The UWF ordinarily meet on the third Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m.in the Fellowship Hall. Occasionally, special meetings are scheduled at other times.
Membership is open to any woman who expresses her desire to belong to the group, is willing to support the United Women in Faith in her own way, and is willing to participate in the global missions of the church.
Social events, fund-raisers, as well as mission projects are planned throughout the year.
Mission Adventure to Healing Strides VA
The United Women in Faith (UWIF) recently took the new church bus on an adventure to eat lunch at Holly Jo’s Creekside Restaurant and then to Healing Strides for a tour. The mission of Healing Strides is to promote wellness for people with personal challenges who can benefit from equine assisted activities and therapies in a safe and supportive environment.
Our tour guide, June, showed us the indoor and outdoor arenas, the tack room, and the stables and pasture. We got to meet several of the horses, and we learned about the varied programs they offer from Therapeutic Riding, Equine Assisted Leadership Development, Mental Health Learning & Coaching, to a Veterans program, and even a Parenting from the Barn program.
The largest populations in their programs are veterans, children in the foster care system, at-risk youth, and adults with PTSD. They specialize in the needs of people with multiple diagnoses
Overall, an impressive program, doing much for our community.
Peace Pole Dedication September 15, 2019
The Peace Pole is a symbol of the hopes and dreams of the entire human family, standing vigil in silent prayer for peace on earth. There are tens of thousands of Peace Poles in 180 countries all over the world dedicated as monuments to peace. They serve as constant reminders for us to visualize and pray for world peace. As peoples of various cultures, faith traditions and political ideals plant Peace Poles, all are united in one global heart and mind in the desire for peace. Every human has a common source; we are all created and given life by the breath of God.
Isaiah 2:4 God shall judge among the nations, and settle disputes of mighty nations. And they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation; and they shall no longer learn how to make war.
May Peace Prevail on Earth! Let us unite in our mutual desire to serve, create and manifest true peace on earth, while transcending our differences and celebrating our common humanity. Peace is not everyone singing the same note; peace is everyone singing their own note, joining together in harmony. Peace is celebrating unity in our diversity.
This pole is a symbol to help us foster inner peace on mind and to work toward peace, in our community, and in the world at large. Today we pray together as a community, one in the spirit of the universal message: May Peace Prevail on Earth. May each of us hold this message in our hearts, carry it with us every day, share it with every person we meet, and send it around the world.
Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God”