UTO Reads

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 11:30

This summer, we invite you to join us in reading a small (102 pages) volume on prayer from Anne Lamott. Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers is a quick dive into the importance of prayers of praise, gratitude, and surrender. You can hear...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 13:30

Please join us for our bimonthly book group, UTO Reads! This month we will discuss Diana Butler Bass’s new book, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks, on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Please come and discuss with us,...

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 16:00

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Brené Brown and her teaching on shame, resilience, vulnerability, and gratitude. I find it helpful and challenging. (I’ve even taken her online parenting class, which was really useful.) Dr. Brown, an...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 13:15

As many of you know, I am a big fan of Brené Brown and her teaching on shame, resilience, vulnerability, and gratitude. I find it helpful and challenging. (I’ve even taken her online parenting class, which was really useful.) Dr. Brown, an...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 15:25

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp and Illustrated by Erwin Printup, Jr.Reviewed by the Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton This book caught my eye because it is a “Reading Rainbow Book,” and as a child, I was a huge...

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:28

Okay Fine, I’m Grateful! A few weeks ago, Sandra Squires, UTO board president, gave me this book with a chuckle – a well-deserved laugh on several fronts – first, because the front of this book is funny and second, because it’s a journal and, as...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 13:18

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown Brené Brown is a renowned researcher and Episcopalian who came to fame via a TED Talk on shame and resilience. Dr. Brown’s first book...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:22

Epiphany with Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) and Advent Challenge Update Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) is offering an Epiphany Curriculum, which includes free resources to oversee a faithful and meaningful Epiphany 2018. “After the...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 13:06

Gratitude Works! By Robert A. Emmons First off, thank you for all of the positive feedback about our UTO Reads! program! When I was a kid, I loved participating in Book It, a program where you got a free pizza for reading books. I can’t promise you...