United Women in Faith

See “Meeting Schedule” Below

The UWIF’s Purpose:
We are 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.” 

The United Women in Faith (or UWIF) (formerly The United Methodist Women) is a denominational-wide organization (the largest faith organization for women in the world, with 800,000 members globally)!  The UWIF offers all Methodist women opportunities for spiritual growth, leadership development, transformative education and service and advocacy.  Its current advocacy priorities are climate justice, economic inequality, maternal and child health, and ending criminalization of communities of color and mass incarceration.  They also support immigration reform and advocate on behalf of refugees’ rights.  The UWIF is pro-choice and supportive of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC).  Local units, such as at PEUMC, are open to all women of all backgrounds.   The UWIF is open to all women and advocates for women’s rights regardless, locally and globally, of income, sexual orientation, race, age, or other backgrounds. 

The PEUMC unit of the UWIF meets on the first Thursday of most month (see below for exact times & dates).  The unit has a rotating presidential office, but the contact for UWIF is Mary H. (715-887-3758)

Meetings include a light lunch or dessert, devotions, business portion, and special program.

Activities include: annual bazaar (in November) and other various mission projects & requests throughout the year.

Missions: Heartland District pledge, gifts in memory, thank offering, special mission recognitions, gifts to Opportunity Development Center, Family Center, Hmong House of Good News, Northcott Neighborhood House, and a scholarship for a female Mid-State student.

Our unit of the UWIF has generated thousands of dollars to help many women around the world get established in their own business using a global program of microloans through KIVA.

Circle of Friends

See “Meeting Schedule” Below

Circle of Friends is a smaller, more intimate version of United Women in Faith (UWIF).

What takes place at the meetings?
   –Devotions & programs
   –UWIF-related business
   –help with the UWIF bazaar
   –sell Rada cutlery (see below)
   –fund Mission Projects (locally & abroad)

2024 Circle of Friends Meeting Schedule

January 10 – 1:00 PM
February 14 – 1:00 PM
April 10 – 1:00 PM
May 8 – 1:00 PM
September 11 – 1:00 PM
October 9 – 1:00 PM
December 11 – 1:00 PM

All meetings are held in Fellowship Hall 

Sunshine Reading Circle

(meets as needed)

The Sunshine Reading Circle is a book club based on the National United Women in Faith Methodist’s reading list.  This reading program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books.  This group is an excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and broaden your understanding of the United Women in Faith’s Work.

For more information call Lucy S. (715-325-2841)
                                       or Diane S. (715-887-4373)

Funeral Dinners

The ladies of the church provide funeral dinners and luncheons (mainly catered) upon request.

2024 United Women in Faith Meeting Schedule

January 4 – 12:15 PM – Soup Luncheon

March 7 – 12:15 PM – Brown Bag Lunch

May 2 – 12:15 PM – Salad Potluck

September 5 – 12:15 PM – Healthy Snacks – Guest Speaker Margaret Getzin

October – UWIF Sunday – TBA

November 2 – Annual Holiday Bazaar

November 7 – 9:30 AM – Thank You Brunch

December 5 – 12:15 – Christmas Tea