Artist Kathrin Burleson’s “Judgment” is part of the Way of the Cross Series and is featured in her book, “The Soul’s Journey,”€ available on Amazon.com and from the artist. The original paintings are in The Chapel of Our Merciful Savior at Christ Episcopal Church, Eureka. For more information or to see more of Burleson’s work, go to www.KathrinBurleson.com. (Courtesy of the artist)
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Fortuna Church of the Nazarene

Fortuna (1355 Ross Hill Road): Easter Sunday breakfast is set for 8:30 a.m. There will also be an Easter egg hunt for the youngsters. Worship services begin at 10 a.m. with contemporary and traditional music, children’s church and a nursery. The message is titled “Looking Forward to Our Own Resurrection.” The Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m., continuing “The Power of a Praying Woman.” Wednesday’s study at 7 p.m. continues with Ray Vander Laan’s travels through the Holy Land. 707-725-3151.

Arcata Presbyterian Church

Arcata (11th and G streets): Sunrise Easter service will be at the Bayside Presbyterian Church at 7 a.m. Easter service is at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dan Link. The message is from Luke 24; 1-12 and the sermon title is “He Is Risen.” Present will be the North Coast Brass Ensemble, which will be playing during the Offertory. The choir, directed by Gary Ross and accompanied by pianist Chuang Li and trumpet soloist Chris Cox, will perform “My Redeemer Lives! Alleluia!” Following Sunday school, the children will hunt for Easter eggs. Sunday school and child care are provided. 707-822-1321.

Christ Episcopal Church

Eureka (1428 H St.): The celebration of Easter begins Saturday at 7 p.m. with the Great Vigil of Easter. The Rev. Dr. Daniel London will preside and preach. On Easter Sunday, London will preside and preach at the Eucharist services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Brunch and an Easter egg hunt will follow the later service. Sunday school for preschool through elementary-age students will be held during the later service. On Tuesday, there will be a Compline service in the Chapel of Our Merciful Saviour. 707-442-1797, https://christchurcheureka.org.

Grace Good Shepherd Church

McKinleyville (1450 Hiller Road): Pastor Lynn and Deborah Hubbard will lead worship for Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. Contemplative Evening Vespers is offered every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Seated meditation is offered Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. and Thursday mornings at 11 a.m. Qigong is offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. 707-839-3726, ggschurch@gmail.com.

Fortuna Seventh-day Adventist Church

Fortuna (2301 Rohnerville Road): Sabbath school begins today at 9:45 a.m. There will be music, Bible study led by Elder David Perry and a mission story. A special Easter worship service at 11:15 a.m. will include multiple music numbers and a sermon by Pastor Dan Freedman. A luncheon will follow. www.fortunaSDAchurch.org

Fortuna United Methodist Church

Fortuna (10th and N streets): On Easter Sunday, Pastor Linda Ford has chosen Luke 23:44-Luke 24:5a as her scripture. Her sermon title will be “Looking.” Church begins at 10 a.m. with a hymn sing and Sunday school is held during the service. 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.

Ferndale Community Church

Ferndale (712 Main St.): An Easter Sunday continental breakfast is at 9:30 a.m. Worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Sean Peifer’s message, “Is there More to Life?,” is based on John 11:17-27. There’s a nursery for small children during the Sunday service. Sunday school for children takes place during the sermon. There’s no youth group this Sunday due to Easter. Adult Bible study is Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. www.ferndalecommunitychurch.org.

St. Francis’ Episcopal Church

Fortuna (568 16th St.): Holy Saturday Liturgy starts at 10 a.m. On Easter Sunday, there will be a Festival Celebration and Holy Eucharist with Mother Geri Cunningham preaching and presiding at 10:30 a.m., followed by Easter brunch and an egg hunt at 11:45 a.m. On Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer takes place, followed at 10 a.m. by a Prayer Group and at 10:20 a.m. by Crafts. On Friday, Bible study is at 3 p.m. and Wow is at 4 p.m. St. Francis’ is walker/wheelchair and hearing impaired accessible. www.stfrancisfortuna.org, 707-725-4686.

