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United Methodist Women

About The United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders, and advocating for justice.

Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children, and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

The National Office of the United Methodist Women in New York City is the national policy-making body of this group.

About The BWC United Methodist Women

Introductory slide show on the BWC UMW

Our purpose

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is:

  • to know God
  • to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ
  • to develop a creative supportive fellowship
  • to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the Church.
The mission team
BWC UMW Mission team retreat at New Windsor, Maryland

Our BWCUMW conference projects

Our leadership team

Presentation to the 2014 Annual Conference


  • A message from the Women's Division (now "National Office")

  • It's official as of October 1, 2012! Read this article

Our newsletter: The Flame

Upcoming events

  • April 25-27, 2014: ASSEMBLY, Louisville, Kentucky For information and to register, visit

  • June 6-12, 2014: Sojourn to Sacredness. Explore with us the history, ecology and the concerns of the Patuxent River from its headwater to the Chesapeake Bay via kayak, van rides, short hikes and outdoor camping under the stars. This is a program of United Methodist Women from the Office of Environmental and Economic Justice. Download the Flyer and the Application Form.

  • August 8-10, 2014: Mission U. Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD. Download the flyer (in MSWord format) for Adults or for Youth.

District and Local Organization web sites

Mission Today Checklist

UMW National Office Resources

UMW National Office web site

Demographic Reports produced by Missioninsite software

Recent events

  • March 29, 2014: Epworth House Mission Project, 50th Annual Spring Luncheon, 11:30 AM at Holiday Inn, College Park, MD. Register by March 20th, $35.00 per person (call Alveta Jones 301-772-5594 or Zilpha Pinkney 301-868-8324 to make a reservation).

  • March 29, 2014: COSROW event, "The Sandwich Generation", at the BWCUMC Conference Center, Fulton, MD, 2:30pm - 5:30 pm.
    Download the flyer: COSROW-Flyer-2014.pdf.

  • February 19, 2014, 10:30-3:00: MD Legislative Advocacy Day 2014, co-sponsored by the B-W Conference United Methodist Women and the B-W Conference Board of Church and Society. Download the flyer. This year's focus issue was "Domestic Violence and Abuse".

  • January 31-February 2, 2014, BWC UMW will provide a Security Support Team to help out at ROCK.

  • January 4, 2014, 10-2 PM at Conference Mission Center: BWC UMW Mission Leadership Team Planning Retreat (Roundtable).

  • November 24-26, 2013: New York City, Blanche Powell Memorial UN Seminar, "Caring for Creation's Resources: Environmental Justice", to be held at the Hampton Inn United Nations, NY, NY. Download the flyer: UN_Seminar_2013_flyer.doc.

  • November 23, 2013: BWCUMW Officers give training to District Officers, 9:30-12:30 at Conference Mission Center, Fulton, MD

  • October 26, 2013: BWCUMW Annual Meeting Celebration and Mission Outreach, 8-3 PM, Cresaptown UMC, Cresaptown, MD.

  • September 21, 2013: Spiritual Retreat, West River Camp. Download the flyer: SpiritualRetreat2013FlyerWithRegistrationForm.doc

  • September 16-18, 2013: Baltimore Washington Conference UMW and Virginia Conference UMW Learning Resource Center, Wesley Theological Seminary. Download the flyer: wlrcflyer_2013.ppt.

  • September 14, 2013, 12:30 PM: Susanna Wesley House Fundraiser, "Inspired to Serve 2013", at the beautiful Tremont Historic Grand Venue at 225 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD. Visit the Susanna Wesley House website for more information.

  • July-August 2013: President Nancy Randers-Pehrson visited Camp Kristall in Russia and attended an international UMW meeting there. Download the slide show

  • July 26-28, 2013: Mission u (formerly known as School of Christian Mission). Download the brochure for adults or for youth. Held at the Mariott Hotel in Bethesda, MD.

  • August 11, 2013: "Let There be Peace", a joint UMW/UMM event for stopping domestic violence and abuse, at the BWCUMC Conference Mission Center, Fulton, MD. Register at the UMM web site. Download the flyer.

  • May 30, 2013, 12:30-1:30 PM: Special Joint UMW/UMM Luncheon at the BWC Annual Conference. Check off this luncheon while you are registering, $27.00.

  • April 20, 2013, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, "UMW in the Park", Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, MD. All Conference men, women, and children are invited by the Baltimore Region UMW. Speaker Patricia Thompson, "Domestic Violence and Abuse".

  • April 20, 2013, 11:30-3:00 PM: Annual Epworth House Spring luncheon. Holiday Inn, 10000 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD.

  • March 16, 2013: COSROW Secrets of Survival seminar, at the Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center, Fulton, MD, 1:30-5:00 PM. Download the flyer: COSROW_2013_Seminar_FINAL.pdf

  • February 23, 2013: Greater Washington District 2013 Legislative Seminar, held at Woodside UMC, 8900 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

  • February 14, 2013: Legislative Advocacy Event, Asbury UMC, Annapolis, MD. See the flyer (.doc format). Our three issues of focus for Legislative Day 2013 were:
    • Domestic Violence and Abuse,
    • Fair Hiring for Returning Citizens, and
    • Human Trafficking.
    Bishop Marcus Matthews was a scheduled speaker.

  • January 5, 2013: Mission Team Retreat, held at the Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center, Fulton, MD, 9:00-4:30.

  • November 18-20, 2012 : UN Seminar in New York City. Download the flyer (.doc). See the photos.

  • October 27, 2012: BWCUMW Annual Celebration and District Officer Training, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM, at Hereford UMC, 16931 York Road, Monkton, MD.

  • October 6, 2012: Sat., 2-4 PM, Conference Project 101, Sponsored by the Epworth House Committee, at St. Matthews UMC, 14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20715 (flyer is on the last page of The Flame, for June)

  • September 17-19, 2012: Wesley Learning Center at Wesley Theological Seminary. See the Powerpoint flyer (ppt)

  • September 8, 2012: Susannah Wesley House Fall Luncheon 11:30-3:00 PM, at the Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center, 11711 East Market Place, Fulton, MD. See the Flyer (pdf)

  • August 3-5, 2012: School of Christian Mission, at the Mariott Hotel at 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, MD. Download the 3-fold brochure

  • Spring 2012 events

  • District Annual Meetings, 2012

  • District Spring breakfasts, 2012

  • Fall 2011 events

  • Spring 2011 events

  • District Annual Meetings, 2011

For more information, see our page at the Baltimore Washington Conference site:
and the UMW National Office's web site:
Thanks to Cokesbury Memorial UMC for providing the web hosting for our site.