Author Archives: Chalice Office

Rev. Sharon Wylie “Waiting is hard” November 2018 Newsletter

Writing this column at the end of October 2018, we at Chalice are waiting. We are waiting to get our building permit, expected any day now, from the City of Escondido, which will allow us—at long last—to begin construction of a new, seven-room multipurpose building on our campus. This is Phase 1 of a three-phase […]

Congregation President’s Message for November 2018 Newsletter

Congregation President’s Message
For November 2018 Chalice Newsletter

Why I Support the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC)
“The Hebrew word for charity tzedakah simply means justice, and as this suggests giving to the poor is no optional extra but an essential part of living a just life.” Peter Singer
The UUSC began as the […]

Congregation President’s Message for Sept. 2018 Newsletter


Julie and I purchased beautiful new Chrysler Minivan, expressly to support our full-time job as transporters of grandchildren. It’s a remarkable piece of engineering and much more advanced than the Prius it replaced. The Instruction Manual is only available online and is over […]

Memorial for Kathy Johnson on April 22

As was announced to the congregation via email on March 20, member Kathy Johnson has passed away.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Chalice on Sunday, April 22 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 […]

Auction Event Tickets Available

Auction Event – Saturday, September 30 5 to 8 pm
Almost Annual Oktoberfest

Tickets are still available for this traditional celebration.
Fun music: Beer Barrel Polka, maybe the “Chicken Dance”!
Please contact the office by 4 pm Thursday, Sept. 28 if you do not have a ticket, but want to attend. If you bought […]

From Our Board President February 2017

Chalice UU Congregation publishes a monthly newsletter. This is an article written by our Board President, Kathy Zapata for the February 2017 newsletter.

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the […]

From the Board President January 2017


I dare say that many of us in our little community are beginning 2017 with a sense of relief – at least 2016 is over! We experienced real losses this past year, both within our congregation and more distant ones. And for those surprised by November’s election results, reactions […]