United Methodist Women

Nearly 800,000 women make up the United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Church in the United States. From its beginning, United Methodist Women has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth. Learn more

In United Methodist churches across Western Pennsylvania (WPA), supported by district and conference leadership teams, United Methodist Women are

  • Organized for mission
  • Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
  • Equipping women and girls to be leaders
  • Providing transformative educational experiences
  • Organizing for growth & flexibility
  • Working for justice through service and advocacy

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The Conference UMW supports several organizations that serve those in need in Western PA. Among them, the Ruth M. Smith Center, a personal care facility and day care center in Sheffield, PA, owned by the national UMW, and the Erie UM Alliance (EUMA), which offers shelter and support for unhoused veterans, families and youth aging out of the foster care system. 

The UMW partners with the Conference in presenting the annual Mission u, providing information, inspiration, and opportunities for mission for adults, youth, and children. Due to the pandemic, only adult studies have been offered, via Zoom. The UMW also provides grants to mission agencies and programs in Western PA through the Elizabeth A. Bradley Mission Fund and supports scholarships for Christian vocations.