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.


Prayer during social distancing

The UMW is actively engaged in praying for one another amid this world health crisis. Rev. Dr. Barbara Ingram, UMW Spiritual Growth Coordinator, has written a prayer of hope to share. Please join us in praying for one another through this difficult time.

Lord, Jesus, we thank you today for all you have given us. The internet to stay connected with each other; phones to talk with loved ones as we are distanced from one another; the safety of our homes where we have shelter, food, toilet paper, medications, the presence and love of you with us, which cannot be stopped by this need to be socially distanced.

Calm our anxiety with the gift of your peace. Enlighten our hopes with the presence of the Holy Spirit. Come with your Peace, that passes all understanding. Let us experience your Holy Word. Amen.

“Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give to you…Do not let your hearts be troubled, do not be afraid.” John 14:27a, c (NIV)

UMW Circles

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

Please note: Due to concerns related to the Coronavirus, Agape will not meet on Tuesday,
March 17.

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.