Proclaiming the Good News of God in Christ

UTO Update

uto_BlueBoxUTO Grants must be submitted to the diocesan office no later than Friday, February 21, 2014 in order to be submitted to UTO in time.

UTO (United Thank Offering) accepts grant applications each year to fund projects. Some projects in Nebraska that have previously been funded include the Elevator at St. Mary’s Holly, Remodeling for a Jubilee Center/Head Start at St. Mark’s Gordon, Godly Play at Church of our Savior in North Platte, and a chair lift at Christ Church Beatrice. Other projects sponsored by Nebraska include getting moped for a church school in Sudan.

The grant application forms for 2014 are currently available at If you need assistance please contact me or Sandra Squires (

For those who are not familiar with UTO, the following was taken from their website:

United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of the Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through United Thank Offering, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. United Thank Offering is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the UTO monies to support mission and ministry throughout the Episcopal Church and in invited Provinces of the Anglican Communion in the developing world.

More information is available at

I will be sending in an order for more blue boxes and envelopes by the end of January. To save postage and expenses, I will send them to the Presbyter’s reteat (in February) for the clergy to pick up. Please let me know what you need. Many of the materials are free, except for the shipping.

Kathy Graham
Diocese of Nebraska UTO Coordinator

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