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United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) is a faith-based membership organization of laywomen within The United Methodist Church. UMW members are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus Christ in community with other women and advocating on behalf of women, children and youth around the world. United Methodist Women has been in mission for more than 140 years.

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National Office
Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Drive, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10115
212-870-3900
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