We Nurture Spiritually Courageous People
Who Transform the World through
Justice and Compassion
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Feb 17 - YRUU (high school) hangouts - 6-8 pm
Feb 17 - Community Forum - Restorative Justice: Harm to Healing - 7 pm
Register in advance: https://bit.ly/RestorativeJusticeTransformingHarmtoHealing
Feb 19 - Open Mic Night - sign ups 5:30 / begins at 6pm
Feb 23 - Men's Discussion Group (Zoom 2) - 7 pm
Moonflower Women's Group (Zoom) - 7 pm
Feb 24 - Young Adult Hangout (18-25) - 6-8 pm
Please RSVP by Feb 23rd: https://bit.ly/ChaliceHangout
YRUU (High School) Hangout
February 17th - 6-8 pm in Social Hall
Young Adult Hangout February 24th
RSVP by February 23rd: https://bit.ly/ChaliceHangout
Restorative Justice –
Transforming Harm to Healing
Tonight Friday, February 17th – 7:00 p.m. PT (via Zoom)
Erik Nasarenko, Ventura County District Attorney
Heather Garcia, Victor Juarez, and Sarah Mendez, Interface Children & Family Services
Chris Modica, Ventura County Probation
Transforming Harm to Healing is a Restorative Justice Program aimed at reducing disparities in the juvenile justice system and preventing recidivism. Hear how this process can allow the non-violent offender to learn how their actions caused harm and help offer empowerment and closure to the victim.
Please register for the forum in advance here:
Our Mission: To nurture spiritually courageous people who transform the world through justice and compassion.
OUR PROGRAM IS FREE BUT DONATIONS ARE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED
In Person & Online Service - 10 am
Grenda David & Matt Chapa
The Vulnerability of Friendship - Life Lessons from Pooh and Friends
As we continue in our exploration of vulnerability in the month of February, let's explore together what the master teacher, Winnie the Pooh (and his friends) have to teach us about ourselves and life. Somehow all of life teaches if we are willing to be students. Even Eeyore has something to offer.
Join us in person or for the Zoom Meeting at 10 am
Meeting ID: 209 555 249
Crossing Paths for Adults
This month being held in the library/ board room
(at the top of the stairs in Fellowship Hall)
This month Hinduism
Please Note we will not have a meeting on Feb. 26th
Sundays - 1:00 pm
Grades 7-9 in
Grades K-1 in Innovations room
Please address any communications or questions to: O...@chaliceuu.org
To start your day, a meeting, or before a meal
With humility and courage born of our history, we
are called as Unitarian Universalists to build
beloved community where all souls are welcome
as blessings, and the human family lives whole
and reconciled in love. With this vision of friendship
and community in our hearts and minds, we light our chalice.
Underwear Collection Challenge!
We are currently at 126 pairs…
Help us to reach 300 pairs - details below!
Did you know YOU can help some struggling families stay housed? Here's an example of what people of faith and good will can do:
Ventura Homeless Prevention helps families with a one-time rent payment to keep them in their home. In its 15 years, this private nonprofit has assisted 2,000 families that have experienced a one-time set-back by providing one month's rent.
Ventura Homeless Prevention is a private nonprofit with a rigorous screening process, but it's more flexible and faster than government-run rental assistance programs. Its fund depends mostly on individual donations.
The folks who run the Ventura program would be HAPPY to help you start a similar program in YOUR city! Send an inquiry to VenturaHomel...@gmail.com and they'll be in touch with you.
Chalice Women’s Retreat 2023
PSW ASSEMBLY REGISTRATION
This year’s assembly will be held at the beautiful congregational facility, Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo. Join us to share what’s going on in your congregation and to enjoy meaningful keynote topics, an assortmanet of workshops, youth con activities, worship, meals and more! Keynote Speakers will include Speaker Chairwoman Violet Sage Walker of the Northern Chumash Tribal Council (NCTC) and Mona Olivas Tucker of the Northern Chumash Tribe.
Full Details about the event available here:
Starting Point Journey Circle
Begins Sunday, April 16th, 1 - 3 pm
In person @ Chalice
Do you want to explore Unitarian Universalism and your Spiritual Path more deeply?
Sign up for our next Starting Point Journey Circle
For newcomers to Chalice and existing members
We invite you to join our UU journey program called 'Starting Point’.
