Lent

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:45

Our Lenten Calendar, back this year by popular demand, will focus on one 2018 UTO Grant a day. Read about the grant sites UTO funded last year and reflect on their work, while you contemplate the blessings all around you. This year, we’re inviting...

Tags: Lent
Monday, January 7, 2019 - 11:15

UTO is pleased to present our educational offerings for the first half of 2019. We’ve got two great programs for use by individuals, small groups, or congregations that are available now to download for free in English and Spanish. Epiphany: UTO...

Tags: Epiphany Lent
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 15:45

UTO is pleased to present our educational offerings for the first half of 2019. We’ve got two great programs for use by individuals, small groups or congregations that are available now to download for free in English and Spanish. Epiphany: UTO...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:57

Every fall, I like to plant garlic. I plant garlic because it tastes better fresh and is super easy to grow, preserve, and plant again. I also plant it because it is the first thing to show up in the spring. Tiny green shoots appear and can even...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 13:24

This past year, I have been reading about women who have been important in our country’s history and in their ministry as Christians. Their influences have been felt in the Church, but they are often the unacknowledged workers and fundraisers....

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 13:02

During our Christmas Eve service, I was struck by a line in a hymn and it stuck with me for weeks, which meant that, as I was preparing for Lent, I ducked down the rabbit hole of reading hymn texts, something I don’t remember ever doing. As a...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 19:00

Welcome to the Good Book Club and the United Thank Offering (UTO) guide for your 14-week journey through Luke and Acts! UTO offers this booklet to support individuals and groups as they spend Lent and Easter reflecting on gratitude and mission as...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 15:40

Last summer, I decided to change my morning meditations to include a Bible reading; one chapter of some other spiritual work; prayer, often contemplative; and thanksgivings accompanied by dropping coins or bills in my UTO Blue Box. I read only one...