The Weekly 8/12/2022

“You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” 
~Pema Chödrön


  • HUUF Leadership Opportunities
  • Lifespan Religious Exploration
  • Sunday Services & Fellowship Engagements
  • Climate Action Campaign
  • Caring Connection
  • Fellowship Happenings
  • Staff Office Hours

HUUF Leadership Opportunities

Training & Leadership Opportunity!!!
Sign Up NOW – Training Sessions begin on 8/15

Helpful Board Habits  Many of us feel called to serve, yet doubt our current ability to lead.

“develop shared practices in communication and leadership and a shared understanding of your board in congregational governance” 

Topics covered will include: *Inclusive & Effective meetings, *Healthy Communication Channels, *Shared Ministry, *Trust, *Leveraging Change for Transformation & more.  

This is a chance for anyone interested in leadership to equip themselves with greater knowledge and empowerment.  Scholarships are available to those who are interested. Please, contact Bridgette or Amy for more information, or register via the links above.

Join the HUUF Leadership Team

Three board opportunities are currently available for service starting in September.
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,

Another 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 @

Lifespan Religious Exploration

(access the Zoom link HERE or in the Service description below) 

Read any good books lately???

Our annual “Book Talk” service is taking place on Sunday, August 28!
And we’d love to hear some literary recommendations from…. our kids!
If your youth has a book they’d love to share, we invite you to come share a little bit about it at the beginning of the service before we move into our own RE classroom.  This is another way we forge connection across the generations. If your child would like to participate – either solo, or sitting down to chat 1:1, “interview” style for a brief portion of the service, please contact Amy to find out more.

Sunday Services & Fellowship Engagements 

 Better Together! 

Sunday, August 14th at 11 am at HUUF

In Person Worship Leaders: Ann Kilby and Montana Caouette, On Zoom: Sandy Lynn

At HUUF : We’ll have an All-Ages service at 11am, followed by food, games and entertaining surprises. On Zoom : Join Sandy Lynn for a lively open discussion on how we are Better Together!

We Hope You Can Make It !

Join us in person (no prior sign up needed)

OR… Join us on ZOOM


The Ministry of Welcoming

We are happy to again be able to safely and regularly meet in person.  As with most good things, it “takes a village” to do it well.  As our Program & Worship team continues to craft meaningful and heartfelt sacred experiences for us to enjoy, we ask that those of you who can – please, sign up to help with some of the nuts-and-bolts of Sundays.  

You can help us create an easeful and welcoming atmosphere by signing up for one or more of the following….

Pre-Service Greeter (2) ___________________    Sign Up HERE 
Pre-Service Chair/Canopy Set up (3) ________   Sign Up HERE 
Coffee Set Up (2) ________________________    Sign Up HERE 
Post -Service Cup Washers(2) _____________    Sign Up HERE 
Bring Flowers  __________________________    Sign Up HERE 

Summer 2022 Small Group Discussion Series: 
We 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.
Plan to join us 
This is the last scheduled discussion of the series-
Your input is of great value!

Sunday, August 21

Teamwork people together community vector logo Stock Vector Image by ©Keviz #204995724Again 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?

Engage with Yoga at HUUF!

*(Accessible for all bodies, including those who would like to do the practice from a chair)

Beginning Monday, August 22, 5:30-6:30 pm, friend of the Fellowship, Jamie Kessloff, will be offering:
Toning Our Temple, an outdoor yoga class for all levels. Jamie brings 16 years teaching experience and as a healing arts practitioner. Her training comes from a branch of Iyengar yoga, Anusara, that focuses on therapeutic alignment and connecting to one’s brightness from within.
At the same time, in a separate space, our Childcare Coordinator, Jessalyn DeLucchi, whose background is in children’s movement and mindfulness, will be offering yoga for our youngsters.
Bring yourself!
Bring your kiddo!  Your Auntie, neighbor….
Donations will be gladly accepted for this open 6-week series.
But no one will be turned away for lack of funds.  

Contact Amy for more info. 

