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Sign Up Now for Virtual Chalice Circles – Deadline
Is Friday June 12, 2020


First, in case you are wondering, Chalice Circles are a form of Small Group Ministry. Groups of 6 to 8 people meet regularly — in our case twice a month — to reflect, to share deeply, and to listen without judgment about concerns of the heart and mind. Chalice Circles are a different form of sharing, not like a discussion or therapy group, but a chance to listen and share from the heart.

Chalice Circles are great places to get to know other people and to get to know yourself better. Over time, participants develop deep connections with one another, with the congregation, and with their spirituality. Each gathering is structured and facilitated by a member of the congregation who is trained in facilitation. Participants are encouraged to share their stories and learn how to listen deeply to others, without judgment.

The details

  • Chalice Circles will run from June through August, and perhaps beyond, if any of the groups choose to continue into the autumn.

  • Groups will meet twice a month, for 90 minutes each session, via Zoom. You can access the session on a computer or tablet, or via phone.

  • There is a monthly theme, developed by Soul Matters, that is complemented by a resource packet of materials to read and ponder before each session. The June theme is Compassion July’s is Liberation, and August’s is Thresholds.

We will be offering four Chalice Circle groups over the summer months. You can choose from:

Mondays 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Kathie Gorski, facilitator

June 22, June 29, July 13, July 27, August 10, August 24


Tuesdays 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Sandy Cunningham, facilitator

June 23 and 30, July 14 and 28, August 11 and 25


Wednesdays 10:00 to 11:30 am
Joanne Swonk, facilitator

June 24, July 1, 15, and 29, August 12 and 26

Fridays 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Joan Dolamore, facilitator

June 19 and 26, July 10 and 24, and August 7 and 21


If demand exceeds space in any of the groups, we will try to add an additional group. Please register now by completing the statements below  and sending your response via email to


1. My first preference for a group to join is: _____________________________________________

2. My second preference for a group to join is (if no other session works, indicate that instead): ______________________________________________

3. I would appreciate a tutorial on using Zoom, to be held on the pavilion in small groups of 3 people maximum (yes or no): _______________

4. The best phone number to reach me at is: _______________________

Contact Kathie at above email address or the UUCGN office with any questions. Office info: