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.
Minnesota UMW annual gathering
Where: Vineyard UMC, Hutchinson
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person, includes lunch
Registration deadline: Sept. 18, 2017
Leadership Development Retreat
Where:100 4th Ave. South, St. Cloud MN 56301
When: Oct. 28-29
Proposed changes to the UMW standing rules 2018
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:
firstname.lastname@example.org / 952-270-1157
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church