United Women in Faith offers faith, fun and fellowship


United Women in Faith

United Women in Faith (UWF) is a nondenominational, faith-based organization that focuses on service, education and Christian community for women around the world. The local group meets in the library of the Community United Methodist Church at 434 Lewis St. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. 

The motto of the group is “Love in action can change the world.” The primary mission of UWF is to empower the lives of children, youth, adults and families through education, life skills and faith-based programs. 

The Pagosa Springs chapter helps many local nonprofits with their hands, hearts and dollars. UWF supports international schools and ministries in 34 countries, as well as 90 charitable organizations across the United States. Some of our local funding supports two major regional organizations. McCurdy Ministries Community Center in Española, N.M., provides preschool, counseling, summer camps and youth programs to low-income children. New Beginnings in Farmington, N.M., provides transitional housing for survivors and families of domestic violence, offering a safe living environment for women and children for up to a year. 

The February program, “Embodying Spirituality,” will provide resources and tools to prepare for the Lenten season which begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22. Refreshments will be served. 

If you are looking for a lively, welcoming group of women dedicated to Christian service, please join us. UWF offers two meeting options: a daytime group meeting on the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m., and the evening group on third Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Questions? Contact Sarah Riehm at sarah.riehm@gmail.com.