UMW's purpose is to build a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
Membership in UMW is open to any woman who indicates her desire to belong and to participate in the global mission of the Church through the organization. We unite in supporting local, national & global missions. Joining is easy. Any woman can be a member of UMW. As a member, you have a chance to support UMW through your prayers, volunteer activities, and financial contributions. Whether your aim is fellowship, service or study, there is a place for you in United Methodist Women. Got kids? No problem, child care is available.
Did you know that the parent organization of United Methodist Women was first started in 1869 by six women? UMW's parent organization was called the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society (WFMS). It was an organization whose goal was to support the needs of women and children in India. Two wives of missionaries in India started WFMS when they saw the lack of medical and educational support for women in India at the time. The decisions made by the six founding women members in 1869 were the spiritual, moral, and financial foundation for the building of a children's school in India and the hiring of a doctor and educator who would work specifically for women and children in India. So six women not only saw the need to help women and children, but they also took action by providing their time, skills, and monetary gifts to help other women and children who didn't have adequate medical attention and educational care. Today, United Methodist Women (UMW) hold fast to these standards set over 141 years ago. UMW supports local, national, and international mission work for women and children through gifts of prayer, time, study, and monetary gifts in order to more fully support needs of women and children.
Ministry and Mission
The NHUMC UMW unit supports women and children at Northern Hills and in the local community with donations of time, food, and monetary gifts.
NHUMC UMW supports many church programs and ministries including Vacation Bible School (VBS), Youth Ministries, and Special Needs Class.
NHUMC UMW unit also supports local community groups like Providence Place, Church Women United, Campus Ministries at San Antonio College, Wesley Health and Wellness Center, the Texas Diaper Bank, and Magdalena House.
Nationally, the NHUMC UMW currently supports Liberia Scholarships, Liberia Mission Trip and Cuba Mission Trip.
The women of NHUMC UMW are excited to be a part of local, national, and global missions. We want to meet you and get to know you as friends, neighbors, and sisters in Christ. If you are looking for a way to build more relationships with other women or if you are looking for a way to be more active in the community, contact Donna Roeder.