United Methodist women

What is United Methodist Women (UMW)?

UMW is the women's ministry of the United Methodist Church where women can:

  • Take action and make a difference in the lives of women, children, and youth both locally and globally

  • Grow spiritually

  • Develop as leaders

  • Voice concern and raise awareness about social and environmental issues

  • Develop lasting and meaningful friendships

Click here to visit the National UMW web page.

What does UMW Do?

Our members support local and global mission projects and partners to improve the lives of women, children, and youth through:

  • Hands on service

  • Fundraising for scholarships and grants

  • Study

  • Prayers

  • Fellowship

How can I get involved?

Once a month UMW members meet in small groups called "circles." There is a circle that meets your interests and schedule. We offer:

  • Day circles

  • Evening circle

  • Circles with childcare


United Methodist Women Official Website

Watch for announcements about how to join in the conversation through the new online communities portal and on social media.

Reading Program 

Join our members and become active in this program! Books are available in the Resource Center at Canterbury. Read five books to receive a certificate and to give our UMW Unit credit for active readers!


UMW Mission Resources - E-Store

United Methodist Women Mission Resources distributes United Methodist Women materials and resources.

North Alabama Conference of UMW

Watch for announcements on how to get involved in your local and state communitiy.


Mission Studies

Each year, United Methodist Women members prepare for faithful living and action by studying mission studies. Mission studies are offered each year - a geographical, topical, and spiritual growth study. These studies motivate, inform, and enrich our commitment to global ministry. Members take one of the three mission studies through the organization's Schools of Christian Mission program (Mission u) offered around the country.

United Methodist Committee on Relief

UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries, whose goal is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. 

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