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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    United Methodist Women (UMW)

    To visit the Upper New York Annual Conference United Methodist Women's website, click here.

    The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is:

    • to know God and to experience the freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ;
    • to develop a creative, supportive fellowship;
    • to expand concepts of mission through participation through global ministries of the church.

    What is United Methodist Women?

    United Methodist Women is a supportive, inclusive Christian membership organization where women like you grow spiritually, develop as leaders and serve and work to create a world in which all women, children and youth thrive. United Methodist Women is celebrated as the women’s ministry of The United Methodist Church.

    Why should I join United Methodist Women?

    United Methodist Women is a community of women committed to mission. As a United Methodist Women in the Upper New York Conference there are many opportunities for you such as:

    • Prayer, Bible studies and spiritual retreats.
    • Hands-on mission in local communities.
    • Mission education experiences
    • Supporting work with women, children and youth.
    • Partnership with women in mission here and around the world

    Who can be a part of United Methodist Women?

    Any woman who commits herself to the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women and to engage in mission, study, personal growth and social action can join. You don’t have to be United Methodist or meet an age requirement to be a member.

    Visit the United Methodist Women's national office website:

    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."