For each of these groups below, please call or email the office at 760-737-0393 or for the most accurate meeting times and days.

Fiber Arts and Crafts Group

fiber arts group

The Chalice Fiber Arts Group meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. We meet in the Rainbow Room of the Hub for friendship and mutual enjoyment of our work, primarily needlecrafts such as knitting, crocheting, sewing, embroidery, beading, or appliqué, but anyone with a craft that doesn’t take a lot of space or cleanup is welcome. Paper is a fiber too, so some participants just bring a coloring book. Contact: Bonnie at

Contact: Bonnie at

 Interfaith Community Services Dinner (Monthly)

Each month, volunteers from Chalice prepare and serve a meal to the people who are staying at Haven House, a shelter in Escondido located at 550 W. Washington Ave. There are different coordinators for each month, and our two group leaders keep the mailing lists and facilitate our participation in this community service project. The group brings a joyful presence and has fun while serving a much-needed and appreciated meal.


 Green Sanctuary Team

Want a cleaner, safer, happier life? Chalice Green works to achieve Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Green Sanctuary accreditation. What does this have to do with Chalice and with my quality of life? Pursuing Green Sanctuary accreditation walks us down a path, both as individuals and as a congregation, away from destruction and toward a renewed web of life. The UUA Green Sanctuary program provides structure, leadership and support. The Green Sanctuary accreditation goal is in keeping with our Principles, moving us toward a viable and just world for all. Chalice Green Sanctuary meets monthly. For information, as well as meeting dates and times, email

Women’s Book Club

The Chalice Women’s Book Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. It is hosted in the Blue Room and on Zoom. We select books as a group and publish our annual reading list for all interested parties. Each month one member volunteers to lead our discussion, but since we have many readers, no one is required to assume this task. We always enjoy discussing the book and other topics, ideas, and experiences at our meetings. We invite all women readers to join us for a fun and stimulating evening.


Mary at

2024-25 schedule:

  • February 20 – The Murmur of Bees by Sofia Segovia
  • March 19 – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
  • April 16 – The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
  • May 21 – My Remarkable Journey by Katherine Johnson
  • June 18 – Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
  • July 23 – The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
  • August 20 – Horse by Geraldine Brooks
  • September 24 – Distorted Vision by Chalice member Susan Lewallen
  • October 15 – Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult & Jennifer Finney Boylan
  • November 19 – My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrick Bachman
  • December 17 – Lady Tan’s Circle of Friends by Lisa See
  • January 21, 2025 – Pick books for next year.
  • February 18, 2025 – Tom Lake by Ann Patchett
  • March 18, 2025 – Demon Copperhead by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Past Book Club Selections

Poetry Group

The Poetry Group meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30pm in the Blue Room and on Zoom. This group will not be meeting until further notice. Participants bring poems to read aloud, with all welcome to join in discussion of the works and the thoughts they inspire. Share beloved classics or new discoveries or original work of your own or loved ones.


Bonnie at