United Methodist Women
The Trinity United Methodist Women is an organization of over100 mission oriented women who belong to seven active small groups called Circles. These Circles meet monthly in homes, in the community, and in the world with an emphasis on missions. Judy Oguich is our Trinity Staff Liaison.
Trinity United Methodist Women support a variety of activities and groups within Trinity UMC and our community. Each Circle undertakes its own unique mission and service projects while nurturing members in Christian love and friendship.
We are members of the Richmond District UMW and Virginia Conference UMW.
For more information about the United Methodist Women and/or a Circle, contact Jo Lewis, President at 804-784-4370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2021-2022 Focus
Knitted Together for God’s Good Work
The people of God are a work in progress! In the letter to the Ephesians, Paul describes the people of God as growing together in Christ, knit together by ligaments, each part working properly and promoting the growth of the whole body of Christ. Each person is a beloved child of God and we are being knit together as the whole body of Christ. If you’ve ever had a broken bone, you know that when the body is knit back together it can sometimes be a painful process. But the resulting bones are stronger, and so it can be when the people of God seek to be knit together as disciples.
In spite of things that may try to separate us such as a health crisis, political differences, worship styles, theological differences or even simple misunderstandings, Jesus calls us to be knit together as disciples.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.
Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.
United Methodist Women and The United Methodist Church’s principles and values include:
Promoting the empowerment of women, children and youth.
Promoting anti-racism and multiculturalism.
Promoting inclusion and equity.
Promoting fair labor practices.
Promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability.
The PURPOSE of United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women shall be 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.
Out of the Purpose are four mission foci that relate to the mission initiatives and priorities of United Methodist Women.
To be a community of women
To know God
To develop a creative and supportive fellowship
To expand concepts of mission
The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include:
Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
Equipping women & girls to be leaders
Providing transformative educational experiences
Organizing for growth & flexibility
Working for justice through service and advocacy
Focus on Women, Children & Youth
From its beginning, United Methodist Women has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth.
1869: 8 women
Today: 800,000 members
United Methodist Women inherits the vision and toil of women’s missionary societies of eight denominations since 1869. Its 140-year legacy started when the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society first organized in Boston in response to a lack of women’s health in India.
Turning Financial Gifts into Miracles for Women, Children and Youth
United Methodist Women is trusted with pledges and donations from individual members and local member organizations, as well as mission partners and anonymous donors who have a heart for mission. We support programs in the United States and around the world that benefit women, children and youth – thereby impacting entire communities.
Want to learn more about Trinity’s United Methodist Women? Take a look at some of our previous adventures in the box below.