Dear Chalice Lighter,
Thank you for your commitment to supporting the health of Pacific Northwest congregations through Chalice Lighters! This is your Fall Call for the 2019-2020 church year. Donations to this call will support the needs of a congregation yet to be named that submits a proposal by October 1, 2019. We plan to inform you of the recipient in our Winter Call letter scheduled for release November 1.
The recipients of the most recent (Spring 2018-2019) Call are the Edmonds UU Congregation and the Cascade UU Fellowship in East Wenatchee. Both are receiving grants to make major upgrades to their sound systems. Thanks to your generosity, we are able to also consider funding additional tech grant proposals if they are received by October 1. We hope that these extended proposal deadlines will compensate for the much-earlier-than-previous call schedule.
We want to help your congregation grow! Would, for example, help hiring a first-time professional part-time minister be the key to that? Make your congregation’s finance committee chair aware of the opportunity to apply for Chalice Lighter grants. Details may be found at pnwduua.org/chalice-lighters.
Please donate now. The amount we ask each person to pledge to give to each call is $20, but any amount you can contribute is received with gratitude. For your convenience you may, if you choose, donate to all three of this year’s calls at the same time. Also, you can now have your gift automatically charged to your credit card or debited from your bank account each month. Automatic giving may be set up on the PNWD automatic giving page. One-time gifts may be made on the PNWD giving page. Direct costs to administer the call are reimbursed from the donations before the grant is issued. More of your money will go toward the grant if you opt for emailed call letters and make your contribution online. Donations for this call will be accepted through October 31, 2019.
If mailed, send your check, payable to “PNWD Chalice Lighters” to: PNWD Chalice Lighters, P.O. Box 567, Brighton CO 80601. Please include the PNWD-CL designation on your check. If you utilize a third party to issue checks, be sure to give them this updated address.
Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your generosity!
David P. Cauffman, PNWD Chalice Lighter program coordinator