UMW – United Methodist Women


The organized unit of the 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 through participation in the global ministires of the church.

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.  For more information about the history of United Methodist Women go to :

Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

United Methodist Women is a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their spiritual growth, personal leadership and transformation


We welcome all women who commit themselves to our Purpose, including you.

You don’t have to be a member of The United Methodist Church to join. Our membership is diverse: women of many races, cultures, languages, young and old. There is no minimum age requirement.



The United Methodist Women at Bishop Janes Church work hard to fulfill its Purpose.  We strive to be an open community of women with a variety of opportunities to grow and serve in mission.  Our unit meets on the first Tuesday of every month from June to September at 9:30 a.m. in Melick Hall to discuss business at hand and to plan upcoming events.  All women, whether members of the church or not, are invited to attend.  Babysitting is provided for all our meetings and programs.

Our local unit currently holds a roster of approximately 113 women.  A core group of 25 women comprise the Executive Board.  We presently have several circles that meet on a regular basis for fellowship and to work on projects.  We hold special programs throughout the year.  During 2011-2012 we have held programs about domestic violence, a U.M.W. member’s presentation about her mission trip to Haiti and a high school age church member’s mission work with Operation Smile.  We sponsored the Ridge A. Capella Choir concert and a one woman show “Women of the Bible.”


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