United Methodist Women members and groups are engaged in mission on a daily basis through their prayers, volunteer support and mission giving. Your faith and hope is resulting in action on behalf of and with women, children and youth in local communities through the work of National Mission Institutions. Nearly 100 National Mission Institutions in the United States supported by United Methodist Women's giving are empowering women, caring for children, educating and building youth, looking after the neglected, advocating for social justice issues, creating economic opportunities and changing neighborhoods. See how you are fulfilling God's mission today!
As part of the Christian Social Action section, this office advocates for United Methodist Women's priority issues in the U.S. and works for just government policy as it relates to rights internationally.
The Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner is administered by United Methodist Women. Deaconesses, who are laywomen, and home missioners, who are laymen, are called by God to a full-time vocation in service with those who are marginalized and in need in the world today. This community of laity has responded to the call of God in their lives and has been commissioned by The United Methodist Church to full-time ministries of love, justice and service.
United Methodist Women often gather at the basic level in or near United Methodist Churches; there are groups in every state as well as abroad. These groups actively improve their churches and communities, advocating for change on every level. Additionally they contribute to the larger scope of the national and international work of United Methodist Women. This membership of 800,000 women is the backbone of the organization and of many United Methodist Churches