United Women in Faith
Who We Are
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.
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.
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
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. This wonderful group of women meets regularly for social outings and service projects in support of various ministries throughout our area.
Meets: 4th Thursdays // 1:00 pm // Room 101
Contact: Cindy Ripley // (727) 823-5671
Ladies of the Deborah Circle are a lively group who focus on local and UWF missions and have a speaker or a study to help them in their daily walk with God. A lot of laughter and healthy discussion awaits those who join the fun.
Diaper & Book Drive (March)
UWF collects diapers, pull-ups, wipes, and children's books for Cornerstone Family Ministry's Rosa Veldez Early Childhood Learning Center.
Personal Care Items (September)
We sew and stuff ditty bags with donated personal care products for St. Pete Free Clinic.
Beans and Jeans (October)
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.
Nap Mat Covers (Year-Round)
Do you sew? Ar your leisure, help us make children's nap mat slipcovers for Rosa Valdez Early Learning Center. Sew a large pillowcase: 56"x27" (+/- 1").