PSWD Chalice Lighter Winter Call

Please respond now with your contribution to help our neighbor congregation in Los Angeles, CA.

Make Your Contribution

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New to Chalice Lighters? Become a PSWD Chalice Lighter. You can also use this enrollment form if you’re already registered, but would like to designate whether you’d like to receive paper or email calls.

The Chalice Lighters Program of the Pacific Southwest District exists to help fund the growth of the member congregations of this District.

The program is designed to make grants to applicant congregations for:

  • Facility improvements, such as buying land, building, rebuilding, furnishing or enlarging facilities
  • One-time professional leadership expenses, such as the costs of hiring a Minister, Religious Educator, or Music Director

These are improvements which would significantly strengthen the scope of a congregations’s ministry.

Mission: To support and encourage the excellence and growth of Unitarian Universalism in the Pacific Southwest District by providing resources to new and existing congregations through the distribution of Chalice Lighter grant funds.

Who is eligible?

PSWD Congregations that meet these requirements:

  • A member congregation of the Pacific Southwest District of the UU Association
  • A congregation that contributed its Fair Share to the UUA and to the PSWD for the previous fiscal year
  • A congregation in which 20% of its members are active subscribers to the Chalice Lighters Program. Please note that an active subscriber is one who has contributed to at least one call in the previous year.

Chalice Lighters Grant application forms are available for download now, or through the PSWD office or your congregation’s Chalice Lighters Representative.

Share information about Chalice Lighters within your congregation. To introduce others to the program and provide information on how to become a Chalice Lighter member, download the Chalice Lighter Flyer.

Grants Awarded since 1997

Facilities

UU Church, Surprise, AZ
UU Congregation of Las Vegas, NV
Valley UU Church, Chandler, AZ
UU Congregation of Northwest Tucson, AZ
Emerson UU Church, Canoga Park, CA
Monte Vista UU Congregation, Montclair, CA
West Valley UU Church, Glendale, AZ
Neighborhood Church, Pasadena, CA
UU Congregation of Las Vegas, NV
UU Church of Studio City, CA
Chalice UU Congregation, Escondido, CA
UU Fellowship of Kern County, Bakersfield, CA
UU Church of the Desert, Rancho Mirage, CA
UU Congregation of NW Tucson, AZ
Orange Coast UU Church, Costa Mesa, CA
First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, CA
UU Church of Long Beach, CA
Granite Peak UU Congregation, Prescott, AZ
UU Church of Ventura, CA
Tapestry: A UU Congregation, Mission Viejo, CA
Conejo Valley UU Fellowship, Thousand Oaks, CA
Live Oak UU Congregation, Goleta, CA
First UU Church of San Diego, CA
UUs of the Santa Clarita Valley, Newhall, CA
First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles, CA
UU Church of Santa Paula, CA
Throop UU Church
Beacon UU Congregation, Flagstaff, AZ

Religious Leadership

UU Congregation of Green Valley, AZ
Conejo Valley UU Fellowship, Thousand Oaks, CA
Granite Peak UU Congregation, Prescott, AZ
UU Church of Southeastern Arizona, Sierra Vista, AZ
Emerson UU Church, Canoga Park, CA
Unitarian Universalists of the Santa Clarita Valley, Santa Clarita, CA
Tapestry: A Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Mission Viejo,CA
Summit UU Fellowship, Santee, CA
UU Church in Surprise, AZ
Sepulveda UU Society, North Hills, CA
West Valley UU Church, Glendale, AZ
UU Church of Ventura, CA