Membership

What is United Methodist Women?

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.

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.

How does United Methodist Women support and grow its work?

Our members elect a representative board of directors that sets policy for the organization and determines the places we can make the most impact. Staff and members work to carry out the organization’s goals and expectations. Members commit through their financial giving to support the transformation of lives around the world.

Who can join United Methodist Women?

Any woman who commits herself to the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women and to engage in mission, study, personal growth and social action can join. You don’t have to be United Methodist or meet an age requirement to be a member.

It’s easy to become a member of United Methodist Women: you can talk to someone you know who is already a member, or if you don’t know a member, you can call our membership office at 212-870-3725. Join UMWOnline.org to meet members and ask why membership is right for them.

Where are we?

We're everywhere in the U.S.: Local groups are often organized around a United Methodist Church. To locate a church near you try
Link opens in a new window. Find-A-Church on UMC.org

We are

faith, hope and love in action.

FAITH
Thousands of women participate in our reading programs and educational opportunities annually to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.

HOPE
Our national mission institutions empower women, care for children, educate and equip youth, care for the neglected, advocate for social justice issues, create economic opportunities and strengthen neighborhoods.

LOVE
Our members give out of their love for the world and provide financial support for national mission institutions, higher education scholarships for international students, and 121 programs taking place in 110 countries.

ACTION
United Methodist Women members’ voices are heard around the world as they call for justice on issues such as immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence, health care and the environment.

 

Membership Nurture and Outreach

Nancy Walsh

walshpn@visuallink.com       

(540)662-5055

UMW Welcoming Toolkit
"This toolkit guides you through welcoming, engaging and building relationships with all women: prospective, new and existing United Methodist Women members. We pray your group is ready to radically welcome more women and proceed in prayer and action as you use this toolkit. "
UMW_WelcomingEventToolkit_D96.pdf
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