First United Methodist Church of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 15370
Waynesburg First United Methodist Church
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
...for God to change lives through us

The United Methodist Women

Purpose: United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and 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.

Vision: (inspired by 1 Thessalonians 1:4) Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

Scope of Work: The work of the United Methodist Women is mission, carried out through a variety of channels. As United Methodist Women give voice to the unheard, raise up women leaders through education and leadership development and perform acts of service, they are engaged in mission.

*Funding comes from the local United Methodist Women organizations and its members.

Focus areas:
  • Spiritual growth
  • Transformative education
  • Service and advocacy
  • Leadership development
  • Organizing for growth
  • Climate change
  • Domestic violence
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigration and global migration

Inasmuch, the mission field of the United Methodist Women is broad. Spiritual growth and theological development are at the core. Mission education also is important to deepen spiritual growth and understanding of how God is at work in the world. Advocacy allows us to be agents of transformation creating change in systems that exclude women. Leadership development is central to the mission of the United Methodist women. We are organized to live out our purpose. Members are encouraged to reach out to others- welcoming all women- to invite them to join. The United Methodist Women is a place where faith is nurtured and missions are experienced hands on.

Benefits of membership include:
  • Prayer, Bible studies, and spiritual retreats
  • Hands-on mission in local communities
  • Mission education experiences
  • Leadership development and training opportunities
  • Supporting work with women, children and youth
  • Partnership with women in mission in this country and around the world
  • Advocacy for social justice issues, including those pertaining to the environment, domestic violence, immigration and the many other concerns that impact our lives
  • Engagement in racial justice issues
*For more information, call the United Methodist Women National Office at 212-870-3900.

*This information is from the handbook on United Methodist Women: On a Path for Mission.