Chalice Circles are an opportunity for friends and members of the church to develop deeper connections and wider service within our community through small-group involvement. They organize themselves around a particular activity/issue as their point of departure, or have changing topics of discussion. Join one of our ongoing Circles, or consider starting your own. Contact the leaders of the groups below for more information.  Or contact the Minister or the Membership Coordinator at (217) 384-8862 to discuss starting a new Circle.

Caregiver’s Chalice Circle

All members are involved in some way with the care of another adult and we welcome newcomers at any time. We meet the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Tim Temple at

Reflective Writing Chalice Circle

We all seek personal and spiritual growth by sharing our stories by way of the written word. We experiment with fiction, poetry, quick writes, and personal observation. Meets the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Contact Pat Nolan at and grow your writing circle today!