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 & district 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.

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

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

Monday, May 20th meetings:

Joanna Circle will meet in the Upstairs Dining Room of Wesley Hall at 11 A.M.

Martha Circle will meet in Rm 129 of the Main Building of Church at 10 A.M.

Ruth Circle will meet at the home of Carol Cornelius at 10 A.M.

Sarah Circle will meet at the home of Betty Lou Jones at 9:45 A.M.

Tabitha Circle leader, Wendy Henshaw, can provide information, 256-682-5399

Tuesday, May 21st meeting:

Mothers and Daughters Circle will meet at the Clinton St Entrance Foyer at 6 P.M.

Have a great summer!

This was our last board meeting until September!
Have a great summer and see you soon!

UMW Luncheon
(from left to right) Ruth Brooks, VP, Sherry Cushing (Treasurer), Olene McGowan (President), and Barbara Jackson (NE District VP)

Spring Meeting, April 8 2019

UMW Celebrated Their 150th Birthday on Sunday, April 28!

United Methodist Women