United Women in Faith

United Women in Faith (UWIF) is a sisterhood driven by God’s love to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. Working through justice and compassion, we advocate for fairness and protection of all women.  Membership is open to any woman interested in joining this fellowship to support and participate in the global mission of this group.

We have a wonderful social fellowship and pray for each other.  We pray about the needs of the world, and support national, state, and local missions.  We support local missions by fundraising, and we give to such missions as local domestic violence services, Henry Fork Service Center, Stepping Stone Mission, Society of Saint Andrew, BUMC preschool, SML Good Neighbors, Food for Kids, and more.

We also offer a reading program that addresses issues such as equity, education in mission, environmental issues, spiritual enrichment, and more.

Regular meetings are on the third Thursday of each month, except for July, August, and December.  We also have opportunities to visit mission oriented locations such as Booker T. Washington Memorial, Healing Strides, and more.

Please contact the church office for additional information and how to join the United Women in Faith at  540-297-7957.

Sandra Richardson (left) presenting the 2023 Mary-Martha Award to Becky Camden

Henrietta Lacks statue and the Harrison Museum of African American Culture  (March, 2024)


Kitchen Shower for Kaleidoscope (October, 2023)

Mission Adventure to Healing Strides VA  (April , 2023)

The United Women in Faith (UWIF) 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, 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.”