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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.



Penny Gafeller


Vice President
Theresa Mayhew


Sharon Nash



Amy Budreau



Chairperson of Program Areas

Mission Coordinator for Social Action & Outreach

Rhoda Barnhart

Secretary of Publicity & Public Relations

Sharon Nash

Mission Coordinator for Spiritual Growth and Campus Ministry

Jo Leighty


Diane Heick

Secretary of Program Resources & Standing Rules

Ruth Farmer

Membership & Nurturing

Amy Budreau

Executive Committee

  • Penny Gafeller, Chair

  • All Elected Officers

Flowers and Card Committee

  • Amy Budreau

Program Committee

  • Theresa Mayhew, Chair

  • Jo Leighty

  • Penny Gafeller

  • Sharon Nash

  • Rhoda Barnhart

  • Amy Budreau

Kitchen & Dining Room  Committee

  • Lynda Ambrose

  • Jo Leighty

Finance Committee

  • Amy Budreau, Chair

  • Rhoda Barnhart

  • Penny Gafeller

Library Committee

  • Jo Leighty

  • Julie Mather

Membership Committee

  • Amy Budreau

Spiritual Growth Committee

  • Jo Leighty, Chair

  • Rhoda Barnhart

  • Mildred Mather


  • Penny Gafeller, Chair

  • Rhoda Barnhart

  • Jo Leighty

Committee #1

  • Penny Gafeller, Chair

  • Jodi Clemens

  • Amy Budreau

  • Jo Leighty

  • Nicki Brick

Nominating Committee

  • Diane Heick, Chair

  • Sharon Nash

  • Theresa Mayhew

Committee #2

  • Rhoda Barnhart, Chair

  • Diane Heick

  • Kathy Grace

  • Ruth Farmer

Campus Ministry

  • Jo Leighty, Chair

  • Penny Gafeller

  • Sharon Nash

Committee #3

  • Lynda Ambrose, Chair

  • Sharon Nash

  • Theresa Mayhew

  • Julie Mather

John 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled.  Trust in God, trust also in me."

Prayer and Self Denial

January 12, 2022

Leader - Jo Leighty

Hostess - Sharon Nash

Wooden Hut

1 Corinthians 15:57 "But thanks be to God!  He gives us victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

One with Each Other, One with the World

April 13, 2022

Leader - Sharon Nash

Hostess - Jo Leighty

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Galatians 5:1 "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

The Old Order of Things has Passed Away

July 13, 2022

Leaders - Lynda Ambrose                     & Julie Mather

Hostess - Ruth Farmer


Deuteronomy 8:10 "When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you."

World Thank Offering

November 9, 2022

Leader - Kathy Grace

Hostess - Amy Budreau

James 1:17 "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."

Pledge Service

February 9, 2022

Leader - Amy Budreau

Hostess - Theresa Mayhew

Beautiful Landscape

Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving to each other, just as in Christ God forgave you."

Celebrate the Little Stuff
*Salad Supper*

May 11, 2022

Leader - Theresa Mayhew

Hostesses - Nicki Brick and                       Julie Mather

Tropical Leaves

2 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."

Springdale Campers

September 14, 2022

Leaders - Campers

Hostess - Amy Budreau

Glass Buildings

Luke 2:14 "We Wailed and You Did Not Mourn"

We Wailed and You Did Not Mourn

December 14, 2022

Leader - Penny Gafeller

Hostesses - Rhoda Barnhart                       & Diane Heick

Hebrews 10:25 "Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Woman, You are Set Free from Your Ailment

March 9, 2022

Leader - Penny Gafeller

Hostess - Penny Gafeller

Above the Clouds

Romans 13:9 "Love your neighbors as yourself."

The New is Here!

June 8, 2022

Leader - Ruth Farmer

Hostess - Lynda Ambrose


Matthew 5:44 "But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."

Nehemiah Throws a Party

October 12, 2022

Leaders - Diane Heick &                        Rhoda Barnhart

Hostess - Sharon Nash


Lynda Ambrose
Rhoda Barnhart
Roberta Bowie
Nicki Brick
Amy Budreau
Jodi Clemens
Ruth Farmer
Penny Gafeller
Kathy Grace
Diane Heick
Carolyn Hinty
Kathy Knoop
Mary Jo Leighty
Julie Mather
Mildred Mather
Theresa Mayhew
Sharon Nash
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