Missions

The entire program and organization of United Women in Faith focuses on mission. 

Our mission initiatives include:

Focus on Women, Children & Youth

From its beginning, United Women in Faith (UWF), formerly United Methodist Women (UMW), has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth.

In Practice

Below you may read about the mission work we are doing. If you would like to help in any of these please think of becoming a member by contacting us.

Send a message of caring – and support mission at the same time

A “Thinking of You” card would lift the spirits of your neighbors.  “Thank You” cards would let your child’s teachers know how much you appreciate their work.  There are also Gift to Mission cards for Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Peace, In the Service of Christ, On Your Special Day, Christmas, and a new Baby.  A Gift in Memory would send your caring thoughts to someone experiencing the loss of a loved one.

Our district treasurer, Marilyn Cannon, has a number of Gift to Mission and Gift in Memory cards on hand and they want to get them in your hands so you can send a note of cheer or comfort to friends and family.  Each card is available for a minimum of $5, which becomes part of the total unrestricted Mission Giving of the Rio Texas Conference UMW.

Contact Marilyn Cannon to arrange for payment and pickup or shipping of the card(s) you want.  If you have the cards mailed to you, please add in at least a couple of dollars to cover the cost of postage.  Note that the cards you receive may feature designs different from the ones pictured here.

Let’s use this opportunity to strengthen the “creative, supportive fellowship” with which we are blessed every day.

District mission advocacy project:  Maternal Health Care 

Let’s use the power of hundreds of United Women in Faith members in the Capital District to work on efforts and legislation to lower the high rate of maternal mortality in Texas! 

Coordinator:  Whitney Thurman; 512-657-3855; wthurman@utexas.edu 

Resources

UMW Maternal Health One Pager

Eight Steps Narrowing Maternal Health Disparity 

Southside Community Center in San Marcos, Texas is a mission supported by United Women in Faith. It helps local people in need, provides shelter and meals, and has an active volunteer program.

Programs include:

In 2013, Capital District United Women in Faith (then Austin District United Methodist Women) joined the Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) initiative in the Austin-geographical area, as a district-wide love in action mission. The JFON program was developed by the General Board of Global Ministries in 1999 as part of a nationwide outreach project. There are currently four JFON offices in Texas. The offices provide to low income immigrants free, high-quality immigration legal services, education, and advocacy.