United Thank Offering



October 31, 2006

November 2006

Gratitude is a form of thanksgiving. Sometimes we do not take the time to reflect on just how grateful we should be for the many wonderful things we have been part of during our lifetime. The joy of waking in the morning to the song of a bird outside our window; the dew on...

May 1, 2006

Terlingua, a very remote and impoverished community in far southwest Texas, formed a Boys & Girls Club in 2005. With a UTO grant we were able to purchase a 12-passenger van. The van was to “get our children out of town.” One of the club goals is to show our children other parts of the world...

April 4, 2006

April 2006

As a small girl I moved from place to place; living in six different cities by the time I was 12. One constant amongst all these moves was participation in the Episcopal Church. Although each parish had its own traditions, one of the most comforting constants was “The Blue Box...

September 1, 2005

September 2005

I’ve had my UTO box for several years now and it has always occupied a place on the shelf above my washing machine. It’s close by as I empty pockets of things not washer-friendly, and I give thanks that we are so blessed, coins forgotten go from pocket to blue box. As I...

February 1, 2005

February 2005

Imagine my surprise— my own church’s bulletin describes the United Thank Offering as a “worldwide outreach program”!

The United Thank Offering is not a stewardship campaign or a fundraiser or an outreach program. It is not about you and me raising money. UTO IS about...

August 3, 2004

August 2004

I had become a regular user of my blue box as parish UTO coordinator. With each parish ingathering the arduous task of counting and rolling coins became a cause for celebration, rejoicing in the coins representing the daily prayers and thanksgivings of the people of God! The...

October 2, 2003

The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church and the director of the grants program at New York's Trinity Church Wall Street have reassured Anglican church leaders in Africa that there are no strings attached to support for their mission.

Presiding Bishop Frank T. Griswold, in a letter...

August 2, 2003

Nearly 500 overseas bishops, guests and United Thank Offering supporters gathered Thursday night at the UTO Sharing Dinner to celebrate the generosity of Episcopalians and the selfless service of missionaries.

Former UTO staff member Alice Emory, who is related to UTO founder Julia...