The United Thank Offering is a ministry of gratitude. Drop a coin in the Blue Box and give thanks for a blessing or challenge in your life. Then, twice a year, we have In-gatherings to collect all those coins of gratitude. Once every three years, these offerings are collected at General Convention. Monies collected go back out again through grants to dioceses for new ministries.
These collections really do change lives. You will recall the $50,000 grant to Agape Family Ministries in the June Eastern Shore Episcopalian. That grant, which was made possible by the United Thank Offering Ministry and your Blue Box collections, is a perfect example of how the Gift of Thankfulness can impact life-changing programs in our own diocese.
In the 2012 granting cycle, your collections contributed to a $25,000 grant establishing St. Andrew’s, Princess Anne, Montessori Preschool, which will provide a quality preschool for poverty level children.
So, put gifts into the Blue Box with thanksgiving, prayer, and generosity. Take blessings out of the Box for grants extending the church’s faithfulness to God’s mission.
Spring is here and that means it is time to start thinking about your spring In-Gatherings. Anytime between now and the end of May is great for an In-Gathering at your church or parish. Please send gifts to the address below.
The United Thank Offering celebrated a successful fall 2012 In-Gathering. I thought you might like to know that the In-Gatherings for the Diocese of Easton totaled $17,327.47 for calendar year 2012! Blessings to everyone who participated
So, put gifts into the Blue Box with thanksgiving, prayer, and generosity. Take blessings out of the Box for grants extending the Church’s faithfulness to God’s mission.
Blessings to you and yours for wonderful spring,
PLEASE NOTE: All Ingathering offerings should be made payable to:
United Thank Offering
c/o Charlotte Meyer
St. Paul’s Church
P.O. Box 141
Trappe, MD 21673
ALSO: If your UTO Representative has changed, please let me know. And, if you can be reached via email as opposed to regular mail, please let me know that too. I hope to save a few trees by send notices by email where ever possible. Thanks for your help in that regard.