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.

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 wold 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. 

UMW is now UWF!

As of March 3, 2022, United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith–a new name chosen to better reflect how we answer our calling to faith and action today.

Learn more about how United Women in Faith is staying faithful to our roots while changing to meet the needs of today and remain strong for the future.

Oconee Street UWF Welcome Statement

The Oconee Street Unit of the United Women in Faith embraces, affirms and celebrates all persons of every gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, ethnicity, color, immigration status, marital status, physical and mental ability, educational level, and economic status, regardless of struggles with addiction and/or involvement with the legal system. We welcome all who would join us in the United Women in Faith’s purpose of becoming community to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; developing a creative, supportive fellowship; and expanding concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. 

Letter from OSUMC UMW to North Georgia Conference Delegates to 2019 General Conference, Jan. 27, 2019

About UWF

Founded by eight women in 1869, the UWF supports programs to educate and empower women around the globe, while protecting vulnerable children.

The entire program and organization of United Women in Faith focuses on mission, which includes:

  • Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
  • Equipping women and girls to be leaders
  • Providing transformative educational experiences
  • Organizing for growth and flexibility
  • Working for justice through service and advocacy

Oconee Street women gather once a month to visit, work on mission activities, conduct business and study together. Contact Carter Vest at cartervest@gmail.com for meeting times.

Assembly 2022: Turn it Up!

Members of Oconee Street UMC United Women in Faith at Assembly 2022.
Six members of Oconee Street United Women in Faith attended Assembly 2022: Turn It Up!, a gathering that brought together more than 3,000 of the UWF sisterhood from across the globe for inspiring worship, workshops, speakers and community building. The Oconee Street attendees returned energized and committed to sharing–and putting into action–what they learned about climate justice, racial justice, and soul care.

Video: Former Oconee Street member and UMW unit president Sally Askew honored at 2018 Assembly.