The PCD board is currently in discussion about the format of the Chalice Lighter program and there are no open calls at this time. Nevertheless, you may always donate to the Pacific Central District Chalice Lighters Undesignated Fund at the PCD online donation page. If you have automated withdrawals scheduled, be assured those funds are continuing to go into the general PCD Chalice Lighter fund. As we receive details from the board, we will post program updates here. In the meantime, if you have questions, feel free to contact the PCD board.
You can also use the above enrollment form if you’re already registered in the Chalice Lighter Program, but would like to designate whether you’d like to receive paper or email calls.
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 2018 membership of 5,972 that would mean that we could raise more than $179,000 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 and PCD 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).
Download the Chalice Lighter Brochure (PDF, 530kb).
Contact your minister, your Chalice Lighter ambassador at your congregation, or firstname.lastname@example.org.