United Congregational Christian Church UCC/DOC

Eureka (900 Hodgson St.): An Easter Sunday “Sunrise Service in the Garden” is set for 6:30 a.m. followed by Easter brunch at 7:15 a.m. The Resurrection Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. Bring a flower for “Flowering of the Cross.” The children and adult choirs will sing selections from “A Season to Celebrate” by Allen Pote. This is an immigrant welcoming, open and accepting fellowship. 707-445-5488, eurekauccc@att.net.

United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer

McKinleyville (1944 Central Ave.): The 10 a.m. Easter service will be full of songs and hymns celebrating the resurrection and the living Christ. Pastor April Sousa’s message will address the topic of “Giving up stuff.” Children may go to Joyworks after the children’s sermon, and they will also have an egg hunt after the service. 707-839-5691, www.umc-joyfulhealer.org

Christ the Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church

Eureka (1427 California St.): Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., the main church service starts at 10:55 a.m. (ending about noon) and the third service starts about 12:45 p.m. (ending about 1:30 p.m.). The sermon topic is Romans 16:21-27, “Greetings to the Church and Glory to God.” The third service is about “The Tabernacle and Our Relationship with God.” The weekly Wednesday Bible study is studying Moses confronting Pharaoh of Egypt, in Exodus 9. It starts at 6 p.m. (enter the church through church alley entrance). 707-599-5394, www.christtheredeemerrpc.com.

Arcata United Methodist Church and Catalyst

Arcata (1761 11th St.): AUMC and Catalyst will have a combined Easter service at 10 a.m. This Sunday, the message, “An Uprising of Hope — The End of Hostility,” is by Pastor Bethany Cseh. Both churches are hosting a waffle freakfast and Egg hunt right after worship. 707-822-1963, arcataumc@gmail.com.

Arcata First Baptist Church

Arcata (1700 Union St.): Pastor Dennis McGuire will lead a service to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection Sunday at 10:15 a.m. 707-822-0367, www.arcatafbc.org.

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. this Easter Sunday. Her message is titled “This is the Day of Amazement!” Child care is provided from 9:15 to 11 a.m. A Community Sunrise Service led by the “Churches on the Block” (Methodist, Baptist, Nazarene) will take place at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday morning at the Sacco Amphitheater adjacent to the Adorni Center. Today at 5:30 p.m. all are invited to Third Saturday Supper at Eureka First UMC. At 6:15 p.m., there will be a showing of a documentary about the Eel River called “A Rivers Last Chance.” firstumceureka.org, 707-442-3015.

First Covenant Church of Eureka

Eureka (2526 J St.): On this Resurrection Sunday, Pastor Rick McRostie will be speaking on “Meeting God (John 20:1-18).” There will be one worship service at 10 a.m. The choir, directed by Joan Sikkens, and the Praise Team, led by Seth Farison, will lead the music for the service. Nursery and children’s church are offered during the service. Sunday school for adults will be offered at 9 a.m. There will be an Easter potluck in Fellowship Hall; bring a dish to share. 707-442-6774, www.fcceureka.org.

Bayside Presbyterian Church

Bayside (2023 Old Arcata Road): There will be 7 a.m. sunrise service to celebrate Easter located behind the church and a regular service at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Dan Link will deliver a sermon at both services titled “He is Risen!” (Luke 24:1-14). Fellowship and refreshments will follow.

Rohnerville Assembly of God

Fortuna (4430 Rohnerville Road): At 9:30 a.m., there will be Sunday school for all ages, followed at 10:15 a.m. with a “Meet and Greet” and at 10:30 a.m. with morning worship with the Rev. Linda Mason speaking on “Grave Clothes” taking John 20:1-5 as her Scripture text. At 11 a.m., children’s church will be held, and there’s no evening service Sunday. On Wednesday youth meet at 5 p.m., Bible study is at 7 p.m. and Ladies Bible study starts at 10:30 a.m. The pastor is Rev. Dr. Azariah Jeyakumar. 707-725-4341.

Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer

Fortuna (1431 Ross Hill Road): Morning worship begins at 10 a.m. with the singing of Easter hymns and the message by the Pastor Lance Anderson. After the service, members and guests may join together in the Social Room for a time of fellowship and refreshments. The Tuesday evening Bible study will meet at 6 p.m. at the church, continuing with the study of Ephesians, Book 4.

Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church

Arcata (1675 Chester Ave.): On Sunday, the Very Rev. Sara Potter will lead the celebration of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday with the Great Vigil of Easter at 6 a.m. and a service of Holy Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. The service consists of four parts: It opens in darkness before dawn with the Service of Lights with the kindling of new fire, lighting the Paschal candle; the Service of Lessons with readings from the Hebrew Scripture interspersed with psalms, canticles and prayers; Christian Initiation (Holy Baptism) or the Renewal of Baptismal Vows; and the Eucharist. At 10:30 a.m., there is a family friendly service of Holy Eucharist with hymns and music and St. Alban’s tradition of flowering the cross. An Easter egg hunt and brunch follow the 10:30 a.m. service. Child care for children ages 0-5 is available from 10 a.m. to noon. St. Alban’s welcomes LGTBQ people. www.stalbansarcata.org.

Calvary Lutheran Church

Eureka (South and Prospect streets): Services are at 10 a.m., with Sunday school starting at 9:45 a.m. every other Sunday. Children are welcome at all times. Easter Sunday will feature a sermon by Pastor Pat Higgins titled “New Creation,” with the theme “Jesus’ Resurrection.” A memorial service for Dennis Watson will be included in the service. Holy Communion is available for all with bread and wine or grape juice or a blessing. Refreshments will follow the service. calvarylutheran.com.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Ferndale (425 Shaw Ave.): Easter worship service is at 9 a.m. Sunday school is available for children. Fellowship follows the service. 707-786-9619.

Christ Fortuna

Fortuna (2132 Smith Lane): Easter worship service is at 11 am. Sunday school is available for children. Fellowship follows the service. 707-725-2995.

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Bayside (24 Fellowship Way): “Hope is a Thing with Feathers” will be the topic presented by the Rev. Bryan Jessup at the 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday. In this Easter service, participants will be invited to count the blessings of springtime and open their hearts to the things that bring them hope even in these challenging times. Child care is available and Religious Education is offered at 11 a.m. www.huuf.org.

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Arcata (1690 Janes Road): Easter Vigil Mass will be celebrated today on Holy Saturday at 8:30 p.m.  Easter Sunday masses will be celebrated at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (Latin). 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.): Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated at noon. (There will be no Mass on Holy Saturday at St. Joseph this weekend.) St. Joseph is a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arcata (see above listing). 707-822-7696, stmarysarcata.com.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Mission Church

Hoopa (Pine Creek Road): Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. St. Kateri is a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arcata (see above listing). 707-822-7696.

Christ the King Catholic Church

McKinleyville (1951 McKinleyville Ave.): Easter Vigil Mass will be celebrated today on Holy Saturday at 8 p.m. Easter Sunday Mass will be celebrated 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.

First Presbyterian Church of Blue Lake

Blue Lake (241 H St.): Sunday is an Easter celebration. From 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., there will be meditation and prayer, followed by the worship service at 10 a.m. Elder Milton Abbott will preside at worship. Elder Lane DeVries will deliver the message titled “Risen for You,” based on Acts 10: 34-43. Gospel reading is Luke 24:1-12 and John 20:1-18. Leon Hamilton will play trumpet and Karin Parr the piano during the service. There will be Easter flowers available after the service.

Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods

McKinleyville (1645 Fischer Ave.): On Sunday at 10 a.m., enjoy coffee, sweet rolls and music by the Old Gold Band. At 10:30 a.m., there will be traditional hymns and an Easter Sunday musical by Lou Agliolo and the choir. Come enjoy a celebration of the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 6:30 p.m. and features the video series “The God I Never Knew.” 707-839-2625.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Ferndale (795 Berding St.): On Easter Sunday, there’s a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. at the top of the Ferndale Cemetery, with breakfast following in the church’s Fellowship Hall. Bible study for all ages begins at 9 a.m. followed by worship at 10:30 a.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.

Immanuel Lutheran Church

Eureka (3230 Harrison Ave.): The Rev. David Groe leads worship services. Children are invited to Sunday school. Easter service starts at 10 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt for children following worship.

Lutheran Church of Arcata

Arcata (151 E. 16th St.): A sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday and a festival service will be at 10 a.m. Easter breakfast will be served in between services from 7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. with donations helping to support missions.

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, fierro_roman@yahoo.com.

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, humboldtfriendsmeeting.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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