The organized unit of 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
- develop a creative, supportive fellowship
- expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
United Methodist Women, like The United Methodist Church, is a connectional system. The major links of United Methodist Women are:
- Individual Circles
- The local unit
- The district organization - Northeast District
- The conference organization - North Alabama Conference
- The jurisdiction organization - Southeastern Jurisdiction
- National United Methodist Women
All of these groups relate to one another in a variety of ways. Every level of the organization is involved in mission with Global Ministries.
Local and district united report to district organizations, which report to conference organizations. All local units, districts and conference are located in 1 to 5 jurisdictions.
United Methodist Women members also participate in mission in their local communities.
WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP MEAN?
It means joining a global community of women -- nearly 800,000 strong -- who are committed to the same purpose and have a passion to change the world around them.
Any woman who commits herself to the Purpose of Unted Methodist Women and to engage in mission, study, personal growth, and social action can join. You don't have to be a United Methodist or meet an age requirement to be a member.
HOW DO I JOIN?
It's easy to become a member of UMW, just talk to someone you know who is already a member of the organization.
If you don't know a woman who is a member, you can contact the membership office at 212-870-3725 to learn how you can join. We can either help you connect to a group locally or online. The membership office can also help you organize a new local unit if there are none in your area.
WHAT DO UNITED METHODIST WOMEN DO?
Members of UMW are active in their church and the world around them in all kinds of ways. You'll find members serving, teaching, sharing and advocating for others all over the world.
United Methodist Women members are committed to spiritual growth, giving to mission, social justice and living out their faith. They meet regularly for prayer, study, social action and mission engagement -- they also get together just to have fun.
Many United Methodist Women members take on leadership roles at one time or another. Members might find themselves serving on behalf of the organization at local, district, conference, jurisdictional or national levels at some point in their lives.
UMW Website: www.unitedmethodistwomen.org
UMW Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/UMWomen
If you are interested in joining United Methodist Women,
please contact Nancy Van Valkenburgh at 256-534-2887 or firstname.lastname@example.org