Dear MDD Chalice Lighter:

Thank you for your generous commitment to growing our faith by helping other UU Churches in the Mountain Desert District (MDD). The second call for FY20 is to assist the Otero County Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Alamogordo, New Mexico with a repair project and funding for a new religious educator.

The Church Board Vice President writes, “We bought the three-bedroom house across the street from our fellowship to have classrooms to teach all different ages of our youth in separate classrooms. We have also put together a new website and…begun to gain new members. Our [RE] teacher is very enthusiastic…Programs include movies, meditation, and conversations to make things better and sessions relative to our history and purpose of the UU community.

“Unfortunately, we have discovered a serious roofing problem in the new building and have made the necessary repairs…Fortunately, one of our members paid the $5,578 for this roof repair and we need to pay him back.

“The new house and website have already resulted in five or six new young people with children who have become members. We have eight new off-street parking spaces for our members. We have gained 42 new people we call friends…and we opened our ‘Spiritual Learning Center’”.

You can now have your gift automatically charged to your credit card or debited from your bank account each month. Automatic giving may be set up on the MDD automatic giving page. You can make a one-time donation online at our giving page. We are grateful for whatever you can contribute. Direct costs to administer the call are reimbursed from the donations before the grant is issued. More of your money will go toward the grant if you opt for emailed call letters and make your contribution online. Please see the link to the donation page at Donations for this call will be accepted through February 29, 2020.

If you are mailing a check, make it payable to MDD Chalice Lighters and mail to the new address below. If you utilize a third party to issue checks, please give them the updated address.

MDD Chalice Lighters
P.O. Box 567
Brighton, CO  80601

If you have questions, please write to

In faith,
Judy Bentley, MDD Board President