CLICK HERE to sign up for our Fall 2023 Chalice Circles.

For more information, read this page.

What are Chalice Circles?
Chalice Circles are small groups of six to ten people who meet once a month for about
two hours, either at UUFR, in a member’s home, or online using video conferencing
Participants choose the day and time they want to meet when they sign up.
Chalice Circles beginning in September 2023 will meet five times from September
through January 2024.

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.

Themes for our next round of sessions are:
September:  Welcome

October: Heritage

November:  Generosity

December:  Mystery

January:  Liberating Love

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 will 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 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 Fall Chalice Circles 2023 is now open. The registration deadline is July
31.  Please register as soon as you can – group assignments are made on a first-come
CLICK HERE to sign up for a Fall 2023 Chalice Circle.

What if I have other questions?