Front Row Seated: Helen Bishop, Marnie Woeber, Sylvia Gullatt, Cherie TeaterBack Row Standing: Carolyn Puryear, Pat Moore, Linda Roller, Rhonda Ritter, Janet Cole, Marti Stone, Elizabeth McDonald, Cheryl McAuley, Wendy Henshaw, Clara Goode, Linda Leles
Not pictured: Sherry McKinny and Jean Bannister

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

We're excited that we've surpassed our goal of 150 members in 2019. We are going to keep growing! 

There is a mission for everyone in our UMW unit.

Our final UMW 150th celebration and the Joint Circle Fall General Meeting will be Tuesday, October 15th in WWC Fellowship Hall. This fun program and catered meal will begin promptly at 4 P.M. Tickets are $10 and must be prepaid before October 7th. Tickets are with Circle leaders and the Church’s front office. Our speaker will be Jacque Proctor Reeves, Author of King Cotton to Space Capital: The HSV-Madison County Story. This event is open to all members of our congregation but will be limited to the first 90 people who purchase a ticket. There is no charge to just attend the meeting and hear the speaker.

POC: Cheryl McAuley, 301-318-3704.

UMW October Meetings and Dates

Thursday, October 3rd:
UMW Executive Board Meeting – 9 A.M. Conference Room
POC: Sylvia Gullatt – 256-694-8797

Saturday, October 5th:
UMW North Alabama Conference Fall meeting Camp Sumatanga – All Day
POC: Cheryl McAuley – 301-318-3704

Monday, October 14th:
Mothers and Daughters Circle will meet 6 P.M. Main Education Building Rm 126.
POC: Linda Leles – 256-572-4024

Tuesday, October 15th:
Joint Circle Fall Meeting, meal and speaker – 4 PM, Fellowship Hall in WWC.
POC: Cheryl McAuley

Saturday, October 26th:
UMW Northeast District Meeting at Holmes St. UMW - 8:15
POC: Sylvia Gullatt – 256-694-8797

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