For more information about Chalice Circles, read below…

What are Chalice Circles?

Chalice Circles are small groups of 5 to11 people who meet once a month for about ninety minutes at UUFR, in a member’s home, or online using video conferencing technology.

Participants choose the day and time they want to meet when they sign up.

Spring 2024 Chalice Circles will meet five times, February through June 2024.

Childcare is available for some Chalice Circles.

What happens at a Chalice Circle?

Each meeting provides an opportunity for people to talk about what’s happening in their own lives, to practice deep listening with others, and to reflect on some of life’s big questions through a structured discussion.

Each session focuses on a specific theme. The materials for each session, which are used to explore the theme, are provided by Soul Matters, a network of Unitarian Universalist congregations. Spring 2024 themes will be as follows:

February: Justice & Equity

March:  Transformation

April: Interdependence

May:  Pluralism

June:  Renewal

Participants are asked to allow at least 30 minutes for preparation before each session in order to meaningfully participate.

Some of our morning programming for children and youth are also using these themes, so if parents participate in Chalice Circles, they may also be better prepared to talk with their children about their Sunday morning programming.

What’s the purpose of Chalice Circles?

The purpose of Chalice Circles is to help us as a religious community realize our mission of transforming lives and empowering people to serve the world.

Can I join a Chalice Circle if I’m not a member of the UUFR yet?

Yes! All are welcome to sign up. Participating in a Chalice Circle is a good way to get to know people, to learn more about Unitarian Universalism, and to decide whether you would like to become a member of the congregation. Participants in other Unitarian Universalist congregations are also welcome.

How do I sign up for a Chalice Circle?

Registration for Spring 2024 Chalice Circles is now open. The registration deadline is January 1.  Please register as soon as you can. Group assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis. 

What if I have other questions?