Starting Point is a three session series, led by Rev. Nica, designed to deepen your spiritual understanding of Unitarian Universalism and to connect newcomers with members, creating a web of interconnection at Chalice. Additionally, newer people will experience Chalice’s small group culture, thereby deepening your spiritual engagement with our community.
All are welcome to this class by prior registration.
A commitment to all three sessions is requested.
Sunday, April 16 - 1-3 pm - Session 1 will explore our personal spiritual journeys.
Sunday, May 21 - 1-3 pm - Session 2 will examine UU and Chalice’s history.
Wednesday, May 31 - 6:30 to 8:30 pm- Session 3 will look at our UU Theological journey.
For more information, you can email SPi...@chaliceuu.org
Families with elementary age kids
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
Consider joining the Chalice Social Justice Facebook group. To learn about latest events supporting Black Lives Matter, Climate Justice and other concerns, click on:
Save dates for
Climate Action Sign-making and National Day of Action:
March 11 & March 21
“The climate crisis poses a grave threat to every aspect of our economy and our everyday lives, which is why our entire banking system needs to divest from the fossil fuel industry and reinvest resources into a clean, just, renewable economy.” 350.org
WHAT: The Chalice Climate Action Team (CCAT) is preparing to join a National Day of Action to publicize how banks are making our climate crisis worse. Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank and Bank of America are major investors in fossil fuels. We’ll ask people to consider moving their money to other banks or credit unions which do not invest in oil, gas or pipelines.
WHEN: Saturday, March 11, at 11am Sign-making - bring friends, energy, and creativity to Chalice Fellowship Hall. We’ll have snacks as we plan and make signs with positive messaging for the day of action.
March 21 National Day of Action - people across America will hold signs outside banks to let communities know how bank investments drive future fossil fuels and our climate crisis.
WHY: Money in the bank may be the largest part of a person’s carbon footprint. Chase, Wells Fargo, Citibank or Bank of America are the largest U.S. banking investors in fossil fuels. People who move their funds to more responsible institutions help send the message that we prioritize a livable future.
According to https://thirdact.org/national-day-of-action/, a $62,500 deposit loaned by the bank for pipelines, frack wells, coal, and oil exploration produces more carbon than all the driving, cooking, heating, cooling, and flying an average American will do in 6 months! Please act with us!
For more info contact ghc...@yahoo.com or see also: https://www.bankingonclimatechaos.org/
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, February 17
6:00pm YRUU Hangout
7:00pm Community Forum: Restorative Justice - Transforming Harm to Healing (zoom2)
Saturday, February 18
7:30am AA Meeting
10:00am OA Meeting
Sunday, February 19
10:00am Chalice Worship Service (Zoom 2)
11:30am RE: Reflections
11:30am RE: Serenity
11:30am RE: YRUU
12:00pm RE Committee meeting
12:30pm baby grand piano moving into Social Hall has been rescheduled. Time TBD
1:00pm Crossing Paths for Adults - Hinduism - Held in Board Rm/ Library
5:00pm Newcomer AA Meeting
6:00pm 3rd Sunday of the Month Open Mic
Monday, February 20
1:00pm 3rd Monday Chalice Circle (zoom)
6:00pm LCC Monthly Meeting (Zoom2)
Tuesday, February 21
7:00pm 3rd Tuesday Chalice Circle (zoom)
7:00pm Board Meeting (Zoom2)
Wednesday, February 22
6:00pm Overeaters Anonymous
6:30pm Sitevisioning meeting (zoom2)
7:00pm Choir Rehearsal
Thursday, February 23
6:30pm Stewardship Meeting (zoom2)
7:00pm Men's Discussion Group (Zoom 2)
7:00pm Moonflower Women's Group (Zoom)
Friday, February 24
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
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If you have special news to share with the congregation in Sunday services please write to ad...@chaliceuu.org or Rev Nica at mini...@chaliceuu.org.
Or reach out to us here:
Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn, Minister, is on Sabbatical until May
URGENT Calls can be sent to our board president, Annie Barker at (805) 415-4918 or pres...@chaliceuu.org
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
Ana Krista Johnson, Office Administrator ad...@chaliceuu.org or bookkeeper, bookk...@chaliceuu.org
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