United Methodist Women (UMW) is the official organization for women within the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1869, the organization now has nearly half a million members. It offers all Methodist women opportunities for spiritual growth, leadership development, transformative education and service and advocacy. Canterbury has a vibrant and active UMW, and you are invited to join us.

United Methodist Women

  • What is United Methodist Women (UMW)?

    UMW is the women’s ministry of the United Methodist Church where women can:

    •Take action and make a difference in the lives of women, children, and youth both locally and globally
    •Grow spiritually
    •Develop as leaders
    •Voice concern and raise awareness about social and environmental issues
    •Develop lasting and meaningful friendships

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  • What does UMW do?

    Our members support local and global mission projects and partners to improve the lives of women, children, and youth through:

    •Hands on service
    •Fundraising for scholarships and grants

  • How can I get involved?

    Once a month UMW members meet in small groups called “circles.” There is a circle that meets your interests and schedule. We offer:
    •Day Circles
    •Evening Circle
    •Circles with Childcare

    UMW Circles

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