United Women in Faith
United Methodist Women (UMW) has recently been renamed United Women in Faith (UWF). Only our name has changed, not our mission. We are the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members world wide whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.
We say that UWF is Women in Mission, and that has powerful implications. Since 1869, UWF has led a struggle for human rights and social justice.
Today, it would be difficult to find an issue involving human rights or social justice that UWF is not involved in.
- Human trafficking in Cambodia
- Sudan genocide
- Aging US population
- Race and power
- Women in prison
- and hundreds of other issues
Collection for Vulnerable Children
4/24 & 5/1 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Hospitality Center | firstname.lastname@example.org
The United Women in Faith will be collecting items for boys and girls who have been recently rescued from Human Traffickers. “Reclaiming Hope” and “Sarah’s House” need items to help these newly rescued boys and girls to begin feeling safer and more comfortable as they are educated, counseled, and cared for. On Sundays, April 24 and May 1, there will be a table outside the Hospitality Center to collect donated items and gift cards for these children. A list of needed items can be found at the reception desk and in a folder on the United Women in Faith bulletin board. All are welcome to participate as we care for some of our most vulnerable children.
All of this work begins at the local level, with women in the UMW Circles and Interest Groups. In addition to funding mission projects, UWF groups encourage and support women in their Christian walk.
Joy Circle meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the church except in July and August.
Sunshine Circle meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at the church except in July and August.
Mary Martha Circle meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at the church except in July and August.
Nightingale Circle meets on the third Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the church except for June and July.
Quilting Group meets every Monday at 9:00 a.m. at the church.
Card Workshop meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month at 9:00 a.m. at the church.
Craft Group meets on the second Thursday of the month at
1:00 p.m. at the church.
Reading Group meets on the fourth Wednesdays of February, May, August and November at 1:30 p.m. at the church.
Giving makes mission possible. It provides food, shelter, education, employment, health care, and human rights advocacy for the many living on the margins of society.
Many UWF members make an annual Pledge to Mission, in addition to their overall church pledges. Some also raise money with their time and talents.
Each year, the ladies of the UWF gather for a special tea and a time of preparing our hearts for the holidays.