The United Methodist Women is a mission organization whose members give of themselves through prayer, action and financial gifts in response to God's call. Each year United Methodist Women raise money for local organizations; advocate for the needs of women, children and youth; equip members for service; and join together regularly in fellowship.
The United Methodist Women of Alpharetta First United Methodist Church are a community of women whose purpose is to know GOD; to develop creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand missions through participation in the ministries of this church.
There are more than 200 participants in the Alpharetta First United Methodist women’s circles. Each group meets monthly. We invite you to participate in a supportive community through worship, sharing, praying, studying, working, and serving. Here are a list of the circles for you to choose from.
UMW FALLfest Bake Sale and Cake Walk
The United Methodist Women sponsor a bake sale and cake walk for AFUMC’s annual FALLfest community event.
AFUMC Women's Circle
Meets in the Bagley House at 7:00 pm the third Tuesday of each month. Members work outside the home and have grown children. Main ministry is the Blanket Ministry. Contact: Karen Noble, 678-435-5655 or Susan Ward, 770-442-0103
Meet in members' homes at 10:00 am on the first Thursday of each month. Members are 45+ with college-aged children and grandchildren.
Contact: Harriette Bowen,770-475-5132 or Janet Campbell
Hearts and Hands
Welcomes all the ladies. We meet in the Bagley House at 6:30pm on the second Thursday of each month. We discuss a variety of topics, books and enjoy speakers. Our ministry is helping with the Drake House and the needs of the family. We welcome members of all ages.
Meets in the Bagley House at 10:00 am on the first Wednesday of each month. Ladies are welcome and most women are retired.
Contact: Dot Weingart
Morning Glories meet the first Friday of each month at 10:00 am in the Bagley House. The ages range from late 30's to 50's with middle school through college-aged children. We are involved in local missions and Santa's Secret Shop, where children age 3 through 5th grade can shop for Christmas. Gifts cost $1 each and are gift wrapped. Proceeds go to Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur. We study a variety of topics during our meetings and frequently have guest speakers and teachers. Morning Glories is a warm and caring fellowship of women. Everyone is welcome! Contact: Barb Dyson, 770-664-0506 or Donna Michael
Meets in the Bagley House at 7:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month. These women are primarily 50+ and employed outside the home. Some organizations that they support include: Meals on Wheels, Red Bird Mission, Tiny Stitches, and the Blanket Ministry.
Contact: Ann White, 770-442-3596
or Vicki Sanderson
Young moms in their 30’s with nursery age children meet in MS109 on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m.. They are focused on parenting through Biblical principles.
Upward Bound meets in the Bagley House at 9:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month, September-May. Most Upward Bound members have college-age children, as well as grandchildren. The Circle sponsors a spring and fall church-wide clothing drive for Dress for Success, an organization that enables women to move from welfare to the workforce. Upward Bound also gathers and assembles supplies (as requested) for health and hygiene kits for some of AFUMC mission teams; and send warm hats, gloves, and scarves to the Atlanta Women’s Day Shelter each winter. The Circle also collects travel toiletries, razors and small cosmetics year-round to be assembled in kits for homeless who stop by the church and for other groups who request them. The bin for this collection is in the Trinity Hall alcove throughout the year. Upward Bound welcomes members of all ages.
Contact: Barbara Peterson, 770-772-4379