The United Methodist Women is a mission and service ministry within the larger United Methodist Church with a 140 year history of empowering, equipping, and emboldening women of faith to use their gifts and power to make a difference for good in the lives of others.
Open to all women, the UMW works on advocacy and justice for the most vulnerable people in our community and around the world. Regular meetings, study groups, fellowship groups, spiritual life groups, fundraising, and hands-on service are all a part of the holistic approach to mission that makes United Methodist Women so powerful.
Kuichace girls posing in their new pillowcase dresses (made by a Gig Harbor UMW Circle) with Mark Shafer, missionary in Awkayaku, Ecuador, in the Amazon basin
Purpose of United Methodist Women
The organized unit of 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.
Gig Harbor UMW has supported Gig Harbor FISH, Tacoma Community House, Tacoma Martin Luther King, Jr. Shelter, Western State Hospital, Atlantic Street Center, Deaconess Children's Service, McCurdy Mission School, and Catholic Community Services. We also distribute cookies to shut-ins at Christmas. Gig Harbor UMW participates in Prayer and Self Denial and World Thank Offering.
Gig Harbor UMW has a library from which anyone can check out a broad spectrum of books. Each year we have members who participate in the UMW Reading Program.