United Women in Faith

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Who We Are

United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith.

 

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.

Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

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.

 

For more information, visit the United Women in Faith website.​

UWF Groups at St Pete First

 
Abigails

Meets: 4th Thursdays // 1:00 pm // Room 208

Contact:  Cindy Ripley // (727) 823-5671

This lively group of ladies meets on the 4th Thursday of the month  for a book study, along with discussion of how the book can help in your daily walk with God. Hearty discussions and lots of laughter await those who join the fun.

Deborah Circle

Meets: 2nd Tuesdays // 1:00 pm // Room 208

Contact:  Cindy Ripley // (727) 823-5671

The focus of the Deborah Circle is on missions of the United Methodist Women and St. Pete First. Annually, they make Easter baskets  for shut-in members of our church, and host the Christmas Gathering for the Good Shepherd Class. They often have a speaker who discusses mission work happening in our church and our community.

FAST Crowd

Meets: 3rd Mondays // 11:30 am // location varies

Contact:  Nancy Fallis // (727) 504-5186

Fellowship And Service Together is the theme of the FAST Crowd. Join a wonderful group of women who meet regularly for social outings and service projects such as diaper donations to Cornerstone Ministry in Tampa.

Community Programs

Diaper Drive

UMW collects diapers, wipes, and slightly used books for Cornerstone Family Ministry's Rosa Veldez Early Childhood Learning Center.

School Supplies

In August, UMW collects school supplies for children in need at our local elementary schools.

Ditty Bags

Throughout the year, UMW collects basic toiletries and living essentials to make "Ditty Bags" for homeless and displaced men, women, and children. These bags are distributed in partnership with service organizations in the community.

Beans and Jeans

In November, the entire church family helps UMW collect clothing, beans, and rice for our annual trek to the Farmworkers Self-Help (FSH) center in Dade City, FL.  FSH provides services such as emergency food and clothing, shelter assistance, medical assistance and immigration assistance because of the tremendous local need, but the majority of their efforts and programs work toward facilitating the self-development of the whole person toward self-reliance and personal independence, through community organizing, education, advocacy, justice and empowerment.