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 n the global ministries of the church.
The Living Vision of United Methodist Women
Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
- We provide opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.
- We are organized for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.
- We equip women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments and churches.
- We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.
- We provide educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.
The United Methodist Women of P-FWUMC
The United Methodist Women of Providence-Fort Washington United Methodist Church is 5-star Unit with an active membership of 30 women. The Unit's Mission Giving is worldwide:
World’s Children, Inc.,
The Strawbridge Shrine, New Windsor, MD – Known as the first home of Methodism in
Epworth House Mission Project, Washington, D. C. – An ongoing project of the United Methodist Women of the Baltimore-Washington Conference which supports female students from overseas while studying at the Wesley Theological Seminary.
Heifer International –
Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D. C. – The founding of Wesley Theological Seminary was in 1882 in
Red Bird Mission –
Asbury Foundation Benevolent Care Fund –
Board of Child Care Auxiliary –
Urban Ministry – House of Peace,
Oxon Hill Food Pantry –
both food and monetary donations and is a 501 (c) (3) organization. This all-volunteer organization provides emergency food to families in need.
Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center (MCVRC) – Upper Marlboro, MD,
Rocking Readers - Providence-Fort Washington U. M. C. has partnered with Fort Washington Forest Elementary School to provide one-to-one reading experiences for kindergartner students. The program has proven highly successful and how special this individual time can mean to a child.
Imagine No Malaria – Through UMCOR, a humanitarian arm of the
Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program, - Port Deposit, MD – Since 1982 Freedom Hills has been bringing horses and people with disabilities together. No one is turned away because of finances. Riders include those with physical and/or emotional challenges, kids at risk, and military veterans who sometimes go on to participate in Special Olympics at the county and state level.