Our 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 United Methodist Church.

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Our Vision

Turning Faith, Hope, and Love into Action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

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THE READING PROGRAM

The UMW Reading Program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers an excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and to broaden your understanding of our mission work. Subject areas include Nurturing for Community, Social Action, Leadership Development, Spiritual Growth, and books for children and youth. The Reading Program is designed to help interested individuals:

  • Expand understanding of and participation in God’s mission

  • Increase sensitivity to all human beings—their needs, interests and concerns

  • Encourage critical thinking about issues facing humanity today

  • Grow in understanding of Scripture as it relates to Christian faith in contemporary life

  • Enhance self-knowledge and act from that knowledge

  • Strengthen involvement in local and global Christian mission


Click here to learn more about the Reading Program or view a listing of recommended books.