As we enter into November and the end of another church year, this is a wonderful time to reflect upon the things for which we are grateful. Maybe we have had a chance to emerge from our pandemic lockdown to venture out and visit family and friends we haven’t seen in a couple of years. Maybe we have learned to slow down and reassess what things we were leaving “undone” in our lives. Perhaps we’ve welcomed new family and friends into our circle. Or maybe we have just been happy to wake up and have another day in which to be alive. Whatever it might be, November affords us that opportunity to thank God for grace, for mercy, and for the chance to be a blessing in this world.
As we do that, we can always drop some spare change into one of our blue UTO boxes. These little boxes contain the monies that help The Episcopal Church do outreach and ministry throughout the country and the world. We will be collecting our blue boxes on Sunday, November 27th, the First Sunday of Advent, and sending the proceeds to the Untied Thank Offering. The monies will go toward grants for programs related to prison ministries. Thank you!