Open for contributions through March 9, 2015.
Dear Chalice Lighter,
You did it! Your generous contributions to the fall call raised a grant of over $19,000 to provide just the right lift for our friends at Westside UU Congregation in Seattle, WA. Westside is now on track to install an elevator, making their three-story facility fully accessible. Thank you, Chalice Lighters!
The winter call is an exciting opportunity to expand Unitarian Universalism in Alaska by helping out the good folks at Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (AUUF). Over the past summer, the AUUF purchased a larger building providing 60% increased growth space in the sanctuary and RE rooms. And the growth has already begun with new visitors each week.
Now, the AUUF needs our help keeping growth on track by replacing a faltering thirty-year-old furnace with a high-efficiency, integrated system for heating and hot water. This system – the greenest configuration – will result in a 93% seasonal efficiency and ensure that newcomers, children and members are comfortable year round. An important accomplishment in this great land where the cold season lasts up to ten months and temperatures can dip to thirty-degrees below zero.
The cost for this new efficient heating system is approximately $33,000. After a Chalice Lighter grant, AUUF will pay the remaining costs.
Please make your gift of $15, $20 or more, today, at the PNWD payment page or by check payable to PNWD Chalice Lighters, 12700 SE 32nd St. #E-101, Bellevue, WA 98005-4317. This call will be open to receive contributions through March 9, 2015. Donations received after March 9 will go into the Chalice Lighters Undesignated Fund.
Let’s help the good UU friends in Anchorage, Alaska by providing funds for a furnace to support warm hearts and warm hands and continued UU growth on the last frontier. And remember, when you make this donation, you may also fulfill your 2014/15 pledge by contributing in advance to the spring call.
In faith and solidarity,
TK Kleiner for the Chalice Lighter Team