United Women in Faith (UWF)

Our Purpose

The organized unit of United Women in Faith shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive, fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Our Mission

We seek to 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.

Our Vision

We are a powerful, fearless force driven by God’s love and united in sisterhood. With a focus on women, children and youth, we act for justice and transform communities. We face the realities we see in the world, even when they are not the ones we would like to see. However, our goal is not to bear witness simply to harms but also to God’s love by acting boldly to change those harms.

Our Action

Bold action, like faith, takes courage. Our bravery is inspired by God’s love and our powerful commitment to improve the lives of women, children and youth. United Women in Faith works for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems that harm women, children and youth—from racial and gender injustice to economic inequality, climate issues and more.

About

Mission Statement: The UWF is a community of women whose purpose is to: know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; develop a creative, supportive, fellowship; and expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Members of the United Women in Faith meet monthly in Circles for learning, fellowship, and service. Each Circle develops a close relationship with one another, praying for and nurturing its members. Circle activities include retreats, speakers, and mission projects.


We financially support UWF's work in local, national, and global missions by our pledges and fundraising efforts. Fundraisers are held throughout the year to raise money. Our primary events are rummage sales in October and May.

Officers:

President – Bonita Maze

Vice-President – Martha Sloan

Secretary – Cindy Boger

TreasurerAnn Wyatt

Missions Supported By United Women in Faith

  • Good Works Homeless Shelter

  • Appalachian Peace & Justice

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Athens Food Pantry

  • My Sister’s Place

  • Growing Tree Pre-School

  • Appalachian Visiting Nurses & Hospice

  • Gifts to Missions

Circles

Sarah Circle (formerly known as Martha Ruth Circle) –

Meets 4th Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Ohio University Inn for lunch (each buys their own meal).

Leader — Cheryl Dowler.

740-590-2893.



Lydia Circle – Meets 4th Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at various homes.


Leader—Carlyn Rickey.

740-592-1936

Membership

Members of the United Methodist Women meet monthly in Circles for learning, fellowship, and service. Each Circle develops a close relationship with one another, praying for and nurturing its members. Circle activities include retreats, speakers, and mission projects.


At Athens First we celebrate an inclusive membership and welcome any woman who will support our work in local, national, and global missions.


Fundraisers are held throughout the year. Our primary events are rummage sales in April and October.


All women of the Church are welcome to be part of our fellowship.

For more information contact Bonita Maze at 740-797-2440.