1306 Market Street Po Box 479 Gowrie, IA 50543
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

United Methodist Women

The Purpose of United Methodist Women

The Purpose is adopted by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church as the official mission statement 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 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
We enjoy:
  • Companionship Meeting with our sister units, sharing our Lenten breakfast.
  • BOOK CLUB Working and studying together.
  • Having members young and old who love and support each other
  • Come join us for a special time and a cup of coffee
We are ABOUT MISSIONS for women and children here at home and throughout the world. We do this with money we earn through work and fellowship.
Who can join United Methodist Women?

Any woman who commits herself to the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women and to engage in mission, study, personal growth and social action can join. You don’t have to be United Methodist or meet an age requirement to be a member.

It’s easy to become a member of United Methodist Women: you can talk to someone you know who is already a member.

For more information on Gowrie United Methodist Church UMW unit, you can contact Joan Orness at hjorness@wccta.net
To learn more about the United Methodist Women here are some links:

United Methodist Women website:  This is our primary website. Here you will find the latest news and information about United Methodist Women members, programs and initiatives. You’ll also find promotional and educational items that can be downloaded as well as links to our other sites and our Mission Resource Center e-store.


This is the social networking site for United Methodist Women. The new UMWOnline is more like Facebook and is the place to connect one on one with other United Methodist Women members. You will want to visit, set up your account, friend your sisters and begin networking for mission.
Facebook: If you’re on Facebook, be sure to "like" United Methodist Women. Follow the link and sign up so that our regular posts will appear on your home page.
Twitter: Do you tweet? So does United Methodist Women! Use the link to find ourTwitter account @UMWomen. Follow us, tweet with us and become a part of the continuing conversation around faith, hope and love in action.                                                                                                                        YouTube: Need a video for a presentation? You’ll find it on YouTube. Check out the video resources available by following the link. New videos are posted often!                                                                      
Flickr: Need a photo for your newsletter or PowerPoint? Follow this link and you’ll find terrific images illustrating the work of United Methodist Women members.