Chalice Blog

News from the Chalice Unitarian Univeralist Congregation in Escondido, CA

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, […]

Goodbye from Rev. Elizabeth

I can hardly believe that my time here at Chalice is coming to a close. I am so grateful for the three years I’ve spent here; you have been an important part of my growth as a minister. I will cherish memories of this congregation as well as the skills (and songs!) I have learned […]

Make Sack Lunches June 18

Join Rev. Elizabeth after second service (12:15-1:15) to make sack lunches for individuals experiencing homelessness. These lunches will be distributed by Interfaith Community Services, Chalice charity partner and important local resource. Please RSVP to if you’d like to help!

Save the Date: Arts and Crafts Fair Dec 9

Artists and crafters, would be, wanna be’s or are! We are excited to announce there will be a Chalice Arts and Crafts Fair, December 9th, Saturday, 9 – 2pm. Maybe this would be a good time to make a start on arts and crafts for the Fair.

Neighborhood Connections

Neighborhood Connections are groups of Chalice Congregants that live in geographic areas nearby each other. These groups are being formed as a way for congregants to get to know each other, socialize with each other and/or assist each other on occasion.
We are in the process of finding leaders for each group and hope to […]

Social Justice Forum Follow Up

As a follow-up to the Social Justice Forum of March 18, the proposed new Chalice Social Justice Homelessness Program is meeting on Sunday, June 25 at 12:15PM in the Sanctuary. Several congregants recently met with Interfaith Community Services (the main provider of homelessness services in North County). ICS suggested that Chalice UU support […]

All Church Camp at de Benneville Pines: June 2-June 4, 2017

Take a break from your busy life. Pause, breathe, and renew at our beautiful and relaxing de Benneville Pines camp in the San Bernardino Mountains with Rev. Sharon and other members of our church community. Chalice and First Church of San Diego come together to commune with nature, worship, play, and bask in the […]

May Minister’s Message

These are the remarks Rev. Sharon offered at the April 7th pledge drive dinner.

A little less than five years ago, this congregation voted to call me as your settled minister. We were so excited to have found each other! Everything seemed possible together.

I went back and looked at my notes on what we hoped to […]