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28 minutes | 13 days ago
Set Your Imagination Free
As we dive into our theme of imagination this month, we explore what can happen when we allow our imagination to guide our lives. Can we free ourselves from our day-to-day habits and beliefs to thinking outside the box and creating a life beyond our wildest imagination? Join us for a service setting your imagination free.
24 minutes | 13 days ago
This I Believe
This I Believe is based on a popular radio program from the 1950s. This I Believe shows us that although there is one light, there are many windows. For today’s service, we take time to listen to the beliefs of our congregation members Sharon Beck, Shane Niebergall, Aitana Sierra and Ayanna Gaines.
14 minutes | a month ago
In many ways 2020 has been the most fraught and challenging year any of us have ever experienced. As it comes to a close we’ll review how we have come to this place in American history and offer some reasons for hope going forward. Today’s worship is led by longtime UU and Chalice member, Deryck True.
15 minutes | a month ago
Winter Solstice is a celebration of the longest night, a time where embracing our darkness is a springboard to personal growth and change. Come celebrate the beauty of winter solstice through music, words and visuals. Experience the serenity of solstice, a time to reflect and rejuvenate. Together we will walk through a simple exercise of letting go and looking into the future. Please have a piece of paper and pencil with you.
25 minutes | a month ago
As the darkness of this time of year closes in, and we remain sheltered in our homes, we visit the wisdom of stillness. Normally this time of year is frantic and exhausting. Can we do it differently this year, honoring the still small voice inside that yearns to guide us? Join us to hear stillness speak.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Celebrating the Season – a Family Affair
Today we begin our celebration of the holiday season by honoring the shared threads between the UU tradition of Chalica, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa. This intergenerational service for the whole family will also welcome and celebrate our newest members. Join us for a Sunday of festivity and tradition and maybe even a surprise visit from Santa.
16 minutes | 2 months ago
Be Thankful. Stay Hungry
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. Join Worship Leader and Board President Jason Hall for this post Thanksgiving service.
22 minutes | 2 months ago
Healing Lessons from Nature: Thanksgiving Service
Nature, if we listen and pay attention to it, has abundant lessons in healing. Today, as we give thanks for our earth and harvest in this Thanksgiving service, we will explore the abundant healing gifts of nature.
27 minutes | 2 months ago
On this post-election Sunday, we will open a space for healing practices. Join us to tend to our hearts and spirits at this time and feel the comforting presence of community. John Lewis music video link:
20 minutes | 3 months ago
The Call and Response-ability
Vocation comes from the Latin word for “call,” and it is deeply rooted in Jewish and Christian tradition. Originally meaning an occupation to which one is well-suited, especially a religious one, it has morphed into the idea of any work that is purpose driven. But notice that calling implies the relationship of a listener and a voice. In mindfulness tradition and practice, when we pay attention to what lies beyond our own ego, we become aware of the interdependent world we live in and the suffering surrounds us. Listening to the call we respond with compassion.
12 minutes | 6 months ago
ME vs US
Since manifest destiny our country has raised its people on being rugged individualists. What effect does that have on us and what effect is then created for our society? Anthony & Matt are the mad scientists creating this service about isolation and the power of camaraderie.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
What To Do: Then And Now?
We are certainly living in interesting times, as the old Chinese curse has it. But we’ve been through turbulent and seemingly existential challenges before. Lay leader, Deryck True, examines the explosive America of the 1960s and his responses then, as a teenager, compared to our current threats and what he sees as his responsibilities and plans for tomorrow and the days to follow.
19 minutes | 7 months ago
Inspirations from Our Wider Faith
Several members of Chalice attended our annual General Assembly virtually this year. Join us to hear stories and impressions from this first ever completely virtual GA
18 minutes | 7 months ago
As we gradually come out of isolation and step into a very different reality, what’s the world we want to create now? What changes from our distancing time do we want to embrace? What will we bring with us? What will we leave behind? Join us to explore the question of what’s next.
15 minutes | 7 months ago
The UU Spiritual Journey
Service Sunday on Zoom at 10 a.m. Today we begin our focus on the monthly theme of Compassion. As we welcome new members into our community, we explore the compassionate spiritual path that binds our community together. Join us to meet the new members of Chalice and find clarity and guidance in our communal Unitarian Universalist spiritual journey. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 209 555 249 Phone: 16699009128 Password: 2020
16 minutes | 7 months ago
Honoring Compassionate Fathers
This Father’s Day we honor the men in our lives who value compassion in their parenting, work and lives. For so long society has praised power and strength in men as opposed to compassion and kindness. Join Reverend Nica, and Chalice members Matt Petras, Raul Ballesteros and Tim Snowber to celebrate the power of being a compassionate man.
9 minutes | 8 months ago
What do you call it when you are not where you were, but not where you are going? How do you prepare for tomorrow when the only thing you are sure of is that it won’t look anything like yesterday? Join with us as we take a look at an ancient story Noah and the Ark, from the perspective of Life After the Pandemic. The Rev. Dr. Kikanza Nuri-Robins is an organization development consultant who works with people and organizations that are in transition — or ought to be. Her clients are not-for-profit and faith-based organizations, and schools. Her focus in on nurturing equitable and just cultures through mindful leadership, heart-based communication and cultural proficiency. Kikanza was ordained by the Presbyterian church and calls the UU Community Church of Santa Monica home.
7 minutes | 8 months ago
Coming of Age
Today we honor and celebrate our Coming of Age graduates. After over half a year of study, exploration and introspection, our three Coming of Age youth share what they have learned through their faith statements. Join us to be inspired by the wisdom and insights of our young people.
17 minutes | 8 months ago
The Wisdom of Grandmothers
Service Sunday on Zoom at 10 a.m. At this time, when we need them most, we turn to the wise women of our clan to help us make sense of, and successfully navigate through these turbulent, transformational times. Come hear the wisdom of our Grandmothers.
16 minutes | 9 months ago
Listening to our Bodies
Are you feeling scared of getting ill with the virus? Are you fretting about your immune system or eating more than you usually do? Or are you sitting more in meetings and watching more TV than usual? Our bodies may be more vulnerable than usual during this time because of our change in rhythms and the possibility of getting sick. This service will help us connect our minds and hearts to our bodies and focus on listening more deeply within.
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