Order of Service 4.10.22

Reverend Nica Eaton-Guinn

Awakening our Bodies

Our bodies are extraordinary vessels through which we experience life and this existence. Yet often we struggle with our bodies, seeing them as somehow separate from our mind and heart. Today, we explore how we awaken our bodies, listen to, and integrate them to get the fullest experience of life possible.

April Theme- Awakening 

Prelude- Anthony Concepcion 

Welcome- Reverend Nica 

Introduction- Annie Barker 

Call to Worship- Reverend Nica

Chalice Lighting-  New member, Ashley Naves and her son, Trent. 

Opening Hymn– #301 Touch  the Earth, Reach the Sky 

New Member Ceremony- Reverend Nica and Don Cooper 

New Member Video- Created by Casey Dake.

Hymn #402From You I Receive 

Offering Words – Annie Barker 

Offering Music- Evening Prayer by Engelbert Humperdinck. Soloists – Norma Greenberg and Aline Reynders.  

Joys and Sorrows – You may write your Joys and Sorrows on cards in person or in the chatbox online.

Time of Meditation- Reverend Nica

Meditation Song –  Earth my Body, Water my Blood

Sermon – Reverend Nica  Awakening Our Bodies

Closing Hymn – #348  Guide My Feet 

Benediction – Reverend Nica

Announcements – Annie Barker 

Postlude – Anthony Concepcion

Break-out Rooms:

  1. Service Discussion and Newcomers 
  2. Social Justice- actions and discussion 
  3. 70+ Seniors 

Meet our new members:

Grenda David

I’m Grenda David.  My pronouns are she/her.  I live in Old Town Camarillo with my 20 year old son, Kamille, and our three pups, Stella, Buddy and Sami.  I am a psychotherapist with practices in Camarillo and Medford, Oregon.  I love my work and know it’s an important part of my life’s calling.  Outside of work, I spend time advocating for Kamille, who has autism, in the disability and medical systems.  Motherhood remains my most sacred teacher.  A life long student, I am presently learning to knit and play the ukulele.  I have been a quester my entire life exploring and practicing many religions over my journey.  I am happy to find my forever home in Unitarian Universalism and at Chalice.  My intentions are to grow deep roots in this community, play with you, my new spiritual friends, and to be of service.


Sharon & Randy Slentz

We moved to SoCal to be near kids and grandkids. Randy recently retired from Freshpoint to do consulting, and Sharon has been a happy nanny (and pandemic teacher!) for many years with the grandchildren.  Randy is an avid cyclist and we both love to hike, we have been thoroughly enjoying exploring the beautiful trails here.  We are so happy to have found this welcoming community at Chalice.


Ashley Naves

My name is Ashley Naves and I am a wife to my husband Brandon and mother to two beautiful boys Colin and Trent. We live in Camarillo, where Brandon and I both grew up. I am a full-time student, activist, environmentalist, feminist and all-around passionate person about many things and causes. I love being outside, hiking or playing at the beach with my family. We have two dogs, Monster and Zombie and a giant desert tortoise MoiraRose. I love animals and nature and learning all about cultures and history. I am looking forward to getting involved with Chalice and meeting all of you! Thank you for welcoming me.


Michele Sabino

My name is Michele Sabino.

I was formally educated back East in New York and Connecticut before relocating to Southern California many years ago.  

Currently, I am making many professional and personal transitions and remain an optimistic life-long-learner.

Unitarianism has always fed my soul – having been drawn to the independence and self-reliance writings of Emerson and Thoreau – as far back as when writing my (Catholic) high school thesis.

I am happy to become a member of Chalice UU as I remain grounded and open to all beliefs and non-beliefs in a community of inclusivity, compassion, spirituality, and social justice. 


Richard Pelletier and  Carol Pelletier

Carol was born in San Antonio Texas and has lived in New York City, Philadelphia, Austin, Dallas while her father pursued his Doctor of Internal Medicine degree. In college she was an athlete and lived in France and London. Carol has also lived in Michigan, Switzerland and Germany with her husband and children. She is currently volunteering at the National Parks Service in the Santa Monica range, and pursuing a degree in Environmental Science, while home-schooling her children.Carol is a passionate social justice activist and pioneers every aspect of sustainable living at home with her family. She loves sewing, knitting and crafts of all kind

Richard is a first generation American with parents from the Veneto region of Italy and Montreal, Canada. He currently teaches sustainable transportation design as a full-time professor at the ArtCenter college of Design in Pasadena. In 2019 he founded Turn LLC, to startup sustainable transportation companies.Richard enjoys travel, trail running and cooking dinner with his family



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