Fortuna Church of the Nazarene

Fortuna (1355 Ross Hill Road): Women of the church will meet at 11 a.m. today for a program and no-host lunch at Ferndale Pizza. 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 is “The Rich Man and Lazarus: Luke 16.” Refreshments at Solid Grounds Cafe follow. The Ladies Bible Study Group meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. Wednesday night’s class continues with Inductive Bible Study and features a new video series. 707-725-3151.

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 “Help Us Accept Each Other.” Child care is provided from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Upcoming events at Eureka First UMC include the Ash Wednesday service on March 6 at 7 p.m., the Second Sunday Breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 10 and the Third Saturday Supper at 5:30 p.m. March 16., 707-442-3015.

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 6:27-38 and the sermon title is “On Loving Your Enemies!” Bible study is Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bayside church. Sunday school and child care are provided. 707-822-1321.

Arcata United Methodist Church

Arcata (1761 11th St.): The AUMC service is at 10 a.m. Sunday and the Catalyst service is at 11:15 a.m. This Sunday, the message, “Desperate for Jesus,” is by Pastor Bethany Cseh. 707-822-1963,

Faith Center

Eureka (1032 Bay St.): This weekend, Part VIII of “The Hollow Crown” series will be presented. Pastor Matt Messner’s sermon is titled “The Giant Slayer” and is based on the story of David and Goliath. Adult and children’s services are on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Services are also available live at 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. Pastors Matt and Heidi Messner will be taking a team to Israel in November. An informative meeting will be held Sunday at Faith Center’s CE building, Room A 203, from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.

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, to be a Blessing!” It is based on Luke 6:27-38. Interfaith Zen meditation is held Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. This is an immigrant welcoming, open and accepting fellowship. 707-445-5488,

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 “Why we not desire mercy.” Seated meditation is offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Contemplative Evening Vespers is offered every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Qigong is offered Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. 707-839-3726,

Christ Episcopal Church

Eureka (1425 H St.): On the seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Christ Episcopal Church will hold Eucharist services at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Cindy Woods will preach and the Rev. Dr. Daniel London will celebrate at both services. Sunday school for children 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.

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Eureka (3230 Harrison Ave.): The Rev. David Groe will lead worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Children are invited to Sunday school. The Bible Study Group at 11:30 a.m.  follows the fellowship. The regular Eucharist service is at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday. 707-445-0671.

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. This Sunday’s sermon by Pastor Pat Higgins is titled “Love Your Enemies.” Holy Communion is available for all with bread or wine or grape juice or a blessing. Refreshments will follow the service.

First Presbyterian Church of Eureka

Eureka (15th and I streets): Interim Associate Pastor Russ Scholta is leading the service Sunday. His theme is “The Golden Rule,” taken from Genesis 45:3-11 and Luke 6:27:38. The Praise Band will lead music during the 9 a.m. contemporary service and the Chancel Choir during the 10:30 a.m. traditional service. Sunday school meets during the early service. Child care is available during both services. On Wednesdays, Centering Prayer meets at 5 p.m. The WOW group for children meets Wednesdays from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. The high school group meets Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.

Fortuna United Methodist Church

Fortuna (10th and N streets): This Sunday, Pastor Linda Ford has chosen Scripture from Genesis 45:3-11, 15 and 50:20. 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 meet today continuing with the new DVD series of “Living the Questions.” Bible study is Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. The Noon Caregivers for Dementia Support Group meets Thursdays. 707-725-4914,

Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods

McKinleyville (1645 Fischer Ave.): On Sunday at 10 a.m., there will be coffee, doughnuts and music. At 10:30 a.m., students from Mountain of Mercy in Honeydew will share their life stories, changed by their faith in and walk with Jesus Christ. Bob Buck will be roasting hot dogs and there will be other refreshments for all who join in this special service. Bible study is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. 1 Timothy 4 is the chapter. The pastor is Chuck Clark. 707-839-2625.

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,

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,

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.

Bayside Community Presbyterian Church

(2023 Old Arcata Road): At the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday, the Rev. Dan Link will deliver a sermon titled “On Loving Your Enemies.” Fellowship and refreshments will follow.

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Bayside (24 Fellowship Way): “To Bear Witness” will be the topic explored by fellowship member Maureen Lawlor at the 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday.  Lawlor, chairperson of the Social Action Committee and volunteer coordinator for the Breast and GYN Health Project, will explore bearing witness together. Child care is available and Religious Education is offered at 11 a.m.

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 15:7-13, “Accept One Another As Christ Has Accepted You.” The weekly Wednesday Bible study group is studying the Book of Exodus, Chapter 5, at 6 p.m. for about one hour. (Enter the church through church alley entrance). 707-599-5394,

First Baptist Church

Fortuna (1976 Scenic Drive): Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m.,

Lutheran Church of Arcata

Arcata (151 E. 16th St.): Worship is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with guest Pastor Bob Illman sharing a message titled “You Are Human and God Still Loves You!” A coffee fellowship follows. 707-822-5117,

Blue Lake Presbyterian Church

Blue Lake (241 H St.): Elder Art Jones will preside at worship. Elder Steve Anderson will deliver the message. The Gospel reading for the day is Luke 6:27-38.

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, “Community: We are not alone,” 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,

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 “Spiritual Strength.” 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),

 St. Francis’ Episcopal Church

Fortuna (568 16th St.): On the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Faith Formation for Youth (grades six to nine) will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Ferguson House, followed at 10:15 a.m. by Sunday school for ages 3 to 10. At 10:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist will be held, with Mother Geri Cunningham preaching and presiding. Dana Christen is the accompanist. The 9:30 a.m. morning prayer will be followed by a Prayer Group meeting. The craft group meets at 10:20 a.m. in Ferguson House. At 4 p.m. Friday, Bible study will go over the readings for next Sunday, March 3: Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; and Luke 9:28-36, (37-43). St. Francis’ is walker/wheelchair and hearing impaired accessible. Gluten-free wafers are available., 707-725-4686.

Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church

Arcata (1675 Chester Ave.): On Sunday, the Very Rev. Sara Potter will celebrate and 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. This Sunday, Potter continues the second of a four-part series on “Parenting and Faith,” or what to do when your child 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 through age 5 is available from 9 a.m. to noon. St. Alban’s welcomes LGTBQ people.

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,

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,

Peace Vigil

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,

Transmission Meditation

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,

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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