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 Pat McGill.



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

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


Take Action for Racial Justice NOW!

United Methodist Women are BOLD in our work for racial justice. Use the Charter for Racial Justice to open your eyes and your hearts to what you can do by applying the suggestions in the Charter for Racial Justice 2021


2021 Great Plains UMW Mission u events. Available virtually on special dates from July to September, 2021. Contact Judy Grant to register.


United Methodist Women Conference Annual Meetingon Zoom September 18, 2021

To register for the Zoom United Methodist Women Conference Annual Meeting

September 18, 2021

  click on this link:


On the form you will  provide your mailing address, as well as your email, district, and the office you hold in United Methodist Women.

The meeting will begin at 9 AM Central Time and will be done by 11. The theme is “Knitted Together.” We will also celebrate Communion during the zoom meeting.  Our speaker will be Dee Williamston, Clergy Excellence Director/Assistant to the Bishop.

By providing your  mailing address, you enable us  to send to you who register, a gift for joining the meeting via Zoom.  The information to join via Zoom will be sent the week of the meeting to the email address on your registration


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2021 Great Plains UMW Conference Leadership Team

Elected Leadership:

Appointed/Other Officers:

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2021 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!


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National Officers and Committee Chairs for 2021-2024:

  •    President: SAinise Isama'u (California Pacific Conference)
  •    Vice President: Cynthia Rives (North Texas Conference)
  •    Secretary: Bethany Amey Sutton (Greater New Jersey Conference)
  •    Chairperson of Governance Committee: Daryl Junes Joe (New Mexico Conference)
  •    Chairperson of Finance Committee: Heidi J. Careaga (Wisconsin Conference)

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

GP UMW celebrated via ZOOM in 2020. Below is a summary of our meeting from Karen Dunlap. Budget for 2021 was approved as printed in booklet.

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Midwest Mission Distribution Center (MMDC) Mission Trip

Tentative Upcoming Dates in 2021:

  • April 12-16, 2021 CANCELLED
  • 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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