Newcomer’s Blog

Most Recent Covid Information

Beloved congregants,

I was fortunate to attend a COVID briefing from the County of San Diego for religious leaders yesterday (these briefings have happened periodically throughout the pandemic). We are in a very serious time of the pandemic:

San Diego County is experiencing the highest number of COVID cases we’ve had during the entire pandemic
Many people are […]

Please sign the Chalice Health Covenant

As we prepare for more in person gatherings, Coordinating Team is asking all Chalice congregants to fill out our online Chalice Health Covenant.Filling out this form is voluntary and not required to attend and participate in events at Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Please be aware, however, that some […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for May 2020

We are now over five weeks into our stay-at-home order in California. As I write this, we are approaching our eighth Sunday of online worship.

I have heard some people talking about trying to adapt to the “new normal.” If that phrase speaks to you, that’s great, but for me, so far, I can’t embrace the […]

How to view our worship services online using Zoom

Step 1. Set Up Zoom
Setting Up On a Mobile Device

You do not need a Zoom account (but please know that accounts are free).
For a smart phone or tablet, look for the Zoom app in the app store and download.

“Zoom Cloud Meetings”–it’s free.
“Zoom for Blackberry” for Blackberry users–also free.

When it’s time for your meeting or worship, […]

Chalice Worship Will Be Online thru the End of March

Beloved Chalites,

In response to direction from local and state officials prohibiting gatherings where people cannot observe social distancing (staying 6 feet apart), our Sunday worship through the end of March will happen online.

I have reached this decision in consultation with two of our Chalice members: Nancy Bowen, a retired doctor with over 20 years in […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for March 2020

We’ll have a “Membership 101” class on Sunday, April 5 from 10:15 to 11 a.m. in the Green Room. This will be a time for congregants who are considering membership at Chalice to learn more about the rights and responsibilities that come with membership.

You are not required to attend this class in order to join […]

February Newcomer Coffee

Newcomer Coffee and Campus Tour
This coming Sunday, Feb. 23, between services

If you are a newcomer to Chalice, feel like one, or are a recent or returning visitor, we would love to share a cup of coffee and all things UU with you.

Between services this coming Sunday,
Meet at the table with the yellow tablecloth–
Be sure to pick up your […]