United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

Anyone interested in leadership can contact the nominations committee

Anyone interested in being a Mission u 2020 Study Leader contact the Dean Elizabeth Stemley

Anyone interested in being a Mission u Youth Chaperone contact the Mission u Youth Dean Sharon Milton

Within the denomination, United Methodist Women have approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders, and advocating for justice. Members 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.

UMW 2020 Officers


Linda S. Yost (BS)

Vice President

Ruthella Lievers (BS)


Janice Crowe (A)


Dorothy Medley (A)

Spiritual Growth

Rita Green (CM)


Pamela Aulton (A)


Education &
Interpretation Coordinator
Barbara Terry (BM)

Membership Nurture
& Outreach Coordinator

Daphne Hurd  (BM)


Secretary of Program Resources

Tangela Terry (A)



Kim Marie Walker (A)

Social Action

Jeannie Panesi (GW)


Legacy Liason

Daisy Farmer (A)


Esther Barkat



Colleen Cates



Mikele Haskins-Delmore




UMW Projects

These projects minister to the needs of women and children in Washington, DC, the state of Maryland and the panhandle of West Virginia. Local UMW units are encouraged to support these projects.

  • Baltimore Parish Work, Baltimore City: Provides a unique opportunity through financial aid to enhance day camps and summer enrichment programs for youth and provide support to feeding programs, such as Manna House and Jacob's Well. Contact: Barbara Daniel, President, 410-922.1235.
  • Epworth House Mission Project - Washington, D.C.: Provides yearly academic support to a selected female from overseas at Wesley Theological Seminary, Contact: Gertrude White, 301-656-9116
  • Family Crisis Resource Center - Cumberland: Provides shelter and counseling to victims of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault/abuse through intervention and prevention. Contact: Taness Cline, 301-759-9246
  • Scholarship Fund - Provides financial assistance for undergraduate students who are members of United Methodist churches within the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Applications are due yearly in mid-June. Contact: Kim Marie Walker, 443-534-1549
  • Eastern Panhandle Empowerment Center (previously Shenandoah Women's Center) - Martinsburg, W.Va.: Provides counseling and shelter for sexually assaulted and abused women and children in the Tri-County West Virginia area. Contact: Kate Spriggs, 304-263-8522
  • Shepherd's Staff - Westminster: Provides emergency services to children, adults, families, seniors and homeless in a spirit of compassion and respect. A few of the services are financial assistance, medical necessities, food, and clothing. Contact: Brenda Meadows, 410-857-5944
  • Susanna Wesley House - Baltimore: Provides group living in a home-like setting to nine women with a modest income and their children. The women are provided schooling, job training, and counseling. Contact: Sabrina White, 410-608-9336
  • YWCA Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Domestic Violence Counseling -Arnold: Provides individual and family counseling, computer training, parenting education, mentoring after-school programs for at-risk children, and emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Contact: Molly Knipe, 410-626-7800



BWCUMW Leadership Team meeting--March 21, 2020  9 am-1 pm

MD Legislative Advocacy Day--March 5, 2020  8:30 am- 2 pm

Northeastern Jurisdiction--April 24-26, 2020

Flame Newsletter article due--May 15, 2020

BWCUMW Leadership Team meeting--May 16, 2020   9 am- 1 pm

Legacy Day of Giving--March 23, 2020

Baltimore Parish Works Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon--March 28, 2020   10 am- 1 pm

Epworth House Committee Annual Luncheon and Silent Auction--May 2, 2020   11:30 am

BWC Annual Conference--UMW/UMM Luncheon-- May 28, 2020

Susanna Wesley House Garden Party--June 6, 2020

BWCUMW Leadership Team meeting--June 13, 2020   9 am- 1 pm

Mission u--July 24-26, 2020

Baltimore Metropolitan District Annual Celebration--September 12, 2020

Baltimore Suburban District Annual Celebration--September 19, 2020

Susanna Wesley House Luncheon--September 19, 2020

Central Maryland District Annual Celebration--October 3, 2020

Washington East District Annual Celebration-October 3, 2020

Greater Washington District Annual Celebration--October 10, 2020

Epworth House Annual Meeting--November 10, 2020    12 noon