FAN Olympia/Thurston County Cluster Meeting – Sunday, December 3, 3:00-4:30 pm at OUUC. Meet your neighbors of faith and conscience who share your hopes for justice. Together create an overview of how we as faith communities and individuals in Olympia/Thurston County area are active in justice and sustainability. Identify shared commitments and possible collaborations for the coming year. Register.
Skill Ups are the monthly training series on various organizing skills to help strengthen our congregational and community justice teams. These trainings incorporate spiritual fun and hands-on exercises to help deepen the lesson. Skill Ups occur every 3rd Sunday for 90 minutes, starting at 1:00 pm PT.
January 21: Community Safety and Security
Check out the collection of past Skill Ups here.
Register now for Monthly Mixers:
Faithful Grounding: This gathering happens monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month at 4:30 PT.
Deepening with the Divine – A Contemplative Retreat – Saturday, December 9, 9:00 am-4:00 pm at Center for Spiritual Living, facilitated by Rev. David Robinson. More info: cslolympia.org.
Community Event with anti-racist learning opportunity: Dr Thelma Jackson presents a look into the history of black life in Thurston County. December 9, 2:00-4:00 pm at United Churches of Olympia. Free event.
Each year, the Earth Ministry/WAIPL community raises up a multifaith voice for environmental justice in the state legislature. On Monday, January 8, 2024 from 6:00-7:30 pm, we will offer a virtual community-wide webinar that will offer a refresher on faithful advocacy and an overview of our legislative priorities. Learn more and register for the webinar below. 2024 Legislative Briefing and Faithful Advocacy Training – Earth Ministry
Check out these local anti-racism learning opportunities from the YWCA, and put the dates on your calendar for 2024: Let’s Talk Series – YWCA Olympia % (ywcaofolympia.org)
From Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice – Please join us on December 12, when Rev. Kingman will share her thoughts on how to recognize the less well-known characteristics of rising fascism, as well as her conviction that our faith as Unitarian Universalists compels us to resist it in all its forms. Rev. Cecilia Kingman, (biography), “Recognizing and Resisting Fascism as People of Faith”, via Zoom; purchase Tickets/RSVP, December 12, 5:00 pm PT. We must all be prepared to defend our democracy, and that starts with self-education.
Dear Chalice Lighter,
Thank you for your generous donations to Chalice Lighters. The more than $950,000 the Chalice Lighter community has given since 1990 to help our neighbor congregations grow and thrive is vital.
We are sure that many of you have wondered about the Winter 2023 Cascadia Chalice Lighters Call. We apologize for the delay but are pleased to share this with you now.
Opportunities for Unitarian Universalist leaders and active members to build relationships beyond their own congregations have become limited due to the dissolution of the PNWD and the Covid pandemic. The Cascadia Board believes that such relationships give lay leaders a sense of belonging to something larger than themselves, reduces feelings of isolation, and increases the exchange of ideas that help keep our programs and services fresh and exciting.
During the pandemic, CGF encouraged collaborative proposals and funded three creative, successful initiatives. Each of these brought representatives of three or more congregations together. The Cascadia Board is committed to promoting more engagements like these between congregations.
In the absence of a congregational proposal, proceeds of the Winter Call will be received by the Cascadia Growth Fund Board and will be used as seed money for programs and events to encourage connections and collaborations among UU congregations.
We are also pleased to share with you the new, completely revised website for the Cascadia Growth Fund and Cascadia Chalice Lighters. It has been updated to make it easier to find links to donate and includes many success stories that your generosity has made possible. Please give it a look here.
Please support this worthy cause with your generous donations.
- Contribute online by CLICKING HERE. You may also setup monthly automatic contributions.
- Or mail your check, payable to “Cascadia Chalice Lighters,” using the mail-in form attached below. Please note your congregation on your check.
- As Chalice Lighters we have pledged to contribute at least $20 each to three calls per year.
- More of your money will go toward the grant if you opt for emailed call letters and make your contribution online.
- Note: direct costs to administer the call are reimbursed from the donations before the grant is issued.
Questions? Please contact email@example.com.
Sally Betser & Floyd Roell
Cascadia Chalice Lighter Program Coordinators
If sending a check, please include this insert or write Winter Call 2023 and your congregation in your check memo.
Cascadia Chalice Lighters • 2023 Winter Call
As a Chalice Lighter I/we have pledged to contribute at least $20 each to three calls per year.
My Winter Call contribution is: $_____________
This call is open for contributions through February 29, 2024. Contributions may also be made online at our website: https://cascadiauu.org/chalice-lighters/current-cl-call-give-today/
Please send mailed contributions to:
Cascadia Chalice Lighters
2839 W. Kennewick Avenue, PMB 231
Kennewick WA 99336
Want to change the way you receive future calls?
Please send my future calls via email to this address: _________________________