Fortuna United Methodist Church
Fortuna (10th and N streets): Today, the Lunch Bunch will meet at 11:30 a.m. for a potluck and for the continuation of the study of “Historical Jesus.” Steve Garrison will be the guest speaker on Sunday morning and has chosen Acts 10: 34-35 as his scripture. “Remembering Honoring” will be title of his message. Church begins at 10 a.m. with a favorite hymn sing and Sunday school is held during the service. The Noon Caregivers for Dementia Support Group meets Thursdays. 707-725-4914, www.fortunaumc.org.
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 pastor will deliver the message. Refreshments at Solid Grounds Cafe follow. The Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m., continuing “The Power of a Praying Woman.” Wednesday night’s study at 7 p.m. continues with Ray Vander Laan’s new series. 707-725-3151.
First Covenant Church of Eureka
Eureka (2526 J St.): This Sunday, Pastor Rick McRostie will be continuing his message series, “Real Lives/Real Lessons.” This Sunday’s sermon is “Moses: When You Think You Can’t.” 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 music for the contemporary service. A nursery, a junior and senior high class, children’s church and adult classes are offered during the traditional service. A nursery, Sunday school classes for children and adult classes are offered during the contemporary service. 707-442-6774, www.fcceureka.org.
Arcata Presbyterian Church
Arcata (670 11th St.): Pastor Dan Link has prepared a sermon titled “The God Who Heals!” The Scripture reading is Psalm 67. The New Testament reading is John 5: 1-9. Music will be under the direction of Gary Ross with the anthem, “Cornerstone.” Friday is the shelter dinner. There will be the sack lunch program to distribute to the homeless Saturday 10 a.m. Sunday school and nursery for children is available on Sunday during service. The church’s Memorial Day remembrance will feature a Two Bell Ceremony and “Taps” by Gary Ross. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, “There is Power in the Name of Jesus,” is by Pastor Bethany Cseh. 707-822-1963, email@example.com.
Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church
Arcata (1675 Chester Ave.): On Thursday at 5:30 p.m., a service of Holy Eucharist on the Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ will be celebrated at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. Ascension Day, a main feast of the church year in the Episcopal Church, occurs on the 40th day of the Easter season and marks the occasion on which the risen Christ is taken into heaven after appearing to his followers for 40 days (Acts 1:1-11, Mk 16:19). The Ascension marks the conclusion of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances. St. Alban’s welcomes LGTBQ people. www.stalbansarcata.org.
United Congregational Christian Church UCC/DOC
Eureka (900 Hodgson St.): Worship begins Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Rev. Cindi Knox is back in the pulpit and will bring the morning message. It will be based on Acts 16: 9-15. Stay for coffee and conversation after worship. Interfaith Zen meditation is held Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. This is an immigrant welcoming, open and accepting fellowship. 707-445-5488, firstname.lastname@example.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. Sunday. The guest speakers for this service are Sharon Sligh, a Tolowa woman, and Mitzi Beck, a Karuk woman. Child care is provided from 9:15 to 11 a.m.
Grace Good Shepherd Church
McKinleyville (1450 Hiller Road): Pastors Lynn and Deborah Hubbard will lead worship for the Sixth Sunday of Easter at 10 a.m. Contemplative Evening Vespers is offered every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Seated meditation is offered Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Qigong is offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. 707-839-3726, email@example.com.
United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer
McKinleyville (1944 Central Ave.): At the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, Tony Giraud will discuss the Bible passage about “The Least of These” (Matthew 25:40-45). The Joyful Healer Band will play and children may go to Joyworks after the children’s sermon. 707-839-5691, www.umc-joyfulhealer.org.
Arcata First Baptist Church
Arcata (1700 Union St.): Pastor Dennis McGuire will lead the service. There is also a nursery and Sunday school. The service begins at 10:15 a.m. 707-822-0367, www.arcatafbc.org.
Ferndale Community Church
Ferndale (712 Main St.): Worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dan Tubbs Jr., a church elder, will be sharing the message, “Healthy Relationships,” based on Ephesians 4:1-6. Mike Gibbs will be leading the worship music. There’s a nursery for small children during the Sunday service. Sunday school for kids takes place during the sermon. YouthConnected is on Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Adult Bible study is not meeting in May. www.ferndalecommunitychurch.org.
Christ Episcopal Church
Eureka (1428 H St.): On the sixth Sunday of Easter, 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. 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. 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.
