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About UMW

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, inclusion and equity, anti-racism and multiculturalism, fair labor practices, and economic and environmental stewardship and sustainability.


United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church

Mission Initiatives

The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include providing opportunities to grow spiritually, equipping women and girls to be leaders, providing transformative educational experiences, organizing for growth and flexibility, and working for justice through service and advocacy.

True to our Wesleyan heritage, mission cannot be solely charity but involves empowerment and advocacy
for social change. By combining the two, we can be witnesses to the love and life of Jesus Christ.


Bess Dowling Ware Scholarship

The children of the late Bess Dowling Ware have provided an endowment to fund four full-tuition Mission u scholarships in memory of their mother, who was a member of Varnville United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women for more than 60 years. One scholarship will be awarded to a youth attendee, a first-time Mission u attendee, a newly retired attendee, and an attendee under the age of 40.

To apply, download and complete an application and mail it to Jean Doscher, 2432 Vistavia Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.

The 2019 Mission u is scheduled for July 18-20 at Spartanburg Methodist College.

Deadline: June 15, 2019

Download scholarship application

Newsletters | Contacts

South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women

Communicator: Kimberly Love Quick  |  803-446-6721  |

Mission Echo Newsletter

2019  March | June
2018  March | June | July Special Edition | September | December
2017  March | June | September | December

Anderson District

Communicator: Eileen Tulk Blowers

Network News Newsletter

2019 – March | June
2018 – 
March | June | September | December
2017 – March | June | September | December

Charleston District

Communicator: Teresa Glover

The Beacon Newsletter

2018 – March
2017 – 
March | June | September | December

Columbia District

Communicator: Rhonda & Sharee Washington
803-749-1744 |

Gleanings Newsletter

2019 – March | June 
2018 –
March | June | September | December
2017 –
March | June | September | December

Florence District

The Flame Newsletter

2019 – March
2017 – September

Greenville District

Communicator: Barbara Castro
864-987-0131 |

Airwaves Newsletter

2019January | March | June | August

Greenwood District

Communicator: Linda Kidd
864-852-2407 |

News-A-Plenty Newsletter

2019FebruaryJune | August 
2018February | June | August | December
2017 – February | June | September | December

Hartsville District

Communicator: Dr. Veverlyn Watson-Smith
843-910-9077 |

Marion District

Communicator: Lynn Bowman

The Tie Newsletter

2018 – March
2017 –
March | June | September

Orangeburg District

Communicator: Chan Spigner

The Lantern Newsletter

2019 – March | May | June 
2018 –
March | June | September | December
2017 –
March | June | September | December

Rock Hill District

Communicator: Margaret Parker
803-940-0969 |

Informer Newsletter

2019 – June
2018 – March | June | September | December
2017 –

Spartanburg District

Communicator: Carmen Wannamaker-Amos

Walterboro District

Communicator: Walda Letson

Angelic Times Newsletter

2018 – March | June | September | December
2017 –
March | June | September | December

Forms | Resources

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