16 Feb 19
Unity Church of the Redwoods
Eureka (1619 California St.): At the 11 a.m. Sunday service, the Rev. Molly Cate will speak to the February theme, “Living Love,” with a talk titled “No Power over Me.” Special music is by church pianist Caleb Roberts. After the service, join in for snacks and beverages and the opportunity to ask questions. 707-444-8725 (message), http://www.unityoftheredwoods.com.
Eureka First United Methodist Church
Eureka (520 Del Norte St.): The Rev. Kathryn Dunning will lead a single worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Her message is titled “Like a Tree Planted by Water.” Child care is provided from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Tonight at 5:30 p.m., all invited to Third Saturday Supper at Eureka First UMC. The meal will conclude by 6:30 p.m. and be followed by board games or other fellowship activities for those who wish to stay until 8 or 8:30 p.m. Bible study will continue on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the library, Room 16, in Christie Hall. The study, “First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God,” was filmed on location throughout Galilee and Jerusalem. firstumceureka.org, 707-442-3015.
Fortuna Church of the Nazarene
Fortuna (1355 Ross Hill Road): Sunday worship services begin at 10 a.m. with contemporary and traditional music, children’s church and nursery, followed by an adult Sunday school class at 11 a.m. The message will be “The Shining Face of Moses: Exodus 34.” Refreshments at Solid Grounds Cafe and an adult Sunday school class follow. The Ladies Bible Study Group meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Wednesday night’s class features a new video series. 707-725-3151.
Bayside Community Presbyterian Church
Bayside (2023 Old Arcata Road): At the 9:30 a.m. service, the Rev. Dan Link will deliver a sermon titled “Blessings and Woes!” Fellowship and refreshments will follow.
Eureka (1032 Bay St.): Pastors Matt and Heidi Messner will team teach with Part VII of “The Hollow Crown” series. Their message is titled “Opportunity Knocks.” Pastor Matt Lemen will be ordained during the services. Adult and children’s services are on Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and live on www.eurekafaithcenter.org. Youth services are on Sundays at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Celebrate Recovery is every Monday with a meal at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.
Arcata United Methodist Church
Arcata (1761 11th St.): The AUMC service is at 10 a.m. and the Catalyst service is at 11:15 a.m. This Sunday, the message, “Euangelion,” is by Pastor Bethany Cseh. 707-822-1963, email@example.com.
Arcata Presbyterian Church
Arcata (11th and G streets): Worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Dan Link. The message is from Luke 6:17-26 and the sermon title is “Blessings and Woes!” Bible study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bayside church. Sunday school and child care are provided. 707-822-1321.
First Covenant Church of Eureka
Eureka (2526 J St.): This Sunday, Pastor Rick McRostie will be speaking on “Pressure Points — Managing My Mouth (James 3:1-12)” at the 9:30 a.m. traditional and 11 a.m. contemporary services. The choir, directed by Joan Sikkens, helps lead music for the traditional service and the Praise Team, led by Seth Farison, leads the music for the contemporary service. Nursery, a junior and senior high class, children’s church and adult classes are offered during the traditional service. Nursery, Sunday school classes for children and adult classes are offered during the contemporary service. 707-442-6774, http://www.fcceureka.org.
United Congregational Christian Church UCC/DOC
Eureka (900 Hodgson St.): Worship begins Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. In keeping with her “Arise” theme, the Rev. Cindi Knox’s message will be “Arise, for Justice!” It is based on Luke 6:17-26. All youth have an opportunity to join the youth choir. Interfaith Zen meditation is held Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. This is an immigrant welcoming, open and accepting fellowship. 707-445-5488, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fortuna United Methodist Church
Fortuna (10th and N streets): This Sunday, Pastor Linda Ford has chosen scripture from Proverbs 1: 7. Church begins at 10 a.m. with a favorite hymn sing, and Sunday school is held during the service. The Lunch Bunch group discussion will not meet today, but will continue next Saturday with a new DVD series, “Living the Questions.” Bible study is Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. The Noon Caregivers for Dementia Support Group meets Thursdays. 707-725-4914, http://www.fortunaumc.org.
Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Bayside (24 Fellowship Way): “On Being a Sanctuary” will be the topic presented by the Rev. Bryan Jessup at the 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Last year, members of the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship voted to become a sanctuary congregation, which supports immigrants in danger of exploitation, abuse and deportation. In this service, the congregation will look at what it has done so far to offer sanctuary and will look at what it might do in the future. Child care is available and Religious Education is offered at 11 a.m. A Social Action Committee brunch will follow the second service and will benefit True North Organizing and Centro del Pueblo. http://www.huuf.org.
Christ Episcopal Church
Eureka (1425 H St.): On Sunday, the sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Christ Episcopal Church will hold Eucharist services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Daniel London will preach and celebrate at both services. Sunday school for preschool through elementary-age students will be held during the 9:30 a.m. service. Gluten-free wafers are available. A Compline service will be held at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Merciful Saviour on Tuesday.
Grace Good Shepherd Church
McKinleyville (1450 Hiller Road): Pastor Lynn and Deborah Hubbard will lead worship for the First Sunday of Christmas at 10 a.m. The Homily will be “Blessed are the Poor.” Seated meditation is offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Contemplative Evening Vespers is offered every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Qigong is offered Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. 707-839-3726, email@example.com.
United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer
McKinleyville (1944 Central Ave.): “Miracles Do Happen” is the title of April Sousa’s message at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. It’s based on the story of Jesus turning water into wine. The Joyful Healer band will play, and children may go to Joyworks after the children’s sermon. 707-839-5691, www.umc-joyfulhealer.org.
Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer
Fortuna (1431 Ross Hill Road): Sunday morning worship begins at 10:00 a.m. with the singing of favorite hymns. Pastor Lance Anderson will preach the message. After the service, members are asked to remain in the sanctuary for the annual congregational meeting. Refreshments will be served in the Social Rooms after the meeting. The Tuesday Evening Bible Study will meet at 6 p.m. at the church. .
Lutheran Church of Arcata
Arcata (151 E. 16th St.): Worship is this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Rick Barklage sharing a message titled “Being a Disciple of Jesus in an Upside-Down World.” A coffee fellowship follows along with Bible classes for all ages.
Christ the Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church
Eureka (1427 California St.): Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., the church service starts at 10:55 a.m. and the third service starts about 12:30 p.m. (Third services are only on first and third Sundays of each month.) Guest speaker John Michael Kistler’s Sunday school topic will be the final series lecture about the Intertestimental Period. He will also speak for the sermon topic about “When God Says No” (Numbers 20: 1-13; Deut. 3:23-26). The third service will continue a series about “The Tabernacle.” The weekly Wednesday Bible study is studying the Book of Exodus, Chapter 5, at 6 p.m. for about one hour (Enter the church through church alley entrance.) The pastor is Dan Kistler, 707-599-5394. http://www.christtheredeemerrpc.com.
Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods
McKinleyville (1645 Fischer Ave.): Sunday morning coffee and music starts at 10 a.m. Traditional worship with hymns is led by Lou Agliolo at 10:30 a.m. Special music is by soloist Anne Fuller. The message is from Pastor Chuck Clark. Wednesday Bible study from 1 Timothy 3 is at 6:30 p.m. in the Activity Center. 707-839-2625.
St. Francis’ Episcopal Church
Fortuna (568 16th St.): The Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Holy Eucharist starts at 10:30 a.m. Mother Geri Cunningham is presiding and teaching about the elements of Eucharistic worship and the Seasons of the church year. Dana Christen is the accompanist. Sunday marks the third Sunday of the month, the day everyone brings non-perishable foods and/or monetary donations for Wood Street Chapel Food Pantry in Fortuna. On Wednesday, Morning Prayer starts at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by a Prayer Group meeting. The craft group meets at 10:20 a.m. in Ferguson House. On Friday, Bible study begins at 4 p.m. The Bible readings for Feb. 24 will be read and discussed: Genesis 45:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-12, 41-42; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; and Luke 6:27-38. On Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Faith Formation for youth is held in Ferguson House; at 10:15 a.m., Sunday school for children is held in Ferguson House. St. Francis’ is walker/wheelchair and hearing impaired accessible. Gluten-free wafers are available. http://www.stfrancisfortuna.org, 7070725-4686.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Arcata (1690 Janes Road): Mass is celebrated Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. with a Latin Mass celebrated at 1:30 p.m. (except the first Sunday of the month when the Latin mass is celebrated at 3:00 p.m.). Confessions are Saturday at St. Mary’s at 2 p.m. or by appointment. 707-822-7696, stmarysarcata.com.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Blue Lake (340 Greenwood Ave.): St. Joseph is a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arcata (see above listing). Mass is celebrated Saturday at 4 p.m. 707-822-7696, stmarysarcata.com.
