Eureka: The Conscious Living Book Club will meet March 1 in the third-floor conference room at the Humboldt Senior Resource Center, 1910 California St. This group reads and discusses books on spiritual living by a wide range of authors. At the March 1 meeting, attendees will discuss “Aging As a Spiritual Practice” by Lewis Richmond, chapters 7 and 8. All ages are welcome to attend. The group meets the first and third Fridays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Free parking is available.
On climate change
Bayside: “Toward a New Personal Norm for Our Climate” is the presentation on March 3 at both 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. by Connie Roser-Renouf at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 24 Fellowship Way. As a scientist working through George Mason University in Washington, D.C., Roser-Renouf has studied how people communicate about climate change. One of her key findings is that simply talking about concerns about climate change helps change peoples’ views and their willingness to take action. Following each program, volunteers will present a “Climate Fair” on the fellowship grounds, showcasing a variety of ways people can reduce their contributions to climate change. Child care is available during the services.
40 Days for Life
Eureka: The 40 Days for Life campaign returns to Humboldt County March 6 to April 14, joining 377 cities around the world in one of the biggest pro-life mobilizations ever. According to an event press release, the mission of the 40 Days for Life campaign is “to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of peace and unity during a focused 40-day campaign of prayer, fasting and peaceful advocacy for life, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion.”
According to the press release, the 40-day time frame is drawn from examples throughout Biblical history where God brought about world-changing transformation in 40-day periods.
Locally, the campaign features a peaceful 40-day prayer vigil at the corner of Walford Avenue and Wilson Street in Eureka. All participants are asked to sign a statement of peace, pledging to conduct themselves in a peaceful, Christ-like manner at all times. This year’s campaign will kick off March 5 at 6:30 p.m. with prayer and worship. Vigil hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from March 6 to April 14. For more information and to sign up, visit www.40daysforlife.com/humboldt or contact coordinator Stephanie Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org.