United Methodist Women

Our Purpose

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.

Until poverty, violence, inequality, racism, preventable deaths cease,
until women and children are no longer marginalized,
until we live in a world in which all thrive,
women need to be organized for mission.

United Methodist Women are organized for mission in over 200 churches across Oregon and Southern Idaho.  We join hands and resources with women across the country and around the world to work for God’s kingdom of love and justice.  Together we work, give, and pray to support hundreds of projects for education, health, empowerment around the world.  Individually, we are in mission with women, children and youth in our own communities.

    Join us!

     Becky Warren, Conference President

Charter for Racial Justice Award

Each year the Oregon-Idaho Conference United Methodist Women seeks nominees for the Charter for Racial Justice Award.

We hope that you will prayerfully consider individuals and/or groups whose work reflects the spirit of the "We will" statements listed in the Charter's nomination form, which is available here.

Zimmerman Trust Grant

The Oregon-Idaho Conference of United Methodist Women Charter for Racial Justice Committee is pleased to announce a competitive grant program for monies from the Isobel F. Zimmerman Trust Fund.

Available money for 2018 will be about $2,000 (amount varies yearly), and could be awarded for programs directed toward leadership development of Native Americans or African Americans or in support of a United Methodist Women sponsored Foreign Mission Project. Application must be made through a brief proposal describing the work or project anticipated and the expected results. There shall be a clearly demonstrated need. 

Additional information and application are available here.


Scholarships for Native American Women

Dear United Methodist Women Conference Leaders and Native American Leaders,

We, the United Methodist Women Acts of Repentance Working Group, greet you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

We are excited about the upcoming United Methodist Women Assembly in Columbus, Ohio May 18-20, 2018. This Assembly marks the official celebration of our 150th anniversary. The theme, “The Power of Bold,” embraces our history, successes and challenges.

In our effort to ensure Native American women’s participation at the Assembly and ongoing involvement and leadership in United Methodist Women, funds have been set aside to provide partial scholarships for this event. 

Read more and download the scholarship application form here.



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Read or download the Winter 2018 Newsletter, Our Two Cents

Get acquainted with new members of the leadership team, find out what exciting changes are coming to Mission u this summer, explore a new way to use the Prayer Calendar, and find out 5 reasons NOT to read (and one really good reason why you should), all inside this issue.

LogoLegacy Fund

The Legacy Fund is a permanent endowment that will support the mission outreach of future generations of United Methodist Women as they address the needs of women, children and youth of their day.

To learn more or make a donation, click here.


Assembly 2018:  Columbus, Ohio: May 17 – 20  

To learn more about it and to register, go to Assembly 2018

 See HERE for photos of Assembly 2014. 

Becoming and Being a

Healthy Vital Unit Program

Is your community of women doing the things that make us United Methodist Women?  Download the checklist below and take it to your next group gathering.  Be inspired!  Be healthy!  Be vital!

Healthy Vital Unit Checklist HERE

National United Methodist Women Handbook PDF download


Conference Standing Rules 2017

Boldly Making Disciples of Jesus Christ - Vitalizing the Church - Transforming the World