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United Methodist Women Focus Areas

Office of the General Secretary

The Office of the General Secretary works on:

Finance & Administrative Services

United Methodist Women's Finance & Administrative Services office:

  • Appropriates Mission Giving funds for ministries, programs and services
  • Works with and trains United Methodist Women conference treasurers
  • Manages United Methodist Women-owned properties (link to Properties page below)
  • Facilitates funding of grants
  • Maintains the United Methodist Women budget

Christian Social Action

 The Christian Social Action section works on:

  • Advocacy on United Methodist Women issues
  • Community organizing for advocacy and legislative events
  • Training for United Methodist Women social action coordinators
  • Action Alerts on key congressional legislation and policy
  • Collaboration with coalition partners and other faith-based, non-profit or justice organizations

Membership & Leadership Development

 The Membership & Leadership Development section works on:

  • Leadership training for officers and members
  • Membership growth, relationship building & enrichment
  • Language ministries
  • Conference outreach, recruitment & advocacy

National & International Ministries

National Ministries of United Methodist Women relates to programs such as:

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International Ministries relates to programs such as:

International Ministries also funds many international projects and programs in over 100 countries for women, children and youth. The projects focus on issues including:

  • Leadership development of women & girls
  • Health, nutrition & nurture
  • Alleviating violence & exploitation of children
  • Relief for refugees and displaced persons
  • Education, particularly for girls
  • Global poverty
  • Networking & organizing youth movements

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