Chalice Lighter Update: Spring call delayed

February 25, 2022

Notice of New Mailing Address, Delayed Spring call, and Automatic Payment Changes

Following the PNWD Board’s vote to dissolve on January 30, responsibility for the District’s Chalice Lighter program is moving to Cascadia Growth Fund to continue serving UU congregations in the Northwest. PWR Staff and the Cascadia Board are working together to make the shift as seamless as possible. Cascadia Chalice Lighters will continue to operate as it has over more than twenty years: generous UUs supporting their neighbor congregations.

The Winter Chalice Lighter call is still underway. If you have not already done so, please contribute before March 1!

While the program remains the same, the transition means a name change, an address change, and bank account changes. Here is what this means for Chalice Lighter Donors:

  • The Spring call will open on April 1 instead of March 1. If your congregation wishes to propose to receive the proceeds of this or a future call, please contact program coordinator Dave Cauffman at
  • Automatic payments to PWR for PNWD Chalice Lighter donations will cease in March. Donors using autopayments will be contacted by PWR staff about redirecting gifts to Cascadia Chalice Lighters once our new system is set up.
  • Going forward, checks must be made out to Cascadia Chalice Lighters, and mailed to: 2839 W. Kennewick Avenue, PMB 231, Kennewick, WA 99336. If your bank or software is set up to mail a check, YOU must redirect your donations.

As part of the transition, Cascadia Growth Fund is seeking a part time Administrator familiar with UU congregations. Please see or email for details.

Thank you to all the dedicated Chalice Lighter Donors in the Northwest for sticking with us during this transition! Thanks also to PWR Staff for their support, and special thanks to Chalice Lighter Ambassadors who keep the flames of generosity burning in our member congregations.

Rev. K. Antonia Won
President, Cascadia Growth Fund