Author Archives: RevSharon

January 28th is Our White Supremacy Teach-In

Beloved community,

In case you are not familiar with them, please know that the Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism Organizing Collective (abbreviated “BLUU”) formed in July 2015 to provide support, information, and resources for Black Unitarian Universalists. They also work to expand the role and visibility of Black UUs within our faith.

In the past two […]

Having a blue Christmas?

Beloved community,

It’s not unusual to feel sad or “blue” at Christmas time.

A 2011 review of empirical studies found that mood worsens in December. Loneliness, anxiety, and helplessness rise. One study “concluded that one of the most relevant factors in Christmas depressions is the individual’s belief in the myth that everyone else is having a […]

Memorial for Bill Spaulding on January 9

As was announced to the congregation via email on November 26, founding member Bill Spaulding has passed away.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Chalice on Tuesday, January 9 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow.

For those coming from out of town:
Escondido, California is about 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. […]

Memorial for Jim Schnelker on Dec. 12

As was announced to the congregation via email on November 17, founding member Jim Schnelker has passed away.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Chalice on Tuesday, December 12 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow.

For those coming from out of town:
Escondido, California is about 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. […]

Expectations at Chalice

Beloved community,

Those of you who have become Chalice members in the past few years have received a handout about membership expectations. Bu those of you who have been Chalice members for longer than that have likely never seen this information! I’m including it here as my monthly message because I think it’s important to […]

Memorial for Charles Pinney on Oct. 29th

As was announced to the congregation via email on September 8, Charles Pinney has passed away.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Chalice on Sunday, October 29 at 2 p.m. Reception to follow.

For those coming from out of town:
Escondido, California is about 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. You will […]

Raising Unitarian Universalists

Beloved community,

The majority of children who are raised attending Unitarian Universalist congregations do NOT become adults who attend UU congregations. It is not that they leave Unitarian Universalism for other faith traditions, although some of them do. It is that they do not become people who attend church.

When we talk about growing our membership, […]