The United Methodist Women are now the United Women in Faith!
We are United Women in Faith! In more than 150 years in mission we’ve had more than 25 name changes. Our last change was in 1972 when the name United Methodist Women was adopted, signaling a change not only in the life of the church but in the lives of women and how they could organize for mission. Today, we again face a change in life of the church and in how women live and choose to engage in the world in faith. Thus, it’s time to take on a new name.
What has not changed: We remain the official women’s organization of the United Methodist Church, training women for leadership, growing spiritually, transforming through education, and providing opportunities for service and advocacy. We are women in mission who follow God’s call for our time.
Our updated mission remains basically the same: United Women in Faith seeks 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.
What has changed – we have a new name, designed to include a new look, new feel, and new and improved programs designed to better nurture current members and welcome new women into our sisterhood to put their love in action too. We have a new logo that features the new name of United Women in Faith next to a Christian cross in muted yellow, blue, orange, and green to reflect our forward-looking faith and diversity of the organization and God’s world.
We have a new website: www.uwfaith.org. All are welcome to explore this website and watch a new video of the fresh new look of United Women in Faith.
Scripture Psalms 37:3-6 Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take Delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Devotion: From the Daily Prayer Guide 2023 “Reflecting on God’s Faithfulness. Reflection from Margaret Jane Kies, Retired Global Missionary from South Africa, served in Zimbabwe, Teacher of English, Africa University:
“Psalm 37:4 encourages us to ‘delight yourself in the Lord.’ This reminder about our relationship with God and God’s constant faithfulness helps me appreciate the vitality and optimism of the students here at Africa University, many of whom are on scholarship generously provided through the Advance Special. In the words of two of our scholarship students:
- Aaron (a Congolese Intensive English Student): “To tell you the truth, getting a scholarship is one of the things that made me m=happy. God has done it (given me this precious gift and I appreciate it.”
- Samuel (and Intensive English student from Rwanda): “It is 10 years sine God promised me to continue my studies abroad, and I was standing on God’s promises until I received what God gave. Through praying and waiting faithfully is how I got joy.”
How our Pledge to Mission helps:
United Methodist Global AIDS Fund, combating HIV/AIDS through prevention, education, support, and capacity development.
Aurora Wesley Unit, United Women in Faith, Aurora IL, funding their Just Energy For All work.
Funding for Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Westminster, CA