UMW Purpose

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.

How we grow

We grow personally and spiritually through service, mentorship, mission studies, and by expanding our understanding via the annual UMW Reading Program.
We grow as an organization through the ideas, skills, and talents of our membership.  NRUMW encourages members to volunteer their unique gifts to:
  • Leadership, administrative, committee, and coordinator positions
  • Mission-related service projects
  • Fundraising activities

But what is priceless and cannot be measured, is the way we grow together -- developing friendships that last a lifetime.

How we serve

From its beginning, United Methodist Women have supported ministries involving women, children, and youth, with a specific focus on:
  • Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
  • Equipping women & girls to be leaders
  • Providing transformative educational experiences
  • Organizing for growth & flexibility
  • Working for justice through service & advocacy

NRUMW use these focus areas to identify and support local, national, and international missions through hands-on service projects, fund-raising activities, and the pledge-giving of members.  

How we're organized

North Raleigh UMW has a membership of 230 women; and a slate of officers is inducted each year.  Members meet monthly in subgroups or participate as members At-Large.  A number of annual events are scheduled throughout the year in which all members are encouraged to participate.


Most members belong to a subgroup (also known as a circle).  There are seven subgroups to accommodate both daytime and evening meeting needs.  Subgroups meet monthly; some taking a break during summer months. Each subgroup has leadership who guide the meetings.  For more information on subgroups, click here.

At-Large members

UMW Members who have not yet joined a subgroup, or may not be in a position to do so, belong to the membership At-Large and can participate in any aspect of the UMW -- volunteering for committees and leadership positions; and participating in service projects, fellowship and fund-raising events, pledge-giving for outreach missions, and the Reading Program.  At-Large members receive a monthly newsletter to stay abreast of UMW events and opportunities.

North Raleigh United Methodist Church
8501 Honeycutt Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

North Raleigh United Methodist Women