United Methodist Women of the
Yellowstone Legacy Conference UMW

a part of the Mountain Sky Conference-
Montana, 1/2 Wyoming and a slice of Idaho  

 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.


QUICK LINKS - click on the colored word below to go directly to that section

Yellowstone Legacy Conference UMW of the Mountain Sky Conference

  District  News, Registration Forms, 

   Western Mountains District   

   Big Horn District  

   Newsletters      If you would like to receive newsletters and other UMW news please email
                         Claudia Davis and tell her your name, email address, and phone

   Mission u    News   

UMW - National Links - Click here to see a listing of topics found on the UMW website


Upcoming Events:


July 27-28 - Mission u, Great Falls Christ UMC  

August 17-18, Mission u, Grace UMC, Billings

August 23-26, BUMP Camp    

September 15 - Big Horn District Meeting in Worland, WY

September 15 - Western Mountains District Meeting in Dillon, MT

September 28-29 - UMW Annual Meeting, Roberts UMC and Missoula First UMC





**Membership Unit Census has been completed.  Thanks for your help!
We reported on 59 units in two districts for a total of 1512 members.

Individual Members  My UMW  Sign up and receive your membership card

 **Legacy Fund - donate online or mail checks to United Methodist Women/Office of the Treasurer/

                                    475 Riverside Dr, 15th Floor/ New York, NY 10015

UMW e-News 

The  2017-2020 UMW Handbook and Bylaws

       210 pages so be patient while it downloads.


UMW Newsletters:

Conference Newsletter  - THE FLAME        

Big Horn District Newsletter  - THE SPARK      

Western Mountains District Newsletter - GLOWING EMBERS       

If you would like to receive newsletters and other UMW news please email
Claudia Davis and tell her your name, email address, and phone


Mission u - Learning Together
for the Transformation of the World

Click on colored words for General Information for Mission u Summer, 2018

  Summer Schools:  
   August 3 - Billings Scholarship deadline   
   August 7 - Billings Registration deadline     
Mission u is a diverse community of people learning to put their faith into practical action in the current world context. Mission u reflects the theology of The United Methodist Church and the practice of joining personal holiness with social holiness. Through worship, in-depth study, music, prayer, sharing and exploring, we invite you to grow with us in understanding of the mission of the church.  Lay Speaker credit available.
Studies will be: What about Our Money? A Faith Response by Rita Ulrich
Embracing wholeness: An Earth Perspective for Covenantal Living by Peg Plimpton

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.

Questions:  Contact Mission u Dean Becky Messman
Study Leader: Peg Plimpton 

Peg is a former YAC Lay Leader. She is a graduate of the Univ. of Montana with a Master & PhD in Psychology. Peg is a Lay speaker who has completed the Academy for Spiritual Formation. She has also served on numerous committees within her local congregation, Missoula First, and has been an alternate and delegate to General Conference and Western Jurisdiction.

THE STUDY: Embracing Wholeness: An Earth Perspective for Covenantal Living

The 2018 Spiritual Growth Study, Embracing Wholeness is the second in a two-part series about covenantal living. Part 1, by Evy McDonald, Living as a Covenant Community explores the scriptural definitions in order to bridge these definitions with their application and their implications for the modern church. Part 2, Embracing Wholeness is designed to build on this work it explores the ways God has called us to live in covenantal relationship with all of creation and challenges readers to work toward stronger and healthier relationships with creation, their communities, themselves, and God.

Study Leader: Janet Ulrich
Janet grew up in Idaho and Montana, graduating from Flathead High School, in Kalispell, and MSU in Bozeman, with a degree in accounting. She began my career in Helena, with the Federal Highway administration. Janet moved to Baltimore and then Anchorage, AK for more than 35 years, retiring from the FAA in 2016. Her mother & grandmother are/were UMW, so it was natural for her to join UMW in Alaska. She served as treasurer, served in local, conference, regional school, and jurisdiction positions, from the COM, to president. Janet is beginning her tenure as Western Mountains District Program Resources and is treasurer of her unit.

THE STUDY: What About Our Money? A Faith Response

A Faith Response explores how we relate to money within the context of our faith. Through this connection between our faith and our money, readers discover how to live closer to God and God’s people, even in our North American culture that is so deeply defined by money. She explores the biblical foundation of abundance (sufficiency), which stands in opposition to the scarcity narrative our culture tells us from the time we are very young.

Mission u participants 2018. Study led by Anita Turner.


Yellowstone Legacy Conference UMW 
of the Mountain Sky Conference

Conference newsletter THE FLAME with upcoming events:       

Leadership Team: Address List (Click on List) Updated January, 2018

Thanks for participating in the 2017 Census.

Yellowstone Conference reported 1,512 members.

UMW Yellowstone Conference Standing Rules:        

UMW Yellowstone Conference Facebook Page:Facebook

 2018 Yellowstone Conference Mission Team



 women in red

UMW Women in Red at Mission u, February 2, 2018 Protesting Human Trafficking.

Team Members from Yellowstone Conference attending Leadership Training
November, 2017



Western Mountains District UMW

Leadership Team Address List (Click on List)  Updated January, 2018
Thanks for participating in the 2017 Census. 
Western Mountains District had 29 units reporting 695 members.

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

Western Mountains District Standing Rules

Upcoming Dates:  

September 15 - Western Mountains District Meeting in Dillon, MT
 Click here for  

The Western Mountains District UMW meeting Celebrating the Power of Storytelling is Saturday, Sept. 15 at Grace UMC in Dillon.  We invite you to join other women as we explore how storytelling connects us to God and to one another. We’ll have playful group storytelling opportunities, sharing of personal stories, and hearing stories about Brother Van and the church at Bannack State Park. The day will include a hands-on service project for the local food bank.  Registration is $25 per person.   For more information contact Laurie Ball,, 406-926-1252.

September 28-29 - UMW Annual Meeting

    Missoula Grace UMC will host this meeting.





Big Horn District UMW

Leadership Team  Address List (Click on List)  Updated January, 2018
Thanks for participating in the 2017 Census. 
Big Horn District had 33 units reporting 817 members.

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

Big Horn District Standing Rules.

Upcoming Dates:   

September 15 - Big Horn District Meeting in Worland, WY.   Click here for  
 The program is themed to get us ready for the future of the UMW.  There will be presentations from some topics from Assembly, the Mountain Sky Conference and the abandonment of many Big Horn District Units.  What will our future look like?  At this point, we might not know but we do know that UMW does good work for God and God knows what we will look like in the future, in that we are confident.  So please join us to be bold and confident in your role of the UMW and its future.

September 28-29 - UMW Annual Meeting
Roberts UMC will host this meeting.  

Useful Links for UMW Officers and Members:
*The United Methodist Women's website is at:


Click on buttons or colored words below to open the link or document.

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

Assembly May 18-20 in Columbus OH Information and Registration

Membership Unit Census

Individual Members  My UMW  Sign up and receive your membership card

Mission u National UMW website

Program Resources - Climate Justice, Maternal and Child Health, Incarceration, Income Equality

    Subscribe to UMW e-News 

 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 


  All kinds of forms and financial information  

Local Unit Treasurer Remittance Form

Special Mission Recognition pin order form

2018 Pledge Service              Pledge Cards


*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
Western Mountains District UMW
Local units are encouraged to become a 5 Star Unit.