Illustrated Ministry Coloring Books

The United Thank Offering, in collaboration with Illustrated Ministry, is proud to present gratitude-centric coloring books for children and adults! We have several versions available: Simple English, Detailed English, Simple Spanish, and Detailed Spanish. The pages in the book follow the General Thanksgiving found on page 836 in the Book of Common Prayer and celebrate the themes the Church continues to work on, Care of Creation (as found in the Eucharistic Prayer), Racial Reconciliation, and the Way of Love.

We have created a set of Children’s Formation Materials to accompany these coloring sheets, including a sermon and lesson plan. For adults, we have a 30-day gratitude challenge focused on the General Thanksgiving.

Click the buttons below to download and print your coloring book at home.

Color Your Own Blue Box Competition

Submissions Due: December 31, 2022

Winners announced: January 9, 2023

The United Thank Offering, in collaboration with Illustrated Ministry, is proud to present the first ever Blue Box you can color yourself! Illustrated Ministries really captured how gratitude is a part of our relationship with God and the world, but this project won’t be complete without you. We want to see your creativity and coloring skills. Maybe you’re a traditionalist and will color your Blue Box using only shades of blue. Maybe you’re a modernist and will color outside of the lines, or maybe you’re just going to color as the spirit moves you. We don’t know what you’ll choose, but we can’t wait to see.

How It Works

  1. Get your color your own Blue Box from the distribution center or download one to cut and color.
  2. Color away!
  3. Take two photos of your box – it can be any side that you colored and the side with UTO.*
  4. Submit your photos December 31, 2022.

Categories + Prizes

  1. 6 years of age and under
  2. 7-12 years of age
  3. 13-18 years of age
  4. Young Adults (18-35 years of age)
  5. Lay Leaders/Adults (35+)
  6. Ordained Leaders
  7. Clergy and Church Employee Families
  8. UTO Coordinators – Parishes
  9. UTO Coordinators – Dioceses

One winner will be picked from each category as well as an overall winner by the UTO Board. Two runners up will also be selected.

Categories 1 & 2: November craft box and gratitude book

Categories 3 & 4: JCE Travel Mug and a portable phone charger

Categories 5-9: Julia Chester Emery Icon print or Icon item (prayer candle or similar) and a portable phone charger

Overall Winner: $50 gift card to Thistle Farms, $25 gift card to Illustrated Ministry, and a UTO prize pack