From the Minister

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 […]

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 […]

Minister’s Message for May 2022

Minister’s Message – May

From Rev. Sharon Wylie


My four-month sabbatical begins on July 4th. On the one hand, that is two months away, which feels like a long time. On the other hand, it’s just around the corner!


This will be the second sabbatical for me in my 10 years of serving Chalice (my first sabbatical—also four […]

Minister’s Message for April, 2022

Minister’s Message – April

From Rev. Sharon Wylie


We are in a new phase of the pandemic. I call it: You’re on your own.

Overnight, the “trigger dashboard” on the County of San Diego’s website has disappeared. We are no longer receiving information about how many community outbreaks are occurring or where.

Masks are no longer required indoors in […]

Minister’s Message for March, 2022

The following is an excerpt from Rev. Sharon Wylie’s sermon “Sharing the Good News of Unitarian Universalism” offered on February 20, 2022:


A 2020 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine points out that for adults aged 45 and older, more than one-third feel lonely and for adults aged 65 and older, nearly […]

Minister’s Message for February, 2022

When we gathered at Felicita Park on August 15, 2021, for our first in-person worship service since March 8, 2020, we invited congregants to place stickers on your clothing to indicate your comfort level in getting close (or not) to others. At that time, we defined the stickers this way:

Red = Let’s wave hello at […]

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 […]

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

The following is an excerpt from Rev. Sharon Wylie’s sermon “Our UU 8th Principle” offered on November 7, 2021:


When we travel somewhere different, not everything makes sense there because the norms and traditions of another culture are foreign to us. And we, the travelers, are slightly uncomfortable, right? Outside our comfort zone, unsure, uncertain. That’s […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for September 2021

One of the things I will always remember about the pandemic is what it is like when what we want to know is still unfolding. Over and over again we’ve said, “we’ll know more soon” and “we’ll know more in a month.”

Last month I wrote that there was talk of booster shots. One month later, […]