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

Activist Letter Writers Group

This politically astute group meets twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the common room at Chalice. We share addresses, issues, and attitude!


Michele Nelson at

Fiber Arts and Crafts Group

fiber arts groupThe Chalice Fiber Arts and Crafts Group meets monthly, on the 3rd Wednesday, from 1pm to 3pm in the common room at Chalice. We meet 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. And if it does take a lot of space or cleanup, bring it anyway and we’ll figure it out!


Bonnie Packert

Women’s Book Club

The Chalice Women’s Book Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:15 at Chalice in the Common Room. 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.


Dani Comer:


  • February 20: News of the World by Paulette Jiles
  • March 20: A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler
  • April 17: Orhan’s Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian
  • May 16: The Dry by Jane Harper
  • June 19: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
  • July 17: Born a Crime: stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
  • August 21: This is how it always is by Laurie Frankel
  • September 18: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
  • October 16: Strapless – John Singer Sargent and the fall of Madame X by Deborah Davis
  • November 20: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • December 18: Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
  • January 15, 2019: Choose books for 2019
  • February 19, 2019: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn