Churches celebrate Easter online
Editor’s note: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, area churches have made adjustments to their regular services. Most are offering online services. Here are some of the local church responses:
ARCATA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Arcata (1700 Union St.):
Sunday morning services and activities, as well as all Bible study groups, are being suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. However, Pastor Dennis McGuire is posting a current sermon each week at www.arcatafbc.org. Call 707-822-0367 with prayer requests.
FIRST COVENANT CHURCH Eureka (2526 J St.):
Interim Pastor Ali Hasan will be worshiping online with the word of God this Easter Sunday: “The Real Cure: Christ!” Jeremiah 8:22; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Worship services begin at 10a.m. Sundays at www.fcceureka.org, or visit the church Facebook page. Music is a mix of traditional hymns led by Joan Sikkens and praise songs led by Seth Farison. 707-442-6774.
EUREKA CENTER FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING
Eureka (239 Buhne St.):
There will not be a service Sunday. Church is available at http://eurekasom.com, 707-443-5743; prayer line: 707-445-4257.
Eureka (1032 Bay St.):
Easter services are available online this weekend. Pastors Matt and Heidi Messner will be preaching a message out of John 11 titled “I am Your Victory.” Services will air on the Faith Center website and Facebook page at 6 p.m. tonight and Sunday at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Faith Center’s building is currently closed for walk-in appointments during the week, though the staff is ready to respond to requests and questions during this crisis. Assistance is available and appointments are still being scheduled. If you wish to contact Faith Center’s staff and pastors during the closure, use the website contact form or call 707-442-1784 during regular office hours. During the gathering restrictions, services will be livestreamed at eurekafaithcenter.org, on Facebook Live and through the church app. Faith Center is also on Instagram @eurekafaithcenter. Youth can stay connected @thebridgefcym on Instagram for interactive games, live worship, mini messages and fun #socialdistancing activities. For updates on Celebrate Recovery, visit the Faith Center Celebrate Recovery Facebook page. Services are also shown Sundays on KBVU (28) at 8:30 a.m. and on Access Humboldt.
EUREKA FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Eureka (520 Del Norte
St.): Worship on Easter Sunday will be a livestream beginning at 9:30 a.m. on the church’s Facebook page. Pastor Kathryn Dunning’s message is titled “Christ is Risen Indeed!” A Holy Communion liturgy will be shared. A joint sunrise service with Eureka First United Methodist Church, Eureka First Baptist Church and Eureka First Church of the Nazarene will be held online at 6a.m. Easter Sunday at eurekafirstbaptist. com. 707-442-3015.
FORTUNA CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Fortuna (1355 Ross Hill
Road): Sunday worship services and Wednesday meetings are suspended for now due to the national public health situation. Visit www. fortunanaz.org for the latest news and audio message.
OUR SAVIOUR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
Ferndale (425 Shaw Ave.):
The church will be broadcasting live on Facebook every Sunday until further notice. The service starts at 10a.m. The service will
be broadcast from Our Saviour’s one week, Christ Lutheran the next week (alternating weeks). The Easter service Sunday will be broadcast from Christ Lutheran. 707-786-9619.
CHRIST LUTHERAN, FORTUNA
Fortuna (2132 Smith
Lane): The church will be broadcasting live on Facebook every Sunday until further notice. The service starts at 10a.m. The service will be broadcast from Our Saviour’s one week, Christ Lutheran the next week (alternating weeks). The Easter service Sunday will be broadcast from Christ Lutheran. 707-725-2995.
UNITY OF THE REDWOODS
Eureka: The meeting time is changed to 11 a.m. Sundays with no physical location. Unity of the Redwoods will meet via conference call until further notice. To join in on a Sunday at 11 a.m., call 712-775-7031. When asked,
enter this access code: 406984#. For more church information, call 707617-0133or go to www. unityoftheredwoods.com.
FORTUNA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Fortuna (10th and N
streets): Pastor Linda Ford is placing her Sunday morning message on the church’s Facebook page and on YouTube. It is titled “And After the Darkness, Dawn,” with scripture from Luke 24: 1-12. 707-725-4914, www. fortunaumc.org.
CHRIST THE REDEEMER REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — A 9MARKS CHURCH
Eureka (1427 California
St.): The church offers online Sunday school and services, accessed through the church website. 707442-6600, www.christtheredeemerrpc.com.
ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
Ferndale (795 Berding
Easter Sunday morning service will be pre-recorded to allow people to celebrate by hearing the Gospel, listening to the readings and participating in the prayers for this day of alleluias and He is risen! It will be posted on YouTube, Facebook and at stmarksferndale.com, available by the usual start time of Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (There is no Easter sunrise service this year.) Regular studies are temporarily canceled. The pastor is the Rev. Tyrel Bramwell. 707-786-9353.
LUTHERAN CHURCH OF ARCATA
Arcata (151 E. 16th St.):
During this time, the church will not be holding services Sunday mornings. You’re invited to click on the church webpage each Sunday and view a worship and devotion led by the pastors. 707822-5117, www.lutheranchurcharcata.org.
WESLEYAN CHURCH OF THE REDWOODS
Fischer Road): All services and meeting times are suspended during the COVID-19crisis. The church will celebrate Resurrection Sunday (Easter) when the church returns to normal service times. In the meantime, call 707-839-2625 and leave prayer requests or questions.
SAINT ALBAN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Arcata (1675 Chester Ave.): Visit the church website for Easter offerings and links to its livestreamed online services at stalbansarcata.org.
GRACE GOOD SHEPHERD CHURCH
McKinleyville (1450 Hiller Road): Sunday services will be livestreamed on Facebook beginning at 10 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.
