Chalice Circles
Chalice Circles are covenant groups that encourage newcomers and longtime members and friends of BUF to deepen their connection to each other while expanding their personal and spiritual growth. These groups of six to ten members meet monthly at BUF or in each others' homes for sharing and discussing.
The topics that form the core of the gathering invite participants to consider their deep convictions, beliefs and experience that speak to the core of human existence (the Ultimate). The sharing and deep listening that occurs during this process cultivates trust and strong bonds among the group (the Intimate). Chalice Circles are facilitated by lay members of the Fellowships, who join in on this journey of the Ultimate and the Intimate.
Chalice Circles occur from October to June. A month-long registration process occurs in September during which registrants are placed into existing or newly created groups. Every effort will be made to place interested people after September 30th into an existing group, although the placement may not be immediate. For more information, please contact Kevin at or Genia at
A special three-month Summer Chalice Circle will be held from July to September to offer curious members and friends of BUF with an introduction to Chalice Circles, what they offer, and how the Circles are an integral system within the church. BUFsters who already belong to a Chalice Circle are also invited. The sessions will be co-facilitated by Carola Tossetti and Doug Branson. For more information or to sign up, contact Doug at

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