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 an adult Sunday school class at 11 a.m. The message will be “What Happened to Nadab and Abihu? Leviticus 10.” Refreshments at Solid Grounds Cafe follow. The Ladies Bible Study Group meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with a new video series, “The Power of a Praying Woman.” Wednesday night’s class features an Inductive Bible Study of 1-3 John. 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 “Hearing Jesus.” 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. Third Saturday Supper is on March 16 at 5:30 p.m. 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.
Eureka (1032 Bay St.): Pastor Matt Messner’s sermon for this weekend is titled “Love is … a Verb” and he’ll be preaching from Matthew 25:31-46. Adult and children’s services are Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Watch services live at www.eurekafaithcenter.org. Celebrate Recovery is every Monday with a meal at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.
United Congregational Christian Church UCC/DOC
Eureka (900 Hodgson St.): Worship begins Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. On this first Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Cindi Knox will begin a new series on “Holy Ground.” Her message is titled “Holy Ground in the Wilderness,” based on Luke 4:1-13. Stay for coffee and conversation after worship. Interfaith Zen meditation is held Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. Each Wednesday in Lent, a meditative service in Taizé tradition will be held at 6:30 p.m. This is an immigrant welcoming, open and accepting fellowship. 707-445-5488, firstname.lastname@example.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, “Celebration in the Midst of Hardship,” is by Pastor Bethany Cseh. 707-822-1963, email@example.com.
Unity Church of the Redwoods
Eureka (1619 California St.): At the 11 a.m. Sunday service, the Rev. Molly Cate will speak to the March theme, “Creating Community,” with a talk titled “Celebrating Women.” Special music is an arrangement of the 23rd Psalm. After the service, join in for snacks and beverages and the opportunity to ask questions. 707-444-8725 (message), www.unityoftheredwoods.com.
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 4:1-13 and the sermon title is “It I Written!” Women will meet for Bible study on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The book group will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday to discuss this month’s book, “The Ninth Hour,” by Alice McDermott. Sunday school and child care are provided. 707-822-1321.
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. www.fortunabaptist.church.
Ferndale Community Church
Ferndale (712 Main St.): Worship service is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Sean Peifer’s message, “God’s Covenant with Noah,” is based on Genesis 6:17-22. There’s a nursery for small children during the Sunday service. Sunday school for children is held during the sermon. YouthConnected is Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult Bible study is Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. www.ferndalecommunitychurch.org.
Fortuna Seventh-day Adventist Church
Fortuna (2301 Rohnerville Road): Sabbath School Bible study begins today at 9:45 a.m. continuing the Book of Revelation. Pastor David Perry will be the speaker for the worship hour, which begins at 11:15 a.m. Services are also available each week in Spanish. www.fortunaSDAchurch.org.
First Covenant Church of Eureka
Eureka (2526 J St.): On Sunday, Pastor Rick McRostie will begin a Lenten message series looking at the final words spoken by Jesus as he is dying on the cross. This Sunday’s sermon is “Words from the Cross – The Word of Forgiveness.” There are two worship services: the 9:30 a.m. traditional service and the 11 a.m. contemporary service. The choir, directed by Joan Sikkens, helps lead music for the traditional service and the Praise Team, led by Seth Farison, 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. 707-442-6774, www.fcceureka.org.
Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Bayside (24 Fellowship Way): “Celebrating Our History in Music” will be the topic facilitated by fellowship members Pat McCutcheon, JoAnn Huffman and Berti Welty at the 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Today’s services will celebrate in music the journey the fellowship has made from its earliest beginnings to its current home and transition to a new minister. The 11 a.m. service will include an in-gathering of new members and will be followed by a congregational meeting. www.huuf.org.
Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
Arcata (1675 Chester Ave.): On the first Sunday in Lent, 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, the Very Rev. Sara Potter concludes a four-part series on “Parenting and Faith (or what to do when your kid 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 ages 0-5 is available from 9 a.m. to noon. St. Alban’s welcomes LGTBQ people. www.stalbansarcata.org.
Christ Episcopal Church
Eureka (1428 H St.): On Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent, the Rev. Dr. Daniel London will preside and preach at the Eucharist services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. There will be coffee and refreshments from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. A class, “Introduction to the Episcopal Church,” will be held after both Sunday services. This Sunday’s topic will be “Introduction to Christ and Christianity.” Sunday school for preschool through elementary-age students will be held during the 10:30 a.m. service. Gluten-free wafers are available. On Tuesdays in Lent, everyone can meet in Lewis Hall for a soup supper at 5:30 p.m. and a discussion of “Listening to the Heartbeat of God: Celtic Spirituality” by J. Philp Newell. A Compline service will follow at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Merciful Saviour. On Wednesday, March 13, ECW will meet in Lewis Hall at noon for Eucharist and potluck lunch. Renee Ross will give a presentation on “Tall Tale Postcards” and other ephemera. Fridays in Lent, there will be a series of one-half hour long music programs offered each week by different musicians in the Nave. Coffee, tea and light refreshment will be offered in Lewis Hall following each program; bring a brown-bag if you are on your lunch break and join in for fellowship and conversation. On Saturdays in Lent, there will be an outdoor Eucharist in Sequoia Park. Everyone will gather at the main entrance (red gate) at 11 a.m. March 16. 707-442-1797, https://christchurcheureka.org.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Ferndale (425 Shaw Ave.): Worship service is at 9 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is available for children. Fellowship follows the service. 707-786-9619.
