The Spring 2021 Chalice Lighter call for the Pacific Central District will be devoted to the Unitarian Universalist Church of Berkeley (UUCB). They write: “The mission of UUCB is to create a loving community, inspire spiritual growth, and encourage lives of integrity, joy, and service. We begin that commitment with the youngest members of our church. UUCB is looking forward to our faith’s future by investing in our youth. We have great energy and vision for reimagining our high school and young adult programming mid and post-pandemic and need your help to make our vision into reality.

“The pandemic is shifting religious education and how youth are engaging with spirituality and religion in the digital age. We found that youth engagement must be centered not on content alone, but on connection. A Chalice Lighters grant will help us apply the lessons UUCB learned to the creation of new programming for high school youth at UUCB in terms of a UU History Pilgrimage around the crucial areas of Unitarian and Universalist history in the Bay Area with field trips and events for 10th-12th graders. We hope this program magnifies and fosters relationships with other churches in the spirit of shared history and connection. In addition, the Chalice Lighters grant will be used to establish a care package program with local universities to foster and build connection with the faith of the present and the faith of the future simultaneously.

“As a denomination, we stand at a critical point in our movement’s future. By giving to Chalice Lighters this round, your donations will be planting seeds for trees that will blossom for a long time to come. Part of the UUCB mission is the commitment to serving one another, the church community, the community at large, and the global community. Please help us serve the youth of our faith with your Chalice Lighter gift.”

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, or if you have already donated to the Spring call, 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 June 30, 2021.

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