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Women's Ministry

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United Women in Faith

(Formerly United Methodist Women)

  •  We believe love in action can change the world.
  •  We’re a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. Driven by God’s love and united in sisterhood, we work to improve the lives of women, children and youth. Every day, we show up. We take action. We get it done. And we invite you to join us.
  •  UWF is still relevant after 150 years (and various name changes) because we continue to make necessary changes to further connect spiritual women to act boldly for justice and transform communities. That will not change.

UWF at FUMCR provides support for the needs of women and children in our congregation and our local community as well as financially supports UWF nationally and internationally through monthly circle meetings, semi-annual unit meetings, and semi-annual project parties. 

  • Circles

    Small groups within the local church's UWF group participate in and support the purposes of UWF. Monthly meetings include prayer and sharing time, plus a speaker, program by a member, or an activity.

    Guests and new members are always welcome.


    3rd Sundays, 12:30 pm, Room 205

    The Esther Circle is a diverse group of 19 women, ages 25-60+, who are passionate about growing deeper in active relationship with God, our society, and one another.
    Contacts: Cori Pratt (469.231.7229 /, Shandon Klein (972.904.9622 /, Bethany Wright (903.272.2401 /


    1st Tuesdays, September-July, 7 pm, Room 205

    The Hannah Circle is a group of approximately 20 vibrant, active women of all ages and stages of life.
    Contacts: Glenda Hanks (972.948.9426 /, Micki Wright (214.796.7979 /


    1st Wednesdays, September-May, 9:30 am, Room 203

    Joanna is a close group of 17 that welcomes women of all ages.
    Contacts: Sherri White (972.234.1333 /, Pat Fox (214.542.4312 /


    3rd Mondays, 10 am, First Center

    Koinonia has 13 energetic, caring members, ages 60+. 
    Contacts: Liz Demetri (214.212.6743 /, Julie Lewis (469.626.0765 /

    Morning Glory

    1st Mondays, Aug-May, 10 am, First Center

    Morning Glory has about 30 members with ages ranging from mid 50s to 70s.  All ages are welcome and would fit in.
    Contacts: Nita Ulasek (972.742.4657 /, Jolynne Harey (214.533.2728 /


    3rd Tuesdays, Sept-May, 9:30, First Center

    Rejoice has been in existence for many years.  Its 18 members have a wide age range and are a mix of long-time members and newer members.
    Contacts: Melanie Cottam (972.238.9720 /, Nancy Zachary (972.793.7900 /


    2nd Thursdays, Sept-May, 6:30/7 pm,  Mays Hall

    Ruth is a small, close group ranging in age from 50s-70s. Several are retired teachers. In June, July, and August they meet for casual get-togethers. The group would welcome women of all ages.
    Contact: Louise Riley (972.699.8462 /

  • Officers

    Presidents - Kim Hefley, Julie Dean
    Vice President - Pam Shamblin

    Secretary - Janet Westfall
    Treasurer - Stachia Brothers

    Spiritual Growth - Robin Kelly
    Education and Interpretation - Marta Mountjoy
    Social Action - Lela Luxen
    Membership - Pat Hatinger, Linda McAlister
    Program Resources - Vicki Branscome
    Communications - Melanie Calvert

    Committee on Nominations - Nita Ulasek (chair), Jane Aitchison, Marsha Mayo, Barbara McNutt, Cori Pratt

    Local Mission Representatives
    Bethlehem Center - Jane Aitchison
    CC Young - Kathy Betz, Melanie Cottam
    Methodist Hospital - Nancy Healy, Janice Myers
    Wesley-Rankin Community Center - Marta Mountjoy, Carolyn Vanaman

    FUMCR Events - Glenda Hanks, Nita Ulaszek
    Ushering Coordinators - Diana Ramsower (SMU), Marta Mountjoy (FUMCR)

  • Local Missions
    Local Missions

    Our UFW unit regularly supports four local missions. Each circle is assigned a local mission, and they are rotated every two years so everyone has an opportunity to learn about each organization. We support each mission in various ways and keep abreast of needs and events by having a representative on each board.

