UMW Mission statement | Turning faith hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.

Purpose  | The organized unit of United Methodist Women (UMW) 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 meets weekly, Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom meeting.  It’s a chance to connect, see and hear one another and anyone who would like to see some familiar—or new—faces is welcome to join!  Contact Linda Osikowicz, , to receive the email or for more information.  Questions may also be directed to Barrington United Methodist Women president, Pat Ziebart, .

Our on-going mission project is assembling “heart pillows” for mastectomy patients at Good Shepherd Hospital. We are also involved in various other mission projects throughout the year. Most recently, we’ve collaborated in an effort to sew 4,000 cloth masks to donate to persons and groups in the community. Several of our members also volunteer at Community Meals, Meals with Wheels, and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

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Faith Talks are monthly conversations with United Methodist Women hosted by Jennifer R Farmer, Spotlight PR.  Each conversation explores themes and resources that empower us to put faith, hope and love into action. There are links to articles in response, an award-winning publication, which is the official magazine of United Methodist Women and is published by the national office. Each issue will touch your heart, stir your soul and challenge your mind. Topics and issues cover spiritual growth, mission outreach and reports on our local, national and international work. 

United Methodist Women has been challenging social injustice for more than 150 years and continue its advocacy work today. The issue priorities for 2023 are the school to prison pipeline and climate justice, specifically reducing the carbon footprint emissions of corporations and individuals.

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