What is the Chalice Lighters program?
Chalice Lighters is a program to help to spread the light of liberal religious values throughout our Pacific Central District. You sign up to donate to three Chalice Lighter calls per year. Each call will be for a specific growth project by a single congregation or a multi-congregational initiative, or even for a UU affiliated organization. Imagine the possibilities!
How does the Chalice Lighter Program work?
PCD Chalice Lighters commit to donate at minimum $20 per call three times a year. Each call is for a specific growth project. When you sign up, you will receive a “Call” letter telling you about the current “Call” to be funded. The letter will explain the current project and request that you send in your pledged amount.
Imagine if one out of every two members in our PCD congregations gave at least $20 three times a year to each call! With a 2017 membership of 6,167 that would mean that we could raise more than $185,000 each year for the growth of Unitarian Universalism in the Pacific Central District. Won’t you become a Chalice Lighter today and help us reach for that goal?
Who is eligible to receive Chalice Lighter Grants?
Member congregations in the Pacific Central District that are Honor Congregations in the UUA are eligible to apply for grants. Although not a requirement, preference will go to those congregations with a higher participation rate as active Chalice Lighters.
Download the Chalice Lighter Grant Application (docx, 183kb).
Read Congregations Count! (PDF, 1.6 MB) or, How a UU Membership Chair Stopped Trying to Doing Everything. Presented to the General Assembly at Portland, Oregon on June 22, 2007, by Linda Laskowski, Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley, and UUA Trustee (PCD)