We invite you to become part of the largest women's organization in the world. One of our goals is to support women's and children's missions around the world.
All women are welcome at any local organization meeting or circle. There is not a membership process or fee, only a willingness to participate through prayer, study, giving, action or service.
The purpose of United Methodist Women is to:
In the early days of Methodism, women were limited in what they were allowed to participate in as members of the church. As churches were built and staffed, much of the promotion and funds to support mission locally and overseas were instigated by women. As they gathered together to cook, sew, knit or quilt they organized The Ladies Aid Society. In 1872 a group formed at Central United Methodist Church which was later named The Wesleyan Service Guild; then in 1940 it became The Women's Society of Christian Service; with the merging of the United Brethren and the Methodist Churches in 1968 they became The United Methodist Women.
"The achievements through the years have not been just in administration of the work, raising vast sums of money or the lives salvaged, children educated, sick cared for, or communities uplifted. Through this organization, hundreds of thousands of women have had the opportunity to develop and enlarge their own lives and at the same time engage in Christian humanitarian service..."