WHAT PARTICIPANTS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHALICE CIRCLES

“Having been in men’s groups, film groups, Dream Work groups and other organized groups over the past 30+ years, I found my experience in two years of Chalice Circle to be the most fruitful and enjoyable of any group I’ve been in.”       ~David Davis

“It’s difficult to explain the close relationships that develop in Chalice Circle.  Through sharing and deeply listening on topics not typically discussed in casual conversation, we get to know each other in a very unique and intimate way.”        ~Leslie Horn

“Chalice Circle is a place where friendships develop and has, for me, become a place of connection and learning.”      ~Jim Mullin

“The warm, aware attention I get at Chalice Circle feeds me spiritually, intellectually but most importantly intimately.”     ~Margaret Mann

“I feel grateful for the way Chalice Circle participation has helped me grow as a listener and as someone able to explore deep and meaningful ideas”.     ~Judith Clark

“Chalice Circle is a great way to meet people and discuss serious issues.”     ~Paul Davis

“Chalice Circles are intentionally designed for connection and nourishment.  To me they are the equivalent of all of us putting our arms around each other.”       ~Carla Allison

 

WHY CHALICE CIRCLES?

  •  Connect deeply with others
  •  Engage substantial questions that  go beyond small talk
  •  Listen attentively & share deeply
  •  Develop & clarify personal values, beliefs and theology
  •  Explore ideas, needs and emotions in a high-trust environment
  •  Care for one another during times of trouble and celebration
  •  Practice covenantal relationship

WHEN MAY I JOIN?

Space is always available and you may join an existing group at any time.
We welcome you to join us! Below is our listing of current locations and meeting times.

Hawaii Kai: 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Kaimuki: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Kailua: 2nd & 4th Saturdays @ 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Kaka’ako: 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Pali: 1st & 3rd Mondays @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

WHO TYPICALLY JOINS CHALICE CIRCLES?

Adults of all ages, marital and working statuses and backgrounds join Chalice Circles.
Long term church members and those new to the church participate. A diverse group of people join, allowing for a cross section of ideas, opinions and personal experiences. So come, come whoever you are!

HOW CHALICE CIRCLES WORK

Groups of 5-12 people meet two or more times each month for two hours at a time to
explore pre-selected topics together.  Each group is guided by a trained, member
facilitator.  Chalice Circle members agree to follow a covenant which acts as a common
set of guidelines for respectful group interaction.  Chalice Circle membership requires
commitment to regular attendance to the end of the current series.

CHALICE CIRCLE FORMAT

Each time a Chalice Circle group meets, we follow a format designed to create the setting and the structure needed to share our journeys, listen deeply and learn from the experience of others.

Opening Words
Chalice Lighting
Check-in
Topic & Sharing
Check-out & Feedback
Closing Words
Extinguish Chalice

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

During the series, most groups choose to do a service project within the church and the community. The decision of what to do is made by each Chalice Circle and typically is something the group can to together.

 

WHERE ARE CHALICE CIRCLES LOCATED

Expansion is ongoing.  Groups are currently meeting in locations from Mililani to Hawaii Kai.  Contact us if you need different locations/dates/times than those listed above.

HOW MAY I JOIN?

Our Chalice Circle Team is responsible for orienting and placing those interested in one of the existing groups or helping to start new groups.  Join or receive additional information by contacting the Chalice Circle Team Chair:

Carla Allison
cbm@hawaii.rr.com
808-396-1488