Chalice Blog

News from the Chalice Unitarian Univeralist Congregation in Escondido, CA

President’s Column for October, 2022

We are now 3 months into Rev. Sharon’s 4 month sabbatical and I wish to thank  Rev. Dr. Greg for his excellent services and guidance while Rev. Sharon is away. Also, I am very grateful to the Coordinating Team and the Worship Associates who have done an outstanding job of keeping things going and providing […]

Minister’s Message for September, 2022

On Saturday, August 20, 2022, our Sabbatical Minister, Rev. Dr.  Gregory C. Carrow-Boyd, was ordained by the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, PA. Ordination is special covenant between a congregation and a minister which bestows spiritual authority, the symbol of a full-length stole, and the ability to use the honorific “reverend” on a minister. Rev. Dr. Carrow-Boyd […]

President’s Message for September, 2022

Let me start by congratulating Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Carrow-Boyd, our sabbatical minister, on the occasion of his ordination by the Harrisburg Unitarian Universalist Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 20, 2022. How fortunate we are to have Rev. Greg as our sabbatical minister at such an important time in his career. I can feel […]

President’s Column for August

I recently returned from a vacation including a family reunion, a trip through rural upstate New York, and visits with old childhood friends along the way. It is nice to connect with the past and reminisce, but mostly I delighted in seeing new grandchildren and discussing current issues and future possibilities. I felt how my […]

President’s Column for July 2022

Greetings everyone, and a special welcome to our new Board and committee members. Thank you to all for a successful Congregational meeting last month. In addition to the usual Board and budget approvals, we approved a new Mission Statement and adopted a new Eighth Principle. I was happy to witness and participate in a mindful […]

Minister’s Message for July, 2022

Reverend Sharon gives us the following information:



Rev. Tania Márquez

July 3 – August 6


You can request pastoral care and support by telephone or text.  Rev. Tania will respond to you within 24 hours.


Please be sure to indicate you are from UU Chalice. Please call to request care for yourself. If you want to […]

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 […]