Author Archives: Office Administrator

Minister’s Message for February, 2023

As the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (that includes our congregation!) considers revising our statement of values/principles, I thought you might like to see one of the statements from earlier times.

 

These are the original Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association, as approved when the Unitarian and Universalist denominations consolidated in 1961.

 

In accordance with these corporate […]

President’s Message for February 2023

What a Saturday! I had my usual morning coffee and mini-cinnamon roll but then I participated in Chalice’s annual board retreat with the Coordination Team to set congregational goals for the following year. We met in the rainbow room at Chalice and the retreat was facilitated by Sarah Gibbs Millspaugh (far right in the picture), […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for January, 2023

Happy New Year!

The pandemic might not be fully behind us yet, but things are very different than they were this time last year. In December 2021, we held our first “spirit booster” social gathering on our courtyard, and Christmas Eve was our first multi-platform service (in-person and online) in our chapel. (The omicron spike forced […]

President’s Message for January, 2023

It sometimes feels like the holidays pass as a great storm. We hunker down and wait it out. That was true in many parts of our country as the blizzard of 2022 hit. Here, we had 80 degree weather on Christmas day, but there was still the feel of a great storm passing.

As I look […]

Minister’s Message for December, 2022

The following are excerpts from Rev. Sharon Wylie’s sermon “Miracles Abound” offered on November 28, 2021. You can watch the full sermon on Chalice’s YouTube channel.

This is our lives now: living and coping with the ongoing stresses of a pandemic without definitive end.
And because this is our lives now, we have to be as […]

President’s Message for December, 2022

As the days grow shorter and I spend more time indoors and at home, I like to take time to reflect on the past year. I am always filled with gratitude for my family and friends, and for my Chalice community. It is a time for celebration and renewed hope for a just and generous […]

Minister’s Column for November, 2022

Beloveds,

 

I am so glad to return to you after my four months of sabbatical! I hope the time on your end has been rich and meaningful. For me, it has been restful and nourishing. I am so grateful to have had this time.

 

I never wanted to enter sabbatical with any kind of “plan,” and I’m […]

President’s Column for November, 2022

A big Thank You to Rev. Dr. Greg as he departs after serving as our sabbatical minister for the past three months. I appreciated his heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring sermons as well as his gentile guidance for the Board of Trustees and the staff. I am sure he will do well wherever his life journey […]

President’s Column for October, 2022

We are now 3 months into Rev. Sharon’s 4 month sabbatical and I wish to thank  Rev. Dr. Greg for his excellent services and guidance while Rev. Sharon is away. Also, I am very grateful to the Coordinating Team and the Worship Associates who have done an outstanding job of keeping things going and providing […]