May Webinar: Introduction to Grant Writing, Tuesday, May 18, at noon Eastern time
Join Heather Melton, UTO staff officer, to talk through some of the best tips and tricks for grant writing. Many congregations are facing two realities over the summer: reopening buildings and reconnecting with community members as the pandemic shifts into a new phase. For many congregations and ministries, this means that new ideas may come to light, or old problems with infrastructure resurfacing. This means that many of you will begin to consider applying for grant funding. Due to the pandemic, many funding sources may be experiencing financial losses over previous years, making the process more competitive then ever. This webinar will walk you through ways to search for grant funding, best practices for filling out a grant application, and tips and tricks to ensure your online presence supports your application. Feel free to bring ideas of projects so that we can help workshop your idea through finding sources of funding in your area.
To register for this event, visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUodOuppzgvEtEFRNl8txSI0zn-9h5oTOUS
August Webinar Series: The United Thank Offering and the Staff of the Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care Team Present: The Book of Ruth Weekly Zoom Bible Study as a follow-up to 2021 Good Book Club
We had such a great response to our Bible study as part of the Good Book Club for 2021, we decided it would be fun to work through another book of the Bible to prepare for fall. Join us as we dive into the Book of Ruth. Each week we will gather and talk about the history and context of a chapter of the Book of Ruth. Everyone will be invited to share what stood out to them, and then we’ll end by examining the text to learn what it says regarding gratitude, justice and reconciliation. This gathering is meant for those who might be new to studying the Bible and are looking for a welcoming and fun Bible study. You did not have to participate in the previous group to participate in this gathering.
Each week a different member of the Reconciliation, Justice and Creation Care (RJCC) Team will join us to dive into the text and share about their work. Come with your questions, insights or thoughts on the readings.
Reading/Meeting Schedule (all times are Eastern Time):
Week One: Ruth chapter 1
- Meeting on Aug. 12 at 12 p.m.
- Led by the Rev. Canon Heather Melton, staff officer, the United Thank Offering
Week Two: Ruth chapter 2
- Meeting on Aug. 19 at 12 p.m.
- Led by the Rev. Melanie Mullen, director for Reconciliation, Justice & Creation Care
Week Three: Ruth chapter 3
- Meeting on Aug. 26 at 12 p.m.
- Led by the Rev. Canon Stephanie Spellers, canon to the presiding bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Creation
Week Four: Ruth chapter 4
- Meeting on Sept. 2 at 12 p.m.
- Led by the Rev. Shaneequa Brokenleg, staff officer, Racial Reconciliation
Register now for the Zoom Bible Study: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArcOugrTIvGtEtAtgEK0hijsUTNXK6uBYc
This registration link will allow you access to all four sessions of the Bible study. Come to as many as you are able to join; we will resend the login each week as a reminder.