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 the Dec. 'Fresh Connection' Minnesota UMW newsletter

Proposed changes to the UMW standing rules 2018

Click here to see the proposed changes for 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:

UMW Sunday information provided for 2017

Sample Sunday service

Sample children's message

Sample message

Mission Today Reporting Form

Use this form to report what sorts of mission-related activities were/are part of your UMW experience in 2017. Please return your completed form to your district Education & Interpretation coordinator by December 15. View form.


Sandy Meyer

presmnumw@gmail.com / (952) 270-1157

More information


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404


(612) 870-0058