Gratitude is an essential aspect of our Christian faith. The blessings, challenges and ups and downs of our lives are all opportunities for us to show thankfulness to God. Giving to United Thank Offering turns this thankfulness into action by helping others to experience blessings not previously experienced. This is an action we can do together as Episcopal Church Women because together we are stronger.
In-gatherings for United Thank Offering traditionally take place around Lent and during the two months prior to Advent. Because it is so important to participate, these times are flexible. Churches are encouraged to set their In-gathering events at times that work best for them. UTO materials, including Blue Boxes, may be ordered from Shima of Navaholand. Materials are no cost, only shipping and handling is charged. (Some supplies may be out-of-stock until after General Convention in July.)
Donations collected for UTO should be sent to Diane Askren, Diocesan UTO Coordinator, 5905 Glenhurst St. Riverside, Ca. 92504 with your check made payable to Episcopal Church Women and UTO written on the memo line. You may also make the donation online using our form here.
Churches sending donations will be recognized on our web page, in ECW reports to Diocesan Council, and in the ECW Annual Meeting Reports and Journal. All checks must be received by December 15th to be credited for the 2018 year. If there are questions, please call Diane at 951-840-0033.