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What is cultivate?

The purpose of Cultivate is to create a sense of belonging for women of our church and community where we can grow in our faith, prayer life and friendships through studying God's word, serving his people and shepherding one another along life's journey. In conjunction with United Women in Faith, Cultivate strives to provide multiple opportunities for women to gather and develop meaningful relationships as they draw even closer to Christ.

Through small group Bible and book studies, service projects and social gatherings, Cultivate hopes to create safe spaces to discuss and learn how to deal with the struggles of everyday life, the joys and heartaches that come with each stage of life and offer women the chance to encourage each other, be vulnerable with one another and develop more Christian friendships and support systems that are multi-generational. We hope you join us!

Circle groups

The United Women in Faith group at FUMCT is currently comprised of
5 Circles:


  • Celebration Circle (Janet Walker) meets 1st Monday in Parker Fireside Room at 10:30 a.m.

  • Charlotte Shamblin Bible Study Circle (Glinda Blackshear) meets 2nd Monday in Lee Classroom at 10:00 a.m.

  • Crafts Circle (Ann Curry) meets every Wednesday in Dee Krupp Craft Rm from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

  • Faith and Friendship Circle (Shannon Templeton) meets 2nd Monday in Parker Fireside Room at 10:30 a.m

  • Sisters of Grace (Anna Belle Norton/Alison Phillips) Dinner at Jalapeños North River on Thursday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m.


For membership inquiries, contact a Circle Leader or Mary Lee (text 205-535-9963). No regular meetings June-August.


Each Spring we donate to local missions that serve women, children
and youth. Organizations submit letters of request. The money is
primarily raised through Boston Butt/Ham sales, Game Day and
Mission Market sales. We thank all of you who make this possible
through your participation in these activities each year.


All members make a pledge every year within all of the Circles.
Recent pledges, in varying amounts, helped raise around $7000 for
national and international missions at the District level.


United  Women in

United Women in Faith is an organized unit of women of all ages whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ and to develop a creative, supportive fellowship through small groups within the unit.


Close to one million members across the United States are committed to mission with emphasis on women, children, and youth. Nationally, members raise about $20 million a year for missions in the U.S. and in over one hundred countries in the world. Locally, United Women in Faith gives $10,000 + to social service agencies such as Meals on Wheels, A Woman's Place, West Alabama Food Bank, Tuscaloosa Children's Center, Arts'n Autism, and Caring Days.


There is opportunity for spiritual growth, prayer, study, development of leadership and nurturing skills, and fellowship. The local unit of United Women in Faith is divided into small groups called Circles, most of which meet once a month except during the summer. Four times a year all members meet together for a program.


Membership in the United Methodist Church is not a requirement to be a member of United Women in Faith.

All proceeds go to local missions such as Youth for Christ, Arts n Autism, Food Bank, etc.

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