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
Co-coordinator Gloria Zimmer,
406-600-5988  gloriazimmer@mcn.net    

Co-coordinator Deb Redburn,              406-581-8463  dredburn53@gmail.com

Communications: Martha Hendricks, 406-579-4305 myhendricks@icloud.com

UMW Small Groups: Circle and subgroups meet for study, fellowship & support.  COVID 19 is forcing them to adapt how they stay connected.

Circle of Justice is interested in learning about and taking action on social justice issues in our society, particularly those that impact women and children.  In addition to educational gatherings, members organized a prayer vigil for a young man in our congregation facing an immigration court hearing and worked with the BUMC Missions Team to create many activities for a racial justice emphasis in July.  In-person meetings are suspended for now due to COVID 19.

Inkspots Card Making group creates greeting cards that are shared with the church’s Nurture Care ministries. Although currently not meeting together, members are making cards to be sent to church members.

Miriam-Ruth Circle is currently not meeting but maintaining contact through phone calls of support.

Newly Retired Group will meet third Tuesdays electronically, currently having lively discussions on the book Sinning Like a Christian: A New Look at the 7 Deadly Sins by William H. Willimon. To join contact Jackie Montgomery,        406-586-2526.

Noon Luncheon Group usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month for lunch and an educational program. This fall Noon Luncheon will find alternative methods, including Zoom. On Thursday Sept 24 the group will meet at Story Mill Park for an outdoor picnic. Contact: Martha Hendricks 406-579-4305 or myhendricks@icloud.com.

Fall & Winter Events

October 23-24: Mountain Sky Conference UMW Annual Meeting. Virtual event.

November 10 @ 10AM: BUMC UMW Team meeting. Election of officers and budget setting. Open to All UMW members to join in on Zoom.

December 2 @10AM. Place TBD or Zoom. BUMW General Meeting. Advent celebration, installation of officers, and Thank You offering.