Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
Arcata (1675 Chester Ave.): The Very Rev. Sara Potter will celebrate and preach at Sunday services of Holy Eucharist at 8 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 week, a six-part series, “The History of Christianity — The First Three Thousand Years,” continues. The fifth video in this series is “Protestantism: The Evangelical Explosion.” This series from the BBC is presented by British historian Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church at the University of Oxford. Sunday school for children of all ages is from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Child care for children through age 5 is available from 9 a.m. to noon. St. Alban’s welcomes LGTBQ people. www.stalbansarcata.org.
Fortuna United Methodist Church
Fortuna (10th and N streets): Today at 11:30 a.m., the Lunch Bunch meets with a potluck followed by a book study. On Sunday morning, Pastor Linda Ford’s message will be “The Journey,” with scripture from Mark 10: 17-31. Church begins at 10 a.m. with a favorite hymn sing. Bible study is on Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. The Noon Caregivers for Dementia Support Group meets Thursdays. 707-725-4914, www.fortunaumc.org.
Ferndale Community Church
Ferndale (712 Main St.): Worship service is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Sean Peifer’s message, “Living Holy Lives,” is based on 1 Peter 1:13-16. There’ll be a nursery for small children during the Sunday service. Sunday school for kids is held during the sermon. YouthConnected meets Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult Bible study is held Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. www.ferndalecommunitychurch.org.
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, “The Legion of Voices,” is by Pastor Bethany Cseh. The scriptures are Luke 8:26-39. 707-822-1963, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lutheran Church of Arcata
Arcata (151 E. 16th St.): Worship is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Rick Barklage sharing a message titled “A Life of Mission-The Joy of Living With Purpose.” Sunday school and Bible classes for all ages follow at 11 a.m.
Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Bayside (24 Fellowship Way): “Singing as Sanctuary” will be explored by Liz Rog at the 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Rog is a song leader in the global Ubuntu tradition, which welcomes all voices to weave songs and community. She delights in helping people rediscover their ancestral birthright of group singing. She enjoys traveling to help in the re-seeding of the Earth with songs of renewal. Child care is available and Religious Education is offered at 11 a.m. www.huuf.org.
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 “God’s Topsy-Turvy Kingdom.” Fellowship and refreshments will follow.
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. Wednesday Bible study is on “Prayer” at 6 p.m. The sanctuary is open for prayer and meditation when the sign is out: most weekdays. The pastor is the Rev. Tyrel Bramwell. 707-786-9353, stmarksferndale.com.
Assumption Catholic Church
Ferndale (546 Berding St.): Mass is offered Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and at 5 p.m. with music and hymns. Weekday Mass is held at 8 a.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday in the rectory. Eucharistic Adoration is after Friday Mass. Religious education is offered. The Rev. Mario Laguros is the pastor. 707-786-9551.
Blue Lake Presbyterian Church
Blue Lake (241 H St.): Services begin at 10 a.m. and all are welcome to join in worship. Elder Milton Abbot will preside at worship. Daniel Knight from Arcata Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship will deliver the message, “Joy in the Midst of being Ridiculed.” The Gospel reading for the day is Mark 10: 17-31
Unity Church of the Redwoods
Eureka (1619 California St.): At the 11 a.m. Sunday service, the Rev. Molly Cate will speak to the October theme, “Prosperity,” with a talk titled “Financial Freedom.” Special music is by pianist Caleb Roberts. After the service, join in for snacks and beverages and the opportunity to ask questions. 707-444-8725 (message), www.unityoftheredwoods.com.
Eureka First United Methodist Church
Eureka (520 Del Norte St.): Gary Quintrell will lead a single worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Michael Davies-Hughes will deliver the message. His message is titled “Testing the limits of faith — My Race Across America.” Child care is provided from 9:15 to 11 a.m. This Sunday is the Second Sunday Breakfast. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. A Bible study will continue on the Book of Acts on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and/or Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the library, Room 16, in Christie Hall. Bring your Bible. On Oct. 20 at 5:30 p.m., all are 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. firstumceureka.org, 707-442-3015.
Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer
Fortuna (1431 Ross Hill Road): Sunday worship begins at 10 a.m. with the singing of favorite hymns. Pastor Lance Anderson will preach the message. After the service, members and guests may join together in the Social Room for fellowship and refreshments. Today, members with October birthdays will be honored. The Tuesday Evening Bible Study will meet at 6 p.m. at the church with a study of Hebrews.
First Presbyterian Church of Eureka
Eureka (15th and I streets): Elder Lane DeVries will be preaching “Second Chance.” The Praise Band will lead the music at the contemporary 9 a.m. service. The choir will sing during the traditional 10:30 a.m. service. Sunday school meets during the early service. Child care is available during both services. On Wednesdays, Centering Prayer meets from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by WOW for children at 5:45 p.m. and Bible study at 6 p.m.
