Chalice News and Notes 3.17.23

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Mar 17, 2023, 2:01:03 PMMar 17


We Nurture Spiritually Courageous People

Who Transform the World through 

Justice and Compassion

Explore our website to learn more about everything we are doing.

March 17 - YRUU Hangout - 6 pm Social Hall

March 19 - There will be crack sealing in parking lot - please plan extra time to arrive, park and walk to Chalice this Sunday 

March 19 - Crossing Paths - Paganism 1 pm Social Hall

March 19 - OWL - 1 pm

Grades K-1 in Innovations room

Grades 7-9 in YRUU room

March 19 - Open Mic Night - 6 pm Sanctuary

March 20 - Living Dharma Meditation and Discussion - 7:30 hybrid

March 24 - Young Adult Hangout - 6-8 pm - Social Hall

please RSVP no later than 3/23:

March 24 - Women’s Retreat begins

March Hangouts: 

YRUU- March 17th  6-8 pm in Social Hall

In Person & Online Service - 10 am

Joshua Berg

Passion Fatigue: There's No Such Thing as a Ginsu Spirit

Is there danger in an overabundance of passion? Does too much passion actually degrade our ability to continue giving, acting, and even caring effectively over time? Most importantly, how might we overcome burnout to do the work that needs to be done? Let us worship together, summoning the sacred and the spiritual in an honest examination of the very real states of burnout and passion fatigue.

Join us in person or for the Zoom Meeting at 10 am 

Meeting ID: 209 555 249

Phone: 16699009128

Password: 2020

Crossing Paths for Adults:  Paganism!

Sundays  1pm 

Social Hall



Sundays - 1:00 pm

Grades 7-9 in YRUU room

Grades K-1 in Innovations room

Please address any communications or questions to:

Chalice Lighting

To start your day, a meeting, or before a meal

Take from life its coals, not its ashes.

Fan the flames of love and justice;

join hands and hearts in common endeavor;

and there will be no limit to what we can achieve together.

~Laurel S Sheridan

It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of Darrell Bevan.

He will truly be missed and we send our love and care to Tricia and the whole family.

Cards of love and support are welcomed:

Tricia Bevan

10315 E. Riverside, #229  

Bothell, WA 98011

Living Dharma Connection

3rd Monday of every month

Monday March 20th

7:30 to 8:30 pm

NOW Hybrid: in Social Hall and zoom:

This informal Buddhist meditation and Dharma discussion group is open to everyone. To join and receive monthly meeting details/readings, please contact Frédérik Sisa by email at

Join Loretta J. Ross and Loan Tran to learn about CALLING IN!

Begins March 28th

March 28 is the start of a four-week ZOOM class with people across the country. Background, lectures and Q/A are on Tuesdays. The option to practice in guided, confidential, small groups is on Thursdays. Several of us from Chalice have attended past sessions. They are a great help in the ongoing work of building a personal “toolbox” to find meaningful responses to conflict – especially around racial justice. “Calling In” is about creating change without cancel culture. If you have questions, please contact Randall Edwards or Barbara Leighton.

To sign up or learn more visit:

Lectures & QA

FOUR Tuesdays | 7pm-9pm EST; 4-6pm PT | March 28 and April 4, 11, and 18

Learning Labs

FOUR Thursdays | 7pm-8:30pm EST; 4-5:30pm PT | March 30 and April 6, 13, and 20


$5 for the first session or $20.00 total for the full Course (includes Learning Labs)

Families Care will have a new Format

Starting in April

April 2  11:30 am in Social Hall

Families Care will be held on the first Sunday after service in the place of RE. This gives our families a chance to live our value of love in action by creating care kits for the unhoused followed by some time in community. First Sundays of the month at 11:30 am youth and adults will be together in Social Hall to assemble kits. 

Friday, April 14th – 7:00 p.m. PT (via Zoom)

Defending Public Education

and a Diverse Democracy


Betsy Connolly, DVM, Past CVUSD School Board Member

Lauren Gill, CVUSD School Board President

Michelle Nelson-Schmidt, Author, Illustrator, Public Speaker

John Rogers, Ph.D., Professor of Education, Director of

UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access

From book banning to curriculum white-washing, educators across the U.S. are being newly censored. Since 2021, more than 2/3 of states have introduced bills limiting what can be taught about race and diversity. “These attacks are undermining the role public schools play in educating for our democracy,” says John Rogers, Director of UCLA IDEA. Come hear Dr. Rogers talk about the national impact of censoring education, our school board representatives speak about the local effects, and children’s author Nelson-Schmidt share her first-hand account. Together they’ll address what can be done.

Please register for the forum in advance here:


Now Open

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 assortment 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. 

We have 6 delegate spots, and people can attend virtually for only $50 to see speakers in the main hall, and attend and vote for deBenneville Board members. Please let Annie know at: if you plan to attend!

Full Details about the event available here:

Registration Is Open for the Assembly:

They are  offering a self-selecting registration fee scale. Level 1 covers the minimum cost of the event and Level 2 will help support others who need financial assistance to attend.

