Chalice Blog

News from the Chalice Unitarian Univeralist Congregation in Escondido, CA

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for July, 2021

For over a year, I have been living with fear and anxiety as a constant presence in my life. Now, the fear and anxiety are lessening. Which should be wonderful, yes?

But now there is an emptiness where the fear and anxiety were. And the emptiness feels unpleasant.

This is why people drink, I think. Or gamble […]

First Step to Reopening

The Coordinating Team has been researching how other congregations are handling the gradual reopening of their campuses in light of new CDC guidelines. Based on our discussions, we are adapting (not adopting full-fledged) the model First UU Church of San Diego is using.

 

Regarding vaccination:

We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated if they are able to […]

Job Opening for Office Administrator

Reports To: Senior Minister

Status: Half-time Hourly (26 hours)

FLSA: Non-exempt

 

OVERVIEW

Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation is a mid-size congregation with approximately 200 congregants. The Office Administrator position has a few weekly and monthly responsibilities, and then lots of other little tasks that need to be done occasionally and as-needed.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Office Administrator is the primary person responsible for […]

Violence against APIA people

Beloved Chalites,

If you are not aware, a white man in Atlanta shot and killed eight people yesterday, including six Asian women. The shooter is in custody.

This violence comes as violence against Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) is on the rise. As President Biden noted in his address to the nation last week, “Asian Americans…have […]

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 […]