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Women of the UMC

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

As leaders, teachers, missionaries and organizers, women have shaped the history of Methodism.

From the local church to the global church, women have led and served ministries within marginalized communiities, as well as initiate important social and political reform.

We invite you to explore the inspiring stories of women who have made important contributions to the life of the church, as well as discover ideas to help nurture your own participation and witness.

Women participate in a UMW assembly in 2010. File photo courtesy of United Methodist Communications.
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Women in Methodism Quiz

March is Women's History Month in the U.S. Take our short quiz to learn more about some of the pioneering females who changed the Methodist church and the world.

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Hymn writer Fanny Crosby, circa 1915. Image in the public domain.
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Fanny Crosby: Legendary Methodist Hymn Writer

Despite being blind, she penned "Blessed Assurance" and "Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross" and wrote more hymns than Charles Wesley.

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