United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women 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.

  • St. Stephen United Methodist Women meet monthly on the First Tuesday of each month @ 1:00 pm. During this time together they have a business meeting, plan programs, learn about issues that affect Women and Children in our community and around the world.

July 26-28, United Methodist Women and guest from St. Stephen United Methodist Church attended the 2019 Missouri Conference Mission u for UMW at the beautiful Central Methodist University Campus in Fayette, MO.  The theme for the year was “Living Our Legacy; 150 Years of Faith, Hope and Love in Action”.  Members attended classes:  “The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship” and “Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission”.  Those attending participated in mission for “Ryan’s Case for Smiles” making pillowcases for children with cancer in hospitals. Another mission was for Festival of Sharing, packing 26 food boxes to be donated.

Those attending Mission u bottom row, left to right: Annette Dinkela, Aline Taylor, Sally Krueger, Emilee Nelson. Back row: Samantha Fomera, Pat Hillin, Ryan Hotop (Aline’s grandson), Stephanie Null and Aubree Null.


“Ryan’s Case for Smiles”

2019 United Methodist Women  Missouri Conference Mission u

July 26-28, 2019, United Methodist Women attended Mission u at the beautiful campus of Central Methodist University, Fayette, MO.  One of the mission projects was “Ryan’s Case for Smiles”.  This volunteer organization is solely dedicated to helping kids feel better and heal better while in the hospital and improve the quality of life of children and their families as they undergo treatment. The mission started with a simple goal: to create and distribute whimsical pillowcases that give children an emotional boost and remind them that they are not defined by their illness. Adults and youth attending Mission u were invited to help sew pillowcases as their mission.