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March 18, 2019 | by Hannah Wilder
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On Sunday, May 5 churches all over our diocese will once again gather in all the donations to the United Thank Offering (UTO) via the little blue mite boxes. Parishioners will assemble their United Thank Offering mite boxes that have accumulated thanksgivings and spare bills and change as part of the UTO Ingaterhing.   The […]

March 20, 2017 | by Jim Mathes

O God, you have sent angels, prophets and sages to tell your people to not be afraid. In these tender times, there is much to fear in the world. We sense our own vulnerability and see danger and evil all around. Quicken in our hearts the courage to greet this day without fear so that […]

January 9, 2017 | by Jamie Wood

The painting is by James Tissot, and is called “The Widow’s Mite” French, ca. 1886-94 Jesus sits opposite the treasury, where people deposit their temple donations. A rich man tosses money in offhandedly.  The widow, carrying one of her children, walks away, her worried face telling us that she has given all she had. As […]

December 15, 2016 | by Hannah Wilder

Applications for United Thank Offering (UTO) Grants  Every year ministries across the Episcopal Church receive tens of thousands of dollars in grants from the United Thank Offering (UTO). The application materials for 2017 grants  are now available. The focus for the 2017 United Thank Offering grants is The Jesus Movement – evangelism, reconciliation, and following Jesus’ way of […]