November 7, 2019

By: Isabelle Watkins, United Thank Offering Intern

As I boarded the eight-hour flight to Madrid, I had no idea what to expect of the UTO Pilgrimage. I did not know much about Spain, I did not know 95% of the people I’d be traveling with, and I did not know what exactly I would get out of a pilgrimage. My lack of knowledge left me without any...

November 7, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Michelle I. Walker, Associate Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

All pilgrims agree: The only thing missing from our UTO Pilgrims on the Camino pilgrimage this October was YOU! From the moment the 35 of us initially met until our nearly tearful departure as friends on the last day, this was a blessed group of pilgrims – each having had her or his own Camino...

September 10, 2019

By: Sherri Dietrich, President, the United Thank Offering Board

You don’t begin a pilgrimage like October’s UTO Pilgrims on the Camino by getting on an airplane and just starting to walk when you hit the ground in Spain. Even those of us who are doing the driving arm of the pilgrimage to visit UTO Grant sites in Spain must prepare for the spiritual exercise...

April 1, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Michelle Walker, Associate Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

Several years ago, I met a delightful woman who shared the story of how she and her four young children spent a summer walking across a good portion of England. She told tales of how they’d pack PB&J sandwiches for the day and set out not knowing how far they’d make it or where they would...

March 13, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Michelle Walker, Associate Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

A pilgrim, according to Merriam-Webster, is a person who travels to a holy place as an act of religious devotion. I’ve been thinking about what it means to be a pilgrim in relation to our upcoming UTO Pilgrims on the Camino trip in October, especially for our Grant Site Pilgrims. I must admit...

January 17, 2019

October 5 -14, 2019, the United Thank Offering, accompanied by the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, is thrilled to offer a UTO Pilgrims on the Camino, a pilgrimage combining portions of walking the Camino with visits to UTO grant sites in Madrid and Northwest Spain.  


January 7, 2019

By: Sherri Dietrich, UTO Board President

For some time now, the United Thank Offering Board has wanted to offer a trip to visit UTO Grant sites and participate in a pilgrimage. To celebrate 150 years of Spain’s participation in the Anglican Communion and UTO’s contribution to its survival and growth, the UTO Board voted at our fall...

January 7, 2019

By: The Rev. Canon Michelle Walker, UTO Associate Staff Officer

Camino, Spanish for “way” or “journey,” is the shortened version of Camino de Santiago, or The Way of St. James. Across many centuries, this has come to mean a journey, mainly on foot, across the Spanish countryside to the city of Santiago and specifically to the Cathedral of Santiago de...

August 31, 2018

By: The Reverend Teófilo Revilla Barriuso and Sandra Otero Agazzi, hosts of the Pilgrim’s Anglican Center

Welcome to the Pilgrim’s Anglican Center in Pontevedra, Galicia in Spain. We are the first center of the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church on the Portuguese Camino (Way). We are located 42 miles south of Santiago de Compostela. The Portuguese Way begins in the city of Lisbon; it’s 634 km long...

April 19, 2018

Door of Return: Racial Truth and Reconciliation Pilgrimage to Ghana is a series of three powerful, short films and discussion tools that open conversation about race, faith and the path toward healing.

The videos were filmed during a pilgrimage led by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and...



Beginning in 2019, UTO and The Episcopal Church in Navajoland will host the first journey for 10