United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women

Turning Faith, Hope and Love into Action

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leadership, and advocating for justice.

We are The Great Plains United Methodist Women!

We officially became the Great Plains United Methodist Women on January 1, 2014. On that date the United Methodist Women of Nebraska, Kansas East  and Kansas West officially united to become the Great Plains Conference United Methodist Women. We have approximately 27,000 members. Click here to find out more about The Great Plains Conference United Methodist Women.


Welcome to our home page. All of the links on the left side of our home page are active, they are however still being created and updated. 

Items that appear in blue on this home page are clickable and will take you directly to that information/email. You can reach this home page directly by typing the URL www.greatplainsumc.org/umw into your browser. Take a look around the site. If you have questions, comments or items that need to be included on our web page, email Peggy Walters.


"God delights to meet the faith of one who looks up to Him and says, "Lord, You know that I cannot do this - but I believe that You can!" Amy Carmichael 1867-1951, Irish Missionary to India, Poet


On this page you will find information about the following...

Items that appear in blue are clickable and will take you directly to that information/email.


Great Plains UMW Officer Training via ZOOM - October 24, 2020, 10-11 am CDT (9-10 am MDT). District and Unit officers may attend one session. Registrar, Judy Grant

Great Plains UMW Annual ZOOM Celebration - September 19, 2020 - "Let Your Light Shine - Ignited for Justice"

GP UMW celebrated via ZOOM Saturday morning, September 19th. Below is a summary of our meeting from Karen Dunlap, the list of officers for 2021, who were installed during the event. Budget for 2021 was approved as printed in booklet.

Epworth Village "Heart of the Matter" an Online Event!

See letter below for link to the auction, how to make a donation for live or online auction, or other ways you can help. Online auction bids can be made beginning October 8th:

Karen Dunlap's INFOGrams

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2020 Great Plains UMW Conference Leadership Team

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2020 Great Plains Conference UMW Calendar

Due to Coronavirus, many dates are changing and events are cancelled, but we can still pray for one another and do the mission work of United Methodist Women that we have done for over 150 years...just will be doing it differently for awhile. We remain TOGETHER as the Great Plains UMW in FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE in Action!

Cancelled/Rescheduled Events for 2020:

Mission u 2020 at all three locations (Kearney, Salina, and Topeka) have been cancelled. Training for study leaders and deans scheduled in late April and May had to be cancelled by National United Methodist Women; therefore, we are unable to hold these events for this year. There is, however, a Virtual Mission u Opportunity with 3 Zoom sessions for 12 participants/session: Aug 31-Sept 3 from 9-11 am; Sept 11-13 varied times; and Sept 21-24 from 6:30-8:30 pm. There is no fee. To register, call 620-877-7774 or email Judy Grant

GP UMW 2020 Annual Meeting will not be held at Garden City, KS in September due to COVID-19, but we will meet via ZOOM Sept 19 from 10-12 AM CDT to celebrate, vote, and hear Shannon Priddy's message, so be sure to register at the top of this main page.

Midwest Mission Distribution Center VIM for October: cancelled.

Officer training may look a little different ---some may be posted on our website. Look for more details soon.

District Annual Meetings: Great West District, Prairie Rivers District, and Gateway District

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National Officers and Committee Chairs for 2016-2020:

  •    President: Shannon Priddy  (Indiana Conference)
  •    Vice President and Chair of Planning and Assessment Committee: Clara Ester (Alabama West Florida Conference)
  •    Secretary: Cindy Saufferer (Minnesota Conference)
  •    Chairperson of Governance Committee: Gail Douglas-Boykin (New York Conference)
  •    Chairperson of Finance Committee: Estella Wallace (Pacific Northwest Conference)

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Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) Mission Trip

Upcoming Dates in 2020-2021:

  • October 12-16, 2020 (Cancelled)
  • April 12-16, 2021
  • October 4-8, 2021

You too can experience MMDC by picking a trip date and make a non-refundable deposit of $20. The leader of our Great Plains trips is Teena Faubel.  Call 402-217-3775 or email her for answers to your questions. Send your $20 non-refundable deposit to treasurer, Teena Faubel at 5201 Bison Drive, Lincoln, NE  68516-2415. The cost of the supply fee, the housing fee, food at the dorm, office supplies and travel tends to be around $200.00.  Many women receive part of this cost from their local unit.

For additional information, go to www.midwestmission.org or e-mail them at office@midwestmission.org or find them on facebook at www.facebook.com/midwestmission.  Also by phone at 217-483-7911.

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Links to Other Sites/Resources:


 Click here to visit our Great Plains Conference UMW Facebook page.


Click here to visit the National United Methodist Women Pinterest online clipboard.


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