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Dear Chalice Lighter,

Thank you for your commitment to support strengthening and expanding the ministries of our neighbor congregations.

Spring 2016-17 Call: Expanding the Music Program at Conejo Valley

Our third call of the 2016-2017 year is to support the expanded position of Music Director at the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (CVUUF). CVUUF is at the beginning of a new chapter, having called a new settled minister who brings a great interest in creating musically integrated and diverse services. CVUUF has just hired an exceptionally gifted Music Director, but currently only has the funds for 10 hours per week. As the only music professional in the congregation, the Music Director serves as accompanist, choir director, composer, and arranger, and has a strong vision to help CVUUF grow.

Expanding the Music Director position to 18 hours per week will allow the minister and music
director to create dynamic, engaging worship, and draw on the talents of the congregation. The Music Director would like to start new music groups, work with our children and encourage broader congregational participation in music. He also has ideas for composing new UU songs and arrangements that we could share throughout our district, but his skills for doing all of that cannot be engaged in only 10 hours a week. Please help CVUUF expand its vibrant music program so it is appropriate to the size, vision and future of this dynamic congregation.

The funds from this Chalice Lighter call will help CVUUF seed the funding of this expanded
position, which is expected to become self-sustaining over time through membership attraction and retention. CVUUF is deeply grateful for your support. Thank you for giving generously.

Please respond now with your contribution to help our neighbor congregation in Thousand Oaks.

Can you afford to give $20? We are grateful for whatever you can contribute. Payments will be
accepted towards this call through June 5th. Ten percent of each call reimburses expenses to
administer the program. If you prefer to make your payment online, please see the NEW donation page. Or mail your check, payable to PSWD Chalice Lighters to: PSWD Chalice Lighters, 7511 Greenwood Avenue North, #414, Seattle, WA 98103-4627. Please note that this address is new. Include the PSWD designation on both your check and payment envelope. Questions may be directed to or 661-425-2297. Thank you for your generosity!

Sincerely yours,
Jim Merrill, PSWD Board President