Dear Chalice Lighter,

Thank you for supporting Chalice Lighters! Your commitment actively promotes the health of Pacific Southwest congregations. The Fall call for the 2020-2021 church year will benefit Unitarian Universalists San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, California to help them hire a Congregational Life Coordinator.

Rev. Rod Richards says, “As a congregation of 200+ members, we are at a point where we would benefit greatly from having a staff position devoted to new member assimilation and integration, volunteer and leadership recruitment, and the organization of small groups and opportunities for deepening connections between members. While volunteers have worked wonderfully over the years at engaging pieces of this, the tasks have never been centralized in such a way that there is a single point person.

“We are seeking to hire a 1/4-time Congregational Life Coordinator…We are hoping the Chalice Lighters grant will fund a portion of the salary for the first two years with the rest of the funding coming from the congregation. We believe that we have what we need in terms of volunteer power if we but designate the responsibility regarding the communication of opportunities and appropriate contacts to a single staff person. We believe that we have untapped potential to connect individuals to the congregation and to deepen connections with one another if we designate the authority and responsibility to facilitate and organize such opportunities to a single staff person. We believe that we can be more inclusive and efficient at integrating new (and longtime) members into the life and activities of the congregation, if we make this the explicit duty of a single staff person.”

Please donate now. The amount we ask each person to pledge to give to each call is $20, but any amount you can contribute is received with gratitude. Donations through October 31, 2020 will be applied to this call.

You can now have your gift automatically charged to your credit card or debited from your bank account each month. Automatic giving may be set up on the PSWD automatic giving page. You can make a one-time donation online at our general giving page.  If you have already set up automatic giving, or if you have already contributed to the spring call, we thank you. We do not expect you to make an additional contribution to this call. We are grateful for whatever you can contribute. Direct costs to administer the call are reimbursed from the donations before the grant is issued. More of your money will go toward the grant if you opt for emailed call letters and make your contribution online. Donations for this call will be accepted through October 31, 2020.

If you are sending a check, please make it payable to PSWD Chalice Lighters and mail to our new address: PSWD Chalice Lighters, P.O. Box 567, Brighton, CO 80601-0567

If you have questions, please write to

In faith,
Your PSWD Board