Faith Harbor Topsail | United Women in Faith

Our Mission: 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.

Our Vision: Turning faith, hope, and love into action on behalf of women, children, and youth around the world.

Our Purpose: We are a community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in global ministries of the church.

At Faith Harbor United Methodist Church there is a group of women that meet regularly to serve the mission, vision and purpose of United Women in Faith.

We are part of the Harbor District (HDUWF) that encompasses much of southeastern North Carolina and three of our members serve on the leadership team at the district level: 

Bescye Burnett – Communications Officer 

Sherri Davila – Vice President 

Sherry Mewborn – Nominations

Our 2024 Officers

Co-President/Vice President



Devotion/Spiritual Guide

Education and Interpretation

Social Action

Bonnie Hunter and Jenny Mizelle

Faye Graziano

Diane Dayton

Jill Strohpaul

Deborah Walker

Sharon Jackson

We hold various fundraising events throughout the year including thrift shop bake sales, frozen entrée/bake sales, church suppers, and a holiday craft fair. Currently the missions we support monetarily and with needed items include:

Methodist Home for Children

Roots of Recovery – local nonprofit providing long term residential solutions for women and children

Share the Table – local all inclusive, no barrier, client choice food pantry

Mercy Abounds – FHUMC mission for emergency financial support

MATCH (Mothers and Their Children) – strengthening the families of incarcerated moms

Armenia Relief/Christmas Boxes

Zoe Ministries

FHUMC Youth Ski Trip

Safe Haven of Pender County

Anchor Church

Hope Recuperative Care Center

NC Conference United Women in Faith Mother/Child Retreat

Keep Me Dry Diaper Donation

UMCOR – household cleaning and hygiene kits

*New mission support for 2023 is the FHUMC Preschool

There are other missions we support with volunteer time including Summer Backpack food program, Back to School Backpack program providing school supplies for local children, Interfaith Refugee Ministry, CHAP (Community Holiday Assistance Program), Share the Table food pantry, Harbor Thrift store and others.

The Harbor Thrift Store is part of UWF and is staffed by church volunteers. The Thrift Store proceeds are a major source of funds used to support the many missions listed above. The Thrift Store is located at 1133 E Ocean Hwy Ste A in Holly Ridge, NC. Hours are Wed-Fri 10am – 5pm and Sat 10am – 2pm. The phone number is 910-329-1336.

FHUMC has two active circles, the Reading Circle that reads books recommended by the UWIF Conference that meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 10am in Room 6 and the Rainbow Circle that is a service focused circle that meets monthly on the second Wednesday at 10am in Room 6. All are welcome to join these circles.

For more information, please contact Bonnie Hunter at (540) 621-3645.