Welcome to our Women's Ministry at BUMC. We seek to connect women with God and each other so that we can grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and serve our community with love. We offer opportunities for friendship, learning and serving.


United Women in Faith (UWF) is a sisterhood acting in faith to tackle the hard work of the world without hesitation. UWF's mission is to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence, and impact local and global communities.

BUMC currently offers four different UWF Circles - or small groups - for women of all ages, and formation of new groups is always encouraged.

We also offer a bimonthly book club that meets on Thursday from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Contact Carol Seador at cseador@yahoo.com to learn about the upcoming books we'll discuss!

  • Elizabeth Circle

    First Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

    Elizabeth Circle stays involved in service by gathering resources for community missions and participating in community volunteer activities. This group hosts speakers to learn more about church staff and nonprofit organizations in the community, and they take an annual retreat for spiritual growth and fellowship.

    Facilitator: Margie Jones

    Room: A391

  • Rachel Circle

    Second Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m.

    Rachel Circle does a number of volunteer activities in our local community. This group stays current on the missional needs in the community by inviting speakers from local nonprofit organizations and the BUMC staff to their monthly gatherings. These ladies hold retreats for fellowship and spiritual growth, and they read a book annually on a socially relevant topic for group discussion. You'll also find many members of Rachel Circle crafting and baking for the annual Holiday Market each November.

    Facilitators: Pat Flemming and Carol Seador

    Room: A389

  • Mary Jane Hartman Circle

    Third Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

    Mary Jane Hartman Circle hosts a monthly luncheon with a speaker, participates in Bible studies, and provides support for inactive and homebound members.

    Facilitator: Cheryl Minnich

    Room: B149

  • Ruth Circle

    Young Women's Circle

    The Ruth Circle is a community of women at various stages of life engaging in community, building authentic friendships, and seeking God together. Here, anyone from college to the mother of school-age kids season of life is welcome. No matter where you are in your faith, or what your story is, we believe God has something for you. Our hope is that each young woman might find deep friendships here and be inspired and enabled to live intentionally with Christ in their homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces.

    Upcoming Gatherings:

    Young Professional Women | Third Sunday of Every Month | 4:30-6 p.m. | Rotating Member Homes

    This is a group for young professional women to meet together in community and fellowship, growing and championing one another in our faith journey. We explore a variety of relevant topics, lean into the questions of life, and care for each other well every step of the way. It will be an informal space where young women can be refreshed, encouraged, equipped, and connected to the body of Christ.

    Moms | Third Thursday of Every Month | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | BUMC

    This is a group for mothers of school-aged children to meet together in community, and fellowship, growing and championing one another in our faith journey. It will be an informal space where mothers can be refreshed, encouraged, equipped, and connected to the body of Christ.

    For more information on our gatherings, please contact ruthcirclebumc@gmail.com

Organizations We've Supported

GraceWorks Ministries, Safe Haven Family Shelter, The Next Door, Harvest Hands, Healing Housing, Bethlehem Center, Davis House, Project Transformation, End Slavery Tennessee, Siloam Health Clinic, Bridges of Williamson County, Legacy Mission Village, Raise the Roof Academy, South Africa Outreach