Chalice Blog

News from the Chalice Unitarian Univeralist Congregation in Escondido, CA

Learn About Our Online Auction!

The New Year is here and it’s time for the Annual Chalice Auction fundraiser. This year, for the first time, the auction will be held entirely online. It will be a new and exciting adventure.

The auction opens for bidding on Sunday, February 7 at 12 noon and ends on Sunday, February 14 at 9 PM. […]

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.

Where?

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 […]

Canned Food Drive for ICS

Drop off canned or dried goods at the Chalice campus any time in September for donation to Interfaith Community Services.

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

 

JOB SUMMARY

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 implicit.harvard.edu. 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 […]