Monthly Meetings

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Who Can Join

All women, including teens are welcome to join and support the UMW missions at Grace UMC!

United Methodist Women


The organized unit of 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.


Turning faith, hope, and love into action on behalf of women, children, and youth around the world.


We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ, and put faith into action.  We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.  We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments, and churches.  We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.  We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.

2021-2024 AREAS OF FOCUS

We will learn about and advocate for change in the following areas:

  • Climate Change
  • Racial Justice

The Reading Program is a cherished United Methodist Women tradition that brings together members in mission as they explore, share and discuss the books. Books often raise concerns about people, countries and issues. We bring these concerns to God during prayer time.

Advocate for tangible change. Many Reading Program books address issues such as climate change, mass incarceration, immigration and racism.  We advocate through letter writing and phone calls to our representatives.


UMW Officers:

Co-Presidents: Kathy Hirata and Carol Rose
Secretary: Kanya Sanders
Treasurer: Betsy Moore

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