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 to help get that ministry off the ground. 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.
Fall is just around the corner and that means it is time to start thinking about your fall In-Gatherings. Anytime between now and the end of November is great for an In-Gathering at your parish. Please send gifts to the address below by December 10 for inclusion in the 2017 grant cycle. All checks should be made payable to: UNITED THANK OFFERING.
United Thank Offering
c/o Charlotte Meyer
St. Paul’s Church
P.O. Box 141
Trappe, MD 21673
The United Thank Offering is celebrating another successful year. Blessings to everyone who participated and we hope you will participate again this fall!
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 a wonderful fall,
P.S. Please watch for announcements about granting guidelines for the 2018 grant period.