UM Women

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

Here at OPUMC, all women are part of the UMW. There are no dues or fees, just a commitment to the purpose of the United Methodist Women.* Our activities include a few gatherings with a purpose - annual cookie sale, chicken BBQ and fish dinners** help raise funds for special missions and programs (mother-child event and mission projects).

We participate in Niagara Frontier District and Upper NY Conference UMW events. Our President, Carolyn Wrinn, would be glad to answer any questions. Call her at 716-648-1179 or email

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.

The Vision of United Methodist Women

Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.


*The Purpose of United Methodist Women















To find out more about this worldwide organization, go to their website: .