Family Update, November 26 2020

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Chalice Weekly Family Update
November 26, 2020

November’s theme is… Healing 

Sunday Morning Service at 10am 

Be Thankful. Stay Hungry.
with special guest Jason Hall, Board President


We have much to be thankful for, but it’s no time to fall into complacency. Our work to build a more just and equitable world continues. 

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Family Chapel

Sundays 9-9:30am
Enjoy music, stories, and checking in with friends. Ideal for younger children through 3rd grade but all are welcome!

**There will be no Family Chapel December 6. Instead we will be holding an Intergenerational service. All ages welcome!

Coming up for December – Crossing Paths: Unitarian Universalism

Registration opens November 15

Sessions start December 6



Open to 4th through 8th graders, we explore a different religion each month through videos, discussions, and activities. This is highly recommended to youth in 7th and 8th grade, offering a strong base when they begin Coming of Age in the 2021-22 church year.


The link for this program will be sent to those who are registered.

For more information contact your DRE Sam Dickerson at

Come celebrate the many holidays of December!

December 6 we will hold a service for all ages! Celebrating the Season – A Family Affair will be a time for our entire Chalice family to come together. Let’s travel through the holiday season and embrace the many celebrations surrounding us. We will also welcome in our newest Chalice members! Oh, and did someone mention a visit from Santa!?

As this magical service comes closer, keep an eye on your doorstep. Special care packages are making their way to our children and youth!

Rev. Nica and Sam look forward to seeing you all (virtually!) on December 6 @ 10am!

A million thank you’s to all who came to Chalice’s drive thru on November 22! We loaded TWO VANS with food for Adelante Comunidad!!

Our Chalice family is overflowing with beautiful souls and generous hearts. Because of your help, families will not be going hungry this weekend.

If you were unable to make it to our drive thru but would like to donate to Adelante Comunidad, you can contact Deborah Snider –

Advent begins November 29!

The roots of our Unitarian Universalist faith are woven deep into Christianity. What a lovely way to honor that history by celebrating Advent.

During the four Sundays leading to Christmas Eve, a new candle is lit each week symbolizing love, hope, joy, and peace. Here are readings to pair with your candle lightings.

Advent calendars are quite popular with children. Consider making your own! You can do this simple DIY paper ring countdown. Make it extra special by coming up with ways to spread good cheer, writing a different idea on each ring. Older youth might enjoy this UU Advent Calendar, learning a new holiday fun fact each day.

However you choose to observe Advent, may it bring love, joy, hope, and peace into your home.

Are you missing camp?

DeBenneville Pines is hosting Camp Connect!

Among these mini events being held throughout the month is

Family Game Night with Lonna Leghart!

Saturday, November 28, 2020/ 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – free

Meet up with old and new friends for an evening of laughter and fun! Click here to learn more and to register. And remember to put it on your calendar!

Speaking of Camp, have you heard of Giving Tuesday?

This year, Giving Tuesday falls on December 1. On the first Tuesday of December each year, Giving Tuesday is a day that encourages us to donate to our favorite nonprofit groups. This time around, consider adding Camp DeBennevile Pines to your list of donations.

Thanks to the hardworking firefighters who fought to protect this land, our dear DeBenneville still stands. However, the property that surrounds the camp was heavily damaged. Hay bales, K-rails, and sandbags are in need to protect the buildings from the runoff and flooding caused by winter storms. This is where we come in!

Camp DeBenneville’s Sandbag Fund is open for business! A $10 donation will fund 2 sandbags. Larger (or smaller) donations are welcome. Whatever you can spare to help protect this cherished place.

Mark it on your calendar. The Sandbag Fund needs us!

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

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