Events & Deadlines

Sept
14

Coordinators Webinar

September 14, 2021

We’ll begin with a set of webinars for coordinators on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at noon and 7 p.m. Eastern. These webinars are for any UTO coordinators (parish, diocesan, etc.) who want to catch up with one another and walk through where to find new materials and hear ideas on how to use them. These webinars will not be recorded as they will really be interactive with lots of time for questions. If you can’t make the webinars, let me know and I’ll keep a list to find a time for a make-up group.

12 p.m. Eastern Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsdumqqz0tE9zv6gVyVaT8LG7WtikR1N_k
 
7 p.m. Eastern Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwoceuhqzsvHdZ6VFTzKyZLBi1DvfbVyrOv

Sept
21

Grants Webinar

September 21, 2021, 7:00pm ET

Topic: Helpful Hints Regarding the Budget and Application

 

Oct
1

UTO Christmas Cards

October 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021

This Christmas, UTO is inviting you to give to the Ingathering as the perfect gift for someone you’re grateful for! You can make an offering to UTO in their honor, and we will do the rest. UTO will mail a beautiful Christmas card (pictured above) to the person you wish to honor and sign your name. If you would like to honor those you are grateful for this holiday season, you can do so online (strongly recommended) or by check. 

For more information: https://unitedthankoffering.com/christmas/

Oct
16

Multicultural Celebration of Gratitude

October 16, 2021, 4:30pm ET

On Oct. 16 from 4:30-6:45 p.m. Eastern, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston is hosting a Multicultural Celebration of Gratitude! This event will kick off a “Year of Gratitude” in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts leading up to the 2022 UTO Gratitude Scholars Conference. Join friends from near and far to celebrate God’s gift of gratitude through worship, music, prayers, and sharing stories. While this event will honor UTO grant recipients in the Diocese of Massachusetts (ProGente Connections, St. Stephen’s Youth Programs, and the MANNA congregation of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul), we think that worship and sharing stories about gratitude can cross diocesan lines! At this time, this event will be hybrid–both in-person and online–but that may change before Oct. 16.

All proceeds from this event will be donated to UTO to be redistributed as part of next year’s grant awards.

Register here: https://www.diomass.org/event/multicultural-celebration-gratitude

Oct
26

Grants Webinar

October 26, 2021

Topic: Helpful Hints Regarding the Budget and Application

12 p.m. Eastern Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kduCvrzgsHtz4ktSplUXpyALlxINfgthB

7 p.m. Eastern Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqc-mvqDssE9bd_PpeE8f28CBfVODYUrlz

Nov
1

UTO Gratitude Challenge

November 1 - November 30, 2021

Each November, the United Thank Offering invites Episcopalians to spend thirty days intentionally practicing gratitude. This year we encourage you to focus on creation. Activities will encourage you to engage with actions that not only give thanks for creation but seek to embed practices around conservation into your daily life as ways of giving thanks to God for the gifts that creation brings. Each week we will introduce a new theme, invite you to engage on social media, and offer an idea on how to give thanks for areas within the theme at home. You can participate as much as you want during the week. You may want to do some of the at-home activities as a small group at church. Finally, we hope you jot down a few words of gratitude at the end of the week so that at the end of the month you can reflect on all of the blessings you wrote down and then make a thank offering to support Care of Creation grants.

Download the challenge here: https://unitedthankoffering.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/UTO-November-2021-Gratitude-Challenge-Booklet.pdf

Nov
1

Christmas Card - Check Deadline

November 1, 2021

If you want to send someone a special UTO Christmas Card and pay by mail, you must have your check postmarked by November 1 to guarantee delivery by Christmas. Checks that are postmarked after November 1 cannot guarantee delivery for Christmas.

For more information: https://unitedthankoffering.com/christmas/

Nov
5

The Great EpisGOpal Race

November 5 - November 14, 2021

Join us in gratitude and race YOUR way in the second annual Great EpisGOpal Race virtual race to support the 2021 UTO Ingathering. Anytime between November 5 – November 14, choose your preferred mode and distance and race to raise money for creation care grants. You can bike a 10K, run a half marathon, or skate a mile—the options are limitless. This year we are excited to announce that we are partnering with the Diocese of Alabama and Sawyerville to create opportunities for children in Hale County. Let’s race together in gratitude!

Register here: https://unitedthankoffering.com/race/

Nov
16

Grants Webinar

November 16, 2021

Topic: Helpful Hints Regarding the Timeline and a Complete Application

12 p.m. Eastern Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYocOCgpjwqE9F2_u1aP4TyW03MNT3z1Nfl

7 p.m. Eastern Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvdeigpjssHdDjRfz_WGiB0xH8VE7c6-rg

Dec
1

2021 Ingathering Deadline - Checks

December 1, 2021

If you would like to ensure your Ingathering contribution is received for the 2021 Ingathering, please send your check by mail by December 1. Send checks here:

The United Thank Offering | DFMS – Protestant Episcopal Church
PO Box 958983
St. Louis MO 63195-8983

Dec
3

Grant Submission Deadline - Anglican Communion

December 3, 2021

The deadline for submission of a completed application (and required documents) is 5pm (EST) on Friday, December 3, 2021 for Anglican Provinces.

Find application and materials here: https://unitedthankoffering.com/apply/

Dec
3

Christmas Card - Deadline

December 3, 2021

If you would like to send a special UTO Christmas Card to someone you are grateful for, you must donate online by December 3 to guarantee the delivery of a mailed card by Christmas. If you would like to send an e-card, you must donate online by December 15.

For more information: https://unitedthankoffering.com/christmas/ 

Dec
15

2021 Ingathering Deadline - Online Donations

December 15, 2021

If you would like to ensure your Ingathering contribution is received for the 2021 Ingathering, please initiate your online transaction by December 15.

To donate online: https://unitedthankoffering.com/give/

Dec
15

Christmas Card - Deadline

December 15, 2021

If you would like to send a special UTO electronic Christmas Card to someone you are grateful for, you must donate online by December 15 to guarantee email delivery by Christmas. 

For more information: https://unitedthankoffering.com/christmas/ 

Jan
11

Grants Webinar

January 11, 2022

Topic:  Q&A time – there will not be a presentation, this is just a drop-in opportunity for applicants to get any last-minute questions answered.

12 p.m. Eastern Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdeurrT0qH9yBUz6QMvt993cSTxhu-i2E

7 p.m. Eastern Time
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsde6spzwpGdzENGpWEMP00fH8wvixjXz2

Jan
19

Grant Deadline - Application Review

January 19, 2022

If you would like to have the full draft of your application reviewed, you must submit it to hmelton@episcopalchurch.org by January 19. 

Find application and materials here: https://unitedthankoffering.com/apply/

Jan
19

Grant Deadline - Narrative Budget Review

January 26, 2022

If you would like to have the narrative budget of your application reviewed, you must submit it to hmelton@episcopalchurch.org by January 26. 

Find application and materials here: https://unitedthankoffering.com/apply/

Jan
19

Grant Deadline - Completion Review

February 2, 2022

If you would like to have your application checked for completion, you must submit it on Formstack by February 2. You will be notified if there are any missing or incorrect items.

Submit application here: https://www.episcopalchurch.org/grants-and-scholarships/uto/2022-uto-grant-application/

Find application and materials here: https://unitedthankoffering.com/apply/

Feb
4

Grant Submission Deadline - Diocese of The Episcopal Church

February 4, 2022

The deadline for submission of a completed application (and required documents) is 5pm (EST) on Friday, February 4, 2022 for dioceses of The Episcopal Church.

Find application and materials here: https://unitedthankoffering.com/apply/