The History of UMW
The history of a women’s organization in the Methodist Church is a long one. In 2019 the group will celebrate its 150th birthday, beginning in Boston in 1869 when a small group of women raised money to send two missionaries to India where they set up a school for girls and the first women’s hospital in Asia. Both institutions are thriving today. The 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.
UWF Spring Breakfast 2023