United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community of women who know God, develop creative and supportive fellowship, and expand concepts of mission. As the largest denominational faith organization for women, UMW has a long history of living this legacy.
UMW is 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.
It was organized for mission, and its women seek wholeness for themselves as well as others. Here’s how:
Since its start in 1869, UMW has grown from eight women to more than 800,000 members today. Even though its name and leaders have changed over time, its purpose and legacy remains the same. UMW celebrates the wise and wonderful women who took the first steps in this journey so many years ago.
Go to the National UMW website to learn more.
President Advisory Committee
Barbara Duckworth & Lynn Cockrell
Vice President — Memberships
Carol McCarthy & Barbara Duckworth
Vice President — Programs
Vice President — Special Event
UMW Endowment Fund Chair
Brittyn Brender and Patty Adams
Lynn Cockrell, Kelsie McGilvray, Chandler Walters, LeAnn Ayers
Pastoral Staff Representative
Rev. Phyllis Barren
UMW’s annual fundraiser event benefits women, youth, and children in our community. It’s a chance to give back to others while gaining inspiration on our own faith journeys.
UMW is made up of many different groups, or “Circles.” No matter your personality, age, or schedule, we have a place for all women. We would be happy to welcome you to the UMW Circle of your choice!
Alzheimer’s & Dementia
Preparing for Marriage
Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs)
Parish Nurse Ministry