From the Board President

President’s Message for December, 2022

As the days grow shorter and I spend more time indoors and at home, I like to take time to reflect on the past year. I am always filled with gratitude for my family and friends, and for my Chalice community. It is a time for celebration and renewed hope for a just and generous […]

President’s Column for November, 2022

A big Thank You to Rev. Dr. Greg as he departs after serving as our sabbatical minister for the past three months. I appreciated his heartfelt, thoughtful, and inspiring sermons as well as his gentile guidance for the Board of Trustees and the staff. I am sure he will do well wherever his life journey […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

President’s Message for May 2022

Hopefully by now most of you have seen or heard our newly proposed mission statement.

 

With love at the center, the mission of this congregation is to…

INSPIRE, CONNECT, and ACT.

INSPIRE individual and communal spiritual growth,

CONNECT through worship, music, learning, and caring ministries, and

ACT to promote UU principles in ourselves and in the wider world

 

Recently, I was […]

President’s Column for April, 2022

At the last Board of Trustees meeting Kate Vereb gave this reading. I liked it so much that I decided I wanted to share it with you.

 

Community Means Strength

By Starhawk

 

We are all longing to go home to some place

we have never been—a place half-remembered and half-envisioned

we can only catch glimpses of from time to time.

Community.

Somewhere, […]

President’s Message for March, 2022

Over the last couple of months, the Mission Statement Task Force has put a survey in most of the weekly E-Nuus for everyone’s participation.  Refer to the February 17th E-Nuus for the last survey which also includes all the previous ones.  It’s still not too late to take the quizzes if you’d like. It has […]