Chalice News and Notes 5.10.24

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May 10, 2024, 5:00:20 PMMay 10


We Nurture Spiritually Courageous People

Who Transform the World through 

Justice and Compassion

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

Upcoming Events

May 11 - Fellowship Hall Move Workday 1 - 9:30 -1:30 in FH. To help contact Randy Slentz -

May 12 - Bring Your Mother to Chalice for Mother’s Day - 10 am Sanctuary

May 17 - Community Forum - Film & Discussion: “The Mistranslation that Shifted Culture” - 7pm in person only  3327 Old Conejo Rd. 

Please register for the forum in advance here:

May 18 - Fellowship Hall Move Workday 2 - 9:30 -1:30 in FH. To help  contact Randy Slentz -

May 19 - Pancake Breakfast - 11:30 am Social Hall

May 19 - Congregational Meeting on our Move - Noon Sanctuary

 Workday Times: From 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Our last service in the Sanctuary will be June 16th. We’re preparing Fellowship Hall to be able to hold our services in the Social Hall starting in July. We’d love to have many hands for the following: 

May 11  - Clean, patch and touch up paint in the large room, remove items from walls as needed, etc.

May 18 - Clean floors and windows, downstairs, move unwanted furniture out,  etc.

If you are available to help us, please reach out to Randy Slentz at:

This Sunday!  

May 12th is Bring Your Mother to Chalice Day

Bring Your Mother to Chalice for Mother’s Day and share in our celebration of women and how each of us can impact change in the world!


Onsite and Online ~  10 am 

Grenda David 

Beyond Cookbooks & Flowers: 

Why Mother’s Day Matters More Than Ever in this Election Year

Every day women in America created Mother’s Day not simply to honor women, but to unify and empower women to make social justice change. Let’s step back in time together to revisit the origins of Mother’s Day to remember how unstoppable we can be when united behind our determination to create a just and loving world. Along the journey, Grenda will share about her experience going to the Women’s March on Washington and offer a call to action and share ways to make our voices matter in this election year. 

Link for the Zoom Meeting at 10 am: 

Meeting ID: 209 555 249

Phone: 16699009128

Password: 2020

You can also view our Livestream on FB:

Chalice Lighting

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

There are various names people use for god - Allah, Almighty, Jesus and hundreds of other names but the one I like the most is 'mother'.


~ Shamsir Alam

May 19th - Pancake Breakfast

Film & Discussion

1946: The Mistranslation That Shifted Culture

Friday, May 17th – 7:00 p.m. PT (in person only)



This feature documentary chronicles the discovery of evidence that casts significant doubt on any biblical basis for LGBTQIA+ prejudice.  “1946” is at once challenging, enlightening, and inspiring.


Event location:  Chalice – 3327 Old Conejo Rd., Newbury Park, CA

Please register for the forum in advance here:

Chalice has many Social Action groups 

to engage with on a monthly basis! 

Racial & Cultural Justice Team: 1st Monday zoom meetings at 5:30pm each month.

BIPOC UU Tri-County Collaborative: 2nd Thursday of the month once a quarter - Next meeting June 13th  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

Community Forum Team meeting: 3rd Mondays at 7:00 p.m. 

Contact for more information

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

Dear Friends,

We will NOT be meeting this Sunday. We will continue to collect and mail Virginia cards and expect more cards for many other states in mid May. We wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day!


Jill and Pamela

Guided Tour of the Santa Clara Preserve

Saturday, May 18th at 9:30am

1368 Mission Rock Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060

2 hour tour
2 mile hike (minimal elevation gain)
Please bring close-toed shoes, sunhat, water and sunscreen

Let’s get together on May 18th for a guided tour of the Santa Clara Preserve in Santa Paula with Kat Selm! The Santa Clara Preserve spans almost two miles of the amazing Santa Clara River waterway and encompasses nearly 1,000 acres of upland habitat and riverbed.

There are few locations on the Santa Clara River that are accessible to the public. Now with the opening of this preserve, The Nature Conservancy has provided a beautiful space for outdoor education, community gatherings, wildlife viewing and hiking. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

More information: y-in-california-santa-clara-river-california-con/

Group size: 20 people maximum. First come, first served. Limited parking: 26 spaces. Carpooling is encouraged.

Please RSVP by Monday, May 13th:

Want to support Senior Concerns’ Meals on Wheels program 

but don’t want to run?  No problem!

Join the Chalice Team for the Love Run to benefit Senior Concerns’ Meals on Wheels program!  You don’t even have to run!!!*

You can register for the Chalice “doggie dash” VIRTUAL* run here:

Just select “Doggie Dash - Virtual” and “join or create a Team.” 

On the next page select “Chalice” under “Select Team!”

*That’s right - we WON’T be running (except in spirit)!!!

Learn more about Senior Concerns at

Chalice Tabling at Camarillo Pride

Sunday June 2nd from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chalice is co-hosting a table at the Camarillo Pride Event with the Ventura UU church. Participants are needed, if you are available to help at the table any time between noon and 4pm on June 2nd. Please reach out to Annie Barker to support this wonderful event.

Want to make a special collection suggestion?


Chalice members are invited to submit a Special Collections Request Form for non-partisan, non-profit organizations whose work is consistent with UU values and principles and is not known to engage in activities which would conflict with UU values and principles.  Requests are reviewed quarterly by the Special Collections Review Team.

Saturday, May 11

7:30am AA Meeting

9:00am Citizens Climate Lobby (off site)

9:30am Fellowship Hall Moving Workday

10:00am OA Meeting

Sunday, May 12

10:00am Chalice Worship Service (Zoom 2)

5:00pm Newcomer AA Meeting

Monday, May 13

7:00pm Women's Evening Group (zoom)

Tuesday, May 14

10:00am Gardenia Group (zoom)

6:00pm RE Committee Meeting (zoom2)

7:00pm COSM (zoomN)

Wednesday, May 15

5:30pm Overeaters Anonymous

6:00pm Chalice Portfolio Meeting 6pm at Chalice

6:30pm Finance SVT 1 & 3rd wed. meeting (zoom2 )

7:00pm 3rd Wed. Chalice Circle (Zoom2)

7:00pm Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, May 16

10:30am Jonquil Women's Group (zoom)

7:00pm 3rd Thursday Chalice Circle

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, Minister,

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