Women's Ministries

United Methodist Women: Celebrating 150 Years in Mission on March 23, 2019!
The Methodist Women's Ministry is an organized unit of United Methodist Women and a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. The Methodist Women's ministry offers short term Bible studies, book discussions, retreats, and various programs. They also participate in missions both locally and internationally. For more information, please contact C. Kay Fuino at 770-476-3776, ext. 117, or by email at ckfuino@duluthumc.org.


United Methodist Women Officers
President:  Sue French
Vice President/Program Chairperson:  Terrie Adkins
Secretary:  Kathy Anderson
Treasurer:  Gail Waigand
Membership:  Karen Smith
Secretary of Program Resources:  Annette Pierce
Yearbook Editor:  Victoria Ladd
Happy Sacks Liaison:  Terrie Adkins
Clergy Representative:  Rev. C. Kay Fuino



In addition to our district giving, we would like to highlight our giving over the last year. From our love offerings: Legacy Fund - $200-; Salt Light Center of Family Promise - $753 (High Tea); United Methodist Children's Home - $615 (Baby Recognition and Yard Sale); Wellspring Living -$125, Family Promise -$125, Murphy Harpst -$125, Happy Sacks -$500 (all from yard sale); World Thank Offering -$155;  Fugees Academy -$551 (Christmas Brunch); 18 Hygiene Kits for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). We would like to thank each of you for your generous donations to these worthwhile missions.

For additional information about United Methodist Women, or to contact one of the UMW officers, please contact Sue French by e-mail at bramsu@bellsouth.net or call 770-476-9106.



Upcoming Events!

United Methodist Women’s High Tea: March 9th

The United Methodist Women invite all ladies, ages 6 and up, of the church to join us, along with their guests, to their second annual High Tea, being held on Saturday, March 9th, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Invite your mothers, daughters, granddaughters, neighbors and friends to attend this fun and fabulous event. Tables will be set with beautiful tea services and scrumptious goodies will be served by gracious and skillful gentlemen in black bow ties.  Wear your hats, gloves and lovely spring attire, but hats and gloves are not required.


There is no charge for attending the High Tea, but a love offering will be collected to benefit Wellspring Living in their against fight human trafficking. Please sign up in the Gathering Room or outside Hinton Hall.  Space is limited, so get your reservation in early. You will not want to miss this marvelous, fun-filled event!


150th Birthday Bash:  March 23rd

Make plans to attend the United Methodist Women's 150th Birthday Bash on Saturday, March 23rd, beginning at 10 a.m. at The Nett at Bethesda, located at 444 Bethesda Church Road in Lawrenceville.


Listing of Circles


Agape Circle meets the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in members’ homes. Leader – Teresa Bell, 678-417-6488, bteresa1@hotmail.com.


Hannah Circle meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7:30 a.m. at various locations for a meal and a meeting. The circle supports the Christmas box program and helps deliver meals to shut-ins. Leader – Gail Robinson, 678-481-3137, mellgail@hotmail.com.


JAM (Jesus Among Mommies) Circle is for women with young children. The JAM Circle meets the 3rd Sunday of each month at 12:00 p.m. in the Duluth First UMC Family Life Center, room F-151. Come join us as we fellowship together and get involved with missions around our community. Leader – Victoria Ladd, 678-502-6352, torisanders01@gmail.com.


J.O.Y. (Jesus, Others, You) Circle meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at The Parc for programs and projects. By contributions and visits, the circle supports Wesley Community Centers and Murphy–Harpst Children's Centers, as well as contributions to Family Promise. Leaders – Pat Akin, 770-614-1481, pakinphn@gmail.com; Nina Sanders, 678-584-9698, ninarsanders@bellsouth.net.


Mary-Martha Circle meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Duluth First UMC Family Life Center, rooms F-145/146 for programs. Leader – Gail Waigand, 770-623-4120, waigandgail@charter.net.


Rainbow Circle meets the 1st Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. in in room F-145 for programs and fellowship. Rainbow Circle coordinates support and fellowship to senior members of Duluth First UMC. Leader – Ann Reifert, 770-622-8081, annreifert@bellsouth.net.


United Methodist Women Circles at Duluth First UMC
Click on UMW Circles to download a copy of the listing of Duluth First UMC's United Methodist Women circles.

United Methodist Women Yearbook
Click on UMW Yearbook to download a copy of the Duluth First UMC's United Methodist Women Yearbook.