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United Methodist Women (UMW) is now United Women in Faith (UWF)


Women who participate in monthly circle meetings and support mission projects to grow spiritually and become more deeply rooted in Christ by putting faith into action.


Our national mission institutions empower women, care for children, educate and equip youth, care for the neglected, advocate for social justice issues, create economic opportunities, and strengthen neighborhoods.


Our members give out of their love for the world and provide financial support for local and national mission institutions, supporting 121 programs taking place in 110 countries.


UWF members’ voices are heard around the world as they call for justice on issues such as immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence, health care, and the environment.


Any woman who wants to engage in mission work, have personal and spiritual growth with Christian women, and who wants to become involved in social action to better women, children, and families may join. It’s easy to become a member of UWF. You can talk to someone you know who is already a member, or email Lorrie Rezendes ( or call her at 571-309-6001. UWF meets monthly during the months of September - May/June in small groups called Circles as follows:

Elizabeth Circle

2nd Monday of each month @ 10:30am

Meeting Location:

Member's Homes (Including at The Fairfax)

Shirley Burgett ( / 703-780-7966)

Elizabeth Circle are in charge of the Frozen Casserole Sale at the annual UWF Christmas Marketplace. They are group of delightful older women who want to have Christian fellowship, continue to grow spiritually, and support mission projects as everyone gracefully ages.

Friendship Circle

2nd Monday of each month @ 6:30pm

Meeting Location:

Member's Homes

Lorrie Rezendes ( / 571-309-6001)

Friendship Circle is comprised of working or recently retired women who want to grow spiritually, have Christian fellowship, and work on mission projects. They are in charge of the Faith Cafe at the annual UWF Christmas Marketplace.

Esther Circle

2nd Tuesday of each month @ 10:00am

Meeting Location:

Room 132 (Library)

Hettie Hervey ( / 703-360-4625)

Esther Circle enjoys doing mission projects, enjoys programs to learn about ourselves and each other and our faith, occasionally has speakers, and does two luncheons a year. They are also in charge of the White Elephant Sale at the annual UWF Christmas Marketplace.

Sewing Circle

3rd Wednesday of each month @ 10:00am

Meeting Location:

Rooms 203

Lorrie Rezendes ( / 571-309-6001)

The Sewing Circle meets monthly for fun sewing projects. We iron, cut, pin material, and machine sew projects. We sew 150 or more heart pillows for local hospital heart patients that have undergone surgery. We have completed 60 baby blankets that were sent to the people of Ukraine. We also sew pocket prayer quilts that we sell at the Christmas Market. We recently started to sew angels to uplift anyone receiving one. We start new sewing projects each year. All women are welcomed and there are jobs for all!

Koinonia Circle

2nd Thursday of each month @ 6:00pm

Meeting Location:

Room 132 (Library)

Maria Friedman (

The Koinonia circle is comprised of mothers and early midlife females who are seeking Christian friendship, encouragement, and support during this important phase of life. The circle’s predominant common thread is a common faith and purpose, dedicated to growing together as we strive to become more Christ-like through Christian fellowship, devotion, and service.

Lydia Circle

2nd Thursday of each month @ 10:00am - 12:00pm

Meeting Location:

Room 202

Peggy Lussier ( / 703-624-6600)

Lydia Circle enjoys coming together monthly for fellowship and spiritual growth. They accept jewelry donations every Fall (August - November) to sell at the annual UWF Christmas Marketplace.

Ruth Circle

2nd Thursday of each month @ 5:30pm

Meeting Location:

Room 132 (Library)

Mary Ellen Carawan ( / 207-329-4142)

Ruth Circle enjoys spiritual meetings and deep friendships while welcoming those who are new to the group. Members participate in reading and discussion of UWF books, and sharing uplifting programs and projects. They are in charge of pecans sales and the Bakery Corner for the annual UWF Christmas Marketplace.

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