Fortuna (2132 Smith Lane): Worship service is at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is available for children. Fellowship follows the service. 707-725-2995.
Fortuna United Methodist Church
Fortuna (10th and N streets): This Sunday, Pastor Linda Ford has chosen Scripture from Genesis 23b-33. Her sermon is titled “When They Prayed.” Church begins at 10 a.m. with a favorite hymn sing, and Sunday school is held during the service. The Lunch Bunch discussion group will meet today at 11:30 a.m. and everyone interested is invited. The United Methodist Women will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Bible study is Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and the Noon Caregivers for Dementia Support Group meets Thursdays. 707-725-4914, www.fortunaumc.org.
First Presbyterian Church of Eureka
Eureka (15th and I streets): Interim Pastor Tim Doty is leading the service Sunday. His theme is “Sometimes It’s a Hard Road to Follow Jesus” taken from Luke 4:1-13, discussing the first Sunday of Lent, the temptations of Christ and the hard choices people make to stay on course in their spiritual journey. 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. and WOW for kids meets from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. The high school group meets Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Grace Good Shepherd Church
McKinleyville (1450 Hiller Road): Pastor Lynn and Deborah Hubbard will lead worship for this Sunday focusing on “The Spirit and the Wilderness.” Seated (Zazen) meditation is offered Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. Contemplative Evening Vespers is offered every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Qigong is offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. 707-839-3726, firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer
McKinleyville (1944 Central Ave.): “Giving Up Control” will be the topic of the message by Tony Giraud at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. He will use Scripture verses from Genesis and Matthew. The Joyful Healer band will play, and children may go to Joyworks after the children’s sermon. 707-839-5691, www.umc-joyfulhealer.org.
Lutheran Church of Arcata
Arcata (151 E. 16th St.): On Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Pastor Rick Barklage will share a message titled “Hearing From God-Living a Life Established in His Love.” Coffee fellowship follows and Bible classes for all ages are held at 11 a.m. During the season of Lent, there’s also a Wednesday evening worship at 7 p.m. focusing on “The Gospel in Seven Words.” A soup supper meal begins at 6 p.m.
Calvary Lutheran Church
Eureka (South and Prospect streets): Services are at 10 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. every other Sunday, but children are welcome at all times. On Sunday, the sermon by Pastor Pat Higgins is titled “Wilderness.” Holy Communion is available for all with bread, wine or grape juice or a blessing. Services are available at calvary.com. Refreshments follow the service.
St. Francis’ Episcopal Church
Fortuna (568 16th St.): On the First Sunday in Lent, Faith Formation for Youth is set for 9:30 a.m. in Ferguson House, followed at 10:15 a.m. by Sunday school for kids. Mother Geri Cunningham is preaching and presiding at the 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. St. Francis’ is walker/wheelchair and hearing impaired accessible. Gluten-free wafers are available. www.stfrancisfortuna.org, 707-725-4686.
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. On Wednesday, soup will be served at 6 p.m. followed by a Lenten service at 7 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.): On the first Sunday of Lent, Elder Art Jones will preside at worship. Eric Leong will deliver the message. The Gospel reading is Luke 4:1-13.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Eureka (3230 Harrison Ave.): The Rev. David Groe leads worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Children are invited to Sunday school. There’s a regular Eucharist service at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods
McKinleyville (1645 Fischer Ave.): Music and refreshments are available Sundays at 10 a.m. Traditional worship is at 10:30 with hymns and choruses led by Lou Agliolo. There will also be a violin solo by Vee Sorenson, accompanied by Pastor Chuck Clark, whose message is “What is in Your Hand?” Family Communion will follow. Bible study is on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The Women’s Meeting has been rescheduled to March 23, 2 to 4 p.m. 707-839-2625.
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, 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, email@example.com.
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. at 12:30 p.m., there is a sermon discussion and free lunch. The pastor is Bruce Willis. 707-498-2206, hwww.facebook.com/ShelterCoveCA.
Galilee Baptist Church
Eureka (3132 E St.): Services start at 11 a.m. every Sunday. The pastor is Michael Burke.
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