Thank you for scheduling your UTO Ingathering at your church!
Here is what you need to know:
Thank you for scheduling a UTO ingathering at your church this fall or next spring. Here’s what you need to know:
The United Thank Offering is a ministry for the whole church. It operates through prayer, stewardship, and a focus on mission. From its beginnings in 1889 it has grown as the church has, yet has remained flexible to change.
Through UTO, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. Their thank offerings are distributed to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.
The United Thank Offering supports projects:
That address poverty of women and children
That make significant impact
That demonstrate new and innovative work
That are a part of a planned diocesan/provincial mission strategy
Whie the grant program is an integral feature of UTO, this is not a fund-raising organization; it is a thankfulness-raising organization. To this end, we encourage use of the "Blue Box" as a tangible way of thanking God for his grace and blessings.
There are recent changes in procedures for handling UTO ingathering funds. PLEASE READ:
No money from Blue Box offerings may be used for UTO administrative expenses. 100% goes to grants of thanksgiving.
- After the ingathering, a check for the total offerings, made out to "UTO" and with "Diocese of West Tennessee" on the memo line should be sent to:
United Thank Offering
DFMS - Protestant Episcopal church
P.O. Box 958983
St. Louis, MO 63195-8983
- Checks must be sent to St. Louis before December 15 of each year so the funds are available for granting the following year.
- National UTO keeps track only by diocese, not by church. So that your church gets credit and so that we can have accurate records, when you mail your check, please also send an email to the Diocesan UTO Coordinator with the date and amount of your ingathering. The Interim Coordinator is Evelyn Piety, email@example.com Please contact her with any questions.
Note the corrected St. Louis address for UTO above. The correst P.O. Box number is 958983. We apologize for any inconvenience as we omitted a digit earlier!