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 UMW, 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!
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women 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, UMW 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 UMW 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 Methodist Women.
All proceeds go to local missions such as Youth for Christ, Arts n Autism, Food Bank, etc.