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
Upcoming women's Events
The Art of Advent: A SoulCollage® Workshop for Women
December 1 | 9:30am - 12:30pm | A291 | Workshop Size is Limited
Join us for a morning of creating in community as BUMC member Amy Lyles Wilson leads us in SoulCollage,® a process that uses imagination, intuition, and images to enhance our self-awareness and spiritual development. You’ll create your own cards, which can be used in prayer, meditation, and journaling to open up awareness and increase connection: to self, to one another, and to God. No artistic confidence required! Cost $10, includes supplies.
Upcoming women's studies
The Word Bible Study | Led by Inga Johnson
Monday mornings | Ongoing |1:30 pm- 3:00 pm | A394
A study of scriptures open to all women of all ages and faith. Contact Carol Bumbalough at to learn more
Women's small groups
Moms in Faith & Fellowship | Led by Natalie Lucas
Wednesday mornings | 9:30am - 11:15am | September 5 - December 12 | Room A392
A group of moms of children of any age who meet together to grow in faith and fellowship. Contact Carol Bumbalough at to learn more.
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.
Membership Nurture: Debbie
Secretary: Pat Flemming 615.3737715 ♦
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 270.804.0042 ♦
Mary Jane Hartman Circle
Meets third Tuesdays, 10 am, Room B149
Facilitator: Cheryl Minnich ♦ 615.390.4661
Meets first Wednesdays, 1 pm, Room A390
Meets second Mondays, 6:30 pm, Buchanan House Room 102
Co-Facilitator: Susan Mattson 615.377.3124 ♦
Co-Facilitator: Trish Scudder 615.837.4607 ♦
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.