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The President's Perspective -- November 2018

Chalice Lighter Call

We have received a Chalice Lighter call in support of UU Church in the Pines in Weekie Wachee, Florida. “What is a Chalice Lighter call?” you ask. [Click "Read more..." to continue]

UUA has a Chalice Lighter program in which individuals, like you, can sign up to commit to supporting congregational programs in our district. Three times a year UUA calls on Chalice Lighters to make a contribution to help another UU church. They suggest a commitment of $20 per call, or $60 per year. To quote the UUA:

“Do you want to help Unitarian Universalism spread? Would you like to see more people find this life saving faith? Imagine this:

Congregations with outstanding programs and outreach get the help they need to stretch and make their dreams into program realities.
New congregations are supported in their fledgling stages so they can thrive, grow and serve those around them.
Congregations that need a new home, or need to expand or repair a familiar home are able to meet the needs of their members and future members.
New or expanded staff positions help congregations realize their mission, increase their reach, and serve new ministries and members in new ways.

A Chalice Lighter is an individual who makes a commitment to respond to a call from the Chalice Lighter Program to support one or more new congregational projects like the ones above.

Learn more about the Southern Region Chalice Lighter program and this call here: https://www.uua.org/southern/chalice-lighters.

UU in the Pines is a small congregation that has met for almost 30 years in rented spaces. They are celebrating their 30th anniversary by purchasing their first permanent home, and are raising funds for the down payment. Your UUFG board encourages members and friends, if you are able, to support this Chalice lighter call and to sign up at UUA.org to receive notification of future calls.

Contributions may be made electronically via PayPal by visiting www.UUPinesFL.org/Give (a PayPal account is not required for this option) or use PayPal to “send money” to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Contributions by check, payable to UU Church in the Pines, with a memo “Chalice Lighters” may be mailed to UU Church in the Pines, PO Box 1062, Brooksville, FL 34605.

Let’s show UU in the Pines our support!

In Fellowship,
Marilyn Roberts
Congregation President

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