Chalice Blog

News from the Chalice Unitarian Univeralist Congregation in Escondido, CA

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for November 2019

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 […]

President’s Message – October 2019

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 […]

President’s Message – November 2019

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 […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for October 2019

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 […]

Job opening: Childcare Provider


Under supervision, Childcare Providers ensure the care, cleanliness, security and safety of the nursery for the children at Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation.


Maintain a friendly, professional disposition.
Keep nursery clean and tidy.
Interact with parents

Greet parents and welcome their children with a smile.
Be sure parents sign in their children and that their contact information is included.
Remind […]

President’s Message – September 2019

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 […]

Donate to our Strong Finish Campaign

The following message from Chalice’s Board of Trustees was emailed to the congregation on August 19:

After many years of planning and fund raising, Chalice’s Phase One construction project is nearing completion! The Idell & Nelson Discovery Hub (formerly called The Multipurpose Building) will allow Chalice to grow and serve the community for decades to come with wonderful […]

Sermon Writing Class

Taught by Rev. Sharon Wylie
Sunday, September 8 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Sunday, September 15 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Sunday, September 29 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Sunday, October 6 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Unitarian Universalism has a great tradition of lay preaching, and we’ve been blessed to hear several wonderful sermons this past year from some […]