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Timeline of Women in Methodism

Learn about some amazing women who helped shape the history of the church. Read More

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Read More

High Heels and a Mission: Rev. Tiffany Thomas

For Women’s History Month, meet a young clergywoman whose work in a church soup kitchen as a child inspired her to serve as pastor and mentor. View

Young Pastor’s Fresh Ideas: Rev. Stephanie Price

Stephanie Price encourages churches to partner with local farmers. "We're closing that gap between people outside our walls and people within." View

UMTV: Pastor Leads Nigerian Women

One of first Nigerian female clergy, Musa Iliya helps girls be leaders, "see themselves as equally created in the image and likeness of God." View

Women making history: Sandra Steiner Ball

"I had some learning challenges in my early years ... the church was where I found sanctuary, peace and encouragement." Read More

Women making history: Eunice Musa Iliya

"A woman is dependent on how society defines her," says Nigerian pastor. "So as I was growing up, I didn't know who I was as a woman." Read More

The Rev. Sherry Cothran Woolsey performs onstage at a reunion of her rock band, The Evinrudes, playing songs from the '90s and new works about women in the Bible. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

The right rockin’ Rev. Sherry Cothran

For Women's History Month, this pastor's gone from rock music to ministry, and found role models in the Bible. "I'm intrigued by women in the Old Testament." Read More

Women making history: Lessie Vonner

"It's important for young women to know how much the women before them have done for the world," says jazz trumpeter and church musician. Read More

Women making history: Jocelyn Briddell

"It is critical," says Scarritt-Bennett Center director, "that our history is highlighted...so we can envision a bright future... ." Read More

Women making history: Roslyn Lee

"Women's History Month is not only about history," says local pastor. "It is also about me and my identity and how I claim my identity." Read More

Women making history: Debra Wallace-Padgett

"Women's History Month," says Bishop Wallace-Padgett, "helps all of us to enlarge our vision of who, by the grace of God, we can be." Read More

Members of the congregation pray during worship at Jourdain United Methodist Church in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

United Methodist Women Making History

March is Women's History Month. United Methodist News Service invited a number of women, lay and clergy, to talk about leadership. Read More

Women at U.N. share real-life challenges

United Methodist delegates among those 'seeking their place at the table' to advocate as they tackle issues of violence, poverty and war. Read More

Women making history: Jalisa Ross

"Women's History Month reminds us of the women who are not yet here. Will we leave them a mess or ... a future worth fighting for?" Read More

Women making history: Meeli Tankler

"My childhood and youth memories," recalls seminary president, "are predominantly about hiding our faith and using different 'covers' to gather ... with other Christians." Read More

Women’s History Month: We need each other

"Our goal ... will not happen until and unless women can strive together," says United Methodist women's leader. Read More

The Rev. Cynthia Harvey participates in a prayer service in Cote d'Ivoire in 2009.

Women making history: Cynthia Fierro Harvey

March is Women's History Month. As part of a series about women leaders, Louisiana Area bishop says we "learn about the women that have gone before us, who have blazed trails." Read More

UMTV: Young Women of UMCOR

They are leaders at relief agency before age 40. Hear their story. "Young people are looking at us saying, 'We want to do that, too.'" View

3 young women = UMCOR’s ‘triumvirate’

When there's a disaster, disease or famine, these three women know they'll be on the ground to help. Read More

Burton to leave women’s commission

United Methodist Commission on Status and Role of Women plans search for new top executive. Read More

Bishop Leontine Kelly dies at 92

First African-American woman bishop is remembered as a trailblazer, spiritual mother and 'a gift to The United Methodist Church.' Read More

Global women join in ‘prayerful action’

Meeting in New York, World Day of Prayer International Committee brings together 225 women from 104 countries. Read More

Wenner’s ‘stepping stones’ to bishop

German episcopal leader and new council president always felt welcome in the UMC. Read More

GC2012: Delegate serves 11th term

Ruth Daugherty of Eastern Pennsylvania has witnessed some of the historic and defining moments of General Conferences. Read More

Restructuring proposals neglect women’s issues

'If our denomination is to be a relevant, reliable witness to the gospel, (we) must give priority to ministry &ellipsis; with and by women.' Read More

UMW reps outline rural women’s struggles

For these nine women, U.N. meeting offers chance to share experiences, learn from others. Read More

UN explores needs of rural women

United Methodists contribute to discussion between grassroots, governments on empowering women. Read More

African’s path from Islam to Christianity

Born into a Muslim world, Sierra Leone district superintendent recalls her difficult, often dangerous journey to God. Read More

Women face long road to change in church

During Women's History Month, the Commission on the Status and Role of Women celebrates advances, but admits there are still struggles. Read More

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia, addresses the 2008 United Methodist General Conference. Sirleaf is a United Methodist and the first female head of state in Africa.

Liberia President Sirleaf addresses United Methodists

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her country and her church share a common commitment to end poverty. Read More

Members of the 2008-2012 Judicial Council of The United Methodist Church pose for a photo following their presentation to the denomination's 2008 General Conference. From left are: Ruben Reyes, the Rev. Dennis Blackwell, the Rev. Kathi Austin-Mahle, the Rev. Belton Joyner, the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, Jon Gray, Angela Brown, Beth Capen and the Rev. William Lawrence.

Judicial Council elects first woman president

The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe of South Carolina will lead the supreme court of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Foundation Establishes Martha “Twick” Morrison Endowment

The Foundation for United Methodist Communications announced today the establishment of the Martha "Twick" Morrison Endowment to provide financial support from investment income to support programs to help United Methodist communicators in the Central Conferences enhance their communication skills. Read More