United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is an integral part of the United Methodist Church.
"In every local church there shall be an organized unit of United Methodist Women." (The Book of Discipline 2000) 


With approximately 1 million members, United Methodist Women is the largest lay women's organization of a major Protestant denomination in the U.S.A. The Virginia Conference United Methodist Women has over 30,000 members in almost 900 local units throughout Virginia. Chances are very likely that there is a unit in a United Methodist Church near you.

Women actively choose to become involved in this inclusive mission organization.
Membership shall be open to any woman who indicates her desire to belong.

Membership is for the woman who finds meaning in her church and is drawn to its fellowship, who wants to combine fellowship with study, worship and outreach opportunities, who feels she has gifts that are to be shared with others, who seeks a supportive community to affirm her own sense of purpose and commitment to God through Jesus Christ.

We welcome new members, an new local units, and are always excited to share about the many ways that United Methodist Women are involved in mission, making a difference, every day, in the lives of women, children and youth, around the world, and in our own communities.


Elizabeth River District United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women Virginia website

The United Methodist Women national website