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Minister’s Message – June 2020

Sent to the congregation via email on May 30.

The public and horrifying death of George Floyd while in police custody this week has prompted protests around the country. If you are paying attention, and I hope you are, there is much to read, see, hear, learn, and think about.

Some of the protests have included acts […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for May 2020

We are now over five weeks into our stay-at-home order in California. As I write this, we are approaching our eighth Sunday of online worship.

I have heard some people talking about trying to adapt to the “new normal.” If that phrase speaks to you, that’s great, but for me, so far, I can’t embrace the […]

President’s Message – May 2020

Did you know that Chalice’s Board of Trustees maintains an annual calendar to keep track of various governance activities? Some of these activities are mandated by our bylaws or policies while others are more by tradition. I mention this as the starting point for one of our recent Board adventures in this time of COVID19 […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for April 2020

What a lot has changed, and so very quickly.

I returned to work on March 10 after a two week vacation. At the Board meeting that night, we talked a bit about the novel coronavirus. San Diego had had only one case of COVID-19 so far (diagnosed just the day before in someone who had been […]

President’s Message – April 2020

Dear Future Generations,

This letter is addressed to the future curious and is meant to be a history of our experience with this COVID-19 event. At the end of this letter you will find a link where you can add your own observations.

March 24, 2020 – It’s been 11 days since our household has shifted to […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for March 2020

We’ll have a “Membership 101” class on Sunday, April 5 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. in the Green Room. This will be a time for congregants who are considering membership at Chalice to learn more about the rights and responsibilities that come with membership.

You are not required to attend this class in order to join […]

President’s Message – February 2020

In 1971 D.J. Les Crane recorded these beautiful words inscribed on the wall of Saint Paul’s Church in Baltimore in 1692. The recording peaked at #8 on the Billboard chart in 1972.

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for February 2020

In our January 19 service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the reading before the sermon was from Ibram X. Kendi, author of the book How to be an Antiracist. After the service, one of our congregants told me about reading Kendi’s book in a book club of mostly white women, and some […]

President’s Message – January 2020

Happy New Year! I’m excited about 2020 for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s nice to have a decade that’s easier to talk about. “The twenties” is so much easier than either “the aughts” or the “the tens (or teens)”. The second and bigger reason is that January 1, 2020 marks the twentieth anniversary […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for January 2020

If you haven’t been into the Fellowship Building Kitchen lately, please be sure to go in and check out our Connections Table. Which one is the Connections Table? It is next to the double doors and has a bulletin board hanging on the wall above it, with a sign reading “Connections Table.”

This table and bulletin […]