Every day we have so many blessings that come our way. Let us rejoice and give thanks this fall by participating in our Cathedral’s United Thank Offering (UTO). Having spent time adding daily offerings of thanks to your UTO Blue Box, you can open it on Saturday, November 17 and count your offerings. Write a check for your total amount, payable to the Cathedral of St. Philip (with UTO in the memo line), and bring it to church on this Sunday, November 18 where you will receive a UTO envelope for the offering plate. Or, you can make a contribution at the Atrium kiosk or online atcathedralATL.org/contribute. Then, take your empty Blue Box and keep the tradition alive at home until the spring ingathering day!
UTO has been a tradition since 1889 and supports the missions and ministries of the Episcopal Church. Every cent collected fulfills diocesan grant requests, and each year over $2.5 million dollars is received through UTO offerings. In 2012 our own Holy Comforter Episcopal Church received $26,400 to support the good works of its Friendship Center. Atlanta's Rainbow Village, whose mission is to transform lives of homeless families, received a grant in 2015 for $75,000. Each year the Diocese of Atlanta may make applications for up to two grants.