Make love visible in all that we say and do.


We the members of the Building Beloved Community Advocates aim to nurture the conditions to foster a diverse multicultural fellowship that values the inherent worth of every human. Through congregational discussions, resources, support, and actions that work toward dismantling racism and other oppressions, we advocate for an interdependent relationship of love and mutual respect among all. We serve as a haven and brave space for members’ questions, conversations and vulnerabilities about how to be a Beloved Community within Chalice and beyond.


Who We Are


Movie Nights

Building Beloved Community Advocates group invites you to a monthly (First Friday of the Month) Friday Night Movie Discussion

Watch the movie in advance on your own


Watch in person on first Fridays at 3:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, hosted by BBCA!

If you would like to participate you can fill out the survey link below:

BBCA survey link:

Upcoming Discussions

April 1st

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.  Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe

Upcoming Events


‘This is America: Racism and Popular Culture’

Our beloved member, Ayanna Gaines, will be teaching a 4-week long class called “This is America: Racism and Popular Culture.” This class will examine racism through the lens of 20th and 21st century popular culture, looking at such artifacts as television shows, books, fashion, social media, and music videos.

This class will be held on Saturdays from 3-5pm starting March 12th via Zoom. Feel free to join any class session that fits your schedule, or take all four! This is exclusively for the members and friends of Chalice

Registration Link here:

About Ayanna:

Ayanna Gaines has been an academic librarian since 1999, and is currently working as Student Success Librarian at Woodbury University in Burbank. She has been a member of the Midwest Popular Culture Association since 2004. She earned her BA in English and American Literature from Brown University, and her Masters in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She is active on Twitter at @PopCulLibrn and slightly less so on Instagram at @againeslibrarian. You can also find her on Facebook.

We’d Love to Hear From You

Please let us know for which activities you’d like to receive special notice by completing our 3 minute survey here:

BBCA survey