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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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Unite to End Racism

The Northern Illinois Conference and our Pan-Methodist partners along with the Illinois Conference of Churches are arranging buses to Washington D.C. so Illinois residents can take part in the anti-racism…


Sympathy Notice: Rev. Kenneth H. Crandall

Rev. Kenneth H Crandall, retired clergy member of the Northern Illinois Conference, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Rev. Kenneth Crandall served at Wilmington, Tinley Park…

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179th Annual Conference - Navigating Uncharted Waters

The 2018 Annual Conference will gather for another year June 3-5 at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill. This year’s theme is “Navigating Uncharted Waters” with a focus…


Sympathy Notice: Mrs. Marilyn C. Gillham

Mrs. Marilyn C. Gillham, spouse of retired clergy member Rev. John M. Gillham of the Northern Illinois Conference passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018.