Dear MidAmerica Chalice Lighter,
As you know, Chalice Lighter grants are funded by small donations from individuals like you — donations that are pooled together to help congregations from across our large MidAmerica Region of the UUA with specific growth projects.
The MidAmerica Regional Chalice Lighter Committee (made up of representatives from all three of the former UU districts in MidAmerica) considered three applications. We are pleased to announce the results of the Winter 2018 Regional Chalice Lighter call:
- The Beacon UU Congregation in Troy, Michigan is replacing the old, single pane, energy inefficient windows in their historic building. This will save money and conserve energy while making their sanctuary and meeting spaces safer, warmer and more inviting during the cold months in Michigan. This renovation will help to promote and nurture growth and prosperity year round, in a warmer, more comfortable and welcoming space.
- The Community UUs in Brighton, Michigan hopes to recruit a full-time professional minister to join their staff in the summer of 2018. Their purpose is to grow in capacity and serve more members and friends. The congregation has a current strategic plan to fund and hire a full-time professional minister and has a ministerial search team in place and ready to go.
For this Winter 2018 Call, please donate by March 31, 2018.
We thank you for your support of the growth of Unitarian Universalism in our Region!
There are several ways you can participate in the Chalice Lighter program, with four suggested levels of donation. These are amounts that would be donated three times each year (Fall, Winter & Spring Calls) upon receipt of the Call Letter.
- $20 Believer
- $50 Builder
- $100 Benefactor
- $250 Beacon
If you’d prefer, for tax purposes, to make one donation per year (please send the $60 minimum donation or any greater amount to be divided among the next three Calls) you can send in your check now, and we will hold the funds and divide them equally across the three Calls. If you want to make an annual donation, please be sure to note “Annual” in the memo field of your check.
There are several ways you can donate:
- Mail a check as described below
- Donate online per call or Annually
You can make the check out to MidAmerica Region, with a note “Chalice Lighters Winter 2018 Call” in the memo line and mail it to:
MidAmerica Region, 2355 Fairview Avenue #312, Roseville, MN 55113
Whichever way you choose, please know that we are always grateful for your generous support!
For those of you who are annual donors, you are receiving a Call Letter and will receive subsequent letters to keep you updated on what your funds are being used for. You are not being asked to send more money once you have made your annual donation for a given calendar year unless you wish to do so.
Thank you again for your generosity!
The MidAmerica Region Chalice Lighter Committee
Emily Jaycox, St. Louis, MO
Heidi Lackmann, DesMoines, IA
Jennifer Thomas, Bowling Green, KY
Daniel Talhelm, East Lansing, MI
John Blevins, Kansas City, MO
with staff support from Rev. Phillip Lund