united Women in Faith

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

CHANGE IN MEETING TIME

Candlelight Circle will meet June 18 instead of June 11 because of participation in VBS

Our nominations committee is seeking ladies to serve on our leadership team for 2024-2025. If you are interested or have suggestions about someone who would like to serve our church in this way please contact one of our nominations committee members. They are listed in the slate of officers at the bottom of this page. You may also contact Barby Matous is you have questions about these leadership positions.
Wow!  What a great afternoon!  Despite the persistent rain on Saturday, April 20th, about 70 women braved the weather and came to our annual fundraiser Tea.  It was a beautiful afternoon inside.  We were entertained by members of the Coppell Community Chorale and we were served by our United Methodist Men.  A big thank you to the groups just mentioned and to the many UWF members who prepared food, bought tea, set up, cleaned up and more!!  
United Women in Faith Scholarships
 
Supporting the education of Christ United Methodist Church’s young women with scholarships for graduating high school seniors has been a mission of the United Women in Faith (formerly United Methodist Women) since 1999. The amount awarded and the number of scholarships presented is determined directly by the donations received during the annual fundraising drive.
 
The criteria used to evaluate scholarship awards includes both monetary need and the amount of involvement and participation in Christ UMC activities, along with academic performance. The scholarship is designated for a Christ United Methodist Church member. Selection will be made without regard to race or national origin.

The women of UWF are passionate about supporting the young women of our church to achieve their educational goals. These scholarships are awarded on Graduate Sunday in early May.

This year, 2024, we do not have a young lady graduating from high school, therefore no scholarship will be awarded. Funds raised toward scholarships will be held for next year.

Introducing our

June Book Club Read!

Morning Book Club - June 20
Evening Book Club - June 25

Opportunities for Involvement!

BOOK CLUBS 

MORNING BOOK CLUB CIRCLE

The Morning book club meets  the 3rd Thursday of the month at 11:30.  Bring your lunch.
 Meeting places will vary.
To be added to the email reminder list contact Teresa Webster.   teresa.l.webster@gmail.com

EVENING BOOK CLUB CIRCLE

The Evening book club meets the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  Meeting places will vary.
To be added to the email reminder list contact Tere.
tere.hatcher@hotmail.com
Leader: Tere Henry

2023-24 Scheduled Books:

June 20 & 25
Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
July 18 & 30
Horse by Geraldine Brooks
August 15 & 27
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
September 19 & 24
Surviving Savannah by Patti Callahan
 

FELLOWSHIP/MISSION CIRCLES 

SUNLIGHT CIRCLE

Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month at 12:00 in the Tri-room in the Family Life Center from September to May, (except January). These ladies share a salad lunch, a devotional, and fellowship. so bring you favorite salad and come enjoy this time together.  Jannye Schoonmaker and Judi Burton are co-chairpersons. 972-247-6136 for more info.   

CANDLELIGHT CIRCLE

Meetings are typically the 2nd Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30pm. We usually eat together, either at a restaurant or bring your own meal to our meeting place. See below for meeting details.
June 18 
Planning meeting
Joe’s Pizza (Frankford & Josey)
Goody bags for youth mission trip
One traditional goal of UWF is Reading Program participation. For information about this program visit: https://uwfaith.org/resources/reading-program/
Participants in the reading program are recognized annually at the Metro district UWF meeting.  You can get credit for books that have been on the UWF list 7 years or less.  If you participate, please give the list of books that you read to Barby Matous to submit the report.

Our Book clubs read contemporary books and occasionally books from the UWF book list.  Our choice of books is from our members suggestions.
UWF strives to meet the needs of  women of CUMC and the community. Come be a part of women whose purpose is to help women and children both near and far.
If you are interested in learning about/ joining United  Women in Faith, you are welcome to attend any of our events/meetings.
Contact a member of our UWF Leadership team (listed below) or call the church office at 972-247-6136 if you want more information.
 
UWF 2023-24 Leadership team
President:   Barby Matous   barby123@aol.com
Vice-president:   Teresa Webster   teresa.l.webster@gmail.com
Secretary:   Denise Wallace
Treasurer:   Barbara Serlin
Communications:   Barbara Haley
Tea coordinators:      
Children’s coordinator: Amy Ruppersberg
Scholarship committee chairperson:   Karen Hutson-Benegalia;
                        Scholarship committee assistant chairperson:   Ann Haynes
Book club, evening:   Tere Henry
Book club, morning:  Teresa Webster
Nominations:  Pam Capener, Julia Smith, Kelli Castro
Sunlight Circle:   Jannye Schoonmaker and Judi Burton
Candlelight Circle:   Jennifer Howard
LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING DATES:
1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30
Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 5