United Women in Faith

women putting love in action to change the world

A message from the United Women in Faith:


"Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make our Bazaar a big success. We are able to donate to our charities that help women, children and youth. They include Operation Christmas Child, Centre Care, the United Methodist Home for Children in Mechanicsburg and World Vision, who buys and donates animals so women can feed their families, Neighborhood Center in Harrisburg, and more. THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all the people who stepped up when we asked for help."


Save the date: The next Holiday Bazaar and book/puzzle sale is set for Saturday, November 4, 2023!



Our next meeting is December 13 in Room 40 at 2 PM. Nancy Baldwin will have the Christmas Program, Mamie Reese has the Prayer Calendar and Jean Hampton will read from the Response Magazine. Everyone is welcome. We will also be stuffing Christmas stockings for residents of Centre Care.

United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith! The move is part of a refreshing of the organization that includes a new logo and an array of new and improved programs to nurture current members and welcome new women to join to put their love in action on behalf of women, children, and youth.


The changes are designed to address the different needs and life stages of current members and new women and expand options for membership and engagement. The new name also aims to welcome current members whose local churches may choose to disaffiliate from The United Methodist Church as well as women of other faith traditions who want to join.


‘Ainise ‘Isama’u, United Women in Faith board president, says this: “I’m confident our members will be excited about these changes. Together we are creating more opportunities for engagement with more women through new programs and updates of long-standing programs that embody our core values. Things change. People change. But God remains, and that continues to be the purpose behind everything that we do in this organization.”


different name, same mission:

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.

who does the UWF support?

The majority of United Women in Faith's money is forwarded to the national organization of UWF who use it to help women, youth, and children in the United States and around the world. UWF empowers women, cares for children, educates youth, houses the neglected, advocates for social justice issues, and creates economic opportunities and changes neighborhoods.


Faith's United Women in Faith gives to other denominational ministries, like Neighborhood Center in Harrisburg, the United Methodist Home for Children, emergency kits for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and more.

Locally, the UWF at Faith supports the Bellefonte YMCA, the Centre County Library's summer reading program, Bridge of Hope, Penn State's International Christian Fellowship, and provides Christmas stockings and small gifts for residents at Centre Crest, a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Bellefonte. They have purchased a wheelchair for a local student and helped provide playground equipment.


At Faith Church, the United Women in Faith help provide meals for vacation Bible school (VBS) and volunteers for the Community Christmas Day Dinner.

learn more

Want to know more about the United Women in Faith at Faith Church? Contact Joy Oakley at 814.383.2265 or bmverksone@embarqmail.com.

about the United Women in Faith

United Women in Faith is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.


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.


United Women in Faith and The United Methodist Church's principles and values include:


  • Promoting the empowerment of women, children and youth.
  • Promoting anti-racism and multiculturalism.
  • Promoting inclusion and equity.
  • Promoting fair labor practices.
  • Promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability.