United Women in Faith (UWF)

WHAT IS UNITED WOMEN in FAITH?

Formerly known as United Methodist Women, United Women in Faith announced it’s new name in March 2022! It is the largest faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice, particularly for women, children, and youth.

Learn more by reading the United Women In Faith website.

One of the important goals of our church’s United Women in Faith is supporting mission projects within our community and around the globe. Funds are raised through their bi-annual Holiday Boutique and other fundraising projects.  Here are some of the organizations and programs that the United Women in Faith support:

WESLEY FOUNDATION 580 CAFE provides support for UCLA students, particularly those who face food in security.  By hosting weekday meals, students are physically and spiritually nourished during their academic programs.  Deaconess Jeanne Roe Smith leads the campus ministry program which the UMW supports with funding, food, toiletry bags, and other necessities.

THE CENTER FOR ASIAN PACIFIC FAMILIES provides safe transitional housing for Asian and Pacific Island domestic violence survivors.  Through the Center’s various programs/services, these individuals have the opportunity “to acquire the necessary skills and personal strength for self-sufficiency and violence-free lives.”  This center is located in Los Angeles.

DAVID AND MARGARET YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES provides a wide range of services for youth and families that foster emotional, spiritual and identity development.  The home originally began in 1910 as an orphanage, transitioned into a treatment center for girls, and now has varied programs for both girls and boys, such as foster family placement, learning problems center, mental health counseling and services, and a Transitional Living and Care Program to provide housing and support services for young adults who have come of age to leave foster care.  David and Margaret is located in LaVerne, California.

A WOMEN’S RETREAT is hosted by the church each year at a lovely retreat center. UMW members participate in this annual gathering as well as friends.