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).
Stay informed about events and news of the SouthWest District United Women in Faith. Click here to view the latest district newsletter.
SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023
590 N. 2nd Street, Griffin
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Our next Mission U for the South West District will be held on Saturday, May 13th, at Faith UMC, 590 N. 2nd St, Griffin, GA.; from 10 am- 2:30 pm. Nancy Ricciardi from Fayetteville will lead the study 1st UMC. The study book is Who Can We be Together? A Biblical exploration of Luke 13 by Candace Simpson. The book can be ordered from UWF for $10.00 plus shipping. Books are not required for this study and no books will be available at the event.
This Event is FREE, and lunch from Chick Fil A — Price is $10.00, and cash only will be collected when you check in at the event.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Deadline is MONDAY, MAY 8th, 5:00 PM Email Polly Flannigan at firstname.lastname@example.org providing your Name, email and phone. BRING your $10 cash for your lunch to pay at the event.
Registration is required to order the box lunch. If you do not register a lunch will not be ordered for you.
please call Polly Flannigan @ 770-584-7310 for any questions.
2023 UWF Officers, SouthWest District:
President - Trudy Gill
Vice-President - Kathie Hansen
Secretary - Faye Livingston
Treasurer - Benita Epps
Communications - Mimi Young
Spiritual Growth - Dorothy Cameron
Social Action - Kimberly Parr
Education & Interpretation - Polly Flannigan
Program Resources - Johnnie Mae Gilbert and Juanita Brooks
Nominations Committee, Chair - Tamikia Brown
Membership Nurture & Outreach - Bobby Phillips
Historian - Stephanie Phillips-Hardy
Parliamentarian - Cindy Hall