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
October 19 - October 21 | Beersheba Springs Assembly, Beersheba Springs, TN
A weekend of relationship building with Christ and other Christ-centered women. Led by Pastor Caren Teichmann and BUMC Staff.
Upcoming women's studies
What's Your Story | Led by Linda Green
Tuesday Evenings | September 25 - October 23 | 6:30pm - 8:00pm | Room A391 | Led by Linda Green
A women's discussion-based Bible study based on "What's Your Story: Seeing Your Life through God's Eyes" based on the book by Sarah Heath. Joseph had quite the story, but it didn’t really begin until he saw his story as part of God’s story. In exploring Joseph’s life (Genesis 37–50), you’ll discover how to see your life through God’s eyes and learn how to co-create a real page-turning story of your own. The cost of the materials is $10.
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.