UM Women

The Purpose of United Methodist Women

The organized unit of 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.

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2018 UMW Officers

Upcoming Events

Saturday, April 21 – Climate Justice Workshop – Cedar Rapids St. Paul’s UMC – 9:00 – 2:30

 “Faith Climate Action Week” happens the week before Earth Day, Sunday, April 22. Learn more by attending our St. Paul’s Climate Justice Workshop on Saturday, April 21. Rev. Dick Clark from Des Moines will offer information and suggestions for ways we can help reverse the devastating effects of climate change around our world. Pre-registration is appreciated by signing up at the Connection Centers or calling the church office – 319-363-2058. The day’s schedule:  9:00 coffee/ 9:30 morning session/ 11:30 lunch/ 12:15 -2:30 afternoon session. Join us for the full day if possible – half the day if that works better for you. Plan on lunch either way. (free will offering)

Saturday, April 28 - UMW Spa Day – Dubuque Grand View UMC – 10:00 – 2:30

All East Central District United Methodist Women and friends are invited for a fun day of pampering and renewing. Enjoy nail polishing, hand scrubs, coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles, line dancing, song fest, quilt tying, devotions, and a specially prepared spring luncheon. $10.00 payable at the door. Please contact Wava Terry at 563-581-5113 or Karen Weiland at 815-747-6856 for advance registration by April 25.

Wednesday, May 9 - Women Clergy Spiritual Spa Day – Lisbon UMC – 9:30 – 2:00

Did you know we have 50 women clergy in the East Central District?! Join your spiritual sisters in a day planned for renewal of your body and spirit. Some of your colleagues trained in Spiritual Direction will lead you through the session you select for the day.  The following activities are planned:

·       Coffee and Tea Bar

·       Salad Luncheon

·       Make Your Soul’s Story Collage

·       Paint a Finger Labyrinth

·       Prayer Room

·       Take a Soul Walk with a Soul Sister or By Yourself

·       Clergy only Sharing & Reflection Time

·       Lay women only Sharing & Reflection Time

Please contact Wendy Johnson at 319-551-1428 for advance registration by May 5 if possible. More information available by contacting Pastor Karen Nelson at

Saturday, June 23 - Food-Faith-Climate Workshop: Connecting the Dots – Iowa City First UMC – 9:30 – 11:30

“Climate change is related to our food choices. At every meal we can make a real difference that ensures a more climate-friendly food system.” 

The workshop is presented by Sarah Paulos from Iowa Interfaith Power and Light and is free to participants thanks to a grant from Iowa City Partnership Climate Action Fund. Pre-registration is required at Click on “Upcoming Events.”