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Mission Church
Hoopa (Pine Creek Road): St. Kateri is a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arcata (see above listing). Mass is celebrated Sunday at 11:30 a.m. 707-822-7696.
Christ the King Catholic Church
McKinleyville (1951 McKinleyville Ave.): Mass is celebrated Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. 707-839-2911.
Holy Trinity Catholic Mission Church
Trinidad (at Parker and Hector streets): Mass is celebrated on the first Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m. 707-839-2911.
Calvary Lutheran Church
Eureka (South and Prospect streets): Services are at 10 a.m., and Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. every other Sunday, but children are welcome at all times. Pastor Pat Higgins’ sermon for this Sunday is titled “Blessings and Woes.” Holy Communion is available for all with bread and wine or grape juice or a blessing. A potluck lunch will follow the service.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (LCMS)
Ferndale (795 Berding St.): Sunday Bible study for all ages begins at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. The sanctuary is open for prayer and meditation when the sign is out, which is most weekdays. The pastor is the Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, 707-786-9353, stmarksferndale.com.
Assumption Catholic Church
Ferndale (546 Berding St.): Mass is offered on Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with music and hymns. Weekday Mass is held at 8 a.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday in the Rectory Chapel. The Rev. Mario Laquros is the pastor. 707-786-9551.
Blue Lake Presbyterian Church
Blue Lake (241 H St.): Elder Bill McBroome will preside at worship Sunday. Elder Lane DeVries will deliver the message. The Gospel reading for the day is Luke 6:17-26.
Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
Arcata (1675 Chester Ave.): On Sunday, the Very Rev. Sara Potter will celebrate and preach at services of Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with music and hymns at the later service. The weekly adult spiritual forum, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., is a lively and spirited discussion of religion, philosophy, literature, history, and personal faith. This Sunday, Potter commences a four-part series on “Parenting and Faith (or what to do when your kid doesn’t want to come to church).” Sunday school for children of all ages is from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Child care for children ages 0-5 is available from 9 a.m. to noon. St. Alban’s welcomes LGTBQ people. http://www.stalbansarcata.org.
Healing Rooms of the Redwood Coast
Eureka (3400 F St.): Healing Rooms meets each Tuesday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This is a Biblically trained group of Christians who believe they are healed body, mind and spirit by Jesus’ atoning blood. There is no appointment needed. 707-834-5800, healingrooms.com.
KDK Arcata Buddhist Group
Arcata (Community Yoga Center, 890 G St.): Practice Tibetan meditation on loving-kindness and compassion in the Kagyu tradition, followed by a study group Sundays at 6 p.m. 707-442-7068, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eureka (Courthouse lawn, Fifth and I streets): A Peace Vigil is held every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. People of any or no faith are invited to be a presence for global peace. No perfume, please. 269-7044.
Humboldt Friends Meeting (Quakers)
Arcata (1920 Zehndner Ave.): On Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon, there will be a Meeting for Worship where everyone gathers in stillness to experience the presence of spirit. Child care is available. 707-444-3069, humboldtfriendsmeeting.org.
Arcata (at Isis Osiris Healing Temple, 44 Sunny Brae Center, Suite 48): Held every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., Transmission Meditation is a unique form of meditation whose primary purpose is to serve humanity. It requires less than a minute to learn and involves sitting in any comfortable position in a chair, or on the floor. It is practiced in groups of three or more and can be practiced by anyone age 12 or older. Meditating begins at 6 p.m. A $2 donation per person is requested to cover the cost of the facility. 707-681-9970, TransmissionMeditation.org.
Shelter Cove Chapel by the Sea
Shelter Cove (83 Lower Pacific Drive): Sunday services are at 11 a.m. Bible studies take place Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. 707-986-7646.
Galilee Baptist Church
Eureka (3132 E St.): Services start at 11 a.m. every Sunday. The pastor is Michael Burke.
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