November 21, 2011

As Thanksgiving comes around once again, I find myself thinking of a visit I made this past summer to Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum in Massachusetts that recreates the seventeenth-century world of the Pilgrims and the people of the Wampanoag nation who were their neighbors....

August 26, 2011

By: The Public Affairs Office

The Episcopal Church Office of Stewardship has developed a six-week series of readings, reflections and questions called "œFeasting on Gratitude" to assist in discerning the practice of intentional and proportional giving to one’s faith community.

“Feasting on Gratitude” invites...

November 22, 2010

At home on Bluestone Farm, before sitting down to eat, we make a circle around the kitchen table, holding hands and offering our thanksgivings. We call it our "gratitude prayer."

Over the years I have slipped into a kind of mantra with this daily ritual. "I am grateful for this circle...

June 1, 2007

June 2007

For many the Blue Box is a natural part of their memories. I was raised Presbyterian, and 30 before hearing of the United Thank Offering. Of course I was thankful for my blessings and aware of the needs of others, especially in my teenage years as a volunteer for the blind and...

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...

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...