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Are you familiar with Chalice Lighters?

By Andrea Perry Lerner


This program has been in place for decades in most areas of the United States as a way to fund growth in Unitarian Universalist congregations –

  • establishing new congregations,
  • improving or expanding the existing structures,
  • funding new or expanded staff positions, and
  • resourcing programming innovations.
  • Clusters of congregations may also apply for funding for collaborative projects.

Want to know more?  Read our FAQ.

We are moving toward a Central East Region Chalice Lighter program beginning in the fall of 2017 replacing four individual District-based programs, and this is where you come in.  In order for our program to thrive, we need three things:

  1. Each congregation should appoint one or more Chalice Lighter Ambassadors, volunteers who recruit subscribers and make sure the word gets out about the program.
  2. Congregations should schedule a Chalice Lighter Sunday during the program year where you highlight the wonderful achievements of this program and have a membership drive.
  3. Become a Chalice Lighter Subscriber! Every person who wants to see Unitarian Universalism grow and thrive should consider donating at whatever dollar level might be appropriate.  The suggested donation is $20 per call, yet no gift is too small or too large.

Individual Chalice Lighter Subscribers pledge to contribute three times a year when the calls are issued – and those faithful contributions add up to significant funding.  In the Central East Region alone, contributions have totaled almost TWO MILLION DOLLARS over the past 15 years!

SUBSCRIBE TODAY – There is no payment due at this time, you will be contacted for a payment with the next call.

Andrea Lerner, Program Manager for Chalice Lighters.

About the Author

Andrea Perry Lerner

Andrea Lerner, retired as a Congregational Life Consultant for the Central East Region in 2019. She served as the District Executive for the Metro New York District for 9 years, and spent 4 years as the Program Consultant....

For more information contact cer@uua.org.