Chalice Circle Registration Begins Sunday 9/8

10:00 am - 2:00 pm Sunday Sep 8th, (2019-09-08)

Chalice Circles 

Supporting Spiritual Growth through Reflection, Connection and Service

Come share your truth in a Chalice Circle.

Registration begins for our 2019-20 Chalice Circles on Sunday, September 8th.  The purpose of the Chalice Circles is to strengthen and expand the life of the congregation.

In Unitarian Universalism, we recognize that each person has learned some share of truth and each has gained some hard-won wisdom. In small groups lead by two trained facilitators, Chalice Circles offer safe settings in which to speak from our lives and experiences with the expectation that our words will be heard and respected–without criticism. These small groups provide an opportunity for individuals to make deep and meaningful connections by sharing their own stories and deeply listening to the stories of others. Through the spiritual practices of deep listening, authentic sharing and respectful silence, Chalice Circles affirm and promote our third UU principle – acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth.

Every Chalice Circle reflects upon the monthly congregational worship theme to create opportunities for congregation-wide reflection. During the year the members of each Chalice Circle create and complete one service project together to serve the congregation or the wider community.

Groups form anew each church year to help develop wider connections over time. Come share your stories! Look for more information about the Chalice Circles and registration forms at the Program table in Fellowship Hall in September. The program will begin in October and run through June 2020.

Contact facilitators at ChaliceCircles@chaliceuu.org for more information.

Starting Point Circle Begins September 15

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Sunday Sep 15th, (2019-09-15)

Starting Point Circle  
Sunday, September 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:

  • September 15 – Session 1 will explore our personal spiritual journeys.
  • October 27 – Session 2 will examine UU and Chalice’s history.
  • November 24 – 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.

Congregational Fall Retreat Camp De Benneville Pines Sept. 27 – 29, 2019

4:30 pm - 12:00 pm Friday Sep 27th, (2019-09-27)

The fall congregational retreat to Camp De Benneville Pines will be during the weekend of September 28 to September 30. Email anniezbarker@gmail.com for details.

"Voices of a People's History of the United States"

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday Oct 11th, (2019-10-11)

Chalice Community Forum presents a Theatrical Event

Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove’s

Voices of a People’s History of the United States

 

Friday October 11, 2019 at 8:00pm

Saturday October 12, 2019 at 8:00pm

Sunday October 13, 2019 at 3:00pm

 

Dramatic readings celebrating the enduring spirit of dissent.

This compelling theatrical piece based on the Howard Zinn best-selling book, “A People’s History of the United States,” features the spoken words and writings of activists and dissidents who spoke out against injustices, wars, and suppression.  You will hear the voices of (among others) former slave turned abolitionist Sojourner Truth, Suffragist Susan B. Anthony, Nez Perce tribe leader Chief Joseph, labor organizer Emma Goldman, once-interned Japanese-American activist Yuri Kochiyama, Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and 16 year old climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

Suggested Donations:
Adults – $20.00
Students and Seniors – $10.00

Order tickets here:

Voices of a People’s History at Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Fundraiser Events tickets on Yapsody.

Our Whole Lives Information Night

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Wednesday Oct 16th, (2019-10-16)

Information night for parents and other care givers about Our Whole Lives Comprehensive Sexuality Education Program

OWL Information Night

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm Wednesday Oct 16th, (2019-10-16)

      INFORMATION NIGHT

Wednesday, October 16

6:30-8pm

 

Childcare available upon request

Chalice Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

3327 Old Conejo Road
Newbury Park, CA
91320

 

To
RSVP and for more information, contact OWL@chaliceuu.org.

                                                                                                                                           

                        Sexuality is Honored Here.

Our Whole Lives is a secular,
comprehensive sexuality education program. From kindergarten to adult, age
appropriate classes provide information in a safe, positive and healthy
environment.

                         

                   Classes starting early 2020.

 

*OWL is a secular program created by the Unitarian Universalist
Association and the United Church of Christ.

Semi-Annual Social Action Meeting with Rev. Nica

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Sunday Nov 3rd, (2019-11-03)

 

 

Join us for our Semi-Annual Social Action Meeting with Rev. Nica

Sunday, November 3 from 12:30 to 2pm – Light lunch provided

 

Are you interested in forming a group to address climate disruption and a just, sustainable planet?

Do you want to know what’s new with reproductive rights, gender equality, economic justice or racial and cultural justice?

Let’s review where we’ve been and talk about where we want to go this year.

No experience necessary.

For questions, please contact Social Action Coordinator, Barbara Leighton, beleighton@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.