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United Methodist Women

As it fosters spiritual growth and develops leaders, United Methodist Women (UMW) seek to improve the lives of women, children and youth in the United States and internationally. UMW advocates on peace and justice, economic inequality, education, the rights of children, human rights and farm workers' rights. UMW supports its work with a scriptural basis and adheres to the denominational mandates in The Book of Discipline and The Book of Resolutions

"Knitted Together for God's Good Work" explores how we, as the body of Christ, are joined and linked together as a community -- even when social distancing or other obstacles may keep us physically apart. Image courtesy of United Methodist Women.
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United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women Program Book 2020-2021: Knitted Together

"Knitted Together for God's Good Work" explores how we, as the body of Christ, are joined and linked together as a community — even when social distancing or other obstacles may keep us physically apart.

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United Methodist Women’s 2021 Prayer Calendar page samples. (Image courtesy of United Methodist Women.)
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United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women's 2021 prayer calendar

Prayer Calendar invites you to pray as one people responsive to God's call to relationships of caring, connecting and healing in a world of uncertainty in all but the love of God.

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Faith Talks is a United Methodist Women podcast
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Racial Justice

UMW Faith Talks podcast discusses racism

On the United Methodist Women's Faith Talks podcast, church leaders talk about the United Methodist Church’s Dismantling Racism: Pressing On to Freedom initiative.

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People from from around the world participate in a rally against private prisons during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Task Force on Immigration. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Service and Advocacy

United Methodist Women has been challenging social injustice for almost 150 years, working to improve the lives of women, children and youth nationally and internationally. We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.


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Mission u 2019 Leader Training Events in Tempe, Arizona, May 1-4, 2019. Photo by Laura Poarch, courtesy of United Methodist Women.

Equipping leaders

United Methodist Women provides and supports leadership development of its members to give women of all racial, ethnic, language and economic groups the opportunity to realize their full potential and to participate in the life of the church and society.


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Anita Watkins (right) shops for clothing and household items at the Free Store at United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus, Ohio, as part of the Ubuntu Day of Service during the United Methodist Women Assembly 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Helping her are Becky Kegnans (left), a United Methodist Woman from the North Texas Conference, and Kathy Wallace, who works at the Free Store. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Mission Resources

Mission needs to be carried out with education, preparation, action and advocacy, and mutual learning and partnerships. Find a wide variety of resources ranging from web content, to print materials, to learning experiences and opportunities to serve.

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Reading program

The Reading Program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers an excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and to broaden your understanding of our mission work.
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response, an award-winning publication, is the official magazine of United Methodist Women.

response magazine

response, an award-winning publication, is the official magazine of United Methodist Women and is published by the national office. Each issue will touch your heart, stir your soul, and challenge your mind. Topics and issues cover spiritual growth, mission outreach and reports on our local, national and international work.
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