United Methodist Women

UMW LogoMembership in United Methodist Women is not automatic. One must commit herself to the PURPOSE and choose to belong. 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 though participation in the global ministries of the church.

Today’s focus is the same as our foremothers': ministries that address the needs of women, children and youth; advocacy for the oppressed and dispossessed; leadership development; efforts to achieve inclusiveness, and spiritual growth.  This is done through many ways, including, programs, retreats, School of Christian Mission, a Reading Program, giving, volunteering, workshops, trainings and seminars.  

The Book of Discipline says, “In every local church there shall be an organized unit of United Methodist Women,” but not all churches presently have one.  If your church does not have an organized unit and you want more information, ask any United Methodist pastor for the name and phone number of the conference or district Membership Coordinator of Membership Nurture and Outreach. If the pastor doesn’t know it, he/she can obtain it for you.

You may contact the UMW of the Desert Southwest Conference at our email address: umw@desertsouthwestconference.org