UTO Workshops

July 9 - 10, 2022

In light of COVID-19, UTO will not have a presence at the 2022 General Convention. Instead, we will offer three days of online UTO trainings and gratitude workshops (one day in Spanish in June and two days in English in July), jam-packed with new ideas, virtual gatherings, prize packs, and raffles! Through registering, you will receive a swag box filled with new UTO materials, giveaways, and several special surprises.

UTO Coordinators 101

July 9, 11:00am - 12:00pm

This workshop will focus on best financial practices related to UTO for parishes and dioceses. We’ll discuss all of the rules for safeguarding the Ingathering and those that count and collect it. We’ll also share ideas for how to integrate UTO into the life of the parish from an innovative approach to combining UTO with a stewardship campaign, to using UTO as a part of parish meetings and then how to integrate UTO into your parish faith formation programs.

Best Financial Practices for UTO

July 9, 12:10pm - 1:10pm

This workshop will focus on best financial practices related to UTO for parishes and dioceses. We’ll discuss all of the rules for safeguarding the Ingathering and those that count and collect it. We’ll also share ideas for how to integrate UTO into the life of the parish from an innovative approach to combining UTO with a stewardship campaign, to using UTO as a part of parish meetings and then how to integrate UTO into your parish faith formation programs.

Meet the Presenter

Beyond the Box with UTO

July 9, 1:20pm - 2:20pm

Members of the UTO Board will present new ways to teach gratitude in your community. This workshop will be offered in English and Spanish. The beloved Blue Box is synonymous with UTO around the world and is still an integral part of UTO gratitude practice, but there is so much more to UTO and gratitude. This workshop, led by current UTO Board members, will explore how to connect gratitude in new ways, UTO technology, gratitude practices, and more.

UTO Technology + Resources

July 9, 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Have you ever been certain that you saw a UTO resource but now can’t find it? Or created a resource that you’d like to share with others but aren’t certain how to? This workshop is for you! We will walk you through where all of the resources live and how they might be used. Then we’ll use the breakout time to discuss ideas you might have for additional resources, or for you to share things that have worked in your congregation or diocese.

Out of the Box + Into the World

July 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm

 Applying for grants or supporting applicants can be daunting, so this workshop will help prepare you to apply for, support others, or simply help better connect the grant process with your diocese. In this workshop, members of the UTO Grants Committee will explore best practices when applying for grant funding, debut and discuss the 2023 UTO grant application, ideas for supporting applicants and how to connect the ingathering to the grants awarded within local contexts. Joyce Landers and Caroline Carson, from the UTO Grant Committee, will present this workshop on the grant process in English. Join Lorraine Candelario and Carmen Alverez for our Spanish presentation.

Gratitude + Young Adults

July 10, 12:10pm - 1:10pm

Join Katelyn Kenney and Stephanie Townes, as they debut the new Young Adult Formation program: The Radical Gratitude Project. In this workshop, we’ll explore the landscape of young adult formation ministry today and how a committed gratitude practice grounded in theology can bridge the gap between mainstream mindfulness thinking and a deeper spiritual life for young people. We’ll also present exciting new formation resources that seek to bring this concept to life through individual and group practice, art, and online community.

Gratitude + Welcoming Your Neighbor

July 10, 1:20pm - 2:20pm

The Rev. Christopher McNabb will present about the Neighbor to Neighbor program, a community sponsorship effort of Episcopal Migration Ministries where faith communities are invited to welcome and support asylum seekers and newly arriving Afghans. Come learn more about ways you can support this mission!

FUERA DE LA CAJITA Y EN EL MUNDO CON LAS SUBVENCIONES DE LA OUAG

18 de junio de 2022, 10a-12:45p Eastern Time

Solicitar subvenciones (becas) o apoyar a los solicitantes puede ser desalentador, así que este taller lo ayudará a prepararse para solicitar, apoyar a otros, o simplemente ayudar a conectar mejor el proceso de subvenciones con su diócesis. En este taller, los miembros del Comité de Subvenciones de la OUAG explorarán las mejores prácticas al solicitar financiamiento de subvenciones, presentarán y discutirán la solicitud de subvenciones de la OUAG del 2023, darán ideas para apoyar a los solicitantes y cómo conectar las Recolectas a las subvenciones otorgadas en contextos locales.