorite story/song/poem to perform or host a fun craft/game you think we’d enjoy. Bring yummy food/beverages to share as we collectively create convivial moments and lasting memories. We’ll all pitch in with chores (set-up and clean-up) as we are able.  

Montana Caouette will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Sandy Lynn will be on hand once again to offer her playful and beautiful “Ministry of Songs”. 

The Caring Circle is offering rides so we can be together in person. Contact the office if you need a ride.

There will be no Zoom broadcast or program.
This in person potluck gathering is in 
lieu of our regular Sunday Service


 Chaos and the Tapestry of Life 
Sunday, July 10th at 11 am at HUUF
Join Pat McCutcheon and Laura Phelan-Shahin


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.

Join us in person (no sign up needed)


Join us on ZOOM




General Service AnnouncementAs we move into the lazy days of summer, where weekend schedules can turn toward summertime travel and impromptu trips to the river, we hope that you will continue to make an effort to join one another each Sunday for HUUF Services. The Program and Worship team has worked hard to embrace the casual nature of this time of year with an emphasis on creating a sense of community. Beginning on July 10 you can look forward to a series of discussion style services for the summer.
Please join us!
There will be no prior sign ups needed to attend.
Simply come as you are, when you are able, at 11am each Sunday.
We will continue to observe reasonable Covid safety:
Masking required inside & Distancing require in all spaces
As a reminder, for those who are unable or uncomfortable attending in person, you can still join us on Zoom!

We hope to see you!



All Fellowship Retreat – “Better Together”

Mark your calendars!  2022 is the year that the annual summertime All Ages Fellowship Retreat returns to our beloved community.
Join the FUN! August 12-14 in the lovely sunshine and river-adjacent space of the Mattole.  You can expect songs and workshops and wonderful meals and a visceral reminder that, in accordance with this year’s theme, we truly are “Better Together”! In an effort to maintain the health and safety of our community, we are asking for proof of vaccination for all eligible participants, and a recent negative Covid test.  We will be limiting our numbers this year to about 50, so please, make sure to register your interest ASAP!  You can sign up online HERE, contact Joanna Welch @ and let her know how many in your group would like to participate.  Or give Bridgette a call at the office: 707-822-3793.
Check our website more for details.






HUUF CAC Recommends

If you have not yet seen the “on demand” video presentation, of “Ecological Civilization: Earth, Religion and the Human Future” from GA, or wish to see it again, you may view it here:

 click here to see the video workshop.

There will be a Program Follow-up ConversationThursday, July 14 – 5-6:30 PT /  6-7:30 MT / 7-8:30 CT / 8-9:30 ETHosted by UUs for a Just Economic Community and UU Ministry for Earth – Join presenters Lucy Hitchcock, David Korten, Michael Cox, and Aly Tharp in a follow-up discussion! This will be a time for audience engagement and robust dialogue. Join the Discussion! See discussion guide here.Register Here – “Let us step out of the quagmire of war, disease, insurrection, political discord and impending climate disasters to focus on the positive steps we, Unitarian Universalists, are and will be taking to create and implement our vision of a better world for all.”



For the months of July and August, the HUUF Climate Action Campaign will meet on the 3rd Sunday of the month
(rather than the 2nd Sunday)


Meetings will still begin at 1pm, on Zoom, after Sunday Service.

Join the CAC for their July Meeting on 7/17
Join the CAC for their August Meeting on 8/21  


Fellowship Happenings

  • Fellow UU, Moving to Humboldt, is Looking for Housing:  Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno member,  Amanda Dinscore, recently accepted a job at CalPoly Humboldt and will be moving to the area in August. Her family of four (plus a small dog) are in need of temporary housing while they look for a home to buy. Can you help with her family’s journey?  Please reach out to Amanda directly  if you know of any housing prospects or reliable housing contacts. She can provide more information if you’d like, and Rev. Tim Kutzmark from the Fresno congregation would be able to serve as a reference if needed. Let’s welcome her to the community!
  • Pastoral Counseling Team: The Pastoral counseling team is here to help with pastoral support as part the Fellowship’s shared ministry.  With Peter’s departure the team will be Suzanne Kimmel, Tom Lewis, and Shawn Nichols, if you have pastoral needs, a meeting can be set at the Fellowship or elsewhere, or by phone if that is preferable. Contact HUUF Congregational Administrator, Bridgette Garuti, to coordinate an appointment.
  • HUUF monthly Newsletter:  The Summer edition (July/August) has posted to the website. Take a look! Access it it Here


Farewell Rev. Peter Farriday


Earlier this week, the Program and Worship Committee was able to give Rev. Peter his parting gift.  The glass piece was created by Debi Cooper at the FireArts studio on south G street.  Peter came up to Debi’s place to receive the piece and enjoyed visiting with some of her furry friends.

Thank you again Peter for your year of service!



 A Message from Rev. Farriday 

Dear HUUF members and friends,

Many of you might want to know that after extensive consideration, informed by some actual and much virtual voyaging to several UU congregations these past months, I’ve accepted an offer from the UU Congregation of Duluth, MN to serve as their Interim Minister beginning August 1st. (Interim usually means two years, with a possible but unlikely revision to one or three.)

With a population about 3.5 times that of Eureka, Duluth is home to a sizeable state university, and is the tourism “base camp” of Lake Superior’s scenic North Shore. And being a two-hour drive from St. Paul/Minneapolis, it’s much closer to the metropolitan cultural options I discovered I missed after moving to Humboldt.

But besides feeling I can do strong work with this particular congregation, what clinched Duluth over other offers is that I was born and raised in those Twin Cities, and still have lifelong friends and a brother there, and other family nearby. While it tugs at my heart that this takes me further from my LA-based daughter and son for a time, it feels like a terrific work/life situation for two years, after which I can make other choices. (Assuming I make it through two northern Minnesota winters!)

          I greatly appreciate many of you recently expressing good wishes on my next step, even without knowing what that was. I’m glad I can now share the specifics with you, and grateful for all that everyone at HUUF has graced me with over the past year.

Many blessings now and always,

Rev. Peter Farriday


A note about Rev. Farriday’s sermon recordings:

Recordings of the sermons Rev. Farriday offered at HUUF are no longer available to the general public via HUUF’s website. Yet recipients of the Weekly can still access those via this link: through 6/30/23

This limited access is because the HUUF Board supports both Rev. Farriday’s desire for online privacy, and the UUA and UU Ministers Association position that ministers’ sermons are their intellectual property. Hence Rev. Farriday asked that his sermons remain accessible to HUUF members and friends for a year, but not be publicly available.


Staff Office Hours


OFFICE – Congregational Administrator, Bridgette Garuti, on campus: 9:30-4:00 Monday-Wednesday, available by email only on Thursdays.

DLRE – Amy Day, on campus: Tuesday and Thursday on vacation during the month of July

TECH – Anna Bressers,  available by email

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