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Women Who Shaped The United Methodist Church

United Methodist Women take part in a witness about climate justice in 2016. File photo courtesy of UMW.
United Methodist Women take part in a witness about climate justice in 2016. File photo courtesy of UMW.

Since the time of Susanna Wesley, women have been shaping The United Methodist Church we know today. They were pioneers in global missions and higher education, and worked to secure a greater role for women in the church and in society. 

Learn more about these wonder women of Methodism:

Part 1: Girls' School Founder in Angola, American Suffrage Activist, Angel of Angel Island


Part 2: Blind Writer of 8,000 Hymns, Filipino Educator, First African-American Bishop


Part 3: First Female Bishop in Africa, Mother's Day Founders, Red Shoe Theologian


Part 4: Education Powerhouse, Ellis Island Welcome Wagon, Mother of Methodism


Is there a United Methodist woman who inspires you? Let us know. 

This video was produced by United Methodist Communications in Nashville, TN.
Media contact is Joe Iovino.

The videos were first posted on March 14, 2019.