Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest
UTO Ingathering 2019

Heavenly Rest will participate in the UTO Ingathering this year during the season of Lent. Many people ask why they should participate in UTO. The answer is twofold. First and foremost, UTO is a THANK offering. Practicing thankfulness is vitally important to our spiritual lives. Imagine what relationships would be like if we didn’t thank one another. The same is true with our relationship with God. The second reason why UTO is unique is that 100% of all collected money goes toward the funding of grants. The money that you put into that Little Blue Box, out of thankfulness, goes towards ministry. Your Blue Box donations are used to fund grants all over the world to provide money to new ministries or existing ministries.


So, how does all this work? First, identify your blessings. Then, offer prayers of thanksgiving to God, place a coin, or a bill, into your Blue Box. Something really special occurs when you do this. The Blue Box becomes a sacramental gift, an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace. When your thankfulness leads to money being put into that little box, the Blue Box becomes a physical manifestation of your prayers of thanksgiving. And then those Blue Boxes become grants, and those grants fund new ministries that you are now part of, through your generosity and thankfulness.


Our ingathering date this year will be Sunday, March 31st. Blue Boxes will be in the Narthex and Cloister beginning Ash Wednesday. At that time, please pick up your Little Blue Box and begin your practice of thankfulness and gratitude.


In thankfulness for many blessings, Kathy Balch, UTO Parish Coordinator 


Holy Eucharist Rite I Sunday, May 26 @ 8:00 AM
Holy Eucharist Rite II Sunday, May 26 @ 10:30 AM
Swahili Morning Prayer Sunday, May 26 @ 1:00 PM
Office Closed Monday, May 27 - All Day
Breakfast On Beech Street Monday, May 27 @ 5:30 AM

May 19th, 2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019
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