The tokens of gratitude from throughout the Church are collected together in parishes and in dioceses, often blessed in Eucharists, before being forwarded onto the UTO Board to grant out to worthy ministries. Ingatherings are great events, and are made even better when they are integrated into the life of your church. Below you’ll find resources for formation, preaching, music choices, and prayers you can use to host a joyful gratitude-filled Ingathering at your church.

A Litany of Thanksgiving for UTO Sunday

Litany for Mission on the Day of the Ingathering

Musical Resources

Suggested hymns to use for United Thank Offering Ingatherings

UTO Hymn “Thanks Be To God”

“Thanks Be to God,” was written by Sue Lentz Casebeer and Kathleen Thompson  expressly for the United Thank Offering in 1995.

Sample Sermons

Sample Sermon on the United Thank Offering: Loaves and Fishes (.pdf)

Sample Sermon on the United Thank Offering: Loaves and Fishes (.docx)

Sample Children’s Sermon and formation materials