United Thank Offering Ingathering – Sunday, November 12
Fall is here so that means it is time for the semiannual United Thank Offering Ingathering.
Over 125 years ago the United Thank Offering was founded to help individuals pay more attention to the spiritual blessings in their lives by making small thank offerings to support innovative ministries in the Church for which the church budget had not yet expanded to fund. It is still going strong today through grants that focus on meeting compelling human needs and to expand the mission and ministry of the church at home and throughout the world. Through these grants, those less fortunate can come to know the love of God.
Where does the money go? Every penny goes to grants, but there is never enough. For 2017, 34 grants totaling $1,214,448 were awarded. In the Diocese of Virginia, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Richmond received a $32,000 grant for accessibility improvements and an elevator.
Let’s give thanks for what we have in our lives and pass our many blessings onto others, on Sunday, November 12th. Please give generously to the United Thank Offering Fall Ingathering by using the envelopes in your pew. Even the smallest donations, when added together, can make a huge difference in the lives of others.
Thank you in advance!
Elizabeth Ware, ECW UTO Chair