Harpeth River District United Women in Faith
Healing & Joy on Our Journey to God
A Message from the Conference President
Congratulations Harpeth River District!!! You have survived several years of Covid, even though it affected each and everyone one of us in some fashion. You had a good year of continuing to care for women, children and youth in your community and around the world. Through this period, you found ways to continue our mission work in a difficult time.
We had two big changes in 2022. The first one was the combining of two conferences into one. This brought changes in officers, travel, finding central meeting locations, etc., but we have become one. The other big change was our name change. This brought about some emotional stress for some of us. However, in our 150 years of service, we have changed our name 25 times and now we are United Women in Faith. It is just a name change; not a change in our mission work or our sisterhood.
With these two challenges under our belt, we have successfully had a Spring retreat at Beersheba, Mission u at Scarritt Bennett, a Social Action day at Memphis, a Fall retreat at Lakeshore, and our Annual Day at Lebanon. These events are so important now that we can safely meet again. We need this time of fellowship and sharing to continue our work as United Women in Faith and to grow closer as our merged Conference. I urge each of you to encourage attendance at these events in 2023. Your Conference Team and District Presidents work diligently to find locations for these events to minimize travel for everyone as much as possible.
The 2021 United Women in Faith Annual Report was published in an on-line version this week. It is a 56-page report which has useful and factual information about the reading program, financials, mission institutions, connecting, etc. I encourage you to review this report.
You have again done outstanding work throughout 2022 in all areas of our mission fields. You have pledged your time and funds to continue the work we have done for the last 150 years. You have once again answered God’s call for our service. I am so very proud to serve the TWK UWF and for that service to be alongside such amazing women. Be proud of your work and yourselves.
United Women in Faith
Tennessee Western Kentucky Conference
I can do all things in him who strengthens me.
~ Philippians 4:13 (NRSV)