Family Activities 4/4/24

Religious Exploration at Chalice!

A place for wonder. A place for fun.

Welcome, welcome everyone!

Chalice Family Update

April 4, 2024

In the month of April, the Gift of Our Faith is Interdependence


We Need One Another

Sunday morning at 10am

With Rev. Nica Eaton

Our community is a precious gift. As we embark on another election year, we explore how we can better support one another through times of trauma, conflict and stress. We also honor our hospitality volunteers who provide our coffee, snacks and run Feeding Hands. Join us to discover tools for resilience and interdependence.

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Livestream on FB: https://www.facebook.com/ChaliceUUF

Families welcome! The Joy Corner is open!
Children will be sung out partway through the service and led to their RE spaces.


April 7–

Life is More Fun With Friends – Sure, we could get through difficult things flying solo, but it’s so much easier (and more fun!) when we fly with friends. Kids won’t want to miss out on Sunday’s challenging yet silly games.

Sunday’s RE session will be shortened so that children may rejoin their families for the flower ritual. Volunteers will guide children back to the Sanctuary. Don’t forget to bring your flowers!


Each week we will offer book suggestions for all ages, books that celebrate diverse identities, resist stereotypes, and uplift social justice. Whether you choose to purchase the books, borrow them from a friend, or check them out from your local library, we hope you enjoy these stories featuring characters from a wide range of communities.

*Credit given to RebekahGienapp.com for most suggestions

Moses Goes to a Concert by Isaac Millman (ages 4-8)

Dear Mr. Dickens by Nancy Churnin (ages 5-9)

Once Upon an Eid by S.K. Ali (ages 8-12)

Out of Left Field by Jonah Newman (YA)


See what’s happening at Camp de Benneville Pines!

Registration is now open!

UU Elementary Summer Camp June 30-July 6 (Sam will be co-dean!)

UU Counselor-in-Training Camp June 30-July 6

UU Jr. High Summer Camp July 7-13

UU Sr. High Summer Camp July 14-20

UU Family Summer Camp July 21-27

Check out these upcoming camps!

Rainbow Family Camp – April 5-7

UU Women’s Retreat – May 3-5 (waitlisted)

Yoga and Whole Living Camp – May 17-19

LARPing Misty Mountain Wars – August 16-18

Art Camp for Grown Ups – September 5-10


Vintage School Desk

Free to a good home

As we transition many of our spaces in Fellowship Hall, we are finding that some of our things also need to transition to a new home.

Several years ago, Pamela Lopez and Matthew Weisman donating a lovely school desk (similar to the one pictured above). It has served it’s time well in Childspace, and now it’s time to find it a family to love it. If you are interested in taking this desk home, please speak with Sam Dickerson or email her dre@chaliceuu.org


Families Care – April 14

We’ll be holding our final Families Care of the year in April. We are in need of the following new and unopened items:

shampoo/conditioner
body wash
toothpaste
toothbrushes
combs
deodorant

All donations are deeply appreciated. Items can be brought to the Social Hall before the service on 4/14. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact Sam dre@chaliceuu.org


News Flash • 24th Annual Chumash Day Native American Powwow

This free family-friendly cultural event is open for all to attend, no tickets or RSVPs are needed. Event hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM with a Grand Entry at 12:00 PM each day. Free general parking is available on the corner of Civic Center Way and Webb Way (23575 Civic Center Way) with free shuttle rides available to and from Malibu Bluffs Park.  Parking for people with disabilities is available at Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road) with free Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant shuttle rides. There is no on-site parking at Malibu Bluffs Park. – malibucity.org


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2024- SCHOOL IS CLOSED FOR EID-AL-FITR | M.S. 129  Academy for Independent Learning & Leadership

Eid al-Fitr is April 11

“Eid Al Fitr 2024 marks a celebration of unity and gratitude in the Islamic community. Falling on April 11th, this joyous occasion begins with the sighting of the crescent moon. Rooted in tradition, Eid commemorates Prophet Muhammad’s triumph in 624 AD, symbolized by the exchange of sweets. Celebrations include prayers, feasting on traditional delicacies, and acts of charity, fostering bonds of kinship and reflection on the blessings of Ramadan.” –  economictimes.com

What is Eid al-Fitr (video) – Twinkl


Autism Acceptance – World Autism Awareness Day | Inclusion, Diversity,  Equity, Allyship & Social Justice (IDEAS) | Washington University in St.  Louis

“This April, the Autism Society of America is proud to continue its sixth annual #CelebrateDifferences campaign in honor of Autism Acceptance Month. Everyday, we work to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community to live fully. We believe that acceptance is creating a world where everyone in the Autism community is connected to the support they need, when they need it. And by everyone, we mean every unique individual: the implacable, inimitable, and irreplaceable you.” – autismsociety.org

Are you interested in supporting our local community members who have autism or love someone living with autism? Consider participating in or volunteering for the upcoming Aut2Run. Held every year on the last Sunday in April, 100% of the proceeds go toward supporting all who are affected by autism “through education, advocacy, a variety of programs, increasing public awareness, and collaboration with other agencies.”

If you or someone you know is in need of support, contact autismsociety.org or venturaautism.org


Top Social Media Statistics And Trends Of 2023 – Forbes Advisor

Chalice’s social media presence is growing!

Have you taken a great photo or fun video at a Chalice event? Please share it with us!

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There are two ways to share you images:

-email our Social Media Manager Julia Costanza socialjulia@chaliceuu.org

-load the Telegram app on your phone. The app logo looks like a white paper airplane in a blue circle (see above). Once the app is on your phone come back to this email (on your phone) and click the following link to connect to our Chalice UU Social Media Sharing Group:  https://t.me/+q2yQdcVCS_tiY2Mx

When sharing with Julia or by Telegram, be sure to give a short description of the image. It is recommended videos are vertical and under 30 seconds.


Our mission: Religious Exploration empowers children and youth and supports families with tools to create a world of justice and compassion.

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