We Nurture Spiritually Courageous People
Who Transform the World through
Justice and Compassion
Explore our website to learn more about everything we are doing.
Jan 20 - Community Forum The Voice of Dr. King with Gerald C. Rivers - 7 pm
Jan 20 - YRUU Hangout (please RSVP by Jan 19) - Social Hall - 6 pm
Jan 22 - Midyear Congregational Meeting - Sanctuary - 11:30 am
Jan 22 - Diaper Drive begins (ends February 5) - Box in Social Hall
Jan 22 - Climate Action Team Meeting Boardroom/ Library - 12:30 pm
Jan 22 - Crossing Paths (Quakerism) - Social Hall - 1 pm
Jan 22 - Our Whole Lives - 1pm
Grades 7-9 in YRUU room, Grades K-1 in Innovations room
Jan 24 - Feeding Hands - Chalice Kitchen - 1 pm
Jan 27 - YA Hangout - 6pm
Jan 29 - Neighborhood Networks Dot Sunday - after service
Feb 4 - Families Care - Social Hall - 4pm
Middle School Hangout - January 20th - 6pm
Chalice Presents a Special Live Theatrical Event
Gerald C. Rivers – The Voice of Dr. King
Music Performances by Merlin Snider
Friday, January 20th – 7:00 p.m. PT
(Both In-person and Live-stream options available!)
Dramatic portrayal celebrating the enduring spirit of dissent.
Gerald C. Rivers is a classically trained Shakespearean actor who has been presenting the words and works of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for over 30 years. Gerald has dedicated his life’s work to keeping alive the spirit and inspiration of Dr. King through his passionate renditions.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Merlin Snider blends all sorts of American roots music from folk and blues to rock, gospel, and jazz. His soulful melodies and thoughtful lyrics reach across borders of heart and mind.
Ticket donation: $20 each. Students and those 25 and under: $10. Online-only: $10.
Let us know if you need a scholarship as we don’t want the cost to prohibit your attendance.
Please see here for more information:
Masks are strongly recommended.
In Person & Online Service - 10 am
Reverend Anne Hines
Someone called the one-word title for today’s sermon "the greatest affirmation of all;" could that be true?
Meeting ID: 209 555 249
And stay on this link for our Mid-Year meeting at 11:30
As we continue with our Theme of Finding Our Center this month:
Join Us to Co-Create A Centering Altar
In a spiritual sense, centering is defined as, “the concentration of attention or energy on something” (vocabulary.com) or engaging “the mind at the moment, bringing it to a present awareness of the moment.” (https://contemplatingtruth.wordpress.com/the_path/practice/centering/).
What is it
That calls you here
That calls you onward
That calls you inward
That leads you homeward?...
(“The Heart of Our Faith,” Rev. Monica Jacobson-Tennessen)
In service to our exploration, we will be co-creating an altar in our sanctuary, and invite you to bring objects that are meaningful to you as part of your own spiritual practice of centering, and place them on our community altar for January. Let’s continue in this new year, to explore the path to our center.
Crossing Paths for Adults
1-2:30 in Social Hall
This month - Quakerism
February - Hinduism
Sundays - 1:00 pm
Grades 7-9 in YRUU room
Grades K-1 in Innovations room
Please address any communications or questions to: O...@chaliceuu.org
Chalice Midyear Meeting
THIS SUNDAY after service
Welcome to 2023, we hope your holiday season was filled with love, and may we transform the world through justice and compassion in the coming year.
The Chalice Mid-Year Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 22, after worship service, at 11:30 am. This will be a multi-platform meeting in person and on Zoom, though we encourage you to come in person if possible.
Our agenda will include:
President and Treasurer Reports
Update on the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Article II By-laws revision by Building Beloved Community Advocates (BBCA)
Site Visioning Team Update
Nomination & vote for the Leadership Cultivation Committee (LCC).
The nominees for the LCC are:
We send gratitude to Deryck True and Sharon Damerell for their time and commitment to the Leadership Cultivation Committee, thank you for serving!
We hope to see you all at our Mid Year Meeting on January 22.
Annie Barker President,
Chalice Board of Trustees
Diapers and Wipes Drive
Sponsored by the Third Monday Chalice Circle
Begins this Sunday and continues through February 5th
We have learned that many parents in our local community are struggling to meet the rising costs of diapers for their babies. Chalice would like to help the Conejo Community Outreach Center with their ‘diaper drive’ and will be collecting diapers and wipes beginning this Sunday and throughout January.
More specifically, they need:
All brands are accepted and appreciated but the diaper bank is especially grateful for donations of Huggies or Pampers diapers.
