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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


  • 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

  • Sep 27 Susanna Wesley House Luncheon, 12 noon, Grand Venue Hotel, Baltimore, (please donate baskets).

  • Oct 11, Stopping Domestic Violence Training, 8 AM - 5 PM, Sharp Street UMC, Baltimore ($10 each, check with District President to be on a team; 2 teams limited to 12 people in all per District.) Download the training_flyer and the Church Team Application.

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

  • Oct 25 BWC UMW Annual Celebration Meeting at the Conference Mission Center.

  • Nov 22 Conference Training for District Officers at the Conference Mission Center.

  • Nov 23-25 UN Trip, New York. 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

    Be a Prayer Volunteer

    The Baltimore Washington Conference (BWC) Prayer Center (PC) is in need of your service. We need 5 volunteers ( UMW and UMM) from each district to sign up to pray for people that call the BWC Prayer Center. Each volunteer will have a minimum of a 2 hour block of time at the Conference Center in Fulton, MD or the call can be routed their personal phone. A training seminar will take place on Saturday September 27, 2014, 9:30 am -- 12 Noon at the Conference Center. Please contact Darvin Hebron 410-412-6103 or email if you wish to volunteer. Please complete the form at and bring with you to the Training Session.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 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).

  • 2013 events

  • Fall 2012 events
  • Spring 2012 events

  • 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:
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