United Methodist Women

Local Church
Deaconesses pray during the commitment time and dedication of gifts and pledges to sustain the deaconess program at Harris Memorial College in Taytay, Philippines. Photo by Gladys Mangiduyos, UMNS.

Amid struggles, deaconess movement flourishes in the Philippines

Called to ministries of love, justice and service, more than 400 Filipina deaconesses — and their counterparts around the world — teach, preach and reach out to the marginalized.
Social Concerns
United Methodist Women in Liberia display signs to protest against the rising wave of violence against women and girls in Liberia. The peaceful demonstration took place during the group’s 72nd annual session, held Jan. 21-27 in Marshall, Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

UMW in Liberia focuses on ending violence against women

As part of its five-year strategic plan, United Methodist Women aims to help women and girls by providing safe homes, counseling, legal and medical services, education and other aid.
Mission and Ministry

Ubuntu journey connects United Methodist Women

Liberian women travel to Guinea to revive relationships, serve community in need.
Global Health
A woman watches as teacher Mwita Baita Baitele digs a hole during a training session on organic farming in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in April. Members of United Methodist Women gathered to share what they eat every day and where and how they grow their food. Photo by the Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau, UMNS

UMW members learn about organic farming in Tanzania

Workshop teaches women about organic fertilizers, farming and the use and protection of soil.

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