Heritage Pentecostal Church of God
Arcata (643 Hidden Creek Road): Church services are Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Pastor Erik Garcia will be preaching. 707-630-5115.
Fortuna Church of the Nazarene
Fortuna (1355 Ross Hill Road): Sunday worship service begins at 10 a.m. with traditional and contemporary worship in song. The sermon is “God’s Leadership: Exodus 13-14.” Children’s church and nursery care are provided. Refreshments at Solid Ground Coffee Stop and an Adult Sunday School class follow. Tuesday Sisters meets at 10 a.m. Wednesday night’s monthly potluck is at 6 p.m., followed by “Feasts of the Bible” at 7 p.m. www.fortunanaz.org.
St. Francis’ Episcopal Church
Fortuna (568 16th St.): Holy Eucharist is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Mother Nancy Seifert is presiding and preaching and Dana Christen is the accompanist. St. Francis’ is walker/wheelchair and hearing impaired accessible. Gluten-free wafers are available. Morning prayer is Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Prayer Group meeting. The Kraft Group is held after the Prayer Group at 10:30 a.m. in Ferguson House. www.stfrancisfortuna.org, 707-725-4686.
Fortuna Seventh-day Adventist Church
Fortuna (2301 Rohnerville Road): Sabbath School begins today at 9:45 a.m. and will be led by Debbie Miller. George Whitchurch Jr. and Colleen Hough will lead singing. There will be another mission story from Myanmar. The Bible lesson taught by Elder David Perry continues a series titled “Oneness in Christ.” Chuck Lloyd will speak at the worship service which begins at 11:15 p.m. There will be a visitor’s lunch after the service. The Voice of Prophecy evening series, “The Appearing,” will continue tonight, Sunday and Monday evenings at 7 p.m. www.fortunaSDAchurch.org.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Ferndale (425 Shaw Ave.): Worship service is at 9 a.m. Sunday school is available for children. Fellowship follows the service. 707-786-9619.
Christ Lutheran Church
Fortuna (2132 Smith Lane): Worship service begins at 11 a.m. Sunday school is available for children. Fellowship follows the service. 707-725-2995.
Eureka (1032 Bay St.): This weekend, the guest speaker is Pastor Gabe Barreiro, who will be preaching out of the book of Luke. His message is titled “Grace is Greater Than Our Brokenness.” Barreiro is the district supervisor for the North Pacific District of FourSquare Churches and planted Westside Faith Center in 2003. There will be having baptisms this Sunday at the 11 a.m. service. Services are on Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and live at www.eurekafaithcenter.org. Children ministries are also available at those times. Youth ministries are available Sundays at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Celebrate Recovery takes place every Monday with a meal at 6 p.m. and the meeting at 7 p.m.
United Congregational Christian Church UCC/DOC
Eureka (900 Hodgson St.): Sunday morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The new pastor, the Rev. Cindi Knox, is presenting a three-part series on Job. This week’s message is “Lessons from Job: Forsaken,” from Job 23: 1-9, 16-17. Interfaith Zen Meditation will be held Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. On Oct. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m., the Lions will sponsor a “Student Speakers Contest” that the church hosts in the Social Hall. This contest is presented throughout California, with cash prizes given at every contest level. 707-445-5488, email@example.com.
First Covenant Church of Eureka
Eureka (2526 J St.): This Sunday, Brandon Smart, pastor of youth and children, will be speaking on “Connected-Serve One Another (Philippians 2:1-11)” 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 Cory Cook, 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. From 10 to 11:30 a.m., junior high and high school youth will be serving a pancake breakfast in the Fellowship Hall to raise money for Thrive (a youth conference) and other youth events throughout the year. 707-442-6774, www.fcceureka.org.
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 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.
Arcata Presbyterian Church
Arcata (11th and G streets): Worship is Sunday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dan Link. The message is from Psalm 22:1-15 and Mark 10:17-31 and the sermon title is “God’s Topsy Turvy Kingdom.” Sunday school and child care are provided. 707-822-1321. Wednesday Bible study is at 7 p.m. at the Bayside Church.
Healing Rooms of the Redwood Coast
Eureka (3400 F St.): Prayer Ministry is Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. 707-834-5800.
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.
McKinleyville (1463 Railroad Drive): Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m., with the doors opening at 9 a.m. for prayer. There is also a Sunday evening study at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Women’s Bible study is held Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. A prayer meeting takes place Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Bible study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. A men’s prayer breakfast takes places Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. at Denny’s in McKinleyville. 707-498-7785.
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