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

Join us as we laugh, learn, plan, and pray together weekly. New faces always welcome!  Questions may be directed to United Women in Faith Barrington UMC president, Pat Ziebart, .

At the local level:

  • we presently meet on the second Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at the church or on Zoom for those who prefer an online meeting. Contact Linda Osikowicz for the more infomation.
  • we study to become more aware of needs for social justice and Christian caring that our organization can impact. 
  • we organize a huge rummage sale and give the proceeds to non-profit groups whose missions align with ours. 
  • we make hundreds of "heart pillows" to comfort breast cancer patients at Good Shepherd Hospital.

Being part of United Women in Faith means being part of an exciting and powerful force for good in our world. The resources and opportunities for involvement are flexible enough to fit your needs and goals.

  • Local membership
  • Online resources
  • Webinars
  • Podcasts
  • Reading Program
  • Spiritual Growth Opportunities

These FAQ’s will help you to know more! 

Do you have to be United Methodist to join? No. Any woman who is committed to our purpose and mission is welcome. That means that friends of any denomination or even no church membership who would like to join are welcome.

Is there an age requirement? Not really, though materials are probably better suited for older youth and adults. Every year there is a Mission u growth opportunity with options geared to children and youth.

Is there a membership fee? No, but we gratefully receive a pledge to mission to support the work of the organization.

Where can I learn more about the larger organization?  https://uwfaith.org

Who can I contact about membership here at BUMC?  Pat Ziebart, or Linda Osikowicz,

How is our mission money used?

2022 UMW Annual Report to the Elgin District 2022 UMW Annual Report of Giving and Spending

How do you work for social justice?  United Methodist Women has been challenging social injustice for more than 150 years and continue its advocacy work today. The justice campaigns for 2023 are Interrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline (a term describing how children and youth of color are rerouted away from education success toward the criminal justice system when they are over-policed and punished in schools) and Just Energy for All (working with companies and governments for clean, renewable energy through a just and equitable transition).