Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
The Vision of United Methodist Women
The Trinity United Methodist Women is an organization of over 200 mission oriented women who belong to 10 active small groups called Circles. These Circles meet monthly in homes and at Trinity at various times. The focus of the Circles is service to others within the church, the community and the world with an emphasis on missions. Judy Oguich is our Trinity Staff Liaison.
Trinity Women support a variety of activities and groups within Trinity UMC and our community. Each Circle has a missionary and undertakes its own unique mission and service projects while nurturing members in Christian love and friendship.
We are members of the Richmond District UMW and Virginia Conference UMW.
For more information about the UMW and/or a Circle, contact Sharon Wenger, President at (804) 740-1004
Sacred Spaces with God & Neighbors
Our monthly programs explore sacred spaces where you can experience God and neighbor. As Christ’s disciples, we are entrusted with creating spaces of wholeness and abundances for all. Sacred spaces are not only places of religious significance but sacred because of the interactions that take place between God and humans there. In the Bible, some of these encounters occur in physical locations.
For example, Moses met God in the burning bush and God asked Moses to remove his sandals because the ground had become hallowed through God’s presence. The encounter resulted in God calling Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt.
For others, like Jacob and Hannah, that ‘God encounter’ happened in their inner beings. Each encounter helps the person see God clearly. When we interact with God, we learn something about ourselves, and we discover God’s purposes for our lives. So, too, our encounters with people become sacred when we consider that human beings bear God’s image and are the unique recipients of God’s love and grace.
National United Methodist Women
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.
The PURPOSE of United Methodist Women
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.
Out of the Purpose are four mission foci that relate to the mission initiatives and priorities of United Methodist Women.
To be a community of women
To know God
To develop a creative and supportive fellowship
To expand concepts of mission
The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include:
Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
Equipping women & girls to be leaders
Providing transformative educational experiences
Organizing for growth & flexibility
Working for justice through service and advocacy
Focus on Women, Children & Youth
From its beginning, United Methodist Women has focused on ministries with women, children, and youth.
1869: 8 women
Today: 800,000 members
United Methodist Women inherits the vision and toil of women’s missionary societies of eight denominations since 1869. Its 140-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.
Turning Financial Gifts into Miracles for Women, Children and Youth
United Methodist Women is trusted with pledges and donations from individual members and local member organizations, as well as mission partners and anonymous donors who have a heart for mission. We support programs in the United States and around the world that benefit women, children and youth – thereby impacting entire communities.
Harvest Day 2017
Missed Harvest Day? Here’s a recording of our program.