United Thank Offering

New UTO Distribution Center in Navajoland

June 6, 2017
United Thank Offering

As many of you know, UTO has moved its distribution center for materials from Atlanta, Georgia, to Fort Defiance, Arizona. The UTO Board and staff did not make this decision lightly; we are very grateful for the Marketplace, but it was time for a change. The Board and staff also wanted to find a way to support the goal of The Episcopal Church’s work in Navajoland and to save money for everyone who orders from UTO. For us, this is at once a ministry, a partnership, and a win for all who love UTO. However, we need your help to make this work, as there are some changes to how the Marketplace now works.

Please order online! The easiest, fastest, and most accurate way to order is to go to the webpage below and place your order. Please note that only what is listed is available. We’ve added links to the page so you can access resources that are available only for download, and they are available below. If you do call, please note that the person you are talking to on the phone cannot help answer questions about UTO materials that are not available for shipment. If you have questions about UTO materials, please contact our staff. Please do not ask them for things which are not listed. Right now, we are not offering a lot of different items as we cleaned out the warehouse items in order to prepare new ones for release at General Convention. With that said, many items that we ran out of (like the prayer book) are available on our webpage for download. Also, many items that are being made for release at General Convention and in a limited quantity are not yet available, since we are still a year away from Convention.

We no longer are offering a 40-hour-a-week call center. This should result in savings. If you like to place your order by phone, please call the phone number below and leave a message. All orders, including phone orders, will be placed on Wednesdays. This means that if you leave a message on Monday, someone will call you back that Wednesday and help you with your order. (If it is an emergency, you can call the UTO staff the rest of the week.) Orders will be sent via USPS, using flat-rate priority mail, which is a significant savings over UPS. You will have the option to order things expedited (meaning if you want it by Sunday and you’re ordering on Tuesday or Wednesday, you can choose overnight or two-day shipping) and pay the additional postage costs. The distribution center will start with just our basic supplies because we are preparing so many new and amazing products for General Convention in 2018.

Thank you for your patience as we transition to Navajoland, iron out the kinks, and move into this wonderful new partnership. The contact information to order materials:

webpage: https://shimaofnavajoland.com/collections/United-Thank-Offering

phone number: (928) 985-0559

Items available in print:

  • Blue Boxes
  • Overview/Introduction Brochure
  • History Brochure
  • Envelopes
  • NEW Memorial Trust Fund Brochure
  • 2017 Grant List Brochure (Beginning July 1)

Items available in downloadable format only:

The Rev. Cn.
Heather Melton

Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

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