From the Minister

Minister’s Message for February, 2023

As the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations (that includes our congregation!) considers revising our statement of values/principles, I thought you might like to see one of the statements from earlier times.


These are the original Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association, as approved when the Unitarian and Universalist denominations consolidated in 1961.


In accordance with these corporate […]

January Reading for Chalice Elders

At our monthly Elders Lunch (held on zoom the second Friday each month from 12 noon to 1 p.m.), Rev. Sharon shares a reading from the book In Later Years: Finding Meaning and Spirit in Aging by Bruce T. Marshall, a Unitarian Universalist minister. The following are excerpts shared at our January Elders Lunch. The […]

Rev. Sharon Wylie – Minister’s Message for January, 2023

Happy New Year!

The pandemic might not be fully behind us yet, but things are very different than they were this time last year. In December 2021, we held our first “spirit booster” social gathering on our courtyard, and Christmas Eve was our first multi-platform service (in-person and online) in our chapel. (The omicron spike forced […]

Minister’s Message for December, 2022

The following are excerpts from Rev. Sharon Wylie’s sermon “Miracles Abound” offered on November 28, 2021. You can watch the full sermon on Chalice’s YouTube channel.

This is our lives now: living and coping with the ongoing stresses of a pandemic without definitive end.
And because this is our lives now, we have to be as […]

Minister’s Column for November, 2022



I am so glad to return to you after my four months of sabbatical! I hope the time on your end has been rich and meaningful. For me, it has been restful and nourishing. I am so grateful to have had this time.


I never wanted to enter sabbatical with any kind of “plan,” and I’m […]

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 […]