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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.


Our Purpose

The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include:

  • Providing opportunities to grow spiritually

  • Equipping women & girls to be leaders

  • Providing transformative educational experiences

  • Organizing for growth & flexibility

  • Working for justice through service & advocacy 

​UMW History

The United Methodist Women began at St. Mark's as the Women's Society of Christian Service. They were officially chartered on October 23, 1968. On May 17, 1972, a Certificate of Celebration was given to St. Mark's United Methodist Women in honor of their 10th anniversary. There are currently 3 active circles named in honor of women who had an impact on the lives of members but who are no longer with us.

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Being a connectional organization, United Methodist Women are organized from the National level, to Jurisdictional, Conference, and District levels and finally the local unit.

It is through this connectional organization that members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world

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