South West UMW

United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith


In the 150 years since we began, our organization has had more than 25 names, each reflecting varying states of the church, society, and women’s lived experiences. We’ve been “Ladies,” “Woman’s” and then “Women’s” societies, associations, guilds, and circles. Now we are again taking a new name to better reflect how we answer our calling to faith and action today: 
United Women in Faith. 
United Methodist Women is now United Women in Faith! The move is part of a refreshing of the organization that includes a new logo and an array of new and improved programs to nurture current members and welcome new women to join to put their love in action on behalf of women, children, and youth.

The new programs are fruits of research conducted over the past five years with more than 24,000 United Methodists and women of other Christian traditions participating in the surveys, focus groups, and interviews. This input informed the prayerful discernment of staff and elected leaders.

The changes are designed to address the different needs and life stages of current members and new women and expand options for membership and engagement. 

According to paragraph 256.5 of the 2016 Discipline, "In every local church there shall be an organized unit of United Methodist Women (Now United Women in Faith).

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2022 UMW Officers, SouthWest District:

President - Trudy Gill
Vice-President - Kathy Hansen
Secretary/Communications - Melissa Martin
Treasurer - Benita Epps
Spiritual Growth - Beck Gaar
Social Action - Jaunessa Jackson
Education & Interpretation - Polly Flannigan
Program Resources - Johnnie Mae Gilbert and Juanita Brooks
Nominations Committee, Chair - Mimi Young
Membership Nurture & Outreach - Bobby Phillips