ST. FRANCIS EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Fortuna (568 16th St.): Celebrate Easter by joining the church online as everyone celebrates the Risen Lord with “Worship At Home.” Facebook Live simulcasts are held Sundays at 10:30a.m. Visit strancisfortuna.org for a link to the Facebook page and the previous week’s recorded worship services.
CHRIST CHURCH EUREKA
Eureka (625 15th St.):
On Sunday, Christ Church Eureka will celebrate Easter Sunday. The 10:30 a.m. service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/ ChristChurchEureka or go to https://christchurcheureka. org and follow the livestream links provided.
HEALING ROOMS OF THE REDWOOD COAST
Eureka (3400 F St.): Healing Rooms will be temporarily closed. Prayer needs are welcome. Call your requests into 707-834-5800.
CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Eureka (South and Prospect streets): There will be no services until further notice due to the COVID-19 crisis. 707-442-1575, calvarylutheran.com.
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF EUREKA
Eureka (819 15th St.): Join Pastor Rus Kosits Sunday live on Facebook as he celebrates Easter Sunday with a message, special music and more. All activities and services are closed during the shelter in place. 707443-4897, www.firstpresbyterianeureka.org.
EUREKA THE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
Eureka (1060 Hoover
The church will be livestreaming services every Sunday morning at 11 a.m., Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Live services can be watched through eureka. church/live or on the church Facebook page.
ST. BERNARD CATHOLIC CHURCH Eureka (615 H St.):
News, announcements and links to daily Mass and daily Rosary are available at www.saintbernards.org.
ST. JOSEPH CHURCH (MISSION OF ST. BERNARD CHURCH) Eureka (Henderson and C streets):
News, announcements and links to daily Mass and daily Rosary are available at www.saintbernards.org.
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH Eureka (2085 Myrtle Ave.):
News, announcements, daily Mass and daily Rosary are available at sacredheartweb.org and www.facebook.com/sacredhearteureka. Sunday Mass in high definition can be found on the church YouTube channel (Sacred Heart Parish, Eureka).
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL
Eureka: (2700 Dolbeer St.): News, announcements, daily Mass and daily Rosary are available at sacredheartweb.org and www.facebook.com/sacredhearteureka. Sunday Mass in high definition can be found on the church YouTube channel (Sacred Heart Parish, Eureka).
EUREKA SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
Eureka (4251 F St.): There will be no services this week due to health guidelines. The pastor is Roger Williams. 707-442-6950.
ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH Arcata (1690 Janes Road):
Until further notice, go to stmarysarcata.com for online masses or google the Diocese of Santa Rosa website for online worship opportunities and further information. 707-822-7696, stmarysarcata.com.
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH Blue Lake (340 Greenwood Ave.):
Until further notice, go to stmarysarcata. com for online masses or google the Diocese of Santa Rosa website for online worship opportunities and further information. St. Joseph is a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arcata (see above listing). 707-822-7696.
ST. KATERI TEKAKWITHA CATHOLIC MISSION CHURCH Hoopa (Pine Creek Road):
Until further notice, go to stmarysarcata.com for online masses, or google the Diocese of Santa Rosa website for online worship opportunities and further information. St. Kateri is a mission of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Arcata (see above listing). 707822-7696.
CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH
McKinleyville (1951 McKinleyville Ave.): Until further notice, go to stmarysarcata.com for online masses, or google the Diocese of Santa Rosa website for online worship opportunities and further information. 707-839-2911.
HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC MISSION CHURCH Trinidad (Parker and Hector streets):
Until further notice, go to stmarysarcata. com for online masses, or google the Diocese of Santa Rosa website for online worship opportunities and further information. 707839-2911.
ARCATA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Arcata (670 11th St.):
The church will try to add a Zoom meeting room to the ways one can experience the worship service. If all goes well, you can hear one another sing and do the responsive readings as well as add prayer requests via text or voice during the service. The log in number is 363925-005. Call 707-8220367 with prayer requests. The pastor of the church is the Rev. Dan Link.
BAYSIDE COMMUNITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Bayside (2023 Old Arcata Road):
Easter Sunday will be virtual this year, streaming at 11 a.m. from the website for Arcata Presbyterian Church and on Facebook. The Rev. Dan Link will deliver a sermon titled “He is Risen!”
Ferndale (549 Berding St.): Following the direction of Bishop Robert F. Vasa, Church of the Assumption, Ferndale, is canceling all Masses and other church related services and activities in the church and parish hall until further notice. Visit the website or google The Diocese of Santa Rosa website for online worship opportunities and more information. The Rev. Mario Laguros is the pastor. 707-786-9551.
THE CHURCH ON THE ROCK McKinleyville (2333 McKinleyville Ave.):
The church is carrying its scaled-down services live online each Sunday at the regular time of 10 a.m. on its church Facebook page. Click “like” to receive notifications and to see those services. Pastor David Kilmer and Elizabeth Kilmer will be sharing words of encouragement and prayers. Those services will also be available on that page for some time afterward. 707839-7993.
HUMBOLDT UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
Bayside (24 Fellowship Way): “Rolling Back the Stone” will be the topic examined by the Rev. Anthony Mtuaswa Johnson in a Zoom service at 11 a.m. Sunday. This sermon will focus on what lessons one may glean for oneself while recognizing the most important and oldest festival of the Christian church. What does this ancient celebration have to offer in this time of tumult? Perhaps this is the time for “Rolling Back the Stone.” A recording of the service will be available for viewing at the fellowship website, huuf.org.
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First Covenant Church in Eureka will offer worship online this Easter Sunday.
Sunday morning services at Arcata First Baptist Church are suspended until further notice due to COVID-19. However, Pastor Dennis McGuire is posting a current sermon each week at www.arcatafbc.org.