Spring 2023 Chalice Lighter Call

April 2023

Dear MidAmerica Chalice Lighter,

Because of the generous ongoing support of MidAmerica’s Chalice Lighters, we’re once again pleased to announce that our Spring Chalice Lighter Call will help not one, but two of our congregations: the UU Fellowship of Lima, Ohio, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Jefferson City, Missouri.

Photo of UU Fellowship of Lima

The UU Fellowship of Lima hopes to install an accessible restroom with a shower in the building. This would make their fellowship more accessible to people with disabilities and would allow them to serve as a Family Promise host site. The mission of Family Promise is to help families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. An accessible restroom with a shower will allow the fellowship to better serve both their own community and the larger Lima community..

Photo of UU Fellowship of Jefferson City

The purpose of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Jefferson City’s grant is to partially sponsor a ministerial internship at a larger UU congregation that is relatively nearby to them. This would make it easier for the partner congregation to support such an internship, while also allowing the fellowship to reap benefits such as monthly preaching and worship organization, and perhaps also other functions, such as pastoral care, or occasional workshops, especially for new member orientation.

You can help both the UU Fellowship of Lima and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Jefferson City continue to share our Unitarian Universalist values in their respective communities by contributing to the Spring 2023 Chalice Lighter Call.

For this year’s Spring Call, please donate by June 30, 2023.

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 2023 Spring Chalice Lighter Call.

  • Donate using the form below, or
  • Write a check out to MidAmerica Region UUA. Please note “Chalice Lighters Spring 2023 Call” or “Annual Donation” in the memo line and send it to the MidAmerica Region UUA, 2355 Fairview Ave. 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 receiving 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!


Phillip Lund and the MidAmerica Region Chalice Lighter Committee

Donate Using This Form

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

Select CL Annual Call if you’d like to contribute towards our Annual Fund. Your contribution then is split evenly between all three Calls in a given fiscal year.

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