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Chalice UU Congregation
2324 Miller Ave.
Escondido, California, USA
Email: office@ChaliceUUCongregation.org

Children's Religious Education at Chalice


Our Mission is to prepare our children and youth for a lifetime of spiritual and ethical growth by teaching them the Unitarian Universalist principles, exposing them to other faiths and encouraging in them a questioning attitude.

In the words of William Ellery Channing:

The great end in religious instruction, whether in the Sunday School or family, is, not to stamp our minds irresistibly on the young, but to stir up their own; not to make them see with our eyes, but to look inquiringly and steadily with their own; not to give them a definite amount of knowledge, but to inspire a fervent love of truth; not to form an outward regularity, but to quicken and strengthen the power of thought; not to bind them by ineradicable prejudices to our particular sect or peculiar notions, but to prepare them for impartial, conscientious judging of whatever subjects may, in the course of Providence, be offered to their decision; not to impose religion upon them in the form of arbitrary rules which rest on no foundation but our own word and will, but to awaken the consciousness, the moral discernment, so that they may discern and approve for themselves what is everlastingly right and good.

[Channing, William Ellery, "The Sunday School", 1837, as quoted in: Williams, Jean Starr, "Our Ways of Education" in The Unitarian Universalist Pocket Guide, edited by Harry B. Scholefield (Boston: Skinner House, 1981), pg. 56.]


Religious Education classes for children in pre-K through 8th grade follow a traditional school year schedule. Nursery care is provided year round for children ages 1 – 3 at services.

Chalice holds worship services every Sunday at 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Religious Education is provided at the 9:00 am service, and childcare for ages 4 and up is provided at the 11:00 am service. Nursery care is provided at both services.

Financial Obligations:

We do not charge a fee for participation in our program. Our goal is to have a cooperative program and there are a variety of ways to contribute through volunteer work. Financial contributions to the congregational General Fund support the RE program along with many other essential programs.

More info:

Jackie Austin-Singer
For more information, please contact our Religious Education Coordinator, Jackie Austin-Singer.

Religious Education Committee:

  • John Drewe
  • Aric McDonald
  • Charmaine Reed
  • Andi Stout
  • Kathleen Swift