United Women in Faith


Our Purpose

    We are:

A community of women whose purpose is to know God and 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.


United Women in Faith seeks to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence, and impact local and global communities.



Turning faith, hope, and love into action on behalf of women, children, and youth around the world.



“I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect.  But Christ has taken hold of me.  So I keep running and struggling to take hold of the prize.  My friends, I don’t feel I have already arrived. But I forget what is behind, and I struggle for what is ahead. I run on toward the goal….”

Philippians 3:12-13a



Dear Sisters in Christ,

Someone recently asked me why I am a part of United Women in Faith.  I am a part of United Women in Faith because we are a faith driven women’s organization with a clear Purpose.  Our beliefs bring us together and unite us as a sisterhood. Our sisterhood is inclusive; we are a supportive community.  We empower and train women to become leaders. 

Throughout our 153-year history, United Women is Faith has always been focused on putting love into action on behalf of women, children and youth. With that focus, we have endeavored to act for justice and transform communities. Our actions have always spoken as loudly as our words.

We are bold and we have the audacity to believe that together we can help to bring forth the kin-dom of God for all.  We show up and get things done.  Together, we are making the world a better place in our local communities, our national communities, and our global communities.  Are we there yet?  NO! But we are pressing on toward the goal. What a privilege to be a part of this organization!

Recently, some of us on the Conference and District teams attended Leadership Development Days (LDD).  This was a 2 ½ day national training that was designed to by our national United Women in Faith leaders. The theme of the weekend was “On Toward the Goal.”  

The questions that framed the weekend training are worth considering by all of us.

  1. What is God calling us to do as United Women in Faith?

  2. What is God calling you to do as a United Women in Faith member?

  3. What are you most excited about for the future of United Women in Faith?

I invite you to reflect on these three questions individually and discuss them in your circle and unit meetings.  Then reach out and share your responses with a district or conference elected leader.  We need everyone’s ideas and input. Together as United Women in Faith of the Oregon-Idaho Conference, we can energize each other to “run toward the goal” of putting God’s love into action on behalf of women, children, and youth.

Chris Mitchell

Oregon Idaho Conference President

United Women in Faith


Cascadia and Columbia Districts invite all women to be a part of their Spiritual Retreat on Saturday, April 22, 10:45- 1:30 MDT/9:45-12:30 PDT.  

Reflecting God's Glory Sharing our Spiritual Journey Register HERE Download a flyer with more information to print and share


Please note that the registration link on the flyer does not work. You will need to register using this link 

Unit Partner Program

The Unit Partner Program personalizes the connection of United Women in Faith by giving local units contact with district leaders. It increases communication through updates on events and program emphases and provides a channel for units to share information and questions with their unit partner.

The materials below include  a more detailed explanation of the program as well other resources district partners may find helpful as you engage with the local unit/s to which you have been assigned.  These include:



Native American Land Acknowledgement


A Native American Land Acknowledgement Priority Plan has been developed.  You can find it HERE.  This is first step on a journey of seeking reconciliation and healing with the Indigenous People.  You will also find a list of Queries for Native American Land Acknowledgement HERE.  As Todd Barrett suggested, we should allow the Spirit to take us along this journey.




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The Western Jurisdiction committee on nominations has the responsibility of finding women within each conference who are qualified to be in leadership positions and are willing to serve for a term of four years on the Western Jurisdiction Leadership team.  An important tool we use to do this is our Profile Sheets. 
Filling out the sheet doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be asked at this time, but it is important that the committee on nominations have your information for future reference. 
You can download the profile form HERE.

You can email your completed profile form to Lynda Montgomery at dynomont_3@msn.com (be sure to put an underscore between the t and 3) or mail it to her (address is on the bottom of the profile sheet).
Thanks so much on the behalf of the Western Jurisdiction Nominations Committee.
Lynda Montgomery,
Chair of the Nominations Committee  

                  Legacy Fund

The Legacy Fund is a permanent endowment that will support the mission outreach of future generations of United Methodist Women as they address the needs of women, children and youth of their day.

To learn more or make a donation, click here.


Legacy Builder 

What is a Legacy Builder? A Legacy Builder moves forward the mission of United Methodist Women by making a monthly gift of $18.69 or more to The Legacy Endowment Fund. Your monthly gift will ensure that United Methodist Women continues to prepare future generations of women to practice mutuality in mission, working to transform the lives of women, children and youth in deeper and even more impactful ways.

Please let Lory Neser know if you sign up:  lneser@aol.com

Make a commitment of $18.69/month or more to The Legacy Endowment Fund.

You can choose to make gifts on a quarterly, semi-annual, or annual basis. You can:

   • You can make an online gift on our secure website: https://uwfaith.org/give/legacy-fund/ . . . OR

   • Text-to-Give by dialing 41444 and texting LEGACYBUILDER to set up regular payments . . . OR

   • Contact the development office at 1-800-278-7771

For more information, click HERE

Becoming and Being a

Hot off the presses, here is the November 2022 revision of the Healthy, Vital Unit Form

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Conference 2021 Standing Rules

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