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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.


2021 District Directory [please contact District UMW President, Jackie Beauchamp (contact info below), District UMW Secretary, Shirley Mollett, at 270-556-0713 or District Administrative Assistant, Penny Story at 270-527-8282 for the password]

Calendar of Events

2021 calendar

District UMW Newsletters

October 2020, Volume 5, Issue 2
March 2020, Volume 5, Issue 1

Forms, Flyers & Reports

Forms, reports and flyers will be updated as they are made available to the district office.

Mission u 2021 flyer | PDF

Education and Interpretation Reports:
Candle Burning Report
| (PDF) (PDF fillable) - Local Units
Green Unit Report (Environmental Pledge) | (PDF) - Local Units
Mission Study Credit Report | (Word) (PDF fillable) - Local Units
Mission Today Criteria | (PDF) - Local Units
Mission Today Report | (PDF fillable) - Local Units

Secretary’s Report:
Officers List
| (PDF) - Local Units

Treasurer Reports:
Remittance Form | (PDF) (PDF fillable) - Local Units
Agencies Paid Directly Through Conference | (PDF) (PDF fillable) - Local Units
Special Mission Recognition Form | (PDF) (PDF fillable) - Local Units

Other Reports:
Membership Report | (PDF) - Local Units
Reading Program | (Word) (PDF fillable) - Local Units

For More Information

Contact District President Jackie Beauchamp at (270) 206-6064.

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