United Women in Faith

Nearly 800,000 women in the United States make up the United Women in Faith, known until 2022 as United Methodist Women. From its beginning, United Methodist Women, now United Women in Faith, has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth. Learn more

In United Methodist churches across Western Pennsylvania (WPA), supported by district and conference leadership teams, United Women in Faith are:

  • Organized for mission
  • Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
  • Equipping women and girls to be leaders
  • Providing transformative educational experiences
  • Organizing for growth & flexibility
  • Working for justice through service and advocacy

Johnstown Banishment - September 7, 1923
Learn about the Johnstown Banishment  

The Conference UWF supports several organizations that serve those in need in Western PA. Among them, the Ruth M. Smith Center, a personal care facility and day care center in Sheffield, PA, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2022 and is as owned by the national UMW, and the Erie UM Alliance (EUMA), which offers shelter and support for unhoused veterans, families and youth aging out of the foster care system. 

The UWF partners with the Conference in presenting the annual Mission u, providing information, inspiration, and opportunities for mission for adults, youth, and children. Due to the pandemic, only adult studies have been offered, via Zoom. The UMW also provides grants to mission agencies and programs in Western PA through the Elizabeth A. Bradley Mission Fund and supports scholarships for Christian vocations.