• Family Activities 3/23/23

    Religious Education at Chalice!

    A place for wonder. A place for fun.

    Welcome, welcome everyone!

    Chalice Family Update

    March 23, 2023

    In March, we are on the path of Abundance!


    Sunday morning at 10am

    With Rev. Anne Hines

    What does it take to touch — or be touched — by the Holy? How far do we need to travel to be overtaken with awe?

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    Families welcome! The Joy Corner is available. Younger children will be sung out partway through the service and guided to Childspace.

    March 19–

    Serenity – Time, Talent, Treasure

    YRUU – Poor People Gonna Rise Up

    You can always see what’s happening in the coming weeks by visiting the RE Events Calendar on our website.

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    YA Hangout – Friday, March 24 6-8pm

    Let’s have breakfast for dinner!

    We’ll cook up something tasty together and enjoy a fantastic meal with friends.

    6-8pm in the Social Hall at Chalice

    Young Adult RSVP here: bit.ly/ChaliceYA

    Please RSVP by the Thursday prior to your chosen Hangout

    Is there something you want to see or do at your Hangout? Let Sam know! dre@chaliceuu.org

    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

    Zahra’s Blessing by Shirin Shamsi (ages 4-8)

    She Persisted: Patsy Mink by Tae Keller (ages 7-10)

    Wildseed Witch by Marti Dumas (ages 10+)

    Money Out Loud: All the Financial Stuff No One Taught Us by Berna Anat (YA)

    Pagan and Earth-Centred Celebrations – Westwood Unitarian Congregation

    Crossing Paths – for Adults!

    In March we will explore… Paganism!

    When: Sundays, 1-2:30pm, 3/5 thru 3/26

    Where: Social Hall

    Please RSVP for March sessions here: https://bit.ly/ChaliceCP Space is limited.

    Questions: Email Sam Dickerson dre@chaliceuu.org

    We will not be offering Crossing Paths in April. We will return in May to Explore Buddhism.

    Families Care

    Note new date and time!

    Sunday, April 2 – after service

    Bring your lunch and enjoy visiting with other families after the service. At noon, we will gather in the Social Hall with you donated items to build care kits for unhoused people.

    Select items to donate from SignUp Genius here:


    In an effort to make this a more inclusive activity, we will now hold Families Care on the first Sunday of each month as our RE programming.

    Questions? Email Sam Dickerson dre@chaliceuu.org

    PSW Area Assembly and Youth Con

    Join us to share what’s going on in your congregation and to enjoy meaningful keynote topics with two Chumash elders, an assortment of workshops, worship, meals and more!

    Oh yeah, and there’s a YOUTH CON!!!! Youth Con activities will be open to 8th through 12th grade teens. Attend keynote events and worship, share meals together, and enjoy events planned just for you. (Teens will stay overnight at UUSLO with Youth Con staff.)

    Cost for PSW Assembly is $75. Registration opens 2/18. Register here.

    Cost for Youth Con is $75 and on a sliding scale. Registration opens 2/25. Link to come…

    Summer UU Youth and Family Camps

    Registration will open mid-March — be sure to save the dates in your calendars!

    General questions: contact Janet James, executive director at director@uucamp.org

    Registration questions: contact Laura Chamberlin, registrar at registrar@uucamp.org

    Youth Camp questions: contact Marianne Swift-Gifford, camping ministries director at cm@uucamp.org

    Start of Ramadan 2023 (1444 AH) - IslamiCity

    Ramadan begins March 22

    Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and also said to be the holiest month of the year. This time is observed by honoring the Five Pillars of Islam–faith, prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage. You can learn more about the Five Pillars in this video.

    Climate Justice Month | Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth

    Climate Justice Month – March 22 thru April 22

    “From World Water Day to Earth Day (March 22 to April 22), Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith and conscience take action to build resistance to climate change and add our moral voices to the movement for climate justice…” Read more from the UUA site on Climate Justice Month here.

    How does your family help the cause of environmental justice? Want to do more? Check out these tips for families:

    Protecting Our Planet Starts with You

    28 Ways Your Family can Protect the Earth

    “Green” Parenting Tips

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

  • Summer Youth Programs begin Sunday June 19th!
    We have a delightful slate of R.E. Programs for youth to engage in: Magic Summer for Elementary youth, Doh! God for the middle school youth and The 5th Dimension for YRUU (high school) youth. Starting Sunday June 19th after service (11:30 am) in our RE Rooms upstairs in Fellowship Hall. Watch the video to learn more! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORy29JFK7_4
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