United Women in Faith
We are women with a purpose. We connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence and impact local and global communities.
See more at the United Women in Faith new website uwfaith.org
United Women in Faith
United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith
Announced in early March, this move is part of a refreshing of the organization that includes a new logo and an array of new and improved programs to nurture current members and welcome new women to join to put their love in action on behalf of women, children, and youth.
The new programs are fruits of research conducted over the past five years with more than 24,000 United Methodists and women of other Christian traditions participating in the surveys, focus groups and interviews. This input informed the prayerful discernment of staff and elected leaders.
The changes are designed to address the different needs and life stages of current members and new women and expand options for membership and engagement. The new name also aims to welcome current members whose local churches may choose to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church as well as women of other faith traditions who want to join. (uwfaith.org)
St. Paul’s United Women in Faith
Circles provide a great way to get to know a smaller group of UMW women. The monthly meetings generally feature a short program, discussion, and social time. The circles also work together to support the UMW mission projects. All women are encouraged to visit the circles and find one that fits their needs.
Charity Circle (Members-at-Large): There are no monthly meetings, but these women attend general meetings and participate in fund raisers and other UMW events.
Faith Circle: This group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in the Parlor. Varied and interesting programs for all ages.
Joy Circle: Contact Amy Lundquist for meeting information.
Love Circle: Love Circle members are encouraged to join Faith Circle meetings when possible.
New Hope Circle: Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in members’ homes. Working women, homemakers, and lively retirees alike will find this a great place for fellowship.
Patience Circle: Meets the 2nd Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Parlor. Babysitting is provided for all meetings. With a mixture of age groups and varied programs and speakers, there is something for everyone.
October 2019 sale raised $22,600
With a steady flow of donations flooding in on Tuesday and Wednesday, the St. Paul’s army of volunteers worked hard to be ready for the sale on Friday and Saturday. Extra hands were needed after the sale to clean up and get the leftovers to charity. The record proceeds will be given to charities supported by the United Methodist Women. Thank you to ALL who made this sale a GIANT success!
United Women in Faith Prayer Chain
The UWF has a traditional telephone prayer chain and an email prayer chain.
The email prayer chain quickly relays prayer concerns. Email your prayer requests to UMF@stpaulsrochester.org.
For those who do not use email, prayer concerns can be given to the church office at 248-651-9361. Please specify that the prayer concern is for the UWF Prayer Chain.
Mission Pin Recipients
Each year, St. Paul’s United Women in Faith recognize dedicated individuals for outstanding service.
On Sunday, January 9, 2022 Dorothy Deir, Norm & Karen Gilmore, Lynn Loebs and Amy Lundquist were recognized for their dedicated service in 2021 to St. Paul’s and to the UWF mission work.
Despite Challenges, St. Paul’s UMW Donates $20,000 in 2021
The last two years, the United Methodist Women have had to adapt in their fundraising, being flexible and embracing new ideas. Unable to hold the traditional rummage sales, the major source of funds, the women held virtual rummage sales and hosted a Treasures in the Trunk sale. Bake sales were modified to meet new health safety guidelines. Despite the challenges, when the UMW Executive Board met on December 16 for their annual Spend-Down meeting they had $13,000 to donate on top of nearly $7000 already donated during the year.
In 2021 the UMW donated $20,000 to missions!
Thank you for your generous support of the UMW and all its projects!