Our purpose is to strengthen the bonds of friendship, to strive toward a wholesome, harmonious, sympathetic, and sisterly relationship among ministers' wives and widows everywhere; to practice and uphold the great Christian principles given by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Membership is open to the wife of any regularly licensed or ordained Baptist Minister who is in good standing with his church. The wife may become a member provided she is of the Baptist denomination.
The Interdenominational Council of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows celebrates 95 years of service in Kingdom Building. The ICMWMW was organized by Mrs. F. D. Jenkins (the former Mrs. Fannie D. Tyler) at the Asbury M.E. Church, of Washington, DC on Thursday, July 9, 1925. The organization was proposed so that Ministers’ Wives of all denominations might be affiliated together. Its name was decided upon as “The Ministers’ Wives Alliance”. Our objectives are to enlist and stimulate the interest of its members in all religious, intellectual and social matters; to better acquaint minister wives with each other; and to operate in good and mutual helpfulness.
The Ministers’ wives and Ministers’ widows of the United Metropolitan Alliance was established July 8, 2010 under the leader of Lady Edna M. Owens and Minister Glenda Harden Boston serving as the first president. The mission is to foster a sisterhood through fellowships, meetings, workshops, and other activities. The Alliance was designed to embrace the Ministers’ Wife and Ministers’ Widow (MWMW) and to provide a safe place for sharing ideas, strategies, and information that will enhance the quality of life of the minister’s wife or minister’s widow.
We strive to support, mentor, encourage, motivate, and pray for each other daily. We do our utmost to maintain spiritual endurance, forbearance, and a heart of love, mercy, and understanding for all.
Our goal is also to be a source of inspiration and great influence, not only to the sisterhood, but to our families and to those in the body of Christ by having the right spirit and using wisdom as we interact with others.
To promote and stimulate the interests of its members in all religious and spiritual fellowship; intellectual and social matters of common interest, and to act upon other matters of a more general nature.