Public Druid Midwinter Ritual

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday Dec 14th, (2019-12-14)

As those who have gone before us have done, we will celebrate the deep of winter in the company of community, gathered around a good fire in the cold of winter to weave tale and song, stirring the embers of the fires of the head to inspire the work of our hands in the promise of the spring to come.

The days continue to shorten for a short while more, but as we pass solstice, the days will begin to lengthen. Yet we will remain in midst of the cold grasp of winter, and it will be many weeks before the dark has released its hold. In this time when the cold winds blow and the nights are dark and feral, it is customary for the folk to gather and share tales and feast.

We come together to honor the powers that sustain us, especially the bards, those who harness the fires of the head and heart to create beauty, myth, and prophecy, in order to make the divine more palpable in this world. As myth and history reveals, the ancient bards of Wales were considered the finest of all. So tonight we will honor Taliesin, the paragon of all the bards of Wales. We will also have the opportunity to honor those makers of story, poetry, and song who have inspired our lives as well.

After ritual we will enjoy potluck.
To help us present excellent public rituals, we suggest a donation of $10, but no-one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Please feel free to bring personal offerings for the ancestors, nature spirits, and deities. It does not need to be biodegradable, but should be non-toxic if buried or put into water.
Please do not bring pets. (Service animals allowed.)
Carpooling is always encouraged.
Chalice is in a business park with plenty of parking and is accessible.

Starting Point Circle Sunday, December 15⋅1:00 – 3:00pm Adult RE

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday Dec 15th, (2019-12-15)

Starting Point Circle  
Sunday, December 15, 1 – 3 pm

Are you new to UUism, or have you been here a while and would like to deepen your Chalice connections and UU understanding? If so, we invite you to join a new UU journey program called ‘Starting Point’. This monthly group is a hybrid between Chalice Circles and our Membership class. It will be a 3 session class – once a month, for 3 months. It is aimed at visitors, as well as long-time members. The idea is to deepen everyone’s spiritual journey and connect new and old with one another, creating a web of interconnection in our Fellowship. The other hope is to help newer people deepen their spiritual engagement at Chalice and with small groups.

All are welcome to this class by prior registration, though preference will be given to newcomers. A commitment to all 3 sessions is requested.

Each Session is Sunday from 1 – 3 in Adult RE:

  • December 15 – Session 1 will explore our personal spiritual journeys.
  • January 19 – Session 2 will examine UU and Chalice’s history.
  • February 23 – Session 3 will look at our UU Theological journey.

Please let Nancy Cooper know if you can join us.  It will be fun, we promise! The class is free to all interested.

Winter Solstice Ritual and Potluck

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday Dec 21st, (2019-12-21)

The Sun is returning! Come celebrate the Solstice with ritual, song and dance! Bring something from nature for the altar and potluck to share.

Annual Auction

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday Feb 29th, (2020-02-29)