United Methodist Women
UMW 2018 Assembly

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. Current emphases are climate justice, maternal and child health, organization of communities of color and mass incarceration and economic inequality. UMW supports its work with a scriptural basis and adheres to the denominational mandates in The Book of Discipline and The Book of Resolutions.

Sisterhood of Grace Program Book 2018-1029

Sisterhood of Grace

To deepen our commitment to healthier and more sustainable communities within United Methodist Women’s Sisterhood of Grace by reviewing the Sisterhood of Grace Covenant and other biblical covenants. 
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Kay Dodd of United Methodist Women plays with a young girl at the St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education in Louisville, Ky. Dodd was part of a group of volunteers who served at sites across Louisville during the Ubuntu Day of Service at the United Methodist Women's Assembly in Louisville. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Twelve ways to support maternal and child health

Whether it is building a relationship with a pregnant woman or encouraging breastfeeding in church, here are 12 simple steps your congregation can take to reduce infant mortality.
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Welcoming the stranger: Alma Matthews

Imagine being a woman with a child, arriving in a new country, not knowing the language, trying to navigate a complex immigration system and not knowing where to go next. This is what thousands of women faced in the late 1800s as they arrived in the new world, often alone to meet their husbands, fathers or other relatives who had travelled ahead.


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