Lutheran Church of Arcata
Arcata (151 E. 16th St.): Worship is Sunday at 10 a.m. (note new worship time). Pastor Rick Barklage will share a message titled “Take Heart-Living a Life of Confidence in an Uncertain World.” A coffee fellowship follows. 707-822-5117, www.lutheranchurcharcata.org.
Calvary Lutheran Church
Eureka (South and Prospect streets): Services are at 10 a.m. with Sunday school every other Sunday at 9:45 a.m., but children are welcome at all times. Sunday’s sermon will be titled “Thank You,” and will be a farewell sermon by retiring Deacon Suzanne O’Dea. Holy Communion is available to all with bread wine or grape juice or a blessing. A reception will be held after the service, with finger foods served. Calvarylutheran.com.
Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods
McKinleyville (1645 Fischer Ave.): Sunday morning coffee and music is at 10 a.m. and the traditional worship service is at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Chuck Clark leading hymns and choruses. Special music is by Vee Sorenson. The pastor’s message is “Precept Upon Precept, Line Upon Line.” The video “The God I Never Knew” will be shown on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. This is the final Wednesday night service until September. 707-839-2625.
First Presbyterian Church of Eureka
Eureka (15th and I streets): Associate Paster Rus Scholta is leading the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. His sermon is “What’s Worth Wanting?” with text from Acts 16:9-15, and John 5:1-9. The Praise Band will lead music. Sunday school meets during the service and child care is available during the service. Following the service, there is fellowship time. On Wednesdays, Centering Prayer meets at 5 p.m., “The Vine” meets at 5:15 p.m. and Pastor Tim Doty’s Bible study meets at 6 p.m. “Rooted” meets Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Bayside Presbyterian Church
Bayside (2023 Old Arcata Road): At the 9:30 a.m. service, the Rev. Dan Link will deliver a sermon titled “The God Who Heals!” Fellowship and refreshments will follow.
Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Bayside (24 Fellowship Way): “People Worth Remembering” will be the topic facilitated by the Rev. Bryan Jessup at the 10 a.m. service on Sunday. In this Memorial Day service, Jessup will lead the congregation in thinking about people from the past who they find inspirational and then invite people from the congregation to delve into their own memories of people who have had powerful, positive impact on their lives. Child care is available and religious education is offered. The fellowship strives to be a diverse congregation and welcomes all people. www.huuf.org.
Immanuel Lutheran Church
Eureka (3230 Harrison Ave.): The Rev. David Groe leads worship at 10 a.m. Sunday. Children are invited to Sunday school. The regular Eucharist service is at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday. 707-445-0671, https://immanuellutheraneureka.com.
Assumption Catholic Church
Ferndale (546 Berding St.): Mass is offered on Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. with music and hymns. Weekday Mass is held at 8 a.m. on Monday, Thursday and Friday in the Rectory Chapel. The Rev. Mario Laguros is the pastor. 707-786-9551.
First Presbyterian Church
Blue Lake (241 H St.): Prayer and meditation is from 8:30 to 9:30 Sunday, followed by the worship service at 10 a.m. Elder Leslie McBroome will preside at worship this Sunday. The message will be delivered by Elder Steve Anderson. The Gospel reading is John 14:23-29.
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. Sunday. Wednesday Bible study is at 6 p.m. and is “Community: We are not alone,” from The Lutheran Spirituality Series. 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.
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, stmarysarcata.com.
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.
St. Francis’ Episcopal Church
Fortuna (568 16th St.): On the Sixth Sunday of Easter, there’s a 10:30 a.m. worship service with Holy Eucharist. Mother Geri Cunningham will preach and preside, and Dana Christen is the accompanist. On Wednesday, the schedule is: 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer; 10 a.m. Prayer Group; and 10:20 a.m., crafts. On Friday, Bible study is at 3 p.m. and focuses on the lessons for the June 2 Liturgy: Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17,20-21; and John 17:20-26. St. Francis’ is walker/wheelchair and hearing impaired accessible. Gluten-free wafers are available. www.stfrancisfortuna.org, 707-725-4686.
Eureka (1032 Bay St.): Pastor Scott Lemmon will be preaching Part V in the series “Pressure Points.” His sermon title is “Balancing Life’s Demands: Family and Work/Ministry.” Adult and children’s services are on Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Services are also shown live at www.eurekafaithcenter.org. Celebrate Recovery is every Monday with a meal at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.
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, 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.
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, www.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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