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

Circle Suppers (Monthly)

Circle Suppers are monthly dinners in a potluck format with nominally eight people, a host couple and six guests. Occasionally there are up to twelve if the host can accommodate that many. Dinners are held on the third Saturday of the month. The number of dinners each month is a function of how many people want to participate. Participants will be randomly assigned, so that ideally each month you will be with a different group, within the limitations of the number of people participating. This is a great way to get to know each other better and further our sense of community.


Dani Comer:

Cracker Barrel (Weekly Men’s Group)

The group’s function is to provide a forum each Wednesday morning at Marie Callender’s restaurant in Escondido at 9:00 a.m. where about 10 men gather in a private room to exchange views on the state of our world, share humor, and to bond with other men of similar views and tastes.


Marty Schwartz: or (760) 445-5441

Dining Out Circle (Monthly)

dine out groupThe Dining Out Circle has dinner together at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. We alternate between Escondido and Rancho Bernardo but sometimes venture a little further. We choose a variety of restaurants for cuisine as well as price. Attendance has been averaging about 10 people and includes singles as well as couples. We are an open, chatty group that welcomes newcomers any time.


Cindy Carter:, (951) 217-6310

Ladies Out to Lunch Group (Monthly)

ladies out to lunchWe are a group of Chalice members/friends who meet at 11:30 a.m. on the 3rd Friday of the month for lunch and conversation. We decide collectively on the next lunch spot, which has alternated between Escondido and Rancho Bernardo. The usual attendance of this new group has been about ten people. We welcome newcomers any time.