    Bethlehem Center

    Since 1945, Dallas Bethlehem Center has provided the children of South Dallas with a nurturing environment that benefits the entire family structure by offering holistic services for each child's educational, physical, emotional, social, moral and spiritual needs. Their focus ranges from child development for ages 1-5, after-school and summer enrichment programs for ages 6-12 and a youth development program for ages 13-21. Learn More

    C.C. Young

    C.C. Young is a Methodist retirement center serving those in independent living to those in full care in Dallas overlooking White Rock Lake. We host birthday parties, make lap robes and shawls. We visit residents and provide Bingo gifts for them. We support different benefits throughout the year to provide services or enhancements to the facilities. Learn More

    Methodist Dallas Medical Center

    Our unit supports Methodist Hospital throughout the year. Our mission focuses on infants and new mothers. We donate Halloween tray favors, layette sets, shot dolls and infant eye covers (for infants under lights for jaundice). We donate red Christmas stockings and knitted white hats for the Christmas babies to be wrapped in to go home. 

    Wesley Rankin Community Center

    Wesley Rankin is a community center serving West Dallas. Our unit supports this mission throughout the year with book donations for their library, donations for school supplies and gifts for the Christmas Store Program which allows parents to shop in a store with volunteer hours they have donated at their children's schools or other community programs. Wesley Rank holds an annual benfit which provides most of the annual funding for the community center. Learn More

  • Celebrations

    Let FUMCR be the place for your next important celebration!

    The United Women in Faith of FUMCR will help with any celebration that you choose to have at the church campus.

         Birthday parties
         Graduation celebrations
         Class functions

    We will set up, serve and take care of replenishing the food and drinks during the event. And when it is time to clean up, we do that too!!

    Contact Glenda Hanks ( or Nita Ulaszek (972.742.4657) for information on how we can help you give a celebration and enjoy the party as well.

    Let your celebration be a gift to others!

    UWF members volunteer, and the money earned goes directly to fund ministries to women, children and youth. While you have a great celebration, you also contribute to the wonderful family missions for the United Methodist Church through United Women In Faith.

  • Events

    2022 Unit events are listed here. Refer to individual Circles for their regular meetings and special events.                       

    Sat, Jan 16 pm UMW Leadership Training Room 2A/B
    Tue, Jan 18 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Jan 22-25   Texas UMW Legislative Event Austin & Online
    Tue, Feb 8 6:30-8:30 pm Project Party Rooms 225, 226
    Tue, Feb 15 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Tue, Mar 15 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Apr 1-2   Spiritual Growth Retreat Prothro Center
    Tue Apr 12 11:30 am - 1 pm Unit Meeting  
    Tue, Apr 19 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Sat, Apr 23   NTC UWF Racial Justice Online
    Tue, May 17 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    May 20-22   UWF 2022 Assembly Orlando, FL & Online
    Jun 5-7   NT Annual Conference FUMCR
    Tue, June 21 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Tue, Aug 9 11:30am-1pm Project Party Rooms 225, 226
    Mon, Aug 15   Local Unit Annual Reports due to NTC UWF District Pres.  
    Tue, Aug 16 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Aug 29 - Sept 6   UMC General Conference Minneapolis, MN
    Tue, Sept 20 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Sat, Sept 24   Metro District UWF Annual Meeting TBD
    Tue, Oct 11 6:30-8 pm Unit Meeting/Light Dinner/Speaker Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Tue, Oct 18 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Sat, Oct 22   NTC UWF Annual Meeting TBD
    Tue, Nov 15 7-9 pm Executive Meeting Ogden Fellowship Hall
    Tue, Dec 13 6:30-8 pm Christmas Unit Meeting Coleman Family Hall
    TBD   Fundraiser  
    TBD   Project Transformation  

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