United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women

Q. Who is a member?

A. Any woman who commits herself to the PURPOSE and chooses to belong. There are over 1 million members around the world!

Q. What is the PURPOSE of the group?
A. These UMW women organize in order to:

  1. know God
  2. experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ
  3. develop a creative, supportive fellowship
  4. expand concepts of mission
  5. do all of the above as they participate in global ministries of the church

Q. What are some of the activities UM Women have taken part in this year in Fishkill?
A. Small groups and activities:

  1. Monthly Book Club meets in homes on a weekday morning for book discussion.  The quarterly Book Club meets on Saturday morning at the church once a quarter.
  2. Annual Election Day Fair (November) to raise money for missions.
  3. Special coffee hours/refreshments as needed or requested.

The local United Methodist Women are outstanding in their work for the church. The proceeds they obtain from the  Election Day Fair in the fall are used in many diverse mission projects - local, national and international.

As a result of its fundraising in 2017, the Fishkill United Methodist Women made contributions to the following organizations:


Care-NetPregnancy Center

Children's Home of Poughkeepsie

Children's Home of Wyoming County

Community Action Partnership for Dutchess County

Dutchess Interfaith Council

Dutchess Outreach

Grace Smith House

Methodist Friend

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh

His Table Ministries

Hospice of Dutchess County

HudsonValleyHouse of Hope

Mid-Hudson Love INC

Project LIFE

Sparrow's Nest