United Methodist Women (UMW) is now United Women in Faith (UWF).
This change comes after research for over five years with more than 24,000 United Methodists and women of other Christian traditions. The result is a renewed commitment to inclusivity and diversity.
We remain women of passion and power, united by God’s love in our mission to support women, children, and youth.
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 Leadership Team of the South East District United Women in Faith is committed to helping all women and local units of the South East District in fulfilling this purpose.
The focus of United Women in Faith is on Mission.
Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
Equipping women & girls to be leaders
Providing transformative educational experiences
Organizing for growth & flexibility
Working for justice through service & advocacy
We are comprised of laywomen who use our God-given gifts to engage in God’s mission in the world.
The South East District United Women in Faith (UWF) is one of eight districts of the Florida Conference United Women in Faith, Florida Conference United Methodist Church.
The South East District includes Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Monroe County, and a portion of Palm Beach County.
Our work is inspired by our Purpose and our commitment to turn faith, hope, and love into action.
From its beginning, over 150 years ago, United Women in Faith has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth.
“I am humbled to be part of the legacy of countless women who vowed to ‘act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God.’ Our lives today are forever woven into their lives as we continue the work that began in 1869 with eight women on a dark and stormy night in Boston, MA. May the legacy continue so 150 years from now a new generation of women could proudly celebrate 300 years of women, whatever name they may carry then, in mission.”
Deaconess Judith Pierre-Okerson, President, Florida Conference United Women in Faith