UMW Reading Program

The UMW Reading Program, as established by our worldwide organization, includes books in the following categories:

  • Education for Mission
  • Spiritual growth
  • Social Action
  • Nurturing for Community
  • Leadership Development
  • Magazines: response and New World Outlook

Our St. John’s UMW regularly purchases new books from each year’s Reading List, so there are plenty of new titles from which to choose, as well as books from previous years’ Reading Lists. The UMW Reading Cabinet is located in the Overlook Area of the church, next to the elevator.  Feel free to borrow books and then return them to the cabinet when you’ve finished reading.  As members of UMW, we are encouraged to read as many books as possible, each year, and track our reading.  To view the entire list of books for the 2018 Reading Program and previous five years, go to: