In 2020, the United Methodist is celebrating 127 years as an active group of women at Alpharetta Methodist Church. We are dedicated to support women and children at our church, in our local community and beyond. The Alpharetta Methodist UMW is an active group of women spanning the ages who work together to support the mission and ministry of the largest volunteer organization in the world.


The UMW provides Bible study, increases awareness through mission studies and raises funds to support our missions at home and abroad. Some of our outreach includes: collecting and donating items for those in need, knitting hats and scarves for the homeless, providing education for women in 3rd world countries, undergirding MUST Ministries to feed hungry children during the summer, providing holiday meals and visits to shut-ins through Meals on Wheels, and organizing Santa Secret Shop which provides church member children an opportunity to inexpensively shop for family Christmas gifts with all proceeds going to charity.

Read more about UMW mission and ministry projects.

The UMW has small groups available for women of all ages. Groups meet once a month. Each Circle supports the UMW’s special events, as well as the needs of their individual Circle.

UMW Circles

3rd Tuesday of each month (during the school year)
6:30 p.m., Bagley House

Contact: Pat Barrett (404-863-2705)
Jane Bates (404-932-1042)

Agape meetings include a light dinner and engaging speakers from the community, to heighten our awareness of opportunities in which we can serve. Agape provides support to families of burn victims by donating items for care bags. The Circle founded and participates in the Blanket Ministry and supports mission trips by providing school supplies and hygiene kits.



1st Thursday of the month (during the school year)
10 a.m., Bagley House

Contact: Zann Kennedy (770-862-8082)
Connie Rappa (352-408-9772)

Day Lilies is a caring and social group emphasizing outreach and Bible study. The Circle’s current study, led by Marie Pettet, focuses how our individual personality types affect our prayer life and spiritual growth. Day Lilies’ social action emphasis is in support of Family Haven.

1st Friday of the month (during the school year)
10 a.m., Bagley House

Contact: Debbie Wheeler (678-234-9912)

The Morning Glories Circle sponsors a foster child at Christmas through DeamWeavers, hosts a Christmas party for 3-year-olds at the Child Development Center in Roswell, serves at Grace UMC Women’s Kitchen, sends 3 children to Camp Grace each summer; assists with the Foster Care Support Foundation’s Prom-A-Palooza, coordinates poinsettia and Easter lily sales, and organizes the Dress For Success clothing drive each year.



2nd Saturday of each month (during the school year)
9:30-11 a.m., Bagley House

Contact: Holly Hunter (404-861-5925)

The Mary Martha Circle focuses on supporting the UMW’s special events and Bible study. The Circle’s current study is “Laura Story’s: When God Doesn’t Fix It”. Books are available online or at Christian retailers.

3rd Thursday of the month (during the school year)
9:30 a.m., Bagley House

Contact: Bobbie Causey (609-238-9178)

Upward Bound’s mission emphases include preparing hygiene kits for mission teams, collecting hats and scarves for the homeless, and providing support for displaced teenage girls through care kits and mentoring at Jesse’s House.