Dear Valued Chalice Lighter,
Thank you so much for your help to provide a grant of over $20,000 to the Central Oregon UU Fellowship! I don't know about you, but I can't wait to visit Bend, Oregon to see their new facility and the children's wonderful outdoor activity area made possible by Chalice Lighters. The building dedication is set for the weekend of April 25-26, 2015.
We start the new church year with an opportunity to help a growing, dynamic congregation install an elevator to make their three-story building fully accessible. Westside UU Church’s (Seattle, WA) move to that building was given a big boost by our Chalice Lighter grant in 2009. We helped them add core staff, without whom their move would never have happened. Now, five years later, we have an opportunity to give them another lift – this time it's a real lift.
Westside has grown from 150 members and 80 enrolled children in 2009 to 233 members and 125 children today! Adding an elevator to their three-story building is key to opening all resources of the church to everyone. It will also eliminate a steep and dangerous walk from the handicapped parking spaces to the sanctuary.
The bulk of the financing for this and other accessibility projects will come from an ongoing capital campaign, but a Chalice Lighter grant of $25,000 or more would allow the elevator portion to begin immediately.
Make your gift of $15 or more online at the PNWD Payment Page. Or mail your 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 November 24. Donations received after that date will go into the Chalice Lighters Undesignated Fund.
Let's all chip in to give them a lift, just as this congregation is boosting Unitarian Universalism in the Pacific Northwest! And remember, when you make this donation, you may also fulfill your 2014/15 pledge by contributing in advance to the Winter and Spring calls.
Thank you again for all that you do to help your UU neighbors.
for the PNWD Chalice Lighter Team