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United Women in Faith

Formally United Methodist Women

We believe love in action can change the world. 

“There shall be an organization called United Methodist Women in The United Methodist Church in the United States, organized at the local church, district, conference, jurisdiction, and national levels.” Book of Discipline ¶ 1901

United Women in Faith shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God, and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. 

News & Events

Southwest Winds Archives

Southwest Winds is the newsletter of the Desert Southwest Conference United Women in Faith. The newsletter is sent via email once a month. If you wish to be added to the distribution of the Southwest Winds send a request to . Newsletters are archived for one year. Previous issues are available by contacting the United Methodist Women Conference Communications Coordinator, .

North Country Breeze Archives

North Country Breeze is the newsletter of the North District of the Desert Southwest Conference United Women in Faith. The newsletter is sent via email quarterly. If you wish to be added to the distribution of the North Country Breeze send a request to . Newsletters are archived for one year.

Click on the list below to download the most recent North District United Women in Faith newsletters, North Country Breeze.

Footprints Archives

Footprints is the newsletter of the South District of the Desert Southwest Conference United Women in Faith. The newsletter is sent via email quarterly. If you wish to be added to the distribution of the Footprints send a request to . Newsletters are archived for one year.

Click on the list below to download the most recent South District United Women in Faith newsletters, Footprints.

Circuit Rider Archives

Circuit Rider is the newsletter of the East District of the Desert Southwest Conference United Women in Faith. The newsletter is sent via email once a month. If you wish to be added to the distribution of the Circuit Rider send a request to . Newsletters are archived for one year. Previous issues are available by contacting the United Women in Faith Conference Communications Coordinator, .

Cactus Patch Archives

Cactus Patch is the newsletter of the West District of the Desert Southwest Conference United Women in Faith. The newsletter is sent via email quarterly. If you wish to be added to the distribution of the Cactus Patch send a request to . Newsletters are archived for one year.

Click on the list below to download the most recent West District United Women in Faith newsletters, Cactus Patch.

Contact

Resources

Mission u

Learning Together for Transformation of the World

Each year, United Women in Faith members prepare for faithful living and action by engaging in transformative educational experiences at Mission u events. These events are centered around Mission u curricula that are designed to motivate, inform, and enrich our commitment to global ministry.

Local leaders are trained to lead one of the Mission u curricula through the organization’s Mission u Training Events. Those leaders, in turn lead the curricula at their conference Mission u events and in their local and district groups.

Click here for Scholarship Information.

 

2022 Events

June 24-25 – In-person Mission u – Red Mountain UMC, 2936 N. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ 85215
July 22-23 – Virtual Mission u

Great news— COMMUNITY is God’s desire for us! Please join us at Mission u 2022 as we reflect on the community that Jesus is calling us to be!

This year, as we study Luke 13, we find ourselves in a period of disruption and uncertainty. In the midst of a devastating pandemic, divisive political climate, unaddressed systemic racism, ecological crises and economic turmoil, we turn to the stories of Jesus that have anchored Christian communities for two millennia.

Our hope is that we will leave Mission u with a bigger and broader vision of the community Christ is calling us to be in times of loss, grief and massive disruption. What would be possible if we tend to the needs of our communities in small yet radical ways, as Jesus did in Luke 13?

Our newly designed Mission u 2022 is more flexible and intergenerational than ever— with curricula for youth, children and adults focused on the 13th chapter of the Gospel of Luke. The curriculum is available on our e-store. The book is $10, plus shipping.

Who Can We Be Together? All are welcome to attend! Men, Women, Youth!

Join us for the Fellowship & Inspiration. Our awesome Study Leaders: Rev. Rula Colvin and Christine Jones. Click here to learn about our awesome study leaders.

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Mission u Scholarships

Scholarships are available for first-time attendees. The Scholarships cover registration, lodging, books, and travel.

Marilyn Sue Stout Scholarship – Use the form for the District in which you reside. Applicants for the Marilyn Sue Stout Scholarship must be ages 14 to 30 at the time Mission u begins. Completed scholarship is due to your District President May 15.

Click here to download Stout Scholarship Form.

Marilyn Jean Chapman Scholarship – Use the form for the District in which you reside. There are no age restrictions on the Marilyn Jean Chapman Scholarship. Completed scholarship is due to your District President May 15.

Click here to download Chapman Scholarship Form.

Living the Charter for Racial Justice

Racial justice is a biblical issue
Read Exodus 1:8-14. How were the Egyptians and the Israelites each “raced?” Who are the “Egyptians” and who are the “Israelites” in the United States today?

Racial justice is a leadership issue
Who are the leaders in United Women in Faith? When and how are leadership and power shared across lines of race, ethnicity, language and class? Make institutional changes that build relationships of mutuality rather than charity.

Racial justice is a community issue
Assess changes in your community, state and nation. Where are racial/ethnic tensions arising? Make standing up for racial justice a regular part of your spiritual practice.

Racial justice is a public policy issue
Learn about laws that limit the rights of immigrants, racial/ethnic minorities and the poor to public education, social services and jobs. Join with others to exercise your political power to ensure equal and basic rights for all.


The Charter continues our urgent call for study and action on the principles and goals of its vision.

Click Here for the Desert Southwest Conference Living the Charter for Racial Justice Brochure.
Click Here for the Living the Charter Reporting Form

United Women in Faith Charter for Racial Justice

Mission Today

The purpose of Mission Today is to fulfill the PURPOSE of United Women in Faith by energizing members to be more involved in mission through prayer, study, and action; encourage use of mission resources; and expanding concepts of mission, including social justice as mission.

Forms are submitted to the District President by December 15.

(Click on your district to download the form. Forms will be available in September.)

  • North District
  • South District
  • East District
  • West District