More than 20 Santa Monica UU’s have joined the Chalice Lighters program this past year. We are thrilled to announce that our first request for grant funding has arrived — and it comes from the Chalice UU Fellowship of Conejo Valley and their minister, the Rev. Nica Eaton-Guinn. Many of you will recall Rev. Nica with great fondness, as she served our own congregation as ministerial intern from 2014 to 2015, and then as interim minister in the summer of 2015.
She writes, “We are endeavoring to build the most dynamic multi-media worship services possible, striving for an experience that fully engages the participants, keeps their attention, and flows smoothly from one moment to the next. We have made great strides over the past few years… This contemporary approach to worship has contributed to increased membership, more young people, increased enrollment in Religious Education…” What’s not to like about that?
By enrolling in the Chalice Lighters program, you pledge to respond with a donation of $20 or more to support one of a maximum of three grant requests per year from other UU congregations in the Pacific Southwest District. If you are interested in joining the Chalice Lighters program, in support of Rev. Nica’s request and/or future grant proposals, please contact Chalice Lighter Ambassador Barbara Kernochan. It just takes a minute and can make all the difference for a UU congregation struggling to grow and thrive.
Chalice Lighters program: http://news.uusm.org/becoming-a-chalice-lighter/
Conejo Valley’s request for grant funding: https://pswduua.org/uncategorized/pswd-spring-2019-20-chalice-lighter-call/
Pacific Southwest District: https://pswduua.org/
Pacific Western Region: https://www.uua.org/pacific-western