United Methodist Women

Virginia Conference UMW

Roanoke District UMW

Purpose of United Methodist Women United Methodist Women is 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.

The Purpose is adopted by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church as the official mission statement of United Methodist Women. Out of the Purpose are four mission foci:

To be a community of women

  • To know God
  • To develop a creative and supportive fellowship
  • To expand concepts of mission

Each foci relates to the mission initiatives and priorities of United Methodist Women and the Women’s Division


UMW meets on the second Tuesday of each month except July and August we do not meet. 

All women of the church are invited.  Please consider becoming part of the United Methodist Women.

President- Helen Watson, Vice President – Jane Lambert, Secretary – Sue Porterfield, Treasurer – Charlotte Peck


We have received a letter from World Vision thanking us for all the sweaters, hats and baby blankets we have knitted and crochet for them.  Thanks to all who have participated. We plan tocontinue this ministry. We have yarn and patterns available for those who would like to participate in this project. The letter said “World Vision Knits for Kids sends sweaters, blankets and hats to children across the globe throughout the year, including areas of the United States, . . These handmade gifts are meeting critical needs of the world’s poorest children, often intervening during life-threatening situations. Please know that your loving gifts are making a difference!  ….. Last year World Vision distributed warm items donated by Knit for Kids volunteers to 50,400 children. This year, we hope to increase that number to 60,000. Thank you for joining this effort and please keep stitching!”

We also have sent hats to Henry Fork Community Center and to the West End Center. All have been appreciated and help to keep a child warm. We also have made 14 Prayer Shawls and they have been distributed through Helping Hands to our shut-ins as well as shut-ins of friends of various church members. If you know of someone who could use a Prayer Shawl, please let us  know.  The joy of seeing the expression on the faces of those who have received them has been very rewarding.

Your pledge to mission thru the UMW helps missions throughout the world and is sent through the Global Missions of the United Methodist Church. Your mission dollars count. Please consider becoming a part of Northview United Methodist Women.

The Roanoke District UMW will be collecting gently used or new bras for the “Free the Girls” organization. The bras given to the project are sent to Mozambique, El Salvador and Uganda to help free victims of human trafficking. The victims sell the bras which gives them an income and enables them to take care of themselves and their children. Bras collected will be taken to the District Spiritual Life Retreat on April 18th. A collection basket or box will be in the narthex to place your donation.