May we go forward together, to know Christ, 
and to make him known throughout the world. Amen

The organized unit of 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
  • develop a creative, supportive fellowship
  • expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

United Methodist Women, like The United Methodist Church, is a connectional system. The major links of United Methodist Women are:

  • Individual Circles
  • The local unit
  • The district organization - Northeast District
  • The conference organization - North Alabama Conference
  • The jurisdiction organization - Southeastern Jurisdiction
  • National United Methodist Women

All of these groups relate to one another in a variety of ways. Every level of the organization is involved in mission with Global Ministries.

Local and district united report to district organizations, which report to conference organizations. All local units, districts and conference are located in 1 to 5 jurisdictions.

United Methodist Women members also participate in mission in their local communities.

Local Leaders:
Sylvia Gullatt, President, HFUMW – 256-694-8797
Cheryl McAuley, VP HFUMW - 301-318-3704
Helen Bishop, Secretary, HFUMW – 256-469-7909
Sherry McKinney, Treasurer, HFUMW – 256-655-2020
Clara Goode, Asst Treasurer, HFUMW – 256-682-2830
Janet Cole, Membership Chair, HFUMW – 256-658-2676

Local Circle Chairpersons: Circle Scripture
Wendy Henshaw 256-682-5399 (Tabitha) Acts 9:36-42
Linda Leles 256-572-4024 (Mothers and Daughters) 2 Timothy 1:5
Carolyn Puryear 205-566-3494 (Sarah) Genesis 17, 18
Rhonda Ritter 256-883-5443 (Joanna Servers) Luke 8:3, 24:10
Linda Roller 256- 883-7068 (Ruth) Ruth 1:16-18
Marti Stone 256-651-5989 (Martha) Luke 10:38-41

It means joining a global community of women -- nearly 800,000 strong -- who are committed to the same purpose and have a passion to change the world around them.

Any woman who commits herself to the Purpose of United Methodist Women and to engage in mission, study, personal growth, and social action can join. You don't have to be a United Methodist or meet an age requirement to be a member.

It's easy to become a member of UMW, just talk to someone you know who is already a member of the organization.

If you don't know a woman who is a member, you can contact the membership office at 212-870-3725 to learn how you can join. We can either help you connect to a group locally or online. The membership office can also help you organize a new local unit if there are none in your area.

Members of UMW are active in their church and the world around them in all kinds of ways. You'll find members serving, teaching, sharing and advocating for others all over the world. 

United Methodist Women members are committed to spiritual growth, giving to mission, social justice and living out their faith. They meet regularly for prayer, study, social action and mission engagement -- they also get together just to have fun.

Many United Methodist Women members take on leadership roles at one time or another. Members might find themselves serving on behalf of the organization at local, district, conference, jurisdictional or national levels at some point in their lives.

UMW Website:
UMW Facebook Page:

If you are interested in joining United Methodist Women,
please contact: Janet Cole, Membership Chair, HFUMW – 256-658-2676

HSV First United Methodist Women Circle Meetings for March

Thank you for helping us reach our goal of 150 members by March 20th! We hope to keep growing!

Monday, Mar 18th at 10 A.M.

Joanna Circle will meet at the Church Parlor.
     Rhonda Ritter, Chair: 256-883-5443

Martha Circle will meet at Church, Rm 129.  
     Marti Stone, Chair: 256-651-5989  

Ruth Circle will meet at Linda Roller’s home.
     Linda Roller, Chair: 256-883-7068

Sarah Circle will meet at Marcia Huffman’s home.
     Carolyn Puryear, Chair: 256-489-4226

 Tuesday, Mar 19th at 6 P.M.: 

The Mothers and Daughters Circle will meet at the Church Parlor.
     Linda Leles, Chair: 256-572-4024

Tabitha Circle, please contact Wendy Henshaw– – 256-682-5399.

United Methodist Women