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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.

National Office

UMW is engaged in fulfilling the mission of Christ and the Church and shall interpret the purpose of United Methodist Women. With continuing awareness of the concerns and responsibilities of the Church in today’s world, the Women’s Division shall be an advocate for the oppressed and dispossessed with special attention to the needs of women and children; shall work to build a supportive community among women; and shall engage in activities that foster growth in the Christian faith, mission education, and Christian social involvement.



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Response Magazine

Northern Illinois Conference UMW – website:


Dottie Priddy – NIC UMW President –

Aurora District UMW

Chicago Northwestern District UMW

Chicago Southern District UMW

DeKalb District UMW

Elgin District UMW

Rockford District UMW

Upcoming Conference & District UMW Events

April 2017

22 – Aurora District UMW (Minooka UMC, Minooka) deadline: April 18

22 – Chicago Northwestern District UMW (Sherman UMC, Evanston) deadline: April 8

22 – Elgin District UMW (Kingswood UMC, Buffalo Grove) deadline: April 15

22 – Rockford District UMW (Aldersgate UMC, Rockford) deadline: April 17

29 –Chicago Southern District UMW (St. Andrew, Homewood)

Spring 2017

TBD – Lobby Day (Springfield; May 10 or 17)

July 2017

13-16 – Mission u – Weekend Event (Camp Reynoldswood, Dixon)

22 – Mission u – One Day Event (First UMC, Downers Grove)

August 2017

13 – Korean UMW Praise Night (South Suburban Korean UMC, Flossmoor)

October 2017

28 – Annual Celebration (Grace UMC, Naperville)

November 2017

9-12, North America Area WFMUCW Seminar (Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville TN)

11 – NIC UMW Training of District Officers

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May 2018

17-20, UMWomen Assembly 2018 (Columbus OH)

Upcoming Events 

The five-day event is over but the work has just begun.  Visit often for updates, articles and resources as we advocate for Climate Justice, Maternal and Child Health, Mass Incarceration and Economic Inequality in the coming quadrennium.

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