FUMC has three circles which meet monthly. They are:

Deborah Circle – (meets at night)
Elizabeth Circle – (meets during the day)
Ruth Circle – (meets during the day)

Purpose of the UMW:

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be 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 the concepts of missions through participation in the global ministries of the church.

The UMW is world wide. As United Methodist Women, we are disciples of Jesus Christ. We are called to share our faith, hope, and love throughout the world – we are women with a mission.

For more information on getting involved in UMW, please contact Margaret Thornton – 423-587-6987.


President             Margaret Thornton

Vice-President    Barbara Crawford

Secretary              Cindy Stelzman

Treasurer              Gaye Scalf

Mission Coordinator for Education and Interpretation

Christine Bean

Mission Coordinator for Membership Nurture and Outreach

Paula Waldron

Mission Coordinator for Social Action

Bev Moon

Mission Coordinator for Spiritual Growth

Lisa Shiveler

Secretary of Program Resources

Jessie Goddard

Communications Coordinator

Alice Starnes

Parish Nurse  

Phyllis Hime

Committee on Nominations

2016  Marcia Whetsel

Ex-Officio Members

Betty Purkey

Garry Brooks