Chalice Lighters

The Chalice Lighter Committee would like to thank everyone who made our Fall Chalice Lighter Call a success. Thanks to you, we raised over $16,000 to help the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri, make their building more accessible.

Now for our Winter Chalice Lighter Call, we’re seeking donations to help Second Unitarian Church of Omaha, Nebraska, make their building safer and more energy efficient by replacing two HVAC units, one of which has already failed, leaving one aging unit which may fail at any time. This project supports and implements one of the congregation’s Developmental Ministry goals: an organizational and physical structure appropriate for and responsive to their vision. The HVAC project will also increase environmental sustainability since the two outdated HVAC systems will be replaced with energy efficient, “green” equipment.


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. We are awarding a single large grant of over $10,000 to one congregation for each Call, so that congregations can receive more funds for starting new fellowships, acquiring meeting space, securing a minister, religious educator, or other professional staff, or providing for outreach and public relations. Smaller grants will still be available in the form of contributions of up to $1,000 to Faithify campaigns posted by MidAmerica congregations.

Choose a Call at left to learn more. 2021 Fall Call

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Be sure to use the drop-down list to choose the fund you want to contribute to.

Please also indicate your Congregation's Full Name, City and State in the Comments field below. (e.g. Second Unitarian Church of Chicago, IL)