Women's Ministry- UMW

Monthly Meetings

Meetings are monthly on the third Saturday at 10 am.  Check the bulletin for changes.

Circle Meetings

There is a Circle that meets on the second Monday at 7:00 pm.  Check the bulletin for changes.

Who Can Join

All women 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.

AREAS OF FOCUS 2020-2021

Climate Change

Women & Children

The School to Prison Pipeline


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 tat home and at group meetings.

Advocate for tangible change. Many Reading Program books address issues such as climate change, mass incarceration, immigration and racism. Organize a task force to address these issues in your community.  We advocate through letter writing and phone calls to our representatives.




The Grace UMC WMM chapter plans to prepare Clean Birthing Kits for midwives in Haiti. Clean Birthing Kits include the necessary supplies for a safe, hygienic birth outside of a medical facility.

Items contained in the kits reflect the World Health Organization’s six principles of cleanliness for birth including, (1) clean hands, (2) clean delivery surface, (3) clean perineum, (4) clean cord cutting instrument, (5) clean cord ties, and (6) clean cord care of the newborn baby.

Clean Birthing Kits include:

  • Underpads
  • Receiving blankets
  • Sterile gloves
  • Maternity pads
  • Gauze pads
  • Mesh underwear (SM-M or L-XL)
  • Sterile scalpel
  • Biodegradable plastic bag for the placenta
  • Bar of soap or hand sanitizer
  • Umbilical cord clamps
  • Alcohol prep pads
  • Nose aspirators (also known as a bulb syringe)
  • Infant diapers

Grace United Methodist Church is a member of the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. You can visit the Baltimore Washington Conference website at bwcumc.org. You may also visit the United Methodist Church website at umc.org.

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