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 adult Sunday school class at 11 a.m. The pastor’s message is “Overcoming Obstacles and Enemies Little By Little: Exodus 23:20-33.” Refreshments at Solid Grounds Cafe follow. The Ladies Bible Study Group meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Wednesday night’s class feature a video with Ray Vanderlaan. 707-725-3151.
Calvary Lutheran Church
Eureka (South and Prospect streets): Services are Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday school is held every other week, but kids are welcome at all times. This Sunday’s sermon will be presented by Verne Skjonsby. Holy Communion is available for all, with bread and wine or grape juice or a blessing. Refreshments will follow the service.
Eureka (1032 Bay St.): Pastor Matt Messner will continue with “The Hollow Crown” series. He will be preaching on the topic of Samuel’s calling in a message titled “Hearing the Voice.” Water baptisms will also be taking place. Adult and children’s services are on Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. or live 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.
Heritage Pentecostal Church of God
Arcata (643 Hidden Creek Road): Services are Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sunday night prayer is held at 5:30 p.m. Pastor Erik Garcia will be preaching. 707-630-5115.
Unity Church of the Redwoods
Eureka (1619 California St.): At the 11 a.m. Sunday service, the Rev. Molly Cate will speak to the January theme, “Wholeness,” with a talk titled “God’s Presence in Me.” Special music is also by Cate. After the service, join in for snacks and beverages and the opportunity to ask questions. 707-444-8725 (message), www.unityoftheredwoods.com.
First Presbyterian Church of Eureka
Eureka (15th and I streets): Interim Associate Pastor Russ Scholta’s sermon will be “Behold, The Son of God,” taken from Acts 8:14-17 and Luke 3:15-22. The Praise Band leads the music at the 9 a.m. contemporary service, followed by the 10:30 a.m. traditional service with special music by the choir, directed by Valgene Phillips. Sunday school meets during the contemporary service for pre-school to fifth grade and child care is available during both services. On Wednesdays, Centering Prayer meets at 5 p.m., followed by children’s activities from 5:15 to 7 p.m. The high school group meets on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. 707-443-4897.
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 a message titled “Forgiving or Giving.” After the service, members and guests may join together in the Social Room to share refreshments. The Tuesday Evening Bible Study will meet at 6 p.m. at the church, with the study of Ephesians. 707-725-5006.
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 3:15-17, 21-22, and the sermon title is “I am Well Pleased!” Sunday school and child care are provided. Bible study is held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bayside church. 707-822-1321.
Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
Arcata (1675 Chester Ave.): On Sunday, 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. 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. www.stalbansarcata.org.
Ferndale Community Church
Ferndale (712 Main St.): Worship service is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Sean Peifer’s message, “Following Christ in Suffering,” is based on 1 Peter 4:1-6 Nursery for small children is offered during the Sunday service. Sunday school for grades K-5 is held during the sermon. YouthConnected is Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study is Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. www.ferndalecommunitychurch.org.
Christ the Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church
Eureka (1427 California St.): Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., and the church service starts at 10:55 a.m. Pastor Dan Kistler’s sermon topic is Romans 14:13-23, “On Christian Freedom.” The weekly Wednesday Bible study is studying the Book of Exodus, Chapter 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. Enter the church through church alley entrance. 707-599-5394, www.christtheredeemerrpc.com.
Arcata-McKinleyville Adventist Church
McKinleyville (1200 Central Ave.): Worship services are Saturdays with Sabbath School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:50 a.m. The sermon series, “The Greatest Chapter,” continues this month. “Mid-week Lift” starts again Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. Come enjoy soup and bread with the prayer group. www.mckinleyvilleadventistchurch.org
Fortuna Seventh-day Adventist Church
Fortuna (2301 Rohnerville Road): Services today begin at 9:45 a.m. with Debbie Miller in charge of Sabbath School. Pastor Perry and Colleen Hough will have special music. The pastor will teach the Bible class, continuing the study of Revelation. Jim Baumgartner will be the speaker for the worship service. www.fortunaSDAchurch.org.
First Covenant Church of Eureka
Eureka (2526 J St.): This Sunday, Pastor Rick McRostie will be speaking on “Pressure Points — Authentic Faith in a Counterfeit World (Introduction to James)” 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 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 preschool through fifth grade and adult classes are offered during the contemporary service. 707-442-6774, www.fcceureka.org.
Christ Episcopal Church
Eureka (1425 H St.): On Sunday, the first 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 10:30 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.
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 “Celebrate Your New Life-Living in the Name of Jesus!” A coffee fellowship follows along with Bible classes for all ages. 707-822-5117, www.lutheranchurcharcata.org.
United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer
McKinleyville (1944 Central Ave.): Jesus’ baptism will be discussed by Ton Giraud at the 10 a.m. worship service. Children may go to Joyworks after the children’s sermon. 707-839-5691, www.umc-joyfulhealer.org.
Assumption Catholic Church
Ferndale (546 Berding St.): Mass is offered on Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 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 is offered for children in kindergarten through eighth grades. 707-498-2016. The Rev. Mario Laguros is the pastor. 707-786-9551.
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 “Beloved.” 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. On Jan. 19 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.
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.
Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Bayside (24 Fellowship Way): “To Believe in Impossible Things: A CUUPS service” will be facilitated by fellowship member David Troxel at the 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. The Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans was chartered by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1988 in response to growing interest in Pagan, Earth-centered and women’s spirituality. With the founding of the Redwood Coast chapter of CUUPS, the fellowship is now a home congregation for this eclectic affiliation of ritual and “magickal” practitioners who also subscribe to the principles and values of Unitarian Universalism. But who are these folks, what and how do they worship, and where do they “fit in” with the fellowship community? And why the “k” in “magickal”? These and other questions will be addressed in this service by an initiated Wiccan priest and teacher of 30 years who, more recently, has become a Unitarian. Child care is available and Religious Education is offered at 11 a.m. www.huuf.org.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (LCMS)
Ferndale (795 Berding Street): Sunday Bible study for all ages begins at 9 a.m. followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible study is at 6 p.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.
Blue Lake Presbyterian Church
Blue Lake (241 H St.): Services of worship begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. Elder Bill McBroome will preside at worship. Elder Lane DeVries will deliver the message titled “Encouragement.” The Gospel reading for the day is Luke 3:15-17, 21-22.
St. Francis’ Episcopal Church
Fortuna (568 16th St.): On the First Sunday after the Epiphany, Faith Formation for youth in sixth grade and up is set for 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school for children at 10:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist is at 10:30 a.m., with a celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The Rev. Geri Cunningham is preaching and presiding and Dana Christen is the accompanist. On Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., there will be Morning Prayer followed by a Prayer Group meeting. At 10:20 a.m., the Craft Group meets in Ferguson House next door to church on 16th Street. On Friday at 4 p.m. is Bible study. This is an opportunity to review in-depth the Bible lessons that will be read on Sunday, which are the basis for the sermon. St. Francis’ is walker/wheelchair and hearing impaired accessible. Gluten-free wafers are available. www.stfrancisfortuna.org, 707-725-4686.
Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods
McKinleyville (1645 Fischer Ave.): A gospel concert with Art and Wanda Peace from Oakland, Oregon, will be featured in the Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. They travel full time singing old favorites, some newer songs and some they have written themselves. They have been number one on several Christian Radio Networks over the past 10 years or more. They will have several CDs available for sale. 707-839-2625.
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.
North Coast Happenings is a free service for churches and other faith-based groups. The deadline is noon Wednesday for Saturday publication. Submit notices to email@example.com. Include a phone number. The Times-Standard reserves the right to edit for Associated Press style, clarity and to fit available space.