UTO Reads

Monday, January 6, 2020 - 11:45

“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been...

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Friday, November 22, 2019 - 11:00

“My predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved. I have been given much and I have given something in return. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been...

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Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:30

This summer, we invite you to join us in reading a small (102 pages) volume on prayer from Anne Lamott. Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers is a quick dive into the importance of prayers of praise, gratitude, and surrender. You can hear...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 13:30

Please join us for our bimonthly book group, UTO Reads! This month we will discuss Diana Butler Bass’s new book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks, on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Please come and discuss with us,...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 16:00

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Brené Brown and her teaching on shame, resilience, vulnerability, and gratitude. I find it helpful and challenging. (I’ve even taken her online parenting class, which was really useful.) Dr. Brown, an...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 13:15

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Brené Brown and her teaching on shame, resilience, vulnerability, and gratitude. I find it helpful and challenging. (I’ve even taken her online parenting class, which was really useful.) Dr. Brown, an...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 15:25

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp and Illustrated by Erwin Printup, Jr. Reviewed by the Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton This book caught my eye because it is a “Reading Rainbow Book,” and as a child, I was a...

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:28

Okay Fine, I’m Grateful! A few weeks ago, Sandra Squires, UTO board president, gave me this book with a chuckle – a well-deserved laugh on several fronts – first, because the front of this book is funny and second, because it’s a journal and, as...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 13:18

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown Brené Brown is a renowned researcher and Episcopalian who came to fame via a TED Talk on shame and resilience. Dr. Brown’s first book...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:22

Epiphany with Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and Advent Challenge Update Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) is offering an Epiphany Curriculum, which includes free resources to oversee a faithful and meaningful Epiphany 2018. “After the...

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