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. The pastor’s message is titled “Do you want to be healed? John 5:1-18.” The Ladies Bible Study meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with various leaders. Wednesday night will continue the video series “The Jewish Foundation of Christianity” at 7 p.m. 707-725-3151.
Eureka (1032 Bay St.): Pastor Matt Messner preaches Part III in the series “Upcycle” this weekend. His message is titled “Breaking the Cycle” and comes from Judges 1-2. Church members will also be joined this weekend by missionary Maggie Josiah, who serves in Uganda with the African Hospitality Institute. Adult and children’s services are on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Services can also be seen live at www.eurekafaithcenter.org. Celebrate Recovery is every Monday with a meal at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Eureka
Eureka (15th and I streets): Sunday’s service will be the formal installation of a new pastor service beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Rus Kosits was involved in Presbyterian youth activities growing up in San Diego. After graduation with a degree in community design, ecology and economics, he worked in Subic Bay, Philippines, and Illinois, returning to San Diego to be a children’s and youth ministry director at Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church. He graduated from San Francisco Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2012 and was ordained in PUSA in 2016. He plays guitar, currently with the Praise Band, and enjoys the outdoors. He has a wife and two children. Kosits’ sermon for Sunday is “No Bow Strings Attached,” taken from Genesis: 9:1–17. Sunday school for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade begins following the children’s sermon. Child care is available during the service. Following the service there is fellowship time. On Wednesdays, Bible study meets at 7 p.m. The “Vine” (K-5) meets Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Rooted — Jr.” for middle schoolers is Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Rooted — Sr.” for high school is Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 707-443-4897, http://firstpresbyterianeureka.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 will deliver the morning message, “What to Do with the Loot?,” based on Luke 16:1-13. Communion is open to all. Stay for “Coffee and Conversations” after worship. Interfaith Zen meditation, which is open to the community, is now held on Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. This is an immigrant welcoming, open and affirming fellowship. 707-445-5488, email@example.com.
St. Francis’ Episcopal Church
Fortuna (568 16th St.): On the 15th Sunday after Pentecost, the worship service is at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist. The Rev. Geri Cunningham is preaching and presiding, with Deacon Mara Arack assisting. Wednesday’s schedule is: 9:30 a.m. Morning Prayer; 10 a.m. Prayer Group; and 10:30 a.m. Crafts in Ferguson House next door to church on 16th Street. On Friday at 4 p.m., there’ll be a Bible study of the lessons for Sept. 29: Jeremiah 32:1-3a,6-15; Psalm 91:1-6,14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31. St. Francis’ is walker, wheelchair and hearing impaired accessible. Gluten-free wafers are available. 707-725-4686.
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 “Money, An Emotional Topic.” Child care is provided from 9:15 to 11 a.m. Today at 5:30 p.m., all are invited to Third Saturday Supper at Eureka First UMC. firstumceureka.org, 707-442-3015.
First Presbyterian Church of Arcata
Arcata (670 11th St.): On Sunday, guest preacher the Rev. Jeri Gray-Reneberg will deliver a sermon titled “The Tool That Can Bring True Riches.” The responsive reading will be Psalm 113 and the Gospel reading Luke 16:1-13. Joyce Melin is the reader. Elder David Goodman will be giving the children’s message. Sunday church service begins at 11 a.m. followed by fellowship. Child care and Sunday school are provided during the service.
Christ Episcopal Church
Eureka (1428 H St.): On Sunday, the Rev. 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 children will be held during the 10:30 a.m. service. Gluten-free wafers are available. Compline prayer will be held Wednesdays at 7 p.m. The painting of the Labryinth has been completed, but it will be a few weeks until the paint is cured. Therefore, Compline and Centering Prayer will be held in the Fr. Doug Library until further notice. 707-442-1797.
Grace Good Shepherd Church
McKinleyville (1450 Hiller Road): Pastors Lynn and Deborah Hubbard will lead worship for the 15th Sunday of Pentecost at 10 a.m. Seated meditation is offered Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Qigong is offered Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. The church’s roots are in the Christian tradition, yet it honors and affirms the spiritualities of all peoples and cultures of the Earth. 707-839-3726, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fortuna Seventh-day Adventist Church
Fortuna (2301 Rohnerville Road): Sabbath School today begins at 9:45 a.m. with Raemel Oliveira in charge. Elder David Perry will lead a discussion of the Bible lesson. The sermon today, “The Lion and The Lamb,” will continue a study of the book of Revelation presented by Pastor Dan Freedman. Today’s music is by Colleen Hough, George Whitchurch Jr. and Michael Norton. www.fortunaSDAchurch.org.
Arcata First Baptist Church
Arcata (1700 Union St.): Pastor Dennis McGuire leads worship Sundays at 10:15 a.m. The church offers a nursery, Sunday school and college/career ministry. 707-822-0367, www.arcatafbc.org.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
Ferndale (425 Shaw Ave.): Worship service is at 9 a.m. Sunday. Gary Markegard will be delivering the sermon. Sunday school is available for children. Fellowship follows the service. 707-786-9619.
