Deadline extended for United Thank Offering special anniversary grants for young adults
The deadline has been extended for applications for the United Thank Offering special $1250 grant for young adults (ages 21-30).
Established by United Thank Offering, a ministry of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society to promote thankfulness and mission in the whole Church, in honor of its 125th anniversary, the grants are designed to provide start-up funds for a new project that focuses on any of the Five Marks of Mission.
Nine grants will be awarded throughout The Episcopal Church.
Additionally, United Thank Offering has announced that the criteria has been updated and expanded.
The new deadline for young adults to submit applications to their diocesan bishops is March 17. From there, bishops will select one application per diocese. Applications are due from the diocesan offices on March 27 at 5 pm Eastern.
The funds are not permitted to the continuation of on-going ministries.
A video of the start-ups will be showcased at the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City, UT.
For more information contact the Rev. Heather Melton, the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s United Thank Offering coordinator.
Known worldwide as UTO, the United Thank Offering grants are awarded for projects that address human needs and help alleviate poverty, both domestically and internationally in The Episcopal Church.
The Five Marks of Mission are:
To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth
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