Monday, November 29, 2010

Rainbow Chalice

Some people were asking about my new rainbow chalice that we used on Sunday at the UUSBHC. I have made a link to it from here. There are two different kinds one with pastels and one with the primary colors. Both have containers for seven candles. The one I have is the 7 cup Rainbow Arch Candle Holder from Amazon.
If you are interested you can click below each picture or go to the Chalice page for more information.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Chalica at the UUSBHC

Well I got through the Chalica service at the UUSBHC and I think it went fine. Quite a few people shared that they will celebrate Chalica this year, that they thought it was more complicated than we showed them today! We used my new rainbow chalice and it looked great.
We decided to have the service on each of the principles. 
Check out the Order of Service under UUSBHC.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


by Sophia Rose (See Chalica Palace>)
Well today I am going to start preparing my house for Chalica. In my studies of other religious holiday - ie. Chanukah, Chinese New Year and others. there is a period of time before the holiday where one cleans the house for the holiday. Today I am going to start with this, some organizing, some putting away special dishes we used for Thanksgiving, and then I am going to finish my story: A Holiday for Tyler.
Plus I need to make sure I have the projector in the car and get the booklets copies oh and finish and copy the handouts for families and adults! So much to do... maybe more later!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Some people call this Black Friday, because it is the day that the retailers are suppose to end in the black. We we did our part on-line this year, not a lot just a bit. I am getting excited about Chalica now that Thanksgiving is over. I didn't get any decorations up yet for the holidays, so I have that to look forward to this week. Hopefully it will warm up. I am going to think about songs and things to do for each day of Chalica. will let you know when I figure some out. Monday will be a challenge as I have to work all day til 8pm!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


"We may not see each other often, but the times we share are close to the heart." Flavia
I could not say it better to those that are no longer with us and to those far away. This is a tough Thanksgiving as every year our family remembers the Thanksgiving that we called California to Grandma and Papa Lon's house to hear that what Tyler was thankful for was his new electric wheelchair. It was a very long time ago and many other good things have happened to all of us, but that was a very strong moment in time.
Tyler we miss you this year! Tyler Joel Rudy what an inspiration you were to many.
I am thankful for the wonderful sisters I have and the love they share and for their wonderful children they have raised. I am thankful for my very supportive family they have made a very difficult time easier to bear.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving to all!
And Happy Birthday to a great friend Dennis Smithe.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Quiet times

I had forgotten how noisy children can be when trapped inside on a cold rainy day. Not bad noise, just noise from each and everyone, the computers and the t.v. They have gone home and now it is mostly quiet and I am taking a moment to catch my breath. We still have the table to set and some cleaning to do before tomorrow, but it will happen.

New to me song!!

Just found a new to me song - The Seven Principles Song. it is great. check out the link on the songs tab. More later! Enjoy the day!
Oh and welcome to our viewers from Republic of Korea, Canada, the Philippines and all over the USA!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Day is done.

Long day almost over.  Spend the day with my little friend Jaxyn. He is a very smart little boy and very clever. It turns out he loves to vacuum so he had lots of fun with my vacuum and the floor. It was very interesting to watch him, he was so intense about getting up every little piece of fur and/or feathers. Yes we still had some stray pink feathers floating about from Ragbrai. Well the house is slowly getting ready for Thanksgiving. As I do some little preps for the Chalica service on Sunday.  I hope we inspire more people to practice it this year. Dec. 6th will come too soon I think.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Do you have to be a UU?

by Sophia Rose (see Chalice Palace Link)
Do you have to be a Unitarian Universalist to celebrate Chalica? No, but you do have to believe in and want to practice the Seven Principles. There are two different versions of the principles - adult version and the kids version.  They come from our UU Sources.

Working on the Chalica Site

Today is my birthday and I have had a great day working on my Chalica site! This past week I have made some new Chalica friends: Sophia Rose of Chalice Palace and Rev. Lisa Romantum Schwartz of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, Kansas.
It is so great to see the idea of Chalica spread across the nation. I just want to thank evan for telling about Chalica and encouraging me to practice this new tradition.