Women of The UMC

As leaders, teachers, missionaries and organizers, women have shaped the history of Methodism.

From the local church to the global church, women have led and served ministries within marginalized communiities, as well as initiate important social and political reform.

We invite you to explore the inspiring stories of women who have made important contributions to the life of the church, as well as discover ideas to help nurture your own participation and witness.

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Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories

In celebration of Women’s History Month 2023, The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women will be publishing eight blog articles, written by the Rev. Emily Nelms Chastain, in order to highlight the newly elected women bishops by The United Methodist Church. This blog series will follow the national theme of “Celebrating Women who tell our Stories.”

Additionally, we encourage you to document your own celebrations of women in leadership and that you share these stories with your Annual Conference COSROWs through social media using the #GCSRW.

Finally, we celebrate the author, the Rev. Emily Nelms Chastain, for her time and dedication to tell the stories of these women.

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