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Minister’s Message for Novmber, 2021

The following is an excerpt from Rev. Sharon Wylie’s sermon “Maybe We Make God” offered on October 3, 2021:

 

These are hard times to be a churchgoer.

 

When I first joined a Unitarian Universalist church in 2004, the first church of any kind I had ever joined, it was still very mainstream to attend church, and there […]

President’s Column for November, 2021

On September 26, Gregory C Carrow-Boyd was our guest speaker at our Sunday service. He used the quote “Justice is what love looks like in public.”  Here are a few words I wrote shortly after that sermon.

“Justice is what love looks like in public”.  I love the quote.  Because yes, justice is what love looks […]

President’s Message for October 2021

Pamela Rutledge writes the following in the journal, Psychology Today:

 

“When organizations, causes, brands or individuals identify and develop a core story, they create and display authentic meaning and purpose that others can believe, participate with, and share. This is the basis for cultural and social change. This is a skill worth learning.”

 

What is the core […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for October 2021

Beloveds,

 

As you have noticed, we are not worshipping in-person yet. We are still working on figuring out the technology, which is complicated. UU congregations across the country are sharing resources and learning together on Facebook. We are not the only congregation working on this, and we are not the only congregation that doesn’t have it […]

President’s Message for September 2021

One of the goals for the Board this year is as follows. “Support the Outreach team to make Chalice more visible to the outside Community and encourage growth, with a goal of diversifying membership”

 

Our current membership at Chalice includes 130 members, 9 non-voting members, 5 member emeritus and 39 pledging friends, totalling 183. According to […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for September 2021

One of the things I will always remember about the pandemic is what it is like when what we want to know is still unfolding. Over and over again we’ve said, “we’ll know more soon” and “we’ll know more in a month.”

Last month I wrote that there was talk of booster shots. One month later, […]

Minister’s Message for August, 2021

In early June, I emailed the congregation (members, friends, and others who attend regularly) to ask about your vaccination status, Of the 230 people I emailed, I got 143 responses, some of whom answered for themselves and people not on my email list (so the numbers don’t add up exactly, as you’ll see).

Of the 143 […]

President’s Message for August, 2021

Do you know what our mission statement is here at Chalice?

Let me see if I can tell you without looking it up. Open doors, open hearts, open minds,…and then something about seeking justice to the wider world.

I remember when we, as a congregation, created it. I remember really enjoying the process.  Except the long discussion […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for July, 2021

For over a year, I have been living with fear and anxiety as a constant presence in my life. Now, the fear and anxiety are lessening. Which should be wonderful, yes?

But now there is an emptiness where the fear and anxiety were. And the emptiness feels unpleasant.

This is why people drink, I think. Or gamble […]