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SeaTac Missional District United Women in Faith Updates

Blessings from your sisters in the SeaTac District of the United Women in Faith. Our executive board is planning the annual meeting scheduled for Saturday, September 28, 2024. The location is still being confirmed, but please mark your calendar so you can join us. There will be an interactive program, continental breakfast, lunch, and our yearly remembrance ceremony.

I know many units have been going through difficult times since the pandemic, and some have had to disband or become inactive. The board would like to reach out to as many of you as possible to see where we can direct you to assist with membership, programs, fellowships, and our United Women in Faith online presence on the web. Even though our name has changed, we still have the programs we have used. The Reading Program continues to be a source of inspiration and thoughtful reflection. There is a new list each year, but the books continue to count towards this certificate going back five years. Look for more information in our newsletter, The Circuit Writer, coming out in a few weeks.

In Memoriam

Phyllis Reynolds, a longtime member of United Methodist Women, a Conference and District Office, and President of her unit at Grace UMC in Seattle, has passed. Her granddaughter shared her obituary. We will remember her for her service and love of our program throughout her life.

Phyllis Ann Reynolds (Young) was born July 23, 1942, in Fort Scott, Kansas, to Phillip and Alice Young. She moved with her family to Chinook, Montana, and then to Seattle, where she attended Ebenezer A.M.E. Zion Church. She eventually married and raised a family.

Phyllis enjoyed bowling with her parents, family, and friends. Throughout Phyllis’ career, she worked for the federal government, including the United States Postal Service, and later retired as an Accountant in The Department of Interior. In retirement, Phyllis took to crafting, and whether it was crocheting, sewing, or ceramics, Phyllis excelled, making beautiful items that many of us enjoy to this day. Also, she gave her time and gifts to the church in her retirement. Her true gift was service, having served as a President of the United Methodist Women’s Council and as a liturgist at Grace United Methodist Church, where she attended in adulthood. She served for many years as the unit President of United Methodist Women, now known as United Women in Faith. Phyllis also served two terms as Seattle District President, followed by Secretary of the PNW Conference. Phyllis served a term as the Dean of the Christian School of Missions, currently known as Mission U, which is an annual educational event jointly sponsored by United Women in Faith and the United Methodist Church. Phyllis had a beautiful voice and shared that gift by singing in numerous choirs. At Age 82, Phyllis Ann Reynolds, having suffered a stroke with accompanying health challenges, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 21, 2024, surrounded by loved ones. She was greeted by the heavenly hosts, her father and mother, Phillip and Alice Young, and her grandson Marshall Curtis Jones, III. Phyllis is survived by her sister, Mary Jo, and her daughters, Annette, Anita, Angela, and Alicia. Her grandchildren are Phillip (Ciarra), Ariana, Donald Jr., Dante, and Ava. And her great-grandchildren, Ayden, Yaminah, and Zade.

Unit News

St. Peter’s UMC in Bellevue has an active group of knitters who gather monthly for updates and fellowship to support the Operation School Bell Program, which supports the Assistance League of Snohomish County with homemade hats and scarves. This group includes women from St. Peter’s as well as friends who join in this valuable service project.

St. Peter’s United Women in Faith sponsored an all-church clothing and food drive for Riverton Park UMC, which started in November and concluded at the end of January 2024. There was an outpouring of support for the asylum seekers who were camping out at the church then. This was during the months of bad weather and up to 400 people at the church. The United Women in Faith also collected donations and was able to purchase clothing and a tent. I know many of you in our District, as well as others who followed the news, have been able to support this project.

Mason UMC United Women in Faith

Diana Wilson, President, and Linda Mills, MNO Mission Coordinator, visited the Mason United Women in Faith unit in Tacoma in February. We shared the history of the name change and also helped explain the channels of giving for our mission money. We have officers from the Executive Board who can visit your unit if you are interested.

Blessings to all,
Diana Wilson
SeaTac Missional District President


2023-2024 Officers

President: Diana Wilson
Vice President: Marilyn Hoff
Secretary: Pam Cunningham
Treasurer: Rachel Hall
Communications Coordinator: Diana Wilson
Education & Interpretation: Open
Membership Nurture & Outreach: Linda Mills
Program Resources: Carol Sprague
Social Action: OPEN
Spiritual Growth: Janice Bronkema
Committee on Nominations: Open


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