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 Vision

Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

Living the Vision

We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action. We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action. We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches. We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems. We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.


PURPOSE: The organized unit of 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 Purpose is adopted by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church as the official mission statement of United Methodist Women.

Each focus relates to the mission initiatives and priorities of United Methodist Women.

ERUMC’s United Methodist Women is a local unit of a World Wide Organization dedicated primarily to improvement of the status of women. Our local chapter meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11am at ERUMC. Lunch is held at noon with a program. All women are welcome to participate in this program. UMW serves the church community by providing funeral dinners at ERUMC and organizing the annual rummage sale.

Chairpersons: Freida Milliman and Judy Stevens