Canonical Offerings

Canonical Offerings

The Diocese of Oregon has three designated offerings per year. They are:

The St. Paul's Day Theological Education Offering (January 25)

Canon 5.4 Of Canonical Offerings, Sec. 2.
Each Parish and Mission shall designate at least 1% of its budget for theological education and transmit such sum to the Treasurer of the Diocese. In Lieu of such payment each Parish and Mission shall take up a special offering for theological education on the Sunday closest to the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle Day (January 25) (unless some other Sunday is appointed by the Vestry of the Parish or the Vicar of the Mission). The offering, not otherwise restricted by the donor, shall be transmitted to the Treasurer of the Diocese, to be forwarded to the Seminary of the Church designated by the Priest in Charge of the Parish or Mission.

The Pentecost Offering

Canon 5.4 Of Canonical Offerings, Sec. 4.
The offering on Pentecost Sunday, in each Parish and Mission
of the Diocese, not otherwise restricted by the donor, shall be transmitted to the Treasurer of the Diocese. The offering shall be used as designated by Diocesan Council.

The Thanksgiving Offering

Canon 5.4 Of Canonical Offerings, Sec. 3.
The offering in conjunction with Thanksgiving Day, in each Parish and Mission of the Diocese, not otherwise restricted by the donor, shall be transmitted to the Treasurer of the Diocese. The offering shall be given to the Commission on Poverty and Homelessness unless otherwise designated by Diocesan Council.

Other special offerings during the year:

The Global Mission Sunday Offering

Taken on the last Sunday after Epiphany for the Global Episcopal Mission Network or a program of the parish's own choosing.

The Good Friday Offering

The Good Friday Offering for the church in the Holy Land supports ministries in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.

The Bishop's Visit Offering

An offering taken at the regular visitation of the bishop for the Bishop's Discretionary Fund, to be used for the support of those preparing for ordained ministry.

The United  Thank Offering (UTO)

Founded by the Episcopal Church Women, the twice-yearly UTO offerings provide grants for a wide variety of domestic and overseas ministries of Anglican/Episcopal churches and dioceses. Blue Boxes are made available for home use to receive offerings of thanks for God's blessings throughout the year.

Episcopal Relief and Development

Once a year the funds raised for this organization are used for grants to projects sponsored by Episcopal parishes and dioceses both in the Episcopal Church and around the world. Special grants and appeals for disaster relief are sent promptly to meet immediate needs.