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.
A special celebration in honor of the life of Julia Chester Emery and her work with the United Thank Offering
This September, Julia would have celebrated her 165th birthday. She is best known for the 40 years of her life that she gave in leadership and dedication to promoting the spiritual discipline of gratitude and for tirelessly supporting innovative mission and ministry. For this reason, we want to invite you to spend September focused on the importance of gratitude and grit, as exemplified in the life of Julia Chester Emery.
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2018 Young Adult & Seminarian Grants
The United Thank Offering (UTO) Board is pleased to announce that they will accept applications for up to ten Young Adult Grants and up to ten Seminarian Grants for 2018. Grants will be up to $2,500 each to fund start-up costs for new ministries. The focus this year is The Jesus Movement: Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation Care.
Ingathering Information: Here
Subscribe to the e-Newsletter: Here
1st Week of September United Thank Offering e-Newsletter Here
2nd Week of September United Thank Offering e-Newsletter Here
3rd Week of September United Thank Offering e-Newsletter with Presiding Bishop’s message Here
Last Week of September United Thank Offering e-Newsletter Here
Invitation to contribute to the United Thank Offering pocket book of prayers Here
Invitation to contribute your best UTO practices and ideas Here
Missives from the UTO Board President: Here
Annual Granting Timeline: Here
Ever wonder where the money you drop into those little blue UTO boxes goes? Click Here
UTO as Spiritual Practice
The United Thank Offering Prayer
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.
Clicking the UTO box will open the donate page. Under “Donation Information” “Designation” click the down arrow and choose “United Thank Offering (UTO).” Then proceed with the contribution form.