The organized unit of the 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.

United Methodist Women
Yellowstone UMW - Montana, 1/2 Wyoming and a slice of Idaho

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Yellowstone Conference

Mission u 

Big Horn District  

Western Mountains District   

UMW - National Links

    UMW e-News 

The  2017-2020 UMW Handbook and Bylaws

210 pages so be patient while it downloads.

Upcoming Events:


Sept. 9 - Western Mtn District Fall Meeting, Intermountain Home, Helena   

23 - Big Horn District Fall Meeting, Ft. Benton UMC  

Oct. 6-7 – Conference UMW Annual Meeting, Bozeman UMC


February 2-3 - Mission u, Laurel UMC

May 18-20 - Assembly 2018, Columbus OH

UMW Newsletters:

Conference Newsletter  - THE FLAME        

Big Horn District Newsletter  - THE SPARK      

Western Mountains District Newsletter - GLOWING EMBERS       



Yellowstone Conference UMW


Conference newsletter THE FLAME with upcoming events:       

October 6-7 UMW Annual Meeting, Bozeman

                              Guest Speakers: Bishop Karen Oliveto and Deaconess Robin Ridenour


Leadership Team: Address List (Click on List) Updated February, 2017


UMW Yellowstone Conference Standing Rules:        

UMW Yellowstone Conference Facebook Page:Facebook


 2017 Yellowstone Conference Mission Team
2017 Yelowstone Conference Mission Team


Mission u - Learning Together
for the Transformation of the World


 Winter School - February 2-3 - Mission u, Laurel UMC
Studies are 1) Living as a Covenant Community - Peg Plimpton
                    2) Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the USA - Anita Turner

  More Information on the Mission Studies and books required for the classes can be found on the
National UMW website.

  Books should be read in advance of Mission u.  Lay Speaker credit available.

Study leader Peg Plimpton - former YAC Lay Leader, is a graduate of U of Montana with Masters and PhD in Psychology. Peg is a Lay Speaker who has completed the Academy for Spiritual Formation. She has served on numerous committees within her local congregation, Missoula 1st and been an alternate and delegate to General Conference and Western Jurisdiction.

Study Leader Anita Turner -  former UMW President of the Kansas West Conference is a graduate of Ottawa University and St. Anthony Hospital School of Medical Technology (MTASCP).  She has served as Dean of the School of Missions and Director of Mission Education Tours in addition to numerous other jobs and committees within her local church and conference.  She has been a Delegate to General Conference and the South Central Jurisdiction.  Anita was elected to the Leadership Team of the Western Jurisdiction UMW and serves as the Chair of the Committee on Nominations through 2020. Currently, Anita directs the Handbells of Covenant United Methodist Church in Helena.




Big Horn District UMW

Leadership Team 2017 Address List (Click on List)

District newsletter THE SPARK  with news on past and upcoming events:  

Upcoming Dates:   

September 23 Big Horn District Fall Meeting, Ft. Benton 

Featuring Pastor Calvin and Sheri Hill from the Blackfoot United Methodist Parish.


April 22, 2017 Big Horn District Spring Meeting, Roundup UMC  Bible Study Answers

Proposed Big Horn District Standing Rules





Western Mountains District UMW

Leadership Team 2017 Address List (Click on List)

District newsletter GLOWING EMBERS with news on past and upcoming events:  

Upcoming Events:
Sept. 9 - Western Mtn District Fall Meeting, Intermountain Home, Helena    

Celebrating Intermountain’s Mission, Values!                 
Healing through Healthy Relationships: Working with others to improve society’s ability to provide prevention, protection, treatment, and permanency for all struggling children, youth, and families.



Useful Links for UMW Officers and Members:
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UMW has news, resources (logo, installation services, etc.), programs, Response Magazine and lots of other UMW information for you.

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 Special resources for UMW leaders and members

 We will be 150 years old in 2019. 

 A fund has been established to assure our mission work continues into the future.
or by mailing your individual check to:
UMW Treasurer's Office, 475 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10115

Checks from local units can be mailed to your District Treasurer.

 List of Books, etc. for the Reading Program     

 Order your books and other resources here    

 *The  2017-2020 UMW Handbook and Bylaws 210 pages so be patient while it downloads.
Other resources    are available online and can be viewed on your computer.
                                           Interested in starting a new UMW unit in your church?
There are lots of helpful items here! 
"The Joy of Becoming" and "Organizing or Reorganizing Units" are especially helpful.

  Response magazine is a great tool to find out about our mission projects 


  An Interview with an amazing United Methodist Woman -  Done for Assembly in April 2014.

  All kinds of forms and financial information  

Local Unit Treasurer Remittance Form

Special Mission Recognition pin order form

      2017 Pledge Service

*Be sure to send the donations from your local unit to your District Treasurer by December 1st.
Make your checks payable to Big Horn District UMW or Western Mountains District UMW
Local units are encouraged to become a 5 Star Unit.

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