United Methodist Women

Our purpose:

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.

Our mission initiatives include:
  1.  Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
  2.  Equipping women & girls to be leaders
  3.  Providing transformative educational experiences
  4.  Organizing for growth & flexibility
  5.  Working for justice through service and advocacy
We discussed the influence of United Methodist Women on many of the social justice issues that matter to our congregation. These include:
  1. Human Trafficking
  2. Global Migration
  3. Domestic Violence
  4. Climate Change
  5. Gender Justice
  6. Racial Justice
  7. Economic Justice
  8. Health Care
  9. Food Justice
To get an idea of how influential United Methodist Women have been, watch this video, "Pauli Murray & The True Story of Courageous Women."

All women members of St. Stephen are welcome to join United Methodist Women. Meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. For details, contact UMW President Shirley Feldhaus, or Vice President Cynthia Astle.


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