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United Women in Faith, formally United Methodist Women, is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.

Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world.

United Methodist Women and The United Methodist Church's principles and values include:

  • Promoting the empowerment of women, children and youth.

  • Promoting anti-racism and multiculturalism.

  • Promoting inclusion and equity.

  • Promoting fair labor practices.

  • Promoting economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability.


United Methodist Women inherits the vision and toil of women’s missionary societies of eight denominations since 1869. Its 150-year legacy started when the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society first organized in Boston in response to a lack of women’s health in India. In 1973, United Methodist Women became the women’s mission organization of The United Methodist Church.


 Hanover UMC has approximately 13 active members, but every woman who attends Hanover United Methodist Church is considered a United Methodist Woman!  We generally have a pitch-in luncheon and fellowship followed by a business meeting. Most recently we have remembered the residents of the Lucille Raines home with notes of encouragement. We have been given the opportunity to join virtual FaithTalks and podcasts. We are invited to increase our knowledge of mission and feed our souls by participating in the UMW reading program. We endeavor to heed Wesley’s call to “ Do No Harm, Do Good, and Stay in Love with God”, pray for one another and our church..

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