News & Updates


Submit your prayers to 2018 UTO Pocket Prayer Book

Every three years, the United Thank Offering gathers original prayers from around the Episcopal Church to create a pocket book of prayers available at General Convention. Last Convention they were able to collect 125 prayers of gratitude in honor of 125 years of the United Thank Offering. This year they are hoping to collect original prayers from nine categories: gratitude, guidance, fear/danger, forgiveness, healing, loneliness, crisis/dealing with disappointment or crisis, love of God, or other. Children, women, men, clergy, seminarians or groups may write prayers for this edition of the booklet and they may be submitted in any language. Prayers can be submitted in any format: collect, litany, free form or prose. Please submit all prayers by July 1, 2017. Prayers must be submitted using this webpage. You'll be asked to select which category your prayer fits into best for the pocket prayer book. You'll also be asked to provide a title for your prayer. You may submit multiple prayers, but you will need to fill out a separate form for each prayer. If you need assistance, contact UTO staff at


Campus Ministry Retreat: Best Practices of College Campus Ministry

The Campus Ministry Retreat will be held May 23-25 in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The retreat will be led by the Rev. Tyler Montgomery serves as chaplain to The Episcopal Church at the College of William & Mary. He received a certificate in Educational Leadership and Ministry to prepare for college chaplaincy from Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Episcopal Seminary in 2015, and he has served for two years at Bruton Parish Church and William & Mary. Tyler will address the best practices of college ministry as he has learned them: priorities, programs, scheduling, database management, alumni development, and Christian formation. Cost is $50, includes meals and lodging. Attendees will stay at the Memorial House and eat meals there. Lunch and dinner on Tuesday, May 23, breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Wednesday, May 24, and breakfast on Thursday, May 25 will be provided. The Memorial House is located at 54 Oak Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE ( Click here to register. Please mail check to: Karen Stewart, Province III Treasurer, C/O The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, 4 E University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218. We are not able to accept credit card payments.


Refreshing the Trainer/Facilitator & Training the Trainer
Presented by Province III Anti-Racism Ministry

June 1-3
Holiday Inn, Martinsburg, WV

Everyone who has been previously trained as a facilitator/trainer using "Seeing the Face of God" curriculum is asked to come to review materials, receive updates, network with other trainers and to be renewed and refreshed. Everyone who has participated in an Anti-Racism Workshop using the "Seeing the Face of God" curriculum is encouraged and invited to come to be trained as a trainer/facilitator. Presented by the Rev. Jayne Oasin. Click here for more info and registration form or contact Mrs. Nancy Travis Bolden at 412-683-8888 or Please register by May 24. Participants must make their own hotel reservations - special room rate of $99 available until May 23. Use "anti-racism conference" code when registering. or 304-267-5500.