Pacific Northwest District - UUA
January 2014

Dear Chalice Lighter,

Our PNWD Chalice Lighters have done it again! Your generous giving for the fall call resulted in a grant of over $14,000 for our Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Thanks to you, OUUC needs to raise significantly less money to purchase and install their children’s play structure and to complete their playground improvements. They are most grateful to each of you.

Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church in Kirkland, Washington, is the recipient of our winter call, the second of this church year. A grant of $18,745 would cover several areas that would enhance their growth.

First, in order to make their entry safe for pedestrians and wheelchairs during freezing and wet weather, they propose to refurbish their 1964 deck with Sundek materials, providing a safer entry and walkway. During the resurfacing of their deck, they intend to install a (currently non-existent) sign by their main entrance, completing a welcoming facelift.
Northlake’s two furnaces are also relics of 1964. Their budget allows purchasing standard 80% efficient furnaces. With grant money, they will be able to upgrade these with 95% energy efficient technology. Funding this upgrade through a Chalice Lighter grant would allow them to use existing funds to increase their staffing hours next year to support their expanding membership.

Our Kirkland congregation is one of the fastest growing congregations in the PNWD, having grown from 92 adult members in 2008 to over 150 members today. This is due in no small part to their minister’s outreach to the Greater Eastside community with her focus on interfaith activities. They see interfaith work as central to not only their own growth and vitality, but to the long-term viability of the UUA.

We can help. Make your gift of $15 or more online, or mail your check, payable to: PNWD Chalice Lighters, 12700 SE 32nd St., #E-101, Bellevue, WA 98005-4317. This call will be open for contributions through March 10. Donations received after that date will go into the Chalice Lighters Undesignated Fund.

In gratitude,

TK Kleiner, Coordinator
PNWD Chalice Lighter Team


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