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)

No Circle Suppers are taking place during this covid-19 outbreak. When it is safe, single adults, couples, new and old Chalice folk, are welcome to join us. Circle Suppers are monthly dinners in a pot-luck format with usually eight people at a host’s home. The number of dinners each month depends on how many people participate that month. There is no obligation to host a dinner. This is a great way to get to know each other better and further our sense of community. Newcomers are welcome.


Emily Troxell at

Cracker Barrel (Weekly Men’s Group)

The group’s function is to provide a forum each Wednesday morning. Due to Covid-19, the meeting is now held on Zoom at until further notice. The room opens at 8:30 and the meeting gets started at 9:00 am. Just like when we held our meetings at a restaurant, 10 to 12 men gather over zoom to exchange views on the state of our world, share humor, and to bond with other men of similar views and tastes.


Richard Korts at or (619)855-9192

Dining Out Circle (Monthly)

dine out groupThe Dining Out Circle will meet again when it is safe to do so. This group enjoys having dinner together each month at a local restaurant. 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 at or (951) 217-6310

Elders Lunch with Rev. Sharon

We will not be meeting in person during this pandemic. Please consider attending the Minister’s Lunch Tuesday through Friday on zoom. Contact Rev. Sharon for the meeting info.

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. Come and join us for conversation and getting acquainted– newcomers are most welcome.


Carol Simpson at or 858-485-5184