Forty days of prayer and contemplation; supporting women everywhere

Humboldt County Clergy for Choice and Six Rivers Planned Parenthood invite you to join them in 40 days of prayer and contemplation. Set aside time with your family and community to support women and reproductive justice for 40 days from March 18 through April 27. During these 40 days, members of Clergy for Choice will be hosting the following gatherings in celebration of women and reproductive rights.

March 18 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Temple Beth El in Eureka hosted by Rabbi Naomi Steinberg will be interfaith prayer, discussion, refreshments and fellowship.

March 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside co-hosted by Scott Sattler enjoying dances of universal peace (Sufi Dances) honoring the spiritual wisdom of women, past and present.

March 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis in Fortuna hosted by Reverend Jeri Gray-Reneberg there will be discussion on ending domestic violence.

April 12 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Old Town gazebo in Eureka co-hosted by Reverend Dave Holmquist and Nancy Dye will be celebrating and giving thanks for the intelligence, talent, wit, and wisdom of all the women and girls in our lives.

April 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Arcata United Methodist hosted by Reverend Cindy Storrs will provide time to celebrate the end of the 40 days of prayer and contemplation with prayers, quiet, sharing, and fellowship.

Day 1: Today will be prayer for women for whom pregnancy is not good news, that they know they have choices.

Day 9: Today will be prayer for women who are afraid of their lovers. May they find the confidence to turn away from abuse and take care of themselves.

Day 11: Today will be prayer for better access to all forms of birth control.

Day 40: Today is to give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal.

More information and a downloadable brochure of the all 40 days’ prayers can be found at