Here are some events in the larger community that may be of interest.

Support Water Protectors

Support Water Protectors from Home: Side with Love is calling on us to write to President Biden to urge pardons for Water Protectors. Learn more here: Opportunities to be in Solidarity with Water Protectors — Side With Love.

People’s Response Act

Sign the Petition for the People’s Response Act: The UUA has signed on to the People’s Response Act. This bill calls us to invest in a vision of public safety where justice and compassion are at the center. It “emphasizes an inclusive, holistic, and health-centered approach to public safety by creating a public safety division within the Department of Human Health and Services — because communities and experts agree that public safety is a matter of public health.” Learn more about the People’s Response Act and join Side With Love to mobilize support for this critical legislation. Resource: Watch the Side With Love workshop: Our Seven Principles and Defund the Police. Sign Here: The People’s Response Act – Action Network.

Resetting Our Sacred Table

Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 pm. Virtual Event Streamed Live on Facebook. Please join Interfaith Works for this autumnal, community gathering as we welcome contributions from the membership of our coalition and from the Squaxin Island Tribe with reflections on gratitude and healing through story, prayers, and song. More information. Rev. Mary Gear and the OUUC choir will both be offering a recording to be played at the Thanksgiving service.

Chalice Lighters Call

This is your Winter Call for the 2021-2022 church year: Please help equip the Eastrose Fellowship Unitarian Universalist in Portland to provide hybrid church services. As congregations decide when to reopen, interest in “hybrid” in-person services, that can simultaneously be attended virtually by congregants in their homes, has mounted. This capability is especially valuable to serve those whose immune systems are compromised or who cannot or choose not to attend indoor worship services. Eastrose has planned a comprehensive professional turn-key solution to the problem and is willing to share their equipment list and operating experience with other UU congregations.

Your congregation may be one of those who need equipment to provide such capabilities. If so, encourage your leaders to apply for a Chalice Lighter Growth Technology grant. An application form is available through the PNWD Chalice Lighters web page. The form contains further guidance on award criteria. We will review applications as they are submitted. At the present time, funds from the Fall Call are available to make immediate grants. We also invite applications to receive the full proceeds of the next Spring Call.

Please be generous! Donations for this call will be accepted through February 28, 2022.

Contribute $20, $50, or $100 online by following the links at the PNWD giving page.

Or mail your check, payable to “PNWD Chalice Lighters” to PNWD Chalice Lighters, P.O. Box 567, Brighton CO 80601. Include the PNWD-CL designation on your check and identify your congregation.

Donate also to the remaining calls for this year to save time later.

Choose to have your gift deducted monthly from your credit card or bank account using the PNWD automatic giving page.

Consider becoming a Chalice Lighter “Angel” by contributing an amount in excess of $1,000.

Questions? Please contact pnwdchalicelighters@pwruua.org. Thank you!