The Episcopal Church Women of East Tennessee invites all communities and households in East Tennessee to participate in this year’s United Thank Offering (UTO) in-gathering. Gayle LaMariana, East Tennessee UTO Coordinator, has mailed the following invitation to all communities. You can learn more about UTO, find resources, and material ordering information by visiting their website.
July 7, 2022
Dear Friends across East Tennessee,
“Practicing gratitude invites joy to our life.” – Brene Brown
The United Thank Offering (UTO) ministry of the Episcopal Church invites every Episcopalian to:
- Notice the good things that happen each day
- Give thanks to God for your blessings
- Make and offering for each blessing
Through the United Thank Offering, your blessings become blessings for others. A great way to express our thanks is by donating to the United Thank Offering.
As a reminder, 100% of in-gathering funds to UTO are used to fund vital projects in the United Stated and throughout the world.
Over the next three years, the United Thank Offering, in the spirit of Matthew 25:36, will focus on areas of ministry that serve those who society has left out and left behind.
The 2023 UTO grant process will focus on the growing incarceration crisis by supporting ministries that strive to prevent incarceration and reach out to those who are incarcerated with special emphasis on preventative programs and intervention, prisoner support outreach, prison reform work and/or post-prison reentry.
We are halfway through summer, a great time to begin planning for fall in-gatherings. For more information on ordering supplies, applying for grants, and learning about the work of the United Thank Offering, visit: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/ministries/united-thank-offering/
All in-gathering checks should be payable to Episcopal Church Women with UTO in the memo line and mailed to:
312 Knob Crossing
Madisonville, TN 37354
This provides us with a way to track funds sent to our churchwide office and to give attribution to your parish for raising funds for UTO.
Peace, and Walk in Love,
Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee
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