Consider Becoming a Chalice Lighter

By Central East Region of the UUA

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Do you know about the Central East Region's Chalice Lighter Program?

The CER Chalice Lighter Grant Program uses the spark of small, regular contributions from individual UU’s to ignite the growth of our UU faith, both in numbers and in justice, compassion, and spirituality. These contributions are pooled to make $20,000 grants available to support the growth of UU congregations of all sizes, groups of congregations with innovative ideas for outreach, and even for the development of new congregations.

Sign up and respond to calls three times a year from the CER Chalice Lighters Program Committee to support new congregational projects. The suggested commitment is $20 per call or $60 per year, but amounts of any size will help light the flame. You may sign up and pay online or by mail. Three times a year you will receive a reminder and a copy of The Spark, the Chalice Lighter Newsletter highlighting the projects that your contributions make possible.

photo of a church sign in a grassy area alongside a busy highway.

Sign up today and you can support our latest call to help the UU Congregation of the Susquehanna Valley in Northumberland, PA. Their project is designed to both spread the word and protect the environment: the installation of an electronic sign that will announce their presence alongside a busy highway in a rural area and provide the infrastructure for future installation of electric vehicle charging stations and solar panels. Your generous donations will provide the funding for 80% of the cost of the project.

If your congregation has a project, you can apply for a grant as well! The requirements for grant request and application forms are on the Chalice Lighter Grant Page.