Churches cel­e­brate Easter on­line

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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.

FAITH CEN­TER

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

St.):

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

McKin­leyville (1645

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, ggschurch@gmail.com.

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

St.):

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!”

AS­SUMP­TION CHURCH

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.

North Coast Hap­pen­ings is a free ser­vice for churches and other faith-based groups.

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JACQUE SMITH MUR­PHY — CON­TRIB­UTED

First Covenant Church in Eureka will of­fer wor­ship on­line this Easter Sun­day.

HEATHER SHEL­TON — THE TIMES-STAN­DARD

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.

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