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United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) is a faith-based membership organization of laywomen within The United Methodist Church. UMW is organized for mission, and members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and building the lives of women, children and youth. United Methodist Women has been in mission for more than 140 years.

What is the PURPOSE?

The organized unit of United Methodist Women 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.

What is the Vision?

United Methodist Women is turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

Living the Vision

  • To provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.
  • They are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.
  • To equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.
  • To work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.
  • To provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.

Calendar of Events

2017

District UMW Newsletters

August 2017, Volume 2, Issue 2
February 2017, Volume 2, Issue 1
August 2016, Volume 1, Issue 2
February 2016, Volume 1, Issue 1

Forms, Flyers & Reports

Candle Burning Report - Local Units
Green Unit Report (Environmental Pledge) - Local Units
Mission Study Credit Report - Local Units
Mission Today Unit Criteria & 2017 Report - Local Units
Reading Program Report (2017) - Local Units
Annual Meeting - 2017 registration form (Memphis Conference UMW)
Annual Meeting - 2017 flyer (Memphis Conference UMW)
Social Action Day - 2017 registration form (Memphis Conference UMW)

For More Information

Contact District President Jan Nutter at (270) 226-3993.
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