2022 Spring

April 2022

Dear MidAmerica Chalice Lighter,

Because of the generous support of MidAmerica’s Chalice Lighters this year, we’re happy to announce that the Spring 2022 Chalice Lighter Call will help not one, but two of our congregations: Lakeshore UU Fellowship in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and the UU Congregation of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Lakeshore UU Fellowship banner

Lakeshore UU Fellowship’s grant will allow the purchase of a sound system upgrade and technology that will enable the virtual streaming and recording of their services and social justice events. Over the past year and a half, Lakeshore UU Fellowship has conducted services, committee meetings, social justice events, and social programs virtually. They have learned how virtual technology has extended their reach and increased participation in their rural area. This technology upgrade will enable the Fellowship to continue to expand their outreach.

UUC Eau Claire WI flower communion

During the pandemic, the UU Congregation of Eau Claire has had to stretch the efforts of its professional staff, as well as rely heavily on the work of volunteers. To sustain their presence as a spiritual home, they need to increase their professional staff. This grant will help them add an Audio-Visual Technician and a Music Director to their staff, along with an increase in the hours for their Religious Exploration Coordinator. The UUCEC is prepared to provide funds for sustaining these positions in subsequent budgets.

You can help both Lakeshore UU Fellowship and the UU Congregation of Eau Claire continue to share our Unitarian Universalist values in their respective communities by contributing to the Spring 2022 Chalice Lighter Call.

For this year’s Spring Call, please donate by June 30, 2022.

There are several ways you can participate in the Chalice Lighter program, with four suggested levels of donation:

  • $20 Believer
  • $50 Builder
  • $100 Benefactor
  • $250 Beacon

These are amounts that would be donated three times each year upon receipt of the Call Letters for the Fall, Winter and Spring Calls.

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 Donation” in the memo field of your check.

There are two ways to donate to the 2022 Spring Chalice Lighter Call.

  • Donate using the form below, or
  • Write a check out to MidAmerica Region UUA. Please note “Chalice Lighters Spring 2022 Call” or “Annual Donation” in the memo line and mail it to MidAmerica Region UUA, 2355 Fairview Avenue N #312, Roseville, MN 55113.

Whichever way you choose, please know that we are grateful for your generous support!

For those of you who are annual donors, you are being sent this Call Letter and will receive subsequent letters to keep you updated on what your funds are being used for as well as keep you informed about any changes in the Chalice Lighter Program. 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.

As always, thank you for your generosity!

Sincerely,

Phillip Lund and the MidAmerica Region Chalice Lighter Committee