United Methodist Women is a supportive, inclusive Christian membership organization where women grow spiritually, develop as leaders, and work to create a world in which all women, children and youth thrive. United Methodist Women is celebrated as the women’s ministry of The United Methodist Church. Our members nurture one another in community; and with their prayers, financial gifts, and volunteer/advocacy efforts, members support programs and projects aimed at improving the lives of women, children and youth in the U.S. and around the world.
As United Methodist Women, we give our gift of God with others through mission.
Mission is presence, relationship, witness and sharing.
Mission is refusing to turn away when the tears of God are being shed over the violence and injustice and suffering of God’s wayward creation.
-- United Methodist Women-supported mission intern David Hosey
FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE IN ACTION
Faith - Thousands of women participate in our reading programs and educational opportunities annually to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ, and put faith into action.
Hope - Our national mission institutions empower women, care for children, educate and equip youth, care for the neglected, advocate for social justice, create economic opportunities, and strengthen neighborhoods.
Love - Our members give out of their love for the world and provide financial support for national mission institutions, scholarships for international students, and 121 programs taking place in 110 countries.
Action - United Methodist Women members’ voices are heard around the world as they call for justice on issues such as immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence, health care and the environment.
The cross and flame are ancient symbols of the church and appear on The United Methodist Church emblem.
The cross reminds us to follow in the steps of Jesus in our lives.
The flame originates from Pentecost and resonates- even today - in Paul's words to Timothy:
I remind you to stir into flame the gift of God which is within you." - 2 Timothy 1:6