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United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women:
Faith • Hope • Love in Action





We are women with a 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.”

Out of the Purpose are four mission foci that relate to 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
Equipping Women & Girls to Be Leaders

United Methodist Women equips women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, governments, and churches.

United Methodist Women provides and supports leadership development of its members to give women of all racial, ethnic, language and economic groups the opportunity to realize their full potential and to participate in the life of the church and society. We offer leadership development, training, and resources for:

  • Teen women and college/university women
  • Conference and district leadership of United Methodist Women
  • Hispanic, Korean and women of other language groups
Our United Methodist Women’s groups are known as:

Joy Circle – contact Sherri Graffenberger at or call: 303-884-2739

Currently, Joy Circle meets the church on Thursdays at 10:00 AM. There’s always room for another participant and anyone can be part of the group.

Dorcas Circle – contact Doe Shively at or call 720-369-0830. Dorcas meets on Thursdays at 1:00 PM at the church.

Need more information? Please contact UMW President, Jan Perry at or call 303-664-0894