United Thank Offering provides special anniversary grants for young adults
In honor of its 125th anniversary, the United Thank Offering has created a special $1250 grant for young adults (ages 21-30) to provide start-up funds for a new project that focuses on any of the Five Marks of Mission.
One grant will be awarded in each of the nine provinces of The Episcopal Church.
Deadline for young adults to submit applications to their diocesan bishop is February 1, 2015. From there, bishops will select one application per diocese. Applications are due from the diocesan offices on February 15.
Application and additional information are available here
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 in June/July 2015.
For more information contact the Rev. Heather Melton, 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.
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