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. 

Ladies, mark your calendars and save the date for our 2024 Annual Retreat.  It will be February 17 - 18 at Camp Copass in Denton.

Thanks so much for all of your help with our E-recycling event!!  We raised $850!  It was one of those rare perfect weather days that was enjoyed by all! The activities of the day were all successful.  It is a fun way to serve the community and earn money for missions and scholarship.  The fellowship with one another and our friends and neighbors was  the real highlight.  Thanks again! - Barby

You are all invited to join Candlelight Circle and go to Build a Bear on Tuesday, December 5th.  Contact Jennifer Howard or Barby Matous for details.  We will be making bears or other animals for Methodist Children's Home.

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. 

Introducing our

December Book Club Read!

Morning Book Club - December 21
Evening Book Club - December 19: one week early due to Christmas!

Opportunities for Involvement!



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


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.
Leader: Tere Henry

2023-24 Scheduled Books:

December 21 & 19
(*UWF List) Being Sheela:  The Life Journey of an Immigration Lawyer by Aditi Rao
January 18 & 30
Our Woman in Moscow by Beatriz Williams
February 15 & 27
West with Giraffes by Linda Rutledge
March 21 & 26
(*UWF List) The Daughter of Cana by Angela Hunt (Book 1 of 4 – Jerusalem Road)
April 18 & 30
The It Girl by Ruth Ware – 4.2 stars, 464 pages
May 16 & 28
A Murder of Crows by Sarah Yarwood-Lovett (Book 1 of 6 in Dr. Nell Ward series)
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



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.   


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.
Dec. 5   
Build a Bear/Methodist Children's home
Jason’s Deli near Stonebriar
Jan. 9  
Retreat preparation --bring dinner
Church reception room
Feb. 13 
No Meeting due to retreat
March 12 
Tea preparation -- bring dinner
Church reception room
April 9   
UWF annual mission
Crossbuck BBQ (Welch/Spg Valley)
May 14   
VBS Projects -- bring dinner
Church reception room
June 11  
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 2022-23 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
1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30
Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 5