United Methodist Women

About UMW

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.

United Methodist Women and The United Methodist Church’s principles and values include:

  • Promoting the empowerment of women, children and youth.
  • Promoting anti-racism and multiculturalism.
  • Promoting inclusion and equity.
  • Promoting fair labor practices.
  • Promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability.


The Vision of United Methodist Women

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

Living the Vision

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.

With fundraisers and donations, we raise more than $6000 annually toward UMW mission projects across the world focused on improving lives of women, children & youth plus $1000 for use here in Bozeman and Montana. One becomes a member by showing interest, and there is no minimum dollar amount each member must contribute.


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UMW Voice Newsletters!
*Current UMW News is included in the BUMC Chimes

UMW COMMUNICATIONS CONTACT: Martha Hendricks, 406-586-6389 myhendricks@icloud.com

Current UMW Small Group Offerings:

Circle and subgroups meet for study, fellowship & support. Find more information & regular meeting dates in the Bozeman UMW Membership Booklet.

•Miriam-Ruth Circle meets the 3rd Wed at 10am in Fireside room for refreshments & discussions of current interest. RSVP: Arella Prunyi 406-586-4253

•Newly Retired Group meets the 3rd Tues at 10am at IHOP for brunch, fellowship & book study discussion. RSVP: Jackie Montgomery 406-586-2526

•Noon Luncheon Group meets monthly in friendship room for lunch, fellowship & programs with an educational or service theme. Luncheon Dates: 2/27, 3/26, 4/23 and 5/28 (at Colombos). RSVP: Martha Hendricks 406-579-4305

•Books with a Message
If you are interested in reading books that encourage spiritual growth, awareness of needs in the world, and putting your faith to work, this UMW group can give you guidance. Join us to learn how to find books with a message, give readers a chance to connect and share the love of books that challenge us.
•Circle of Justice Group:
We will be meeting in the Friendship Room every third Sunday at 11:45am for about an hour.
BUMC Friendship Rm.
A new, intergenerational group of United Methodist Women who identify and select key social issues affecting women and children, move into action by educating others about those issues and then use our gifts and talents to work for change. 
Contacts: Linda Hospodor at 406-579-8904 or Betty Merta at 406-600-9595.