"United Methodist Women shall be 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."
The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include:
Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
Equipping women & girls to be leaders
Providing transformative educational experiences
Organizing for growth & flexibility
Working for justice through service & advocacy
Focus on Women, Children & Youth
From its beginning, United Methodist Women has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth.
Women have been empowered by leadership education opportunities, mission education, the Reading Program, tools for advocacy and more. These opportunities allow women to act and to empower women in the United States and abroad.
United Methodist Women also support programs and projects aimed at improving the special needs of women because of their refugee statuses, their immigration statuses, situations in which they are abused, their high illiteracy rate in some countries, their economic dependence, their educational disparities, and much more.
A special emphasis of United Methodist Women is children because women care for children. If children are raised with safety, security, food, shelter, education, and basic human rights, these children will grow to be loving and secure adults. United Methodist Women believe deeply in responding to Jesus' mandate to "care for the least of these."
United Methodist Women work with youth organizations globally and with programs and projects that support and empower youth. United Methodist Women also enables youth to be in mission by support of the US-2 program, the mission intern program, and the Global Justice Volunteers program
Members pledge to mission yearly. The Units send the pledges along with any funds they receive from fund raising activities to the District as their Annual Pledge. Additional funds from special gifts such as Special Mission Recognition pins, Cards denoting a gift in memory, thank you, special occasion.
Districts pledge to mission yearly with the funds received by all the active units in the District. Funds like above along with funds from District events are included in the pledge.
Conferences pledge to mission yearly basis with the funds received by all the Districts including donations received from Conference events.
Receives all the funds from Conferences. Has set up a Legacy Fund for the future of United Methodist Women to continue its mission institution support.