On March 23, 1869, eight women gathered at Tremont Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, and organized the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society, what would become United Methodist Women. Those women raised money to send a doctor, Clara Swain, and a teacher, Isabella Thoburn, to India as missionaries to serve the women of that nation.
Celebrate the dedication and foresight of our foremothers in mission as we lead up to our 150th anniversary in 2019.
Gifts to the Legacy Fund can be made in several ways:
- Online at unitedmethodistwomen.org/legacyfund
- By phone: 800-278-7771
(8 am-6pm EST, M-F)
- Text Legacy150 to 41444
- By check: note "Legacy Fund" in memo and mail to:
United Methodist Women: Treasurer's Office
475 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10115.
Voices Lost and Found
In preparation for our sesquicentennial, Methodist Theological School in Ohio gathered papers for a conference entitled "United Methodist Women's History: Voices Lost & Found."
Download a working bibliography of resources illustrating the rich history and legacy of United Methodist Women