What is UMW?
United Methodist Women is a supportive, inclusive Christian membership organization where women like you grow spiritually, develop as leaders and serve and work to create a world in which all women, children and youth thrive. United Methodist Women is celebrated as the women’s ministry of The United Methodist Church. We are organized for mission and our 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 does United Methodist Women do?
Our members nurture one another in community and support U.S. and international projects and partners improving the lives of women, children and youth with their prayers, volunteer and advocacy efforts, and financial gifts.
Why should I join United Methodist Women?
United Methodist Women is a community of women committed to mission. As a member you can take advantage of many opportunities, including the following:
-Prayer, Bible studies and spiritual retreats.
-Hands-on mission in local communities.
-Mission education experiences.
-Leadership development and training opportunities.
-Supporting work with women, children and youth.
-Partnership with women in mission in the country and around the world.
-Advocacy for social justice issues, including those pertaining to the environment, domestic violence, immigration and the many other concerns that impact the lives of women, children and youth.
-Engagement in racial justice issues.
Who is a member?
Any woman who wants to belong to and participate in the global mission of the church through United Methodist Women and who commits herself to the PURPOSE can become a member of United Methodist Women.
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 in the world.
To learn more about UMW at Marion United Methodist, contact Jerri Crase or the church office.