Chalice Blog

News from the Chalice Unitarian Univeralist Congregation in Escondido, CA

Please Join in Our Water Ritual

In this pandemic time, you are invited to participate in a communal but solitary water ritual. Bring a small amount of water from your home.


If you live outside Escondido or are otherwise unable to get to the Chalice campus, simply find a spot of earth near your home.
At our Chalice campus in Escondido, find the […]

Recommended Reading from the Transformation Team

As we begin our work together to dismantle White Supremacy, we invite and encourage the Chalice Congregation to read two informative and challenging books.

We will begin with White Fragility, written by a white professor Robin DiAngelo for white people. Jonathan Capehart, in a recent article in the Washington post titled “Dear White People, Please Read White […]

Ensuring a Bright Future Through Legacy Giving

Your legacy at Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Ensuring a Bright Future Through Legacy Giving

Your legacy gift in support of Chalice ensures that our congregation will be vibrant for generations to come.  Legacy gifts are a wonderful way to provide for Chalice while making sound financial plans for yourself and your family. Legacy gifts, sometimes […]

Job Opening: Congregational Administrator

Open Position Posted: July 22, 2020

Position Title: Congregational Administrator

Reports To: Senior Minister

Status: Half-time Hourly (22 hours)

Start Date: August 10, 2020 (negotiable)

Application Deadline: August 5, 2020



The Congregational Administrator is the primary person responsible for ensuring that the business affairs of the congregation are conducted in an effective and ethical manner, is responsible for the smooth operation […]

Transformation Team Update

(Mission: Through education, self-reflection, and social action, the Transformation Team will assist the congregation to identify and dismantle white supremacy culture and racism at Chalice and the world.)
During last Sunday’s Worship Service, Reverend Sharon and the Team urged congregants to take the Implicit Association Test at It […]

Transformation Team Video Request

The Transformation Team made a request of Chalice congregants during our July 19 Sunday worship. You can watch their video here:



You can watch the entire worship service, “Comfortable with Discomfort,” here:


Board President’s Message – July 2020

What is Chalice?

For the last six years our focus has been on construction and decisions on how best to use and update our new campus. Now, in a moment, that’s been removed from us. Or at least, for a while. If it had burned down, we would be focused on rebuilding bigger and better. Our […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message – July 2020

I am writing this just as our annual General Assembly has come to a close. The full name of this event is the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) of Congregations, but we mostly just call it “G.A.”

This year, for the first time ever, the entire G.A. was held online. Fortunately, G.A. has […]

Introducing the Transformation Team!

Helping Chalice Respond to White Supremacy and
Support the Black Lives Matter Movement 

In response to a call to work on white supremacy culture from Rev. Sharon, the UUA Commission on Institutional Change, Black Lives UU, and many members of color in our faith, four Chalice members began the formation of the Transformation Team in […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – 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 […]