In person attendance (Level 1) = $75

In person attendance (Level 2) = $100

Virtual Attendance (Level 1) = $50

Virtual Attendance (Level 2) = $75

Financial Assistance request: Click here for online request form

 And for Youth Con (grades 8-12):

Youth Con is open to youth ages 14-18 who will be involved in their own programming during the weekend. They will have the opportunity to foster relationship building, expand leadership skills, and develop a deeper faith identity. 

If you have further questions about the Youth Con please contact our director of religious education, Sam Dickerson at

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

Save the Date!

We are planning a special Spring Cleaning on Saturday, April 29th

We hope you’ll join us for community building, taking care of our sacred spaces, 

and preparing to celebrate Nica's return! Stay tuned for more details! 

Chalice Cabaret 2023! 

June 17th 7:00pm


Chalice’s Cabaret is a spectacular evening of entertainment that showcases our community’s many talents. Musicians, comedians, dancers, artists and more are invited to share their art for a captivated audience. During the intermission, be sure to enjoy the fellowship, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Tickets will be sold for a suggested donation of $15. All proceeds go to sustaining Chalice UU Fellowship. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

If you’re interested in signing up to perform, please contact the Music Director, Anthony, by email at

Chalice Goes to the Hollywood Bowl!

It’s finally my favorite time of the year: Hollywood Bowl Season! This is a great way to join in fellowship with your Chalice community and other music lovers. Arrive early for a picnic dinner and then enjoy a world class summer concert under the stars. (Pack your own picnic.)

If you’re interested, please reach out to the music director, Anthony, at Tickets will be purchased 4/5/23, so all decisions and payments must be made prior. Tickets generally range from $15-45 per person. Go to for more information. (FYI, John Williams is 91, and likely won’t continue conducting much longer, and Dudamel is moving to the NY Phil in 2026.)

July 7 - 8:00pm Maestro of the Movies: John Williams w/Dudamel

July 11 - 8:00pm Verdi’s Requiem w/Dudamel

July 25 - 8:00pm Rhapsody in Blue & Dvorak Symphony 9

July 30 -7:30pm Everybody Rise! A Sondheim Celebration

August 3 - 8:00pm A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey w/LA Phil & LA Master Chorale

August 16 - 8:00pm Gladys Knight

Anthony Concepcion music director

Families with elementary age kids - 

Summer camp Registration to open this month

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

General Assembly June 21- 25, 2023

Information can be found here:

And registration is available here:

Please let us know if you plan to attend in-person or on zoom! We can have 6 delegates and one could be you! Contact 

Consider joining the Chalice Social Justice Facebook group. To learn about latest events supporting Black Lives Matter, Climate Justice and other concerns, click  on:  

UU the Vote will be gearing up soon for more opportunities to get into “good trouble”! Stand by, more democracy-saving postcarding opportunities are coming up VERY SOON!

Tuesday March 21: Act to Stop Dirty Banking in T.O.

Join with the Chalice Climate Action Team and Third Act older folks on Tuesday, 3/21 for the National Day of Action urging banks to stop investing in fossil fuels and climate catastrophe.

Locally, we will gather legally with signs in front of Wells Fargo at the corner of Moorpark and Janss Roads between 11am and 5pm. Chase and Bank of America are also nearby. 

Our signs will let people know that these banks are making the climate crisis worse and that they may want to move their money to another bank or credit union which does not invest in oil, gas or pipelines.

Please act with us older folks to build a better future.

For more info contact Gordon Clint - ghc...@yahoo.com805-814-6604  also see: and

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, March 17

6:00pm YRUU Hangout

6:00pm Sound Bath - Renee Hook

Saturday, March 18

7:30am AA Meeting

10:00am OA Meeting

Sunday, March 19

10:00am Chalice Worship Service (Zoom 2)

11:30am RE: Innovations - Spring Forth

11:30am RE: Serenity - Begin Again

11:30am RE: YRUU - Coffee Talk

1:00pm Crossing Paths - for adults

5:00pm Newcomer AA Meeting

6:00pm Open Mic Nite

Monday, March 20

1:00pm 3rd Monday Chalice Circle (zoom)

7:30pm Living Dharma Connection - Meditation & Discussion (hybrid)

Tuesday, March 21

7:00pm 3rd Tuesday Chalice Circle (zoom)

7:00pm Board Meeting (Zoom2)

Wednesday, March 22

6:00pm Overeaters Anonymous

6:30pm Sitevisioning meeting (zoom2)

7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 23

6:30pm Stewardship Meeting (zoom2)

7:00pm Men's Discussion Group (Zoom 2)

7:00pm Moonflower Women's Group (Zoom)

Friday, March 24

Chalice Women's Retreat

6:00pm YA Hangout

7:30pm Movie Group 1 (zoom)

Other ways to get involved or stay connected:

Or reach out to us here:

Chalice Office # (805) 498-9548 - Messages will be checked regularly.

Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn, Minister, is on Sabbatical until May

Explore our website to learn more about everything we are doing.

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