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United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith


In the 150 years since we began, our organization has had more than 25 names, each reflecting varying states of the church, society, and women’s lived experiences. We’ve been “Ladies,” “Woman’s” and then “Women’s” societies, associations, guilds, and circles. Now we are again taking a new name to better reflect how we answer our calling to faith and action today: 
United Women in Faith. 
United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith! The 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. 

According to paragraph 256.5 of the 2016 Discipline, "In every local church there shall be an organized unit of United Methodist Women (Now United Women in Faith).

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North Georgia United Women in Faith to Celebrate 50th Annual Meeting at Griffin First UMC

Saturday, October 1, 2022, marks the 50th Annual Meeting of the North Georgia United Women in Faith! The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Griffin First UMC. 

The Annual Meeting is much more than a meeting — it’s a worship celebration! Some highlights of the day will include:

  • Word Made Flesh — Scripture in word and dance
  • A dynamic message from Dr. Millie Kim
  • Special music from Una Voz (One Voice), a female choir from Norcross First UMC
  • Saxophonist Amarylis Sueing will perform
  • Celebration Lunch
  • Revealing the new United Women in Faith brand
  • Highlighting district accomplishments
  • Communion

Register by September 17. Cost is $20 for Lunch and Meeting or $10 for Meeting only.

(SouthWest United Women in Faith will hold their District Annual Meeting immediately following the Conference meeting!)

Important Dates for 2022:

Cluster Meetings (Clusters should be contacted by a member of the Executive Committee with details):

Cluster 1/3, Griffin/Williamson, Monticello - Mar 12

Cluster 2, Yatesville, Barnesville, Thomaston, Forsyth – Apr 2

Cluster 5, Lagrange, West Point – Apr 9

Cluster 6, Grantville, Luthersville, Hogansville – Apr 30

Cluster 7, Newnan, Sharpsburg – May 14

Cluster 8 Fayetteville, Senoia, PTC – May 21

Cluster 4, Greenville, Woodbury, Manchester, Pine Mountain – June 4 

Conference/District Meetings & Events:

March 5      Fun, Faith and Everyone

March 26     Lenten Day Apart, Virtual

May 20-22  General Assembly

June 2-4      Annual Conference

June 3         UMW Breakfast at Annual Conference

August 1      District Reports Due

August 20    Mission U

Sept. 11-16  Red Bird Mission

October 1     Conference Annual Meeting

October 16  District Annual Meeting

2022 UMW Officers, SouthWest District:

President - Trudy Gill
Vice-President - Kathy Hansen
Secretary/Communications - Melissa Martin
Treasurer - Benita Epps
Spiritual Growth - Beck Gaar
Social Action - Jaunesse Jackson
Education & Interpretation - Polly Flannigan
Program Resources - Johnnie Mae Gilbert and Juanita Brooks
Nominations Committee, Chair - Mimi Young
Membership Nurture & Outreach - Bobby Phillips