The mission of the BUMC Women's Ministry is to nurture, encourage, and equip women to faithfully and fully use their God-given gifts to glorify God.
We are here to support women of all ages in their relationship with God so that through spiritual friendships, mentoring, modeling, and teaching one another, we might experience the freedom to become all that God intends us to be. We offer women of all ages quality opportunities for personal growth and ministry.
Whether you are looking to delve deep into a study, make new friends through time in fellowship, or feel called to lead or serve others in this community, we can help you get started!
Contact: Carol Bumbalough at 615.324.7258 or
Women of all ages are invited to be a part of United Methodist Women (UMW), a community of women whose PURPOSE is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive, fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church
Events and Short-Term Bible studies
Women's Summer Sabbath
Tuesdays evenings | July 17 | 6:15-8 p.m.
Contact Carol Bumbalough at to learn more.
UMW Summer Salad Potluck Supper
Monday, July 9, 6 p.m., Gathering Space (first floor)
Join the United Methodist Women at our 16th annual potluck! Please bring a salad or summer dish to share; desserts will be provided by Rachel Circle. All women are invited, so feel free to bring a friend! Our speaker for the evening will be Trina Frierson, founder and Executive Director of Mending Hearts. Contact Susan Mattson at 615.397.8533 to learn more.
UMW Book Club
Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., Room A393
Join us for a lively discussion of "Wherever the River Runs: How a Forgotten People Renewed My Hope in the Gospel" by Kelly Minter. All women are invited. Contact Linda Hirsch at to RSVP
Women's small groups
Women's Small Group led by Inga Johnson
Monday evenings | 6:00-8:00pm | A394
A study of scriptures open to all women of all ages and faith. Contact Carol Bumbalough at to learn more.
Women's Small Group for Single Mothers
Brentwood United Methodist Women
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; to develop a creative supportive, fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Click HERE to find out more.
Leadership Team Coordinator:
Pam Carmichel 615.371.5038 ♦
Linda Hirsch 615.428.7530 ♦
Susan Mattson 615.377.3124 ♦
Secretary: Carla McDougle 615.373.2077 ♦
Treasurer: Joni Perrine 615.268.1885 ♦
Members of the United Methodist Women meet monthly in small groups called circles for learning, fellowship, service activities, Bible study and book studies. Circle members develop close relationships with each other, praying for and nurturing each other. All ages welcome!
Ruth Circle (for young women)
Facilitator: Katie Stamper
Meets first Wednesdays, 1 pm, Room A390
Meets second Mondays, 6:30 pm, Buchanan House Room 102
Facilitator: Susan Mattson
Women may also be general members. These women, though not in a particular circle, support UMW by making a pledge and helping with overall activities. If you're interested in becoming a general member, please contact Pam Carmichel at 615.371.5038 for more information.