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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 Pre-Conference, Laity Session

UMW Census

  • It's that time again. Local units, please download and fill out the UMW Census Form: LocalMembershipCensusForm2014.pdf. Please send copies right away to your District Mission Coordinator for Membership Nurture and Outreach.
  • Our newsletter: The Flame

    Upcoming events

    • February 2015: MD Legislative Advocacy Day 2015, co-sponsored by the B-W Conference United Methodist Women and the B-W Conference Board of Church and Society. Download the flyer.

    • May 15-17, 2015, The Charter for Racial Justice Seminar, Blackstone Conference Retreat Center, VA. Download the flyer.

    • June 16-18, 2016: Northeast Jurisdiction United Methodist Women Quadrennial Meeting. "A Fresh Wind Blowing" John 3:8, to be held at the Syracuse, New York OnCenter. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.

    UMW/UMM Collaboration to Stop Domestic Violence

    District and Local Organization web sites

    Mission Today Checklist

    Diversity Today Checklist (PDF)

    UMW National Office Resources

    UMW National Office web site (

    Demographic Reports produced by Missioninsite software

    Recent events

    • Nov 23-25 UN Trip, New York. Download the flyer.

    • Nov 22 10:00-2:00 Conference Training for District Officers at the Conference Mission Center.

    • Oct 25, BWC UMW Annual Celebration Meeting, 9:30 registration, celebration 10-3:30 PM, at the Conference Mission Center. View the flyer. The flyer is also attached to the current issue of the Flame.

    • Oct 14, Wesley Learning Center, Chapel Service 11 AM, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC.

    • Oct 11, 2014: UMW/UMM, Stopping Domestic Violence Training, 8 AM - 5 PM, Sharp Street Memorial UMC, Baltimore.

    • Sep 27, 2014 Susanna Wesley House Luncheon, 12 noon, Grand Venue Hotel, Baltimore.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • May 30, 2014: UMW/UMM Special Luncheon at the BWC Annual Conference.

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

    • March 29, 2014: Epworth House Mission Project, 50th Annual Spring Luncheon, 11:30 AM at Holiday Inn, College Park, MD.

    • 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 provided 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).

    • 2013 events

    • Fall 2012 events
    • Spring 2012 events

    • Fall 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.