Women’s Groups

United Methodist Women – Did you know?

United Methodist Women has been challenging social injustice for more than 140 years. Members improve the lives of women, children, and youth nationally and internationally.

United Methodist Women (UMW) is a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their spiritual growth, personal leadership and transformation. We are organized for mission and our members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and building the lives of women, children and youth.

United Methodist Women (UMW) is bigger than just our church – it is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members who raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

United Methodist Women continues its advocacy work on peace and justice, education, racial justice, immigrant rights, the environment, economic justice, women’s health, the rights of children, human rights, and farm workers’ rights, to name a few. United Methodist Women also support programs and projects aimed at improving the special needs of women because of their refugee statuses, their immigration statuses, situations in which they are abused, their high illiteracy rate in some countries, their economic dependence, their educational disparities, and much more.

At Elk Grove United Methodist Church, UMW is recognized as a ‘5 Star Unit’ and is also working on being a ‘Mission Today’ Unit.

United Methodist Women (UMW) 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.

UMW/United Methodist Women supports our church’s weekend meal ministry, youth fellowship programs, and childcare thru donations. Our main fund raiser is our rummage sale.  We have one every spring and every fall.  Watch the church calendar for the next one. UMW meets the first Wednesday of each month at noon. Please consider joining us.