United Thank Offering

The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, individuals are invited to embrace and deepen a personal daily spiritual discipline of gratitude. UTO encourages people to notice the good things that happen each day, give thanks to God for those blessings and make an offering for each blessing using a UTO Blue Box. UTO is entrusted to receive the offerings, and to distribute the 100% of what is collected to support innovative mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

To learn more about how to participate in the United Thank Offering or to order materials to start the program in your congregation, please use the links below or send us an email. We are happy to help you get started.

2021 United Thank Offering Grants

The 2021 United Thank Offering grant application materials are now available. The focus of this year’s grants is Recovering with Love and Gratitude: An Episcopal Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Local Contexts. The deadline for submission of a completed application (and required documents) for the first round of grants is 5pm (Eastern) on Friday, February 26, 2021.

2021 UTO Ingathering

Contribute today to the 2021 Ingatheirng. 100% of what is collected this year will be given away to support innovative projects focused on care of creation led by Episcopal/Anglican ministries.

2020 Gratitude Challenge

Each November, the United Thank Offering invites Episcopalians to spend thirty days intentionally practicing gratitude. This year we encourage you to spend each week of November focusing on areas in our lives that we often overlook or take for granted. Post your thoughts and photos to social media using #UTOChallenge.

Order Supplies from the New UTO Distribution Center in Navajoland

Please mail ingathering and Memorial Gift & Trust Fund checks to:

United Thank Offering
DFMS – Protestant Episcopal Church US
P.O. Box 958983
St. Louis, MO 63195-8983

For the street address to send funds via FedEx or UPS, please contact Heather Melton, Staff Officer, The United Thank Offering.

Please make checks payable to “DFMS” with “UTO” in the memo line. All funds must be received at the above address by December 11, 2021 for inclusion in the 2021 ingathering.

Please send all other correspondence to:
United Thank Offering – Heather Melton
P.O. Box 6834
Farmington, NM 87499

Keep Connected!

We want to stay connected with you! Please fill out this form if you are a new UTO Coordinator or if you are transitioning out of leadership.

UTO e-Newsletter

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The Latest Blog Posts

  • Epiphany: Carrying the Light of Christ into the Darkness
    By the Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering Epiphany is a wonderful liturgical season that sometimes gets lost between the bookends of Christmas and Lent; however, I think Epiphany is […]
  • Hope for the New Year
    By Sherri Dietrich, UTO Board President The beginning of a new year is always hopeful, and if there’s one thing we all need after a year of pandemic life, it’s hope. We’ve all been waiting and […]
  • Submit Your 2021 Applications Early!
    By Joyce Landers, UTO Vice President The 2021 UTO Annual Grant Application and supporting materials are available now at episcopalchurch.org/utogrants. The focus for this year’s grant applications is Recovering with Love and Gratitude: An Episcopal Response to […]
  • Moving from One in Three: Realizing Gender Equality and the Empowerment of All Women and Girls – The Presiding Bishop’s UNCSW 64 Delegation and UTO
    By Kathy Mank, UTO Board Financial Secretary During COVID-19, women seeking survival from gender-based violence have overwhelmed women’s crisis shelters and social justice agencies. Quarantining and lockdowns make it difficult to escape an aggressor who is […]
  • Contribute to the 2020 UTO Annual Report
    By the Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering 2020 was a year like no other. When we entered the first stay-at-home order here in New Mexico, I took some time […]


Resources from UTO

The Rev. Cn.
Heather Melton

Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering