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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.


United Methodist Women of Indiana is a statewide organization of women engaged in mission and advocacy and a part of the North Central Jurisdiction UMW. More information from the United Methodist Women National Office can be found at Click on this link for the Indiana UMC Women.




Sister Loma Barnhill, President

Sister Kim Baughman, Vice President

Sister Connie Dumas-Colemas, District Chairperson.

In addition to the general body in our local church we have sub-groups.

Rose of Sharon
Maridelle Lester






  • January 16-17:  “Parables in Winter: Reflections on Jesus’ Stories and Ours” Spiritual Growth Retreat with Rev. Jimmy Moore at Canyon Inn, McCormick’s Creek State Park, Spencer, Ind. REGISTER – Deadline is December 14, 2014.
  • March 12: Legislative Day at the State Capitol Building in Indianapolis.
  • April 17-18: Spiritual Growth Retreat with Rev. Corinne Boruff-Stucker — Fort Wayne.
  • May 15-17: Silent Retreat at Sarto House, Evansville.
  • Week of July 20:  Mission U and Sampler Day at DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.
  • October 9-10: Annual Meeting & Fall Celebration
  • November 14: Leadership Development Event for 2016 District Officers at St. Andrews UMC in Indianapolis.



  • June 24-26:  UMW North Central Jurisdiction Meeting “A Fresh Wind is Blowing” at Grand Rapids, Michigan.



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Mission Messenger” is published quarterly and mailed to all district and conference officers, presidents of local units of United Methodist Women, and local churches. UMW also has occasional e-mail updates via “Constant Contact.” To subscribe to either of these, please contact the communications coordinator at



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Official UMW National Facebook page.

District UMW Twitter:  UMWIndiana


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