Chalice Blog

News from the Chalice Unitarian Univeralist Congregation in Escondido, CA

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 […]

Scams Against Seniors classes

Mondays in February from 10-11 a.m.
A series of classes offered by the Escondido Police Department.
Designed for seniors to reduce financial crimes.
This class will meet in Chalice’s Rainbow Room.
February 3: Telephone Scams
February 10: Identity Theft Prevention
February 17: Scams and Personal Safety
February 24: Common Local Scams

Job Opening: Children’s Choir Director

Reports to: Music Director

Effective: 1/1/20

Status: Part-Time

FLSA: Non-Exempt


The Children’s Choir Director rehearses Spirit of Chalice (Chalice UU Congregation’s children’s choir for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade) and leads them in performances approximately 3-4 times per year at Sunday morning worship.


Lead dynamic and engaging rehearsals with music that explores […]

Join us on Dec. 21st for a Winter Solstice Celebration!

Winter Solstice Celebration at Chalice
Saturday, December 21
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Family Ministries Team is hosting a Winter Solstice Celebration on Saturday, December 21st from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Some of you may know that the format of this year’s holiday celebration is a little different than in previous years…

But that shouldn’t deter you from joining us!

As Unitarians, […]

President’s Message – December 2019

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 […]

December Message from the Minister

Beloved community,

As we—finally! at long last!—get settled into our new space and continue to adjust to all the changes on our campus (we have a campus!), you will notice that we are paying fresh attention to the names of our rooms and buildings. This is because we now have new rooms and a new building, […]

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 – 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 […]

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 […]