Unity Church of the Redwoods
Eureka (1619 California St.): At the 11 a.m. Sunday service, the Rev. Molly Cate will speak to the November theme, “Gratitude,” with a talk titled “The 12 Powers.” Special music will be by violinist Stefan Vaughan and guitarist Rick Saria. After the service, join in for snacks and beverages and the opportunity to ask questions. 707-444-8725 (message), www.unityoftheredwoods.com.
Eureka (1032 Bay St.): This weekend Pastor Matt Messner will continue a new series with Part 2 of “Heart Hunters.” His message is titled “Proud Without Pride.” Veterans will be honored this weekend. On Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m., the Faith Center will have its men’s event, “Boss of the Toss” barbecue and cornhole tournament in the foyer of the sanctuary. 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 on 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.
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 “Longing and Thirsting for Justice.” 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. Bible study will continue on the Book of Acts on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and/or Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the library, Room 16, in Christie Hall. Bring your Bible. On Nov. 17 at 5:30 p.m., everyone is 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.
First Baptist Church
Fortuna (1976 Scenic Drive): Everyone is invited to Sunday school for all ages Sundays at 9:45 a.m., with worship at 11 a.m. www.fortunabaptist.church.
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 127 and the sermon title is “The Widows Mite.” Sunday school and child care are provided. Bible study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bayside church. 707-822-1321.
United Congregational Christian Church UCC/DOC
Eureka (900 Hodgson St.): On Sunday, worship is held in the sanctuary beginning at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Cindi Knox’s morning message is “Give and Take.” The scripture reference is from 1 Kings 17:8-16 and Mark 12:38-44. Communion is open to all. Everyone is invited to stay after worship for “Coffee and Conversations” in the Social Hall. There will be no Zen meditation on Tuesday. Tonight at 8 p.m. is the annual fundraiser at the North Coast Repertory Theatre, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” 707-445-5488, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bayside Community Presbyterian Church
Bayside (2023 Old Arcata Road): Communion will be celebrated at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. The Rev. Dan Link will deliver a sermon titled “The Widow’s Mite.” Fellowship and refreshments will follow.
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 message is titled “Patience and Prayer: Exodus 17.” Children’s church and nursery care are provided. Refreshments at Solid Ground Coffee Stop and an adult Sunday school class follow. The Ladies Bible Study meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The monthly potluck is Wednesday at 6 p.m., followed by Ray Vander Laan’s “Cultures in Conflict” DVD series at 7 p.m. www.fortunanaz.org.
Arcata United Methodist Church
Arcata (1761 11th St.): The AUMC service is Sunday at 10 a.m. and the Catalyst service is at 11:15 a.m. This Sunday, the message, “Giving and Receiving,” is by Pastor Bethany Cseh. The Scriptures are Genesis 15:1-21. 707-822-1963, email@example.com.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Ferndale (425 Shaw Ave.): Worship service is Sunday 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 Sunday at 11 a.m. Sunday school is available for children. Fellowship follows the service. 707-725-2995.
Fortuna Seventh-day Adventist Church
Fortuna (2301 Rohnerville Road): Sabbath School begins at 9:45 a.m. with Debbie Miller in charge. Elder David Perry will have the Bible study continuing the topic of “Unity in the Church.” Chuck Lloyd will have the sermon today. There will be a special recognition of veterans. www.fortunaSDAchurch.org.
United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer
McKinleyville (1944 Central Ave.): At the 10 a.m. worship service, Pastor April Sousa will conclude her discussion of “Noah and the Ark,” part of the current sermon series about “Favorite Childhood Bible Stories.” The Joyful Healer Band will play, and children may go to Joyworks after the children’s sermon. 707-839-5691, www.umc-joyfulhealer.org.
Ferndale Community Church
Ferndale (712 Main St.): Worship service is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Sean Peifer’s message, “God’s Purpose for His Church,” is based on 1 Peter 2:9-12. Nursery for small children is offered during the Sunday service. Sunday school for children is offered during the sermon. YouthConnected (grades six to 12) is Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult Bible study is Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. www.ferndalecommunitychurch.org.
Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
Arcata (1675 Chester Ave.): The Very Rev. Sara Potter will celebrate and Zack Curtis will preach at Sunday 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. During September and October, a six-part series, “The History of Christianity-The First Three Thousand Years,” was viewed. The series is from the BBC and presented by British historian Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church at the University of Oxford described how Christian faith came about. Due to the length of the videos, there was no time for discussion. At this forum, participants can reflect and discuss this series. 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.
Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Bayside (24 Fellowship Way): The 9 a.m. program Sunday will be “Loving Compassion: How do we get there?” with Berti Welti. At 11 a.m., “From Flanders Fields: Working through the Difficulties of Returning” will be led by Fr. Arthur McDonald, Bonnie MacGregor and the Rev. Jamila Tharp. McDonald is a Vietnam War veteran survivor of prison camp. He returned to the faith filled loving care of his mother and grandmother and became a Roman Catholic priest. He worked for 25 years as an immunologist at UCSF while ministering to those who needed care, including on the streets of San Francisco. He continues his ministry in McKinleyville and stands on the Arcata Plaza with Vets for Peace. He practices transforming anger and hatred with unconditional love. Child care is available and Religious Education is offered at 11 a.m. www.huuf.org.
Fortuna United Methodist Church
Fortuna (10th and N streets): The Lunch Bunch book study group meets today at 11:30 a.m. beginning with a potluck. On Sunday morning, Pastor Linda Ford’s message will be “Open Hearts” with Scripture from Mark 8: 22-44. Church begins at 10 a.m. with a favorite hymn sing and Sunday school is held during the service. Bible study is on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and the Noon Caregivers for Dementia Support Group meets Thursdays. 707-725-4914, www.fortunaumc.org.
Arcata-McKinleyville Adventist Church
McKinleyville (1200 Central Ave.): Worship services are Saturdays with Sabbath School at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service at 10:50 a.m. Pastor Ron Mellor will continue his sermon series, “The Greatest Chapter.” www.mckinleyvilleadventistchurch.org.
Christ Episcopal Church
Eureka (1425 H St.): On Sunday, the 25th Sunday after Pentecost, 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 10:30 a.m. service. Gluten-free wafers are available. On Tuesday, a Compline service will be held at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Merciful Saviour. On Wednesday, ECW will meet at noon in Lewis Hall for Eucharist, a potluck lunch and program.
St. Francis’ Episcopal Church
Fortuna (568 16th St.): Holy Eucharist is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Mother Geri Cunningham will be presiding and preaching and Dana Christen is the accompanist. St. Francis’ is walker/wheelchair and hearing impaired accessible. Gluten-free wafers are available. On Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Faith Formation for youth in the sixth grade and up will be held in Ferguson House. Sunday at 10:15 a.m., Sunday school for children age 3 through fifth grade is offered. Morning prayer is Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Prayer Group meeting. The craft group meets at 10:30 a.m. in Ferguson House. www.stfrancisfortuna.org, 707-725-4686.
Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods
McKinleyville (1645 Fischer Ave.): Sunday coffee and music is offered at 10 a.m., followed by traditional worship with hymns and choruses led by Lou Agliolo. A Veterans Day message will also be presented by Agliolo, an Army veteran. Special music is by violinist Vee Sorenson, accompanied by Pastor Chuck Clark at the piano. Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 6:30 p.m. The study will be led by Bob Buck and will focus on Hebrews 9. The women’s meeting is Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. Saturday Personal Prayer Time is held in the sanctuary at 4 p.m. 707-839-2625.
First Presbyterian Church of Blue Lake
Blue Lake (241 H St.): Worship service is at 10 a.m. Sundays. This week, Elder Leslie McBroome will preside at worship and Elder Lane De Vries will deliver the message titled “Faithfulness.” The Gospel reading is Mark 12:38-44.
Christ the Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church
Eureka (1427 California St.): Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. and the church service is at 10:55 a.m. The sermon topic is an overview of Exodus. The weekly, one-hour Wednesday Bible study will be a surprise starting at 6 p.m. (Enter the church through church alley entrance). The pastor is the Rev. Dan Kistler. 707-599-5394, www.christtheredeemerrpc.com.
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 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. Monday, Thursday and Friday in the Rectory. Eucharistic Adoration is held after Friday Mass. Religious education for children is led by Susan Regli. The pastor is the Rev. Mario Laguros. 707-786-9551.
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 join together in the Social Room for fellowship and refreshments. The Tuesday Evening Bible Study will meet at 6 p.m. at the church with the begging study of Ephesians.
Healing Rooms of the Redwood Coast
Eureka (3400 F St.): Christian prayer is Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There is no cost or 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.
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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