The diaper bank can accept open boxes of diapers, and even open sleeves — just make sure they are labeled with brand and size.
Most requested sizes: 5, 6, and 4t/5t pull ups, but any size donation is wonderful!
If you’d like to donate wipes, the diaper bank asks for unscented, sealed packs.
The third Monday Afternoon Chalice Circle is also contributing to this collection. Please join them in donating and helping our local parents.
Please Look for the collection box in Fellowship Hall beginning on Sunday. For more information please contact:
Andy Pletcher andypl...@gmail.com
Jill Lewis Jilll...@yahoo.com
Meets @ 12:30 (after the Mid year congregational meeting)
Upstairs in Fellowship Hall
in the Boardroom/ Library or on Zoom(2)
To start your day, a meeting, or before a meal
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Families Care gathering and potluck
February 4th 4-6pm
Sign up to donate items: https://bit.ly/FamiliesCare
Come to a Bowl Painting Party to benefit Many Mansions!!!
Sunday, February 12th at 12:30 in Social Hall
(right after our Sweetheart Serenade and Potluck)
Participants will be given a bowl to paint which will later be given away to attendees of the Bowls of Hope Fundraiser.
There’s a $30 per bowl fee to cover the supplies, glazing and firing process. (Scholarships are available.)
Come, have fun, and help support the children and adult services of Many Mansions at the same time!!
To be sure we have enough bowls, please sign up in advance here:
Dear Members and friends of Chalice,
While Reverend Nica is away on her sabbatical, we wish to provide you this clear guide to communicating with Chalice. Rev Anne is on many of the email lists below, however as a quarter-time Minister, she will not be expected to deal with the day-to-day activities. Our strong leadership teams will be available to assist and serve you.
Please reach out using the following pathways:
1. If you are concerned about a sudden problem, health concern, or need in your family, please reach out to the Pastoral Care Team at pastor...@chaliceuu.org. Team members are Carol Jones, Carol Rosenthal, Andy Pletcher, Judy Blades, and Mary Freed.
2. If there is a question about our physical buildings, perhaps you left something in the sanctuary and need it before the following Sunday, please reach out to our Administrator, Ana Johnson at ad...@chaliceuu.org or our Facilities Director Chuck Fernald at operation...@chaliceuu.org .
3. If you feel there is a covenantal problem between you and another Chalice member, please reach out to the Committee On Shared Ministry (COSM) at co...@chaliceuu.org. The members are Jill Schlaus, Tim Snowber, Shane Niebergall, Randall Edwards and Tom Wolf. You may reach out to any of them individually if you prefer. They will make a referral to our Conflict Resolution team if necessary.
4. If there is a concern about the congregation's spiritual health, or specifically how we are doing in Rev Nica’s absence, please reach out to the Committee On Shared Ministry at co...@chaliceuu.org.
5. If there is a Chalice policy or mission/vision or big-picture leadership issue that you have a question about, or think needs addressing, please reach out to the Board at Bo...@chaliceuu.org or Pres...@chaliceuu.org. The members are Annie Barker, Matt Chapa, Andy Pletcher, Don Cooper, Ayanna Gaines, Brandi Portereiko, and David Buss.
6. If there is a question regarding Worship, please address it to Tim Snowber on behalf of the Worship Team or tmsn...@gmail.com.
7. If there is a question regarding News and Notes, or scheduling something at Chalice, please reach out to our Chalice Administrator Ana Johnson at ad...@chaliceuu.org.
8. Site Visioning Team meets weekly. If you want to talk about or to the Site Visioning Team contact: Sitevi...@chaliceuu.org or take the survey.
Please note that if there is a Pastoral Care emergency you can contact Rev Anne privately at Rev...@chaliceuu.org .
If you missed the Dec. 4th service all about the Sabbatical with Rev. Nica and Rev. Anne you can watch that Here
In community, faith, & service,
Annie Barker, COSM, and The Board of Trustees
Families with elementary age kids, our district mountain camp invites you to:
“Choose Your Own Adventure”
2023 UU Elementary Family Winter Camp
This camp is for youth grades K through 6 and their families.
Saturday, February 18 – Monday, February 20, 2023
Deans: Shannon and Bill Stoker
Registration is OPEN!
This camp is designed for kids in elementary school at the time of camp. Campers in grades 2–6 are encouraged to come to Camp and stay on their own in cabins with well-trained and talented counselors. While we welcome younger children to this camp, there is no programming provided for Junior and Senior High young people. These youth are welcome to attend our summer camps that are focused on their age groups.
