Gratitude Formation Resources Offered for the 2018-2019 School Year

July 31, 2018
the Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

Many congregations are in the process of creating their faith formation materials for this fall, and UTO is excited to share with you that we will be offering three faith formation programs for the upcoming school year, beginning with the November Gratitude Challenge.

In the United States when November comes along, many Americans will turn their thoughts to Thanksgiving and the things they are grateful for. We want to help people or groups prepare for Thanksgiving with 30 days of gratitude practices. The November Gratitude Challenge is offered as a free downloadable booklet. Each day of the week has a similar theme but a different focus. People will be invited to write thank-you cards, try different methods of journaling, and even watch TED Talks. We hope this resource will deepen people’s experience of gratitude and will bring them to Thanksgiving full of gratitude for the good things God is doing in their lives and in the lives of their communities. Download the November Gratitude Challenge booklet here:

In January, UTO will participate in the Epiphany Good Book Club, which will be focused on the book of Romans in the Bible. We’ll have materials available for download in November on our webpage, but please add it to your list of offerings.

During Lent, we will once again offer the UTO Lenten Calendar focused on counting our blessings and praying for UTO grant sites. The materials will be available on our webpage to download on December 1 and will run daily on Facebook during Lent.