Author Archives: RevSharon

Rest in Peace, Steven Withers

Steven Withers has been one of Chalice’s Sunday worship musicians since 2016. We have just learned that he died unexpectedly on May 2, apparently from a heart attack. We will miss him. We will miss his smiling face. We will miss his music.

Steven Withers

Steven Withers grew up in the Point Loma area of San […]

Tips for Attending Sunday Coffee Hour

Attending Sunday worship on Zoom means you need to see and hear what’s happening—fairly simple for anyone who is comfortable watching videos on YouTube or other places online.

Attending coffee hour on Zoom means that other people need to hear—and hopefully see—YOU. A bit trickier.

If you need to set up Zoom on your computer, follow the […]

Tips for Leading a Zoom Meeting

Review the instructions for meeting attendees first.

Who Schedules and Who Hosts

Someone involved with the meeting needs to have a professional (i.e., paid for) Zoom account. Rev. Sharon has an account, and several Chalice congregants have purchased their own accounts. There is no need for everyone to have a paid account. Contact Rev. Sharon about […]

Tips for Attending a Zoom Meeting

Attending Sunday worship on Zoom means you need to see and hear what’s happening—fairly simple for anyone who is comfortable watching videos on YouTube or other places online.

Attending a meeting on Zoom means that other people need to hear—and hopefully see—YOU. A bit trickier.

If you need to set up Zoom on your computer, follow the […]

How to view our worship services online using Zoom

Step 1. Set Up Zoom
Setting Up On a Mobile Device

You do not need a Zoom account (but please know that accounts are free).
For a smart phone or tablet, look for the Zoom app in the app store and download.

“Zoom Cloud Meetings”–it’s free.
“Zoom for Blackberry” for Blackberry users–also free.

When it’s time for your meeting or worship, […]

Chalice Worship Will Be Online thru the End of March

Beloved Chalites,

In response to direction from local and state officials prohibiting gatherings where people cannot observe social distancing (staying 6 feet apart), our Sunday worship through the end of March will happen online.

I have reached this decision in consultation with two of our Chalice members: Nancy Bowen, a retired doctor with over 20 years in […]

Special Message from Rev. Sharon

Beloved Chalites,

I’m so sorry that my sermon series on living in an age of overwhelm has turned out to be terribly and perpetually appropriate!

I know many of you are worried about the coronavirus and its potential impact. And I know this worry is heightened by the feeling that what we are hearing from the government […]

February Newcomer Coffee

Newcomer Coffee and Campus Tour
This coming Sunday, Feb. 23, between services

If you are a newcomer to Chalice, feel like one, or are a recent or returning visitor, we would love to share a cup of coffee and all things UU with you.

Between services this coming Sunday,
Meet at the table with the yellow tablecloth–
Be sure to pick up your […]

Workshop: The Art of Finishing Life Well

Monday, April 20, 2020
9 am to 3 pm

Getting older means facing the spiritual challenges of graying gracefully. These challenges can be difficult, but also enlivening. This day-long workshop will focus upon personal strategies for creative and resilient aging. There will be lecture, reflection time, dyads, and group sharing.

Who should attend? Self-designated seniors, those who work with […]

Auction Details for First-Timers

If you are new to Chalice, you may not be familiar with our annual auction, which is TOMORROW (Saturday, February 8) starting at 4 PM. Congregants bring finger foods, beer, wine & other beverages are provided. It is a GREAT party atmosphere, meeting with friends old and new, and an opportunity to acquire fabulous items […]