If your 2–6 grade camper is not feeling quite ready for the counselor-cabin, they have the option of staying with their family in a family-cabin. Younger siblings (grades K-1) are invited along for the fun but must stay with their parent/guardian in a family-cabin. The littlest of siblings (Pre-K and below) are welcome at appropriate activities but must always be accompanied by a parent throughout the day.
Camper (Kindergarten to 6th Grade): $185
Accompanying sibling (3 years to Pre-K): $125
Accompanying sibling (infant to 2 years): $0
Adult Parent/Guardian: $185
Questions about registration, contact our registrar, Laura Chamberlin, at regi...@uucamp.org. Questions about EFWC details, programming or camper concerns, contact our Camping Ministries Director, Marianne Swift-Gifford, at c...@uucamp.org.
Our Contact Information
Camp de Benneville Pines
41750 Jenks Lake Road West
Angelus Oaks, CA 92305
SAVE THE DATES! Plan ahead for summer 2023 camps
(registration will open in March):
Elementary camp: July 9-15
Middle School camp: July 16-22
Sr High School camp: July 23-29
Family Camp: July 30-Aug 5th.
Chalice Women’s Retreat 2023
Consider joining the Chalice Social Justice Facebook group. To learn about latest events supporting Black Lives Matter, Climate Justice and other concerns, click on:
Checklist: How to take advantage of
brand-new clean energy tax credits!
Whether you need windows, a furnace, a car, or a rooftop solar system, new tax breaks are available through the Inflation Reduction Act to help you save money and go green!
Follow this link to learn more: https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2023/01/checklist-how-to-take-advantage-of-brand-new-clean-energy-tax-credits/
Chalice has many Social Action groups
to engage with on a monthly basis!
Racial Justice Team: 2nd Wednesday of Each Month - 5:30 - 7 pm
BIPOC UU Tri-County Collaborative: 2nd Thursday of the month - 6 pm
The Citizen’s Climate Lobby Meeting: 2nd Saturday of the month - 9 am
Chalice Climate Action Team Meeting: 4th Sunday of the Month -12:30 pm
Community Forum Team Meeting: 4th Monday of the month
Friday, January 20
6:00pm YRUU Hangout
7:00pm Community Forum - Gerald C. Rivers - The Voice of Dr. King
Saturday, January 21
7:30am AA Meeting
10:00am OA Meeting
4:00pm Soup Salad Bread and Dessert Supper (Auction event)
Sunday, January 22
10:00am Chalice Worship Service (Zoom 2)
11:30am RE: Innovations - Fortunetelling
11:30am RE: Parent Group
11:30am RE: Serenity - Choose Your Journey
11:30am RE: YRUU - The Worst Disease
11:30am Mid Year Congregational Meeting (worship service link on zoom2)
12:30pm Climate Action Team (Zoom2))
1:00pm OWL 7-9
1:00pm Crossing Paths for Adults - Quakerism
1:00pm OWL K-2
5:00pm Newcomer AA Meeting
Monday, January 23
5:00pm Community Forum Planning Meeting (zoom2)
7:00pm Women's Evening Group (zoom)
Tuesday, January 24
10:00am Gardenia Group (zoom)
1:00pm Feeding Hands (food preparation)
3:00pm Auction Planning Committee (zoomK)
4:00pm Feeding Hands (serving)
6:00pm Worship Committee (Zoom2)
Wednesday, January 25
6:00pm Sitevisioning meeting (zoom2)
6:00pm Overeaters Anonymous
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, January 26
6:30pm Stewardship Meeting (zoom2)
7:00pm Men's Discussion Group (Zoom 2)
7:00pm Moonflower Women's Group (Zoom)
Friday, January 27
6:00pm YA Hangout
7:30pm Movie Group 1 (zoom)
Other ways to get involved or stay connected:
Donate everytime you shop at Amazon. Start your shopping at smile.amazon.com. You can then choose to donate to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Conejo Valley at no extra cost to you.
Take the Chalice Interest and Skills Survey: A way for newer members to find ways to get involved. How would you like to contribute, work with others, be in community and stay involved at Chalice? Click: Here
Take the Chalice Involvement in Groups, Committees, Social Justice and more Survey: How you are engaging with Chalice at this time. Click: Here
Visiting or new to Chalice and wish to receive and share more about yourself? Take this survey: Let's Get Connected
Or reach out to us here:
Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn, Minister, is on Sabbatical until May
For emergency Pastoral care you can reach our Sabbatical minister at rev...@chaliceuu.org
Anthony Concepcion, Music Director musicd...@chaliceuu.org
Samantha Dickerson, Director of Religious Education d...@chaliceuu.org
Explore our website to learn more about everything we are doing.