Chalice Blog

News from the Chalice Unitarian Univeralist Congregation in Escondido, CA

Minister’s Message for June, 2022

The following are excerpts from Rev. Sharon Wylie’s sermon “Recovering from the Pandemic” offered on May 22, 2022. You can watch the full sermon on Chalice’s YouTube channel.

 

I have three ideas to share with you, three affirmations, three teachings. Use these like a mantra, over and over again, to get yourselves through the hard times.

The […]

President’s Message for June, 2022

There is an excellent article in the UU World this month entitled Snapshot in Time: A Different Church by Gail Geisenhainer.  It is a story about a lesbian woman who goes to a UU church in Maine in the 1980’s for the first time.  She fears she will be ostracized but she is not. In […]

Memorial Celebration for Margaret Spear on June 11

As was announced to the congregation via email on January 4, member Margaret Spear has passed away.

A Memorial Celebration of Life service will be held at Chalice on Saturday, June 11 at 1 p.m. in the Chalice chapel. Masks are required.

The service will be streamed using the same Zoom information as our Sunday morning worship […]

Memorial Celebration for Marty Schwartz on May 28

As was announced to the congregation via email on April 19, member Marty Schwartz has passed away.

Marty was involved in Chalice over the years in many ways, including volunteering with our children’s religious education program, feeding and caring for homeless people, being a Sunday greeter, and as the long time leader of the Chalice Men’s […]

Minister’s Message for May 2022

Minister’s Message – May

From Rev. Sharon Wylie

 

My four-month sabbatical begins on July 4th. On the one hand, that is two months away, which feels like a long time. On the other hand, it’s just around the corner!

 

This will be the second sabbatical for me in my 10 years of serving Chalice (my first sabbatical—also four […]

President’s Message for May 2022

Hopefully by now most of you have seen or heard our newly proposed mission statement.

 

With love at the center, the mission of this congregation is to…

INSPIRE, CONNECT, and ACT.

INSPIRE individual and communal spiritual growth,

CONNECT through worship, music, learning, and caring ministries, and

ACT to promote UU principles in ourselves and in the wider world

 

Recently, I was […]

President’s Column for April, 2022

At the last Board of Trustees meeting Kate Vereb gave this reading. I liked it so much that I decided I wanted to share it with you.

 

Community Means Strength

By Starhawk

 

We are all longing to go home to some place

we have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned

we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.

Community.

Somewhere, […]

Minister’s Message for April, 2022

Minister’s Message – April

From Rev. Sharon Wylie

 

We are in a new phase of the pandemic. I call it: You’re on your own.

Overnight, the “trigger dashboard” on the County of San Diego’s website has disappeared. We are no longer receiving information about how many community outbreaks are occurring or where.

Masks are no longer required indoors in […]

Job Opening for Sound Engineer

JOB DESCRIPTION

Reports To: Minister

Status: Part-time Hourly

FLSA: Non-exempt

Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation is seeking a passionate, knowledgeable, punctual, and detail-oriented sound engineer to manage audio during worship services and special events. The sound engineer will set-up, trouble shoot, and operate sound equipment in worship to ensure optimal sound quality in the house, on our live broadcast, and […]

Minister’s Message for March, 2022

The following is an excerpt from Rev. Sharon Wylie’s sermon “Sharing the Good News of Unitarian Universalism” offered on February 20, 2022:

 

A 2020 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine points out that for adults aged 45 and older, more than one-third feel lonely and for adults aged 65 and older, nearly […]