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 -- approximately 800,000 members -- and around the world to work for God’s kingdom of love and justice.  Through work, gifts, and prayers we support education, health, and empowerment projects around the world.  

Our aim, in the words of John Wesley, is: "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can".

Join us!

Becky Warren, Conference President

The deadline for the Charter for Racial Justice Award and the Zimmerman Trust Grant has been extended to April 30! 

Click on the menu to the left for more information and application forms.


Help us travel
"Around the World in 80 Days"!

This 80-day health event was inspired by United Methodist Women's participation on the Abundant Health Initiative Task Force in the OR/ID Conference.
You can walk, run, hike, skip, swim, do step-aerobics, bike, or anything else to track your miles.  And maybe you walk in the morning and then swim later in the day.  Yeah!!!  Two sets of mileage in one day.  You can log in hourly, daily, weekly or whenever you want and enter your miles, round to the nearest tenth, (1.2, 6.3, .5).  We would also like to have photos of you doing the different activities to accrue the miles.  You can post them yourself to our facebook page or you can email photos to janelle@busyhands.biz and she will post them.  
Together we will go around the world. We start our travels in Astoria, OR and the first stop is Portland, OR, our first 94 miles.  How long will that take?  Depends on how many miles women enter.   Stop #2 is Boise, ID another 429 miles checked off.  You can see the route we will take and the stops we will make here.    The form to log your mileage is here.  You can also keep track of everyone's accomplishment on this spreadsheet

Share the news with other women in United Methodist Women as we make this virtual global trek together. 
Then on June 13 those of us at Annual Conference will commiserate with each other, flex our new muscles, and share how physical activity improves our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Energetically yours, Becky Warren,
OR/ID United Methodist Women 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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If you haven't already, please "like" our page.  Click on the "like" button below the large banner photo at the top of the page.

Read or download the Spring 2018 Newsletter, Our Two Cents

Are you seeing signs of new life around you?  Are you ready to shake off the winter doldrums and do something new?  Then you will want to read this newest edition of our Oregon-Idaho Conference United Methodist Women newsletter.  Learn about A Way Forward, get tips on books to read and new ways to engage in advocacy, find out why you'll want to begin walking, and so much more.  
Be sure to print a copy, too, to share with someone who may not know about all she is missing by not being involved.

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