United Methodist Women (UMW)

St. John’s United Methodist Women
Turning faith, hope and love into actionon behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
Small Groups meet the 2nd week of each month at St. John’s United Methodist Church

To the Woman

  • Who finds meaning in her church and is drawn to its fellowship
  • Whose life is packed full of activity and obligations,
  • Who struggles with loneliness or meaningless tasks,
  • Who seems overburdened with the traditional women’s role of care giver,
  • Who feels she has gifts which are wasted or undeveloped,
  • Who needs a supportive community to affirm her own sense of purpose and commitment to God …
We invite you to attend a gathering of United Methodist Women. Joining one of these groups of committed women is a unique opportunity – no matter who you are or where in your life you are at this moment – to move in harmony with other women who have been responding to our Purpose for 150 years.
 
The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is:
  1. To know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ.
  2. To develop a creative supportive fellowship.
  3. To expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church
 
On March 23, 2019, United Methodist Women will complete 150 years as a mission organization serving women, children and youth around the world.
 

About United Methodist Women

Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
 
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members. Through their generosity, members raise up to $20 million yearly for programs related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.
 

Our vision is:

  • Providing opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, to become more deeply rooted in Christ, and to put faith into action.
  • Organizing for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.
  • Equipping women and girls around the world to be leaders in all areas of their life
  • Working for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.
  • Providing educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.
 

Priority areas for 2016 -2019 are:

  • Climate justice: Life-giving stewardship that promotes sustainability.
  • Maternal and child health: Life-saving access and education that promotes well-being.
  • Criminalization of people of color: Protecting women and families by ending criminalization of people of color.
  • Economic justice: Inequality is a women’s issue.