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E-recycling event returns  October 1.  

Gather your old electronics, sports gear and more and bring them to church!  

This is the same event we sponsored last April and October 2021.








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Book club meeting times:
Morning group: Oct. 20 11:30
Evening group: Oct. 25 6:30
Our book selection for October:

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As the senior rabbi of one of the largest synagogues in the world, Steve Leder has learned over and over again the many ways death teaches us how to live and love more deeply by showing us not only what is gone but also the beauty of what remains.

This inspiring and comforting book takes us on a journey through the experience of loss that is fundamental to everyone. Yet even after having sat beside thousands of deathbeds, Steve Leder the rabbi was not fully prepared for the loss of his own father. It was only then that Steve Leder the son truly learned how loss makes life beautiful by giving it meaning and touching us with love that we had not felt before.

Enriched by Rabbi Leder's irreverence, vulnerability, and wicked sense of humor, this heartfelt narrative is filled with laughter and tears, the wisdom of millennia and modernity, and, most of all, an unfolding of the profound and simple truth that in loss we gain more than we ever imagined.

We invite you to participate in our small groups and activities.

Sunlight Circle

Candlelight circle

Morning Book club

Evening book club 

E-recycling fundraising event


tea fundraiser

Trunk or treat trunk



Book club 


Picture below: morning book club 








Mark your calendar for retreat 2023: February 11 & 12



The organized unit of United Women in Faith shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Over one million women have chosen to be members of a special organization with a specific purpose.

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

2022-23 Scheduled Books:


The Personal Librarian by Benedict & Murray. 

OCTOBER 20 & 25

Beauty of What Remains:  How our Greatest Fear Becomes our Greatest Gift by Steve Leder.  

NOVEMBER 17 & 29

For the Glory: The Untold and Inspiring Story of Eric Liddell, Hero of Chariots of Fire by Duncan Hamilton

DECEMBER 15 & 27

The Christmas Glass by Marci Alborghetti & Hilde Sophie Plau

JANUARY 19 & 31

Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman & C. S. Lewis by Patty Callahan

FEBRUARY 16 & 28

(UWF) Girl Gone Missing by Marcie R. Rendon

MARCH 16 & 28

(UWF) Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Greg Boyle

APRIL 20 & 25

Fly Girl: A Memoir by Ann Hood

MAY 18 & 30

The Power of Thank You: Discover the Joy of Gratitude by Joyce Meyer

JUNE 15 & 27

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line:  Untold Story of Women Who Changed the Course of World War II by Mari Eder & Mari K. Eder

JULY 20 & 25

The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

AUGUST 17 & 29

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

One traditional goal of UWF is  Reading Program participation. For information about this program visit: https://uwfaith.org/resources/2022-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.


Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday morning of each month at 11:30 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.Cathy Fettke is chairperson. 972-247-6398  



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.

2022-2023 Meeting schedule: 

Date               Charity/activity                                     meeting location      

Oct. 11          UWF Metro District Annual  Charity   Taco Cabana (Beltline & Marsh)

Nov. 8           Build a bear/Methodist Children's home Stonebriar food court

Dec. 13          No meeting

Jan. 10           Retreat preparation                        Church meeting room

Feb.                No Meeting due to retreat

March 14.      Tea preparation                               Church meeting room

April 11         Youth auction basket                                        Café Brazil

May 9             Crafts with CUMC kids for Mother’s Day  Sunday school room

June                Planning meeting                                Marshall’s BBQ/F.B.

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:                    Janell Case

Treasurer:                   Barbara Serlin

Communications:      Barbara Haley

Tea coordinators:      Marylou Ivy and Dorothy Kibler

Children’s coordinator: Amy Ruppersberg

Scholarship committee chairperson: Julia Smith and assistant        chairperson Karen Hutson

Book club, evening:    Tere Henry 

Book club, morning:   Teresa Webster

Nominations: Pam Capener, Julia Smith 


Sunlight Circle: Cathy Fettke

Candlelight Circle: Jennifer Howard


1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 

October 4: debrief recycle event,  plan retreat reservation dates, Trunk or treat

November 1: retreat planning

January 3: work on retreat

February 7: retreat finalize

March 7: Tea planning or next month?

April 4: Tea preparation, kid's Mother's Day craft plans e recycle event finalize