United Methodist Women
The Colfax United Methodist Women
have many projects. All women are welcome. The ever popular Rummage Sale happens twice each year. Women are currently organizing to sew items for the Christmas Boutique.
A Bit of History
1869: 8 women
Today: 800,000 members, World Wide
United Methodist Women inherits the vision and toil of women's missionary societies of eight denominations since 1869. Its 140-year legacy started when the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society first organized in Boston in response to a lack of women's health in India.
Women in the Methodist and Evangelical United Brethren traditions organized about the same time in history (1869-1893) when women and children were legally classified as "chattel, legally dead, non-persons." There was little service to women because of prejudice and limitations of cultural attitudes in the church and in society.