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.

 
 
 
 
 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 2021 Officers

President

Linda S. Yost (BS)
443-605-8295

Vice President

Ruthella Lievers (BS)
443-858-9329

Secretary

Janice Crowe (A)
410-533-5370

Treasurer

Dorothy Medley (A)
443-852-2688

Spiritual Growth
Coordinator

Wendy Johnson (BM)
443-278-6434

Nominations
Chairperson

Willa Kynard  (GW)

202-716-8898

Education &
Interpretation Coordinator
Barbara Terry (BM)
410-977-5930

Membership Nurture
& Outreach Coordinator

Daphne Hurd  (BM)

410-627-7877

Secretary of Program Resources

Tangela Terry (A)

443-694-0468

Communications
Coordinator

Kim Marie Walker (A)
443-534-1619

Social Action
Coordinator

Jeannie Panesi (GW)

608-445-1876

Legacy Liason

Terri Booth (BM)
443-528-0961

National
Organization

Colleen Cates (BM)

410-488-5369

Northeastern
Jurisdiction

Mikele Haskins-Delmore (BM)

410-926-0536

 

Mission u Dean (Adult School)

Elizabeth Stemley (BM)

443-850-8544

Mission u Dean (Youth School)

Sharon Milton (GW)

301-404-6628


Resources

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: Wendy Johnson, President, 443-278-6434.
  • 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

Events

 

BWCUMW Leadership Team meeting--Jan 9. 2021  9 am-1 pm

Flame Newsletter article due--February 15, 2021

MD Legislative Advocacy Day--March 6, 2021  8:30 am- 2 pm

Northeastern Jurisdiction--

Flame Newsletter article due--May 15, 2021

BWCUMW Leadership Team meeting--

Legacy Day of Giving--

Baltimore Parish Works Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon--

Epworth House Committee Annual Luncheon and Silent Auction--

BWC Annual Conference--UMW/UMM Luncheon-- 

Susanna Wesley House Garden Party--

BWCUMW Leadership Team meeting--

Mission u--July 23-24, 2021

Annapolis District Annual Celebration--October 23, 2021

Baltimore Metropolitan District Annual Celebration--

Baltimore Suburban District Annual Celebration--

Susanna Wesley House Luncheon--

Central Maryland District Annual Celebration--

Frederick District Annual Celebration--

Greater Washington District Annual Celebration--

Washington East District Annual Celebration-

Epworth House Annual Meeting--