The Weekly 7/22/2022

“To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself. Your very nature is being part of larger and larger spheres of wholeness.”
~ Jon Kabat-Zinn


~ A Call to Connection ~


  • An uplifting treat! I Am Light – India Arie
  • HUUF Leadership Opportunities
  • Religious Exploration Corner
  • Fellowship Engagement Opportunities
  • Solidarity in Social Action
  • Fellowship Happenings
  • Community Bulletin
  • Staff Office Hours

Something to uplift your hearts!
I Am Light  – by India Arie


HUUF Leadership Opportunities


Join the HUUF Leadership Team!

“Leadership is not about titles positions or work hours. It’s about relationships.”

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 and growth.
This is an amazing opportunity for HUUF members to help guide our beloved organization while upholding the values that we represent.

Be the Change!
Collaborating and learning while deepening Fellowship relationships is a spiritual practice.

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 @





August 12-14, 2022

Get ready to join the FUN & FELLOWSHIP at the “Better Together” Retreat

After canceling for two years, we are delighted to be having our Annual All-Fellowship retreat down on the Mattole River.  However, Covid is still with us.  For the safety of all, we are requiring all participants eligible for vaccinations to be fully vaccinated and boosted.  In addition, ALL participants will be required to have a negative Covid test prior to arrival.  See the Covid Protocol Agreement for details.

A mixture of stimulating workshops, fun crafts, inspiring worships, hikes, peaceful time relaxing by the river or under a tree and great fellowship combine for a delightful weekend.  There will be special Kid Zone activities, Teen programs, a No-Talent-Required Talent show, and Intergenerational happenings for all to enjoy.

We will be staying at the beautiful Mattole Retreat Center (, for a sneak preview). In addition to the cabins with bunk beds, spaces for tents and RVs are available at the same price.  There is a special swimming hole, volleyball court, and lots of green grass and shady trees.  A large campfire area will be available for evening programs and campfire treats.  The main lodge, with limited sleeping area, is handicap accessible.

* All meals are included
* We will be doing our own cooking (to help keep the price down)
* Everyone will be asked to pitch in to help with chores

* Cost: 

       $ 115 Adults (13 and up)
       $ 90 Youth (6-12)
$ 70 Child ((2-5)
under 2 Free
$ 350 max per immediate Family

Now is the time to REGISTER!  
Registration deadline is July 31st

Be a part of this wonderful all-congregation retreat!
Reservations are limited and will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Housing assignments made by order of registration

Forms and information available at the registration table each Sunday, and on the Fellowship web site: or use our Online Registration Form

You may mail your registration form, deposit, proof of vaccination, & acceptance of Covid protocols to Joanna Welch, 2945 Lowell St, Eureka, CA 95501, return it to the registration table in the foyer, or stop into the HUUF office during office hours ( Monday – Wednesday 9:30 to 4:30)




 Know Thyself 
Sunday, July 24th at 11 am at HUUF
Join this discussion circle facilitated by Rev. Tom Lewis

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.

Join us in person (no prior sign up needed)


Join us on ZOOM


Summer 2022 Small Group Discussion Series

Teamwork people together community vector logo Stock Vector Image by ©Keviz #204995724We begin the greater exploration of who we want to become as a Fellowship in these times, and what we believe will inspire and nurture our spirits and hearts, with conversations about our worship experiences and what we seek from spiritual fellowship.


Sunday, July 17 – A heartfelt thanks to ALL who attended Part 1 of our three part series

Join us next week as we continue these contemplative discussions!

Sunday, July 31
The second in our exploration of the Future of Worship asks you to consider, again in a small group discussion format, what spiritual experiences at HUUF are meaningful to you? What is missing? And what would you like to try differently?

Sunday, August 21
Again thinking with others, not just listening, the final discussion in our exploration of the Future of Worship asks what elements of worship are essential? And what innovations could we create together that would advance the Future of Worship?


HUUF Reflections Group

An open discussion group that offers a safe space for sharing while practicing deep listening. (discussion topics are chosen the previous week.)

Every Thursday 6:00-7:00 pm  ON ZOOM
Click here to  Join us


Click HERE to access all Fellowship Engagement listings





Your solidarity is urgently needed now!

The beautiful community garden, Jardin Santuario -(the collaborative effort of Centro del Pueblo and Cooperation Humboldt) is the latest target in a wave of increasing hate speech and hate crimes in our community. The welcome sign at this Sanctuary Garden space (on the corner of F & 11th Streets in Arcata) was defaced sometime during the night of Wednesday July 20, when vandals spray painted it black with the words ‘AMERICA USA’ in red.


A vigil to support immigrants – and oppose hate in all its forms – will begin Thursday evening (7/21) at 6:00 and continue through Friday (7/22). Community members are invited to visit the garden and bring flowers and notes of support, light a candle, and share in the peace that the garden provides.

The defaced sign will be left up during this time so that all can witness this act firsthand
Those who wish to demonstrate meaningful solidarity over the longer term are invited to volunteer at the Jardin on Wednesdays from 3:00-6:00 and Saturdays from 10:00-noon.
All are welcome





Folks who remember Ina Harris are invited to a memorial celebration for Ina at 3327 Pine Street on Saturday, August 6th.There will be an open house from 1-4pm, with an opportunity for people to share their thoughts and memories at 2pm.

Please contact Ina’s daughter Leigh at to let her know if you plan to attend. You may also email Leigh a tribute or your memories of Ina so that they may be shared with others and so that you may request a digital copy of the collected remembrances.



Fellowship Happenings


  • Join Us for a Therapeutic Weed Pulling Session:
    Hello dear friends, we are offering an opportunity to take your political frustrations (or any old frustrations for that matter) out on the weeds that are marching into our landscaped beds at HUUF. Please join us THIS SATURDAY, July 23, from 10am to 1pm, and we’ll point you in the direction of those dastardly entities.
    ~Many thanks from you grounds committee


  • Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony August 6: Forty years ago, HUUF members were key to the first annual Arcata Lantern Floating Ceremony. This year, the lantern-making and floating activities are live again. (In 2020, all activities were online at . In 2021, an unanticipated surge of COVID led us to cancel.) Volunteers are needed! See the community bulletin below for more details  





On August 6, 2022, visit the northwest corner of the Arcata Plaza during Farmers Market. From 9 a.m. until 1:30 or 2, artists of all ages and abilities will be designing and making lanterns to be floated on Klopp Lake that evening. The ceremony of music, poetry, and brief statements will begin at 7:30 p.m. As dusk falls, lanterns will be floated. Please join us in appreciating the beauty of lighted lanterns afloat on the water as we raise our hopes and our commitments to peace.

If you are able to volunteer to help on August 6 anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and sunset, please send a text message to Lynda at 707-498-0431.
Needs include:
~a driver with a passenger van to help shuttle folks between the parking area at Samoa & I Streets and Klopp Lake;
~people to help city employees set up tables and chairs on the Plaza at 8:30 a.m.;
~Plaza table assistants to aid in providing materials and guidelines to would-be lantern-makers;
~help with clean-up and placing lanterns in boxes for transport to Klopp Lake;
and at 6 p.m. and following: *help set up chairs, *assist in directing parking, *usher those who need assistance finding a seat and walking on uneven ground, *help place LED candles in lanterns and in the luminaria along the path, and *offer light from your flashlight and extend an arm to those returning to the shuttle vans after sunset.




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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