UTO ingathering


October 1, 2020

By: Kathy Mank, UTO Financial Secretary

My late Dad loved baseball and the characters in it. For many years, I heard about Yogi Berra’s idioms. Yogi, aka Lawrence Peter, was a legendary NY Yankees catcher, coach, and manager. In addition to “It ain’t over till it’s over,” other Yogisms were, “The future ain’...

August 24, 2020

By: Sherri Dietrich, President, United Thank Offering Board

Has your church done an Ingathering yet this year? This year, UTO Grants are focused on COVID-19 relief projects, and the first round of grants will be awarded based on Ingathering funds we receive by August 31, so send in those thank offerings as soon as you can to enable UTO to give out grant...

May 4, 2020

By: Sherri Dietrich, President, United Thank Offering Board

For I have learned, whatever state I am in, therein to be content.

—Philippians 4:10

Difficult times bring out both the best and worst in us, and the COVID-19 pandemic and self-isolation are doing just that. Some people have hoarded hand sanitizer and toilet paper...

April 15, 2019

The United Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering is set to award $1,535,740.55 in 2019, thanks to increased giving by people from across the church in 2018. UTO funds are granted on an annual basis to support mission across The Episcopal Church and throughout the Anglican Communion.

The UTO...

April 1, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Ingathering results are now available. Thanks to your help, our total available to award in grants for 2019 is $1,535,740.55. In 2018, giving to UTO increased by just more than $15,000. We give thanks for the 53 dioceses who increased giving in 2018....

December 4, 2018

By: The UTO Board

Just a quick reminder that all UTO funds collected in 2018 must be sent to UTO by December 15 in order to be counted in the 2018 Ingathering. Please send your check to:

United Thank Offering DFMS – Protestant Episcopal Church PO Box 958983 St. Louis, MO 63195-8983

You can also...

August 31, 2018

By: The UTO Board

During General Convention, we provided those who participated in the UTO Ingathering with a list of all of the donations received so far for 2018. We also took time to remind people that the sooner they can send in any UTO funds, the better we can determine where the Ingathering is for the year...

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...

May 1, 2018

By: Carrie Graves, UTO Coordinator

This is my first year as UTO coordinator. I tried to involve people ahead of time by sending emails about one month before the Ingathering. I offered up the traditional Blue Boxes and also the UTO Lenten calendars (they were a hit with families). A week before the event, I shared more...

April 4, 2018

By: The Rev. Canon Heather Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering, and Kathy Mank, UTO Board Financial Secretary

Every spring, we anxiously await the closing of DFMS’ books so we can process the Ingathering in preparation for granting. We know that many of you are also anxiously awaiting the results so you can see how your diocese did compared to previous years and other dioceses. We are pleased to...


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