Fortuna (2132 Smith Lane): Worship service is Sunday at 11 a.m. Gary Markegard will be delivering the sermon. 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. with Pastor Rick Barklage sharing a message titled “Trusting in the Mercy of God.” A coffee fellowship and Bible classes for all ages follows.
Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Bayside (24 Fellowship Way): “Multicultural Transformation” will be the topic presented by the Rev. Jonipher Kwong at the 9 and 11 a.m. services on Sunday. Child care is available and Religious Education is offered at 11 a.m. www.huuf.org.
Calvary Lutheran Church
Eureka (South and Prospect streets): Services are at 10 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Pat Higgins’ sermon for Sunday is titled “Managing.” Holy Communion is available for all with bread and wine or grape juice or a blessing. Children are welcome. Refreshments will follow the service. calvarylutheran.com.
Fortuna United Methodist Church
Fortuna (10th and N streets): “Salad and Pie, Oh My!” is coming up Friday, Sept. 27, and the community is invited. Pastor Linda Ford’s message on Sunday will be “Doing” with scripture from Luke 10: 3-14. Church begins at 10 a.m. with a favorite hymn sing and child care available. Bible study will be meeting on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and the Saturday Lunch Bunch will start up at 11:30 a.m. for a potluck and book study. The Noon Caregivers for Dementia Support Group meets Thursdays. 707-725-4914, www.fortunaumc.org.
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 the first Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m. September through May. 707-839-2911.
Christ the Redeemer Reformed Presbyterian Church
Eureka (1427 California St.): “Meet Nehemiah” from Nehemiah 1:1-11 is both the Sunday school and sermon topic by Pastor Dan Kistler. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., and the church service starts about 10:55 a.m. Learn about Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt on Wednesday at 6 p.m. from the book of Exodus and have fellowship for about one hour (enter the church through church alley entrance). 707-599-5394, www.christtheredeemerrpc.com.
Blue Lake Presbyterian Church
Blue Lake (241 H St.): Each Sunday, prayer and meditation is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10 a.m. Elder Milton Abbott will preside at worship. Elder Steve Anderson will deliver the message. The Gospel reading is Luke 16:1-13
Assumption Catholic Church
Ferndale (546 Berding St.): Religious education, four years to confirmation sign-ups, are underway, with classes starting Sept 29. Mass is offered only this Sunday at 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. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Fridays following morning Mass. The Rev. Mario Laguros is the pastor. 707-786-9551
Wesleyan Church of the Redwoods
McKinleyville (1645 Fischer Road): Sunday morning at 10 a.m. there’ll be coffee and refreshments with music by the church musicians. At 10:30 a.m., there will be a traditional worship service with hymns and choruses conducted by Lou Agliolo, who will also provide special music. The message by Pastor Chuck Clark will be “Life in the Blood!” Wednesday night Bible study is on Bible Prophecy at 6:30 p.m. 707-839-2625.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (LCMS)
Ferndale (795 Berding St.): Sunday Bible study for all ages is at 9 a.m. with worship following at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at 6 p.m. there will be a Wurmbrand video series based on the “Tortured for Christ” film. 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 at 10 a.m. Sunday. Regular Eucharist service at 5:10 p.m. on Wednesday. https://immanuellutheraneureka.com, 707-445-0671.
Unity Church of the Redwoods
Eureka (1531 J St.): At the 1 p.m. Sunday service, the Rev. Molly Cate will speak to the September theme, “Embracing Change,” with a talk titled “Spiritual/Human.” Special music honors the Divine/human connection. After the service, join in for snacks and beverages and the opportunity to ask questions. 707-617-0133, www.unityoftheredwoods.com.
Eureka Catholic Masses
Eureka: Sacred Heart Church (2085 Myrtle Ave.) celebrates Mass Sundays at 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. in English and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 12:15 p.m. in Spanish. Marian devotion Masses are the first Saturdays of the month at 8:30 a.m. Confession is at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesdays or by appointment. St. Bernard Church Holy Mass times are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:15 p.m. First Friday Reparation Mass is at 5:30 p.m. with Holy Rosary, Confession, Mass and Holy Hour. St. Bernard is located at 615 H St. St. Joseph Mission Church (Henderson and C streets) celebrates Mass Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 7:30 a.m. 707-443-8429.
Healing Rooms of the Redwood Coast
Eureka (3400 F St.): Healing Rooms of the Redwood Coast is open on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Healing Rooms is a member of the International Association of Healing Rooms of Spokane, Washington, which has over 3,000 members in 72 countries. As Christians, Healing Rooms believes Jesus died for people’s sins and sicknesses and are healed by his blood. According to a church press release, “The joy of the LORD is our strength.” Nehemiah 6:8. All are welcome and no appointment is 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.
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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