United Thank Offering
UTO is a way to practice gratitude and change the world. In 1889, two Episcopal women envisioned a way to collect small thank offerings in homes as a personal expression of gratitude. From this, our modern-day United Thank Offering (UTO) was born.
Today, UTO members, through their daily personal spiritual discipline of gratitude, continue to make thank offerings, and every penny given in thanksgiving is then given away in grant funding to missions and ministries seeking to live Jesus’ way of love. UTO is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. More than 5,300 grants have been awarded thus far by UTO (for a total of $140 million) to support innovative missions and ministries throughout The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.
Grace's Annual Ingathering is May 14, 2023.