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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
First off, the Strong Finish Campaign was a success – thank you all for your support. The work on new playground is now in the hands of the Coordinating Team and Family Ministries. Read on.
I’ve recently had a surprising number of conversations with congregants about how things work at Chalice. Mostly these conversations result in […]
A story about how Chalice has changed in the past few years…
Back in July 2014, we worked on a Habitat for Humanity project here in Escondido. In order to participate, we had to pay $1500, and at that time, the money came from the Social Justice Team’s budget.
People loved working on the home, and many […]
November’s here. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest Festivals and the beginning of what has become known as the Holiday Season. Take a deep breath and enjoy the three-month long ride on what feels a bit like those bumper cars at amusement parks. You get knocked around a lot, but not seriously hurt, and then want to do […]
October has arrived in Escondido with the promise of some cooler days. I’m hopeful.
We’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on construction and things are really starting to look great. By the time you read this, we will have finished our annual Oktoberfest celebration, for the first time reaching out beyond our Chalice community to […]
The following is an excerpt from Rev. Sharon Wylie’s sermon “Bend Don’t Break” offered on September 15, 2019
That feeling of being immobilized, of numbing ourselves to escape the feeling of overwhelm: that’s what has prompted this 10-sermon series, what I call our annual Spirit Study topic. I’m using the word “resiliency” as being closest to […]
My September letter is coming to you from what the local t-shirts announce as “the fun side of the wall”. At slightly over a mile high, San Miguel De Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico has cool nights, hot days, cobblestone streets, great food, lots to see and do, and a thriving UU Fellowship. Somehow the people and […]