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


Congregational Conversations

7/24 “What on Earth is Beloved Community?”

8/28  “What do we value – as individuals, as UUs?”

BBCA survey link:

Coming Up:

New Book Group:

TBA – Info coming soon!

Recent Events

Book Groups:

“Poet Warrior: A Memoir” by Joy Harjo

“My. Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies” by Resmaa Menakem

Movie Discussion Nights:

Best of Enemies, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Giving Voice, Do the Right Thing, Black Panther, Real Women Have Curves

‘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