Family Ministries Message

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, […]

Job opening: Childcare Provider

JOB SUMMARY

Under supervision, Childcare Providers ensure the care, cleanliness, security and safety of the nursery for the children at Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Maintain a friendly, professional disposition.
Keep nursery clean and tidy.
Interact with parents

Greet parents and welcome their children with a smile.
Be sure parents sign in their children and that their contact information is included.
Remind […]

Job Opening: Director of Family Ministries

NOTE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

Open Position Posted: June 12, 2019

Position Title: Director of Family Ministries

Reports To: Senior Minister

Status: Half-time Hourly (25 hours)

Start Date: August 12, 2019 (negotiable)

Application Deadline: July 19, 2019

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Director of Family Ministries provides dynamic, relevant and innovative leadership to grow Chalice UUC Sunday morning religious education programs for children and […]

Seeking a Backup Childcare Provider

Chalice seeks a backup childcare provider for Sunday mornings. This is an “as needed” position, filling in when our regular childcare providers are unavailable. To apply, please contact the Chalice office.

JOB SUMMARY

Under supervision, Childcare Providers ensure the care, cleanliness, security and safety of the nursery for the children at Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Maintain a […]

Seeking a Family Camp Coordinator

Chalice’s Family Camp at de Benneville Pines is scheduled for June 3-5. This is a weekend we share with First UU Church of San Diego.

Family Ministries Team is looking for someone to be the planning representative to work with First Church. There are usually 2-3 planning meetings which last about an hour. At […]

February Family Ministries Message

On February 14th, the kids in religious education classes will be having a whole group lesson based on Reverend Sharon’s message to adults that day. The title of that service: Cultivating Enoughness.

Reverend Sharon and I like working together on a unified message—we plan working on doing this even more often in the future. For this particular Sunday it came up when I […]

Responding to Challenging Religious Questions from Your Children

“Is there a God?”

“Is reincarnation real?”

“What happens when you die?”

These questions can be tough for a conscientious UU parent, particularly if you are agnostic or atheist, because so many of us want to be examples of having an open mind. My standard answer used to be, “If you believe it, then it is true for you.”

However, this is […]

Five Reasons to Volunteer with Religious Education

For most of us, our schedules are so tight, and our to-do lists so endless, the last thing we want to do is commit to another project or group. However, Chalice’s religious education (RE) program is one area in which you should not cut corners. Our kids’ ability to create and develop their own core […]

July Message from Kathleen

Kathleen Swift, Director of Family Ministries

Don’t avoid extremes, and don’t choose any one extreme. Remain available to both the polarities – that is the art, the secret of balancing. ~ Rajneesh (Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher)

Balancing… I am pretty good at balancing objects—I excel at Jenga and Blockhead! And I have good body balance—I guess I […]

June Message from Kathleen

I love serving as Chalice’s Director of Family Ministries! I get to work with great kids as well as talented and giving adults. The position allows me to work in areas of which I am already strong while offering me a chance to build in areas for which I need growth. And I can do this within the Chalice community, the community that gives me […]