Dear Chalice Lighter,

The Fall 2020 Pacific Central Chalice Lighter call is designed to help congregations further their virtual communications during this unprecedented time of social distancing when we cannot join together in person at our physical churches. Church is not a building even though that is where we meet, when we can. To quote the UUA website “The Church is open. It is the building that is closed.”

During this time of social distancing, many, if not most, UU congregations are keeping connections going using Zoom, YouTube or many other electronic media. Thus many congregations are also experiencing a need to keep those channels open and could use some help to upgrade their electronic systems. Furthermore, as congregations phase into re-opening they may find that restructuring their in-person activities to remain accessible to people who cannot physically return yet may require new infrastructure. These might be unexpected expenses.

You can help your fellow congregants by donating to this quarter’s Chalice Lighter call. A message will go out simultaneously to congregations to apply for the funds that come in at the end of the call period and the PCD board will determine how the funds get shared. Please be ready to let us know how your experiments with online technology could be enhanced with a small boost from a Chalice Lighter grant.

Please donate generously and share this message with others in your congregation who might not already be Chalice Lighters.

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 PCD automatic giving page. You can make a one-time donation online at our general giving page.  If you have already set up automatic giving, we thank you. We do not expect you to make an additional contribution to this call. We are grateful for whatever you can contribute. 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, 2020.

If you are sending a check, please make it payable to PCD Chalice Lighters and mail to our new address: PCD Chalice Lighters, P.O. Box 567, Brighton, CO 80601-0567.

Thank you for being a PCD Chalice Lighter!
Karen Urbano
PCD Volunteer Chalice Lighter Coordinator