United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world
Sandra Squires, UTO President, announced that the UTO Board has approved a special $30,000 grant to Episcopal Migration Ministries, but we are challenging you to meet or surpass this amount! We invite you to think about your home, your safety and your family and give a thank offering during Advent to match this grant to EMM. Send your checks with EMM-UTO in the memo line to be counted in the challenge or donate online Here . Put UTO-EMM in the comments.
Read the media release Here
2016 Young Adult/Seminarian Grants Here
NEW! Thanksgiving United Thank Offering Lesson & Craft for children HERE
Ever wonder where the money you drop into those little blue UTO boxes goes? Click Here
UTO as Spiritual Practice click here
Grant Process for 2016.
We are getting lots of emails and phone calls in the office about grant process for 2016. Executive Council meets this next week and will approve the work of the UTO Board regarding the grant process. Once approved, then the criteria and focus will be released shortly thereafter, first for Young Adult Grants and then December 1 for the annual grants. We will have a press release, post it here on the blog, on Facebook/Twitter and send an email to all diocesan offices and UTO coordinators.
The Board has made an exciting set of proposals so we can’t wait to share it with you over the next few weeks so be sure to keep an eye out!
Fall Webinars Announced: Here
Gracious God, source of all creation, all love, all true joy: accept we pray these outward signs of our profound and continuing thankfulness for all of life. Keep each of us ever thankful for all the blessings of joy and challenge that come our way. Bless those who will benefit from these gifts through the outreach of the United Thank Offering. This we ask through Him who is the greatest gift and blessing of all, Jesus Christ. Amen.