The official organization for women in The United Methodist Church at the local church, Annual Conference, and denominational levels. Among the purposes of the United Methodist Women are the following: (1) to provide resources and opportunities for women that enrich their spiritual life and increase their knowledge of the needs of the world, (2) to enlist women in activities that have moral and religious significance for the public welfare and that contribute to the establishment of a just global society, (3) to secure funds for the support of the program of the church, with special concern for the needs and responsibilities of women, and (4) to project plans specifically directed toward leadership development of women. United Methodist Women is related to the Women's Division of the General Board of Global Ministries with offices in New York, New York.
Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by Permission.