The first UTO Ingathering of 2020 will take place on Ascension Sunday in congregations across the diocese. Watch for information coming soon, with suggestions for holding your own ingathering during this time of limited services and other gatherings. The Diocesan UTO team, under the leadership of Laura Samaniego, is putting together informative resources now. In the meantime, visit the UTO Coordinators’ Page on this website.
Due to the Coronavirus situation our meeting is postponed until it is safe to hold it. All registration payments already received will be returned.
Registration $25 per person in advance, $35 thereafter at the door. Join Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce and Episcopal Church Women from across the Diocese of Los Angeles for our Annual Meeting and Program. Keynote Speaker Femi Knight will speak about what we can do to address miss-perceptions about women in the workplace and social settings, and affect change for the better for our mothers, sisters, and daughters. Registration check in begins at 8:30. Hosted by Holy Trinity/St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church, Alhambra.
The Annual Meeting of the Los Angeles Diocese Episcopal Church Women will take place on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Our hosts will be the ECW of Holy Trinity & St. Benedict’s Church in Alhambra. Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce will join us. The keynote speaker and program details will be announced shortly. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Deadline for submission of grant proposals to the Diocesan Committee is Monday, January 27, 2020. The committee will present recommendations to Bishop Taylor, who will make the final decision about which grant request to submit to UTO. The 2020 United Thank Offering Grant session will focus on the following:
Bless: Share faith, practice generosity and compassion, and proclaim the Good News of God in
Christ with hope and humility.
To get the process started for your congregation or organization, please use this UTO Grant Cover Sheet to submit your initial request to the Diocesan UTO Grant Review Committee. Then visit the UTO Grants page to submit your request online.
The month of November is traditionally devoted to the United Thank Offering (UTO) Ingathering from parishes and mission congregations across the Episcopal Church. An early version of “paying it forward”, every penny collected in thanksgiving is returned in the form of grants for outreach ministries. In weeks to come you will hear more about those grants and how your congregation might apply. In the meantime, make sure to fill those Blue Boxes and envelopes. All funds must be sent to UTO by mid-December to count toward our Diocesan total for 2019.
The ECW website has a new page dedicated to providing information, resources and everything you need to make your Ingatherings an opportunity for the congregation to come together and express gratitude for all of God’s blessings in a very meaningful way; by enabling ministries and outreach that will bless others. Parish Coordinators can find everything needed here: https://ecwlosangeles.org/uto-parish-coordinators/. They can also subscribe to special emails and updates just for UTO Coordinators, to answer questions and provide additional resources as they are made available. For futher information on how your congregation can participate, please send an email to UTO@ecwlosangeles.org. Thank You!