United Women in Faith

Purpose of United Women in Faith (formerly the UMW)

The organized unit of United Women in Faith shall be 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.

CLICK HERE to register for the UWF Virginia Conference Annual Meeting that will take place on October 22nd, 2022.

We have over 350 recipes already! Don’t forget to get your recipe entered before you forget. And, of course, share as many as you wish…the more the better. Also, men, we are looking for your entries as well so get busy! Deadline is October 31st, so you only have a few weeks left to share your favorites. If you do not want/can’t enter your recipes yourself, put copies in the collection bin in the Missions Zone and a member will enter them for you, no problem. We are taking advanced orders, with NO payment at this time, so please put your order form in the collection bin in the Missions Zone. Your advanced order will help us determine the number of books to order. If you have questions, please ask any member of the UWF or call the church office for a contact name.

We are having an art contest for the cookbook as well! Click the button below for guidelines and application to submit your masterpiece!

Cookbook Art Contest Application

The United Women in Faith are pleased to announce they will be holding their annual Bazaar and Craft Show on Saturday, October 8, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Vendors are still needed for the Bazaar. If you or someone you know would like to become a vendor, please contact Margaret Getz (804-370-0649), Susan Crouch (804-543-9973), or Judy Varnier (804-218-2072). Don’t forget to leave your items for the Silent Auction in the Missions Zone or in the church office. Items for the Bake Sale can be left in the kitchen on Friday, September 7 or early on Saturday the 8th.

Brunswick Stew will be made by the UMM. Please call Herb Fearnow at 804-496-6668 to place your order. Only one pot will be made, so order early!

All proceeds help support local missions and those around the world.

UWF Circles  — monthly small groups
Agape Circle – Meets 3rd Sunday from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Room G114  — Judy Varnier – Leader
Davis-Nauman Circle – Meets 2nd Thursday at 1 p.m. at church —  Deb Merrit Bragg – Leader
Elisabeth Circle – Meets 2nd Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at church — Vicky Traylor – Leader
Mills- Fearnow Circle – Meets 1st Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at church
Littlejohn Circle – Meets 2nd Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at church — Lori Cross – Co-Leader, Laura Dustin – Co-Leader


Jessie Swann, President
Judy Varnier, Vice President
Arlene Peters, Corresponding Secretary
Historian, Linda Dwyer
Special Projects, Shirley Simmons and Janie Mundie
Communications, Margaret Getz

Jean Swann, Recording Secretary

June Benninghove, Treasurer


Mission Coordinators
Grace Keller, Spiritual Growth
Judy Varnier, Education and Interpretation, Social Action
Laura Dustin, Membership & Nurture, Outreach

For more information regarding participating in the UMW, please contact Jessie Swann, UMW President.