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We Are Women With A Purpose

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."

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Equip Leaders

We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.

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Organize for Growth

We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.


Educate to Transform

We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.

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Serve and Advocate

We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.

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Foster Spiritual Growth

We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.

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Members Make it Possible

800,000 members work for justice and support mission in a creative, inspirational and supportive fellowship.  Find out why!

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National Outreach

National Mission Institutions and local member outreach improve communities in every state.

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International Work

Scholarships, regional missionaries, Ubuntu Journeys and project funding are just some ways United Methodist Women make a difference.

Our members nurture one another in community and in support of National and International projects and partners committed to improving the lives of women and children 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.

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Membership Qualifications


A woman may become a member of the United Methodist Women by giving prayer, service and an annual contribution of money to the total budge through membership offerings or dues, pledges or gifts.  She shall contribute to, educate for and promote the total program of the United Women of Methodism.

When on the program or lunch committee, members are expected to be present or furnish a substitute.

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