The OMD Chalice Lighter Program consists of two parts. The Congregation or Cluster who need assistance with a growth based project who have submitted a grant application and been chosen to be the receipient of a call and the Individuals who agree to become "Chalice Lighters" and donate a minimum amount of money for each call up to four times a year.
Here’s how the program works
A congregation sends a proposal to the OMD office. The OMD Resource Development Team reviews the request to make sure it meets program guidelines of scope and accountability. They choose one applicant to recommend to the OMD Executive Committee and Board for a vote. When a recommendation is approved by the Executive Committee or Board, the OMD sends out a "call" to all Chalice Lighters in the district. Each OMD Chalice Lighter has pledged to send a minimum donation of $10 to the OMD Office for the congregation named in the “call.” Chalice Lighters sign up with the district or with their congregation's Chalice Lighter Representative to be added to the list.
To learn more about each of these steps in the program, please read the following:
- Chalice Lighter Program as an Individual
- Sign Up Form for Chalice Lighters
- Chalice Lighter Grant Application for Congregations
- Current Chalice Lighter Call
- Chalice Lighter History (previous calls)