United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) is an agency of the United Methodist Church and has oversight of the denomination’s deaconess and home missioner programs within the new national United Methodist Church's organization. UMW advocates for the oppressed and dispossessed with special needs of women, children, and youth; works to build a supportive community among women; and helps foster growth in the Christian faith, mission education, and Christian social involvement. Each conference UMW group is 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 ministries of the church.

Visit the Minnesota Conference UMW website / View 2017 UMW standing rules / View a recent 'Fresh Connection' Minnesota UMW newsletter


Leadership development retreat: Nov. 5-6, 2016

Minnesota UMW is hosting a leadership development retreat this fall. This is a great opportunity for learning and fellowship with other women from across the state. This year's retreat is Nov. 5-6 at the Kelly Inn in St. Cloud. The keynote speaker is Yvette Richards, the national UMW president. Don't miss out! Registration deadline is Oct. 10.  Download registration form

Resources for UMW Sunday

Minnesota UMW encourages all congregations to host an annual UMW Sunday, which provides a wonderful opportunity to share how God is working to further the well-being of women, children, and youth around the world. Here are some resources for UMW Sunday:

Sample Sunday service

Sample children's message

Sample message


Sandy Meyer

presmnumw@gmail.com / 952-270-1157

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404


(612) 870-0058