820 Almshouse Road
       Ivyland, PA 18974
(215) 357- 6998

United Women in Faith


Please contact Carol Rice at 215-357-1203 with questions or to sign up for monthly visits. Here are ways you can participate:


  • Book drive Church wide. Bibles, spiritual topics, popular books with a positive message and no violence/ sexual content. Please place in boxes by the church parlor.

  • 28 Fourth Tuesday volunteer cadre, nurses especially, 9:00 – noon, SEPTA from Warminster to Suburban Station


  • Used clothing drive. Church wide.

  • 25 Fourth Tuesday volunteer cadre


  • 07 Sack lunch preparation 50 lunches

  • 23 Fourth Tuesday volunteer cadre


  • Amazon wish list drive. Church wide

  • 18 Sunday meal service cadre 3:00 – 6:30pm

  • 27 Fourth Tuesday volunteer cadre

Project Arch Street Service

Five Keys to Spiritual Growth (MacArthur, Sproul, Duncan and Thomas):

  • Bible study
  • Prayer
  • Stewardship
  • Service
  • Worship

Scripture (NIV):

Isaiah 58:10 If you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness and your night will become like the noonday.

Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

Matthew 25:34-45. Then the King will say to those on his right, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me…Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison? Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.

At the March 23rd UWF Communion Breakfast, Deaconess Darlene DiDominick from Arch Street United Methodist Church provided statistics on the unsheltered in Center City that the Center- Philadelphia, the church’s mission project, serves. There were over 788 unsheltered living on the streets in 2022. Over 30% of the unsheltered have serious mental illness. Substance abuse is found in 20%. There are 250 women who are victims of domestic abuse. A significant number are veterans with post-traumatic stress from combat; many of the unsheltered are over 55 years old.

Website: www.thecenterphiladelphia.org

Service Statistics from 2022:

  • Meals served: 9,946
  • Wellness visits: 1,005
  • Showers: 1,987
  • Laundry: 928
  • Case management hours: 1,344
  • Drop-ins: 3,554
  • Visited clothing closet: 3,219
    • Clothing items distributed: 15,906
  • Phone charges: 968
  • Computer users: 1,015
  • Hours of computer use: 1,320

Grace Café Sunday dinner for 90 people

  • Preparation: 11:30 am to 4:00 pm
  • Plate and serve: 3:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Daytime services for drop-ins: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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 communitiesWe participate in local, regional, and global mission projects. Our membership is open to all women with a desire to belong and serve. 

You may also choose to become a member of one of our five circles, which meet monthly. Each circle is a mirror that in its own unique way reflects the sisterhood, spiritual development, and charity of the St. John's United Women in Faith. Whether Circle members or not, we are all members of St. John's United Women in Faith. Circle and general meetings are open everyone, without special invitation. 

In October, all women of the church and their friends and family are invited to gather for a welcoming meal. We usually have a guest speaker who represents a mission focus or spiritual growth message, as well as an update on happenings in the larger UWF organization. In March, we gather for breakfast and a Lenten devotion with communion. Our Spring Banquet in May includes dinner and various entertainment. Most of these events are held in our fellowship hall. Throughout the year, our five circles perform individual mission projects.

For more information, please call Dolly Cell at 267-688-3245 or Linda Barr at (215) 773-9865. You can also find additional information on our bulletin board located in the narthex at church. If you would like to receive emails about UWF projects and programs, please email Dolly Cell at dollypc49@verizon.net. We hope to hear from you and look forward to the opportunity to warmly welcome you to St. John's United Women in Faith.  

For more information on the United Women in Faith, please visit their website below:

United Women in Faith



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