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United Methodist Women

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.

United Methodist Women Living the Vision (2010-2020)
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.


Northern Illinois Conference UMW
For the latest information and upcoming events visit

NIC UMW President - Lois Moreland-Dean C) 773.330.8742

District Presidents:
Aurora: Charlotte Musser
Chicago Northwestern: Robbie Moultrie
Chicago Southern: Yvette Harris-Black
Elgin: Lois Voss
DeKalb: TBS
Rockford: Karen Messley

North Central Jurisdiction
President – Rita L. Smith – Northern Illinois
Vice President – TBS
Secretary – Linda Blazek Garvin – Iowa
Treasurer – Peggy Cope – Illinois Great Rivers
Chair of Nominations – Bobbi Larson – Dakotas
Nominations Committee
Rosa Bernard – Indiana, Mildred Braddock – Michigan
Kady Herr-Yang – Wisconsin, Cynthia Rose – East Ohio
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Bishops clarify statement on Commission on a Way Forward recommendation

The Council of Bishops is issuing the following statement, written by the bishops who served on the Commission on a Way Forward and approved by the Execut…

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Constitutional amendment to be revisited

The Secretary of the General Conference has announced that an error was made in the text of a proposed Constitutional amendment as it was presented for voting, and which subsequently fa…


Bishop's Pastoral Letter to the Northern Illinois Conference

The Council received the report from the Commission on the Way Forward (COTWF) and discerned our recommendation to the called session of the General Conference in Fe…

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United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward

United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to discern a way forward. Having received and considered the extensive work of the Commission on a W…