UTO Grants announced, June, 2019

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Title:UTO Grants announced, June, 2019

The UTO offering is collected in two “ingatherings” yearly. In 2018 St. Peter’s spring ingathering was $325.35 and the corresponding Fall collection was $563.32. Total for 2018 was $888.68.

The Funds go to the Diocese of Virginia UTO representative and then on to the national fund. There are no administrative costs taken off – every contribution is given away. What was the result ? On June 18, the church awarded grants of “33 grants for a total of $1,507,640.55 for the mission and ministry of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion.” The focus granting process was “Go: crossing boundaries created by race, culture, and economics to create communities that listen deeply and learn to live like Jesus.”

Here are ten examples of implementing that mission:

1. Greenhouse
2. Peace garden
3. A program to welcome, partner and integrate a Latino congregation recently displaced;
4. Education for refugees
5. Tutoring between Spanish speaking and English congregations
6. Birthing center for partner church in South Sudan;
7. Diocese in partnership with Honduras – Teach Them to Fish: Microindustry Mission
8. Corner shower laundry in Detroit
9. Afterschool program Sophie’s House residential recovery program for women who are survivors of addiction, incarceration, and trafficking.
10. Interfaith grant to bring together faith leaders to tackle serious community problems – failing schools, affordable housing, criminalization of childhood

A complete grants brochure is here