Archive for September 2013

UTO: a way forward

An analysis of the documents and the proposed bylaws by Will Westerfield who is an accredited parliamentarian – an expert in this field. The first part is a cover letter followed by an analysis of the draft bylaws. Wednesday, September 18, 2013The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings,President of the House of DeputiesThe Episcopal ChurchThe Right Rev.…

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Lost and Found

Thoughts on Sunday’s Gospel, Luke 15:1-10: Jesus is challenged by the Pharisees and the scribes about his practice of eating with tax collector and sinners. He tells them 3 stories – one about a lost sheep, another about a lost coin, and a third about a lost son. Sunday’s reading focusses on the first two.…

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UTO: my thoughts

A question was asked in another place – why doesn’t United Thank Offering just get its own 501c3 number instead of using the Episcopal Church’s tax i.d.? Episcopal Relief and Development took this direction a few years ago – why not UTO?Remembering the ER-D switch to its own 501c3 instead of the church’s tax i.d.…

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President of House of Deputies responds on UTO

The President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Jennings has written to Deputies to General Convention regarding the UTO revelations. Read her letter here to see links: September 12, 2013 Dear Deputies: In the last several days, many people in the church have expressed interest and concern about the United Thank Offering (UTO).…

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UTO 4 blog

The UTO 4 have a blog to share their view of the events of the past few years. Read it

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UTO: another letter

UPDATE 2: Tobias Haller comments at his blog In a Godward DirectionUPDATE: Mark Harris comments at his blog, Preludium. In my last blog post there was an update from the Presiding Bishop’s Office with links to an exchange of letters between the now resigned members of the UTO Board and Bishop Sauls (the Chief Operation…

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What is happening to UTO?

UPDATE: A news release from the Presiding Bishop is here and here If you are an Episcopalian you are probably familiar with UTO through its Blue Boxes. The little box you put on your desk or in your kitchen where you are encouraged to put in a donation for every blessing you encounter each day. Cultivating…

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