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From the Board President January 2017

BOARD PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER COLUMN  –  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 […]

From the Board President December 2016

PRESIDENT’S COLUMN – DECEMBER 2016

Ah, change. Sometimes it’s welcome, but often it’s stressful, even painful. I have been reminded in recent weeks just how grateful I am for our little community. And through it all, the work of Chalice congregation goes on.

So what does the Board do, anyway? Before I served on Chalice’s Board of […]

Volunteer Spotlight on Callie Leef

December VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT ON Callie Leef

Coordinating Team would like to thank and recognize Callie Leef for her work as the Coordinating Team Lead during Rev. Sharon’s sabbatical and continuing into the congregational year.

 WHAT MINISTRY / GROUP / team DO YOU VOLUNTEER WITH?

Currently: Coordinating Team, Music Committee Member and Secretary, Music Librarian, RE Leader for grades […]

Celebration of Life on Sat, Nov. 19 for Morgana Mlodoch

Friends and family are invited to join us in the Celebration of the life of Morgana Mlodoch on Saturday, November 19 at 2 pm in the chapel at Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2324 Miller Avenue, Escondido, CA 92029.

Morgana was born Michael Mlodoch on July 3, 1952. She was the oldest of 10 siblings, and (in […]

Volunteer Spotlight Carol Simpson

  
Coordinating Team would like to thank and recognize Carol Simpson for her work as the Garden Coordinator and Kitchen Coordinator at Chalice.

WHAT MINISTRY / GROUP / team DO YOU VOLUNTEER WITH?

Currently: I often joke that of Building & Grounds Committee, Larry is Buildings chair and I am Grounds chair, but with a gardening service […]

Volunteer Spotlight Larry Simpson Sept. 2016

Coordinating Team would like to thank and recognize Larry Simpson for his work as the lead for the Building and Grounds Committee. Larry has overseen improvements to the buildings and grounds of the Chalice campus soon after we moved to our current location. Just a few of his efforts have included ensuring that […]

From the Board President October 2016

September was a month of challenges for our little community and for the wider world.
After a joyous weekend that included our much-loved hymn sing service and Cabaret rehearsals, we lost Chalice member Morgana Mlodoch on September 26 to a heart attack. The day before, I introduced a visitor […]

Volunteer Spotlight on Doug Key

August VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT ON Doug Key

Coordinating Team would like to thank and recognize Doug Key for his work as the Chalice Safety Officer. Doug has overseen the weatherizing of one of the play structures, adding hay bales behind the play structures at the edge of the swale, working on additional lighting for the upper parking […]

Board President August 2016

I write this column while wrapping up my work responsibilities and Chalice responsibilities in preparation for a month in Greece and Bulgaria, doing yoga, visiting a beach town, some historical cities and perhaps a winery or two. When you read this in mid-August, Alec and I will be serving as student models for yoga […]

From the Board President July 2016

I write my first column as Chalice’s incoming congregational president while processing the death of my mother Pat. Many of you know that my mom spent the last four years in a memory care facility in Escondido, where I visited with her once or twice a week and monitored her care.

My family and I were […]