2017 Fall Call

Dear MidAmerica Chalice Lighter,

As you know, 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.

For the 2017 Fall Call, the MidAmerica Regional Chalice Lighter Committee received three applications. We are pleased to announce that all three have been chosen for this Chalice Lighter call:

  • Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa City, Iowa
    Raise awareness of their new growth-oriented home through an integrated media campaign that will allow them to reach many different audiences over an extended time.
  • First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Terre Haute, Indiana
    Increase visibility in the community by updating the sign in front of their church and incorporating a Roadside Pulpit into its base.
  • Minnesota Valley UU Fellowship, Bloomington, Minnesota
    Better serve their congregation and community by creating an Office & Communications Manager position to help fully capitalize on their potential for growth.

For this year’s Fall Call, please donate by December 31, 2017

We thank you for your support of the growth of Unitarian Universalism in our Region!

As always, 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” in the memo field of your check.

There are two ways to donate to the 2017 Fall Chalice Lighter Call.

  • Visit the Chalice Lighter webpage and click on the Donate option of your choice; or
  • Write a check out to MidAmerica Region. Please note “Chalice Lighters Fall 2017 Call” or “Annual Donation” in the memo line and send it in the enclosed envelope to the MidAmerica Region, 2355 Fairview Avenue #312, Roseville, MN 55113.

Whichever way you choose, please know that we are always 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. 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.

Thank you again for your generosity!


The Chalice Lighter Committee

Emily Jaycox, St. Louis, MO
Heidi Lackmann, DesMoines, IA
Jennifer Thomas, Bowling Green, KY
Daniel Talhelm, East Lansing, MI
John Blevins, Kansas City, MO
with staff support from Rev. Phillip Lund