The Diocese of Oregon has three designated offerings per year:
Canon 5.4 Of Canonical Offerings, Sec. 2.
Each Parish and Mission shall designate at least 1% of its budget for theological education. 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 (January 25) (unless some other Sunday is appointed by the Vestry of the Parish or the Vicar of the Mission.) The designated funds or offering, not otherwise restricted by the donor, shall be transmitted to the Seminary of the Church designated by the Vestry of the Parish or Bishop’s Advisory Committee of the Mission.
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 for the Pentecost Offering Grant to parishes in the diocese. See more on our Grants and Loans page.
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 for the Commission on Poverty and Homelessness Grant to parishes and ministries in support of programs that address community needs.
Other special offerings during the year:
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.
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 for the church in the Holy Land supports ministries in the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.
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.
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.
Learn more about UTO here.