Soul Matters begins

If you have been looking to join a small group of committed seekers, now is a great chance to begin.  A program offered to UU’s nationwide, Soul Matters is a rich resource for small group ministry. Each month, members receive a new small group packet on the current  monthly theme. These packets include spiritual exercises and questions that encourage reflection on daily living and 5-7 pages of recommended resources that help participants explore the themes together in more depth.
If you would would like to learn more about this program, and find out ways to join a small, committed circle of your own, there are a few ways to connect:

1) For those who would prefer to meet in person, DLRE Amy Day will be hosting a Soul Matters “Open House” Q&A, as a way to get acquainted with the materials and format of the group, on Sunday, August 21, 1-3 pm at HUUF. Please, RSVP if you would like to attend.

2) For those who prefer to participate virtually, Amy will be hosting a separate Q&A via Zoom, Wednesday, August 24, 7-8 pm.  You can sign up to attend that gathering using the link here.

3) On Saturday, August 20, 10-12, Amy will be offering a separate Soul Matters group specifically geared to support the needs and foster community for the single parents in our Fellowship.  We’ll gather outside, share tea, and spend some time connecting and finding ways to support one another on this unique path.

Click HERE to access all Fellowship Engagement listings

Climate Action Campaign

Attend CAC’s Monthly Meeting!

As a reminder, in August, the HUUF Climate Action Campaign  meets on the third Sunday of the month rather than on the second.
Please join the CAC Meeting  Sunday 8/21 at 1pm on ZOOM 

(CAC will resume their regular schedule of meeting on the second Sunday of the month in September)

Co-sponsored with 350 Humboldt
HUUF Climate Action Campaign Presents:
A Zoom Talk with
Schatz Founding Director Peter Lehman
Monday,  August 15 at 7PM
  The North Coast’s plan for zero-emission transportation
—what it is, what it will mean to the county, and how it paves the way for a clean, green transit and transportation future.

Peter Lehman is the founding director of the Schatz Energy Research Center. His research interests include green hydrogen and microgrids. He served as the lead faculty researcher for the Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid at the airport. In 2021 he was inducted into the California Energy Commission’s Clean Energy Hall of Fame in recognition of his lifetime of research advances in clean energy. He recently helped the Humboldt Transit Authority apply for and win a $38.7 million grant to fund a fleet of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to serve local routes and connect riders to Mendocino County and, ultimately, the San Francisco Bay Area. This project, including the Eureka Regional Transit and Housing Center (EaRTH Center), is the subject of his talk for the 350 Humboldt Speakers’ Series. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion.

Register HERE

Caring Connection

Sending Love, Light, and Healing Energy to Sylvia Shaw as she recuperates from her recent surgery. Sylvia had a tumor removed from her lungs. Thankfully, the  procedure went better than expected!
At this time, Sylvia has all the support she needs.
All are welcome to send cards or check in with a brief phone call.

Celebrating the Life of Ursula Osborne – SAVE THE DATE

Beloved member, Ursula Osborne, passed away this year on February 28.

Please join us on Saturday, August 27th 
2 P.M. at the Fellowship
We will remember and celebrate her life.
More information will be coming soon.

Fellowship Happenings

  • Room for a Week: HUUF Member, Cassie Brilbeck and her son are looking for a room for one week in August. 8/18 -8/25. If you happen to have an extra space please give Cass call to discuss further: 707 530 3918
  • Help Us Nurture Our Environment and Keep Our Grounds Beautiful! Saturday August 20:If you have an interest in helping the environment, and also improving your gardening skills, you’re in luck. We are dedicated to beautifying HUUF’s grounds using the native plants so vital to the health of our local ecosystem. Please join us any time on Saturday, August 20, between 10am and 1pm. We will be weeding as usual, and preparing areas for planting in the fall, watered by the rain (fingers crossed!). ~thanks from your Grounds Committee
  • Next Newsletter Deadline August 20: The HUUF monthly Newsletter staff have changed — Steve Sottong is moving onto other things after years of dedicated service producing HUUF’s newsletter. Thanks, Steve! Pat Carr will now edit the newsletter while JoAnn Huffman will design and produce it. But other things haven’t changed. The newsletter takes the month of August off and returns in September. If you have an article you’d like to run, or want to buy space for a classified ad, send your text to no later than August 20. Check out the submission guidelines at
  • Pet sitter Wanted for Thanksgiving Week
    Allison and Bob Bronkall are looking for a pet sitter to live at their house in Eureka from November 21 through 25, taking care of their small active dog, three indoor birds, flock of chickens and an outdoor cat. Besides pay, the added bonus is the beautiful setting in which wildlife viewing abounds! Please call 707-268-8767 or

Staff Contacts

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