About Chalice Abbey

Mission

Our mission is to work for a just and sustainable world through fair trade goods, creative arts, and nurturing the spirit.

Vision

The vision of Chalice Abbey is to embody the Gospel of Jesus Christ by being a faithful, inclusive, contemplative community with a passion for justice, environmental stewardship and practices that lead to a more equitable and sustainable world.

Chalice Abbey is a self-governing community, affiliated with The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest.

What Chalice Abbey Offers

Fair Trade Emporium

Our fair trade emporium offers fair trade items from around the world. Your purchases of our beautifully handcrafted jewelry, pottery, baskets, instruments, wall hangings, and many other items help third-world artisans support their families. Visit our brick and mortar store at 2717 Stanley, just south of I-40 and Georgia St., or shop online at http://shop.chaliceabbey.org./.

Center for Spirituality and the Arts

Our beautiful and serene Center for Spirituality and the Arts hosts many ecumenical gatherings, art shows, and concerts and is available for meetings and special events. Our regularly offered programs are described below.

Centering Prayer is a simple form of sitting meditation which has its roots in the Christian contemplative tradition from the 14th century. The essence of Centering Prayer consists of learning to withdraw attention from our thoughts in order to rest in a gentle, open attentiveness to God. All are welcome.
Tuesdays: 6:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Bat Kol gatherings are contemplative in nature, loosely following the framework of the ancient prayer practice of Lectio Devina. Bat kol is the name given in Jewish Tradition to the phenomenon of the Divine Voice. Translated into English, bat kol literally means “the daughter of a sound.” Connotatively, we understand bat kol to be the echo of the Divine voice spoken intimately to and heard individually within our receptive hearts. In these weekly gatherings, we employ a variety of contemplative practices intended to enhance our hearing of the Bat Kol. Dress is casual. All are welcome.
Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

World Café offers an opportunity for fellowship as we discuss a variety of progressive theological topics. World Café is informal, and all are welcome.
Sundays: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

For more information about Chalice Abbey, please email fairtrade@chaliceabbey.org, or phone (806) 576-2480. For more information about the Hi-Plains Area of the Christian Church, please visit www.ccsw-hpa.org. For more information about fair trade, visit the World Fair Trade Organization website at www.wfto.com or the Fair Trade Federation website at www.fairtradefederation.org.