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.

UMW Circles

Deborah Circle – (meets the 2nd Tuesday, at 6pm at the church)
Elizabeth Circle – (meets the 1st Wednesday, 11am at Regency)
Ruth Circle – (meets the 2nd Monday, 11am at the church)
Mary Martha Circle – (meets at various times)

*Due to COVID, circle information may temporarily change.


President: Barbara Crawford

Vice-President: Julie Compton

Secretary: Cindy Stelzman

Treasurer: Gaye Noe

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: Margaret Thornton

Secretary of Program Resources: Jessie Goddard

Parish Nurse: Phyllis Hime

Committee on Nominations: Shirley Brooks, Barbara Crawford, Bettie Crowell

Ex-Officio Members: Betty Purkey, Garry Brooks, Walter Weikel, Asa Majors