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August 31, 2018

By: The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

Scripture tells us that to everything there is a season. That’s especially true in the work UTO committed to doing in support of young women in their lives and development. This month we are marking two seasons of change, which I want to share with you.

This fall marks the end of one...

August 31, 2018

By: The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

I’ve always liked getting ready for school to begin. I really like school supplies. I like the first page of a notebook, a new pen, a new color of ink, and the new outfit carefully chosen to start the new school year on the right foot. The first day of school came each year with hope – hope...

July 31, 2018

Upcoming Important Grant Process Dates 2019 Young Adult and Seminarian (YAS) Grant Process: All materials for this grant process will be available on the first Friday of August and due on the first Friday of November, so mark your calendars! 2019 Annual Grant Process: All materials will be...

July 31, 2018

By: Bessie Bierer, UTO Coordinator, Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, Williamsburg, Virginia

Note: A big thank you to Bessie for sharing her wonderful overview of how she supports her congregation in participating in UTO during an eight-week period. Bessie invites people to write prayers for each week to help people focus on different areas of their life for which they can give thanks...

July 31, 2018

By: the Rev. Darlene Kuhn, Rector, St. James’ Episcopal Church, Albion, Michigan

This is the third year for the Albion Community Gardens in Albion, Michigan. Our first year, 2016, involved primarily administrative work, such as setting up our organization as a nonprofit; acquiring nearly five acres of land in three locations; removing trees, roots, and garbage; and raising...

July 31, 2018

So many new materials were released at General Convention and others were completely used up and are now being redesigned, so we thought it would be good to give you a quick overview of what materials are currently available and where you can find them.

Available by Request Only

Midyear...

July 31, 2018

By: the Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

As I begin my sixth year as the UTO staff officer, I am well overdue in addressing one of the major concerns that I hear when I travel around the Church to talk about UTO and when I talk to UTO coordinators who are feeling discouraged: the concern that, if congregations participate in UTO, then...

July 31, 2018

By: the Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

Many congregations are in the process of creating their faith formation materials for this fall, and UTO is excited to share with you that we will be offering three faith formation programs for the upcoming school year, beginning with the November Gratitude Challenge.

In the United...

July 31, 2018

By: the 2015-2018 UTO Board

During General Convention, the UTO Board announced the 2018 UTO Grant recipients. This year, the Board awarded three grants in what we consider the historical category – grants that tie back to the founding work of UTO, including support for missionaries; for the UTO Internship program, which...

July 31, 2018

By: Joyce Landers, UTO Board Vice President

The United Thank Offering Board has made some big changes to the young adult and seminarian grant process. UTO has been offering these grants for several years now, and your prayers of thanksgiving have supported some really great projects. We are committed to continuing this process because we...

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