In Case You Missed It…
- 2020 Grant Applications for YAS! and the Annual Process are now available!
Last month all of the application materials for the 2020 grant processes were released here: www.episcopalchurch.org/utogrants If you have any questions, we hope you will join us for one of the upcoming webinars: October 15 at noon and 8p Eastern time at https://zoom.us/my/utomtgs
- Monthly Sermons
We now offer a sermon sample each month! Many of you have expressed a desire to have a brief sermon that you can adapt based on the lectionary or that can simply be read in smaller congregations that utilize the Sermons that Work offerings on the weeks where you gather for Morning Prayer instead of the Eucharist. The meditation will always be for the second Sunday of the month so congregations can plan ahead and we’ll keep them archived on the blog by the Lectionary reference, date and author. You can find all of the sermons here including some generic ones that can be adapted to any week of the lectionary. If you’d like to write a sermon for others to use, please email Heather and she’ll help get you started.
- Thankful Thursdays
You might have noticed that many clergy are now holding prayers each week on Facebook live. I have found these offerings a wonderful addition to my own daily meditations and prayers, even when I’ve not been able to join, knowing they were there praying was comforting to know. I then began to think about offering a space to pray and to give thanks on our UTO Facebook page. So, beginning on January 16th, we’ll gather on the UTO Facebook prayer for a quick prayer and a litany of thanksgiving as well as time for you to share your prayers with the group. We’ll gather live at noon Eastern time each Thursday but if you can’t make it, the video will remain up so you can join in at a time that works for you.
- Good Book Club
Back by popular demand, the Good Book Club take place during Epiphany once again but will focus on The Gospel of John. Resources are now available here. Once again, the reflections are from last year’s UTO Grant Sites, so we hope you’ll follow along to hear the stories of those your blessings went on to bless.
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