cultivate | serve & grow - women's ministry


Saturday, March 24th

Schedule of activities:

8:30 a.m. | Gather at FUMCT & load buses

9 - 11 a.m. | Cultivate Serve Day (choose from 2 mission projects)

11 a.m. | Return to FUMCT

11:30 - 12:15 p.m. | Lunch

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. | Worship/Speakers/Door prizes

1:30 p.m. | Dismissal

*If you need childcare, please email Melissa.


-Earn service hours to tie-in with ongoing church mission projects #serve200.

-Hear leadership team members share personal testimonies about the value of belonging to women's groups.

-Learn about new classes to be offered this semester & future activities being planned.

SERVE DAY PROJECTS | Those attending Serve and Grow on March 24th will choose between serving at Love INC. or the West AL Food Bank

Love INC. | Volunteers at this work site will pack winter clothes to store for Homeless Connect, hang and organize spring clothes, sort linens, wash glassware, etc. Some jobs can be done while seated.

West AL Food Bank | Volunteers at this work site will perform activities such as packing backpacks for school children so they will have nutritious meals throughout the weekends. We will also stock the pantry.


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!

new small groups spring 2018

All groups have 6-8 week sessions | email the leader to register

Groups begin the week of March 25th

1. Braving the Wilderness - The Quest for True Belonging by Brene Brown

Leader Terri Boman

Monday evenings from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at her home |

2520 Maple Ridge Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 | Email

2. First Corinthians - Living Love When we Disagree by Melissa Spoelstra

Leader Sandra Reed

Tuesday mornings from 10 - 11:30 a.m. in FUMCT room 212 | Email

3. James, Mercy Triumphs by Beth Moore

Leader Beverly May

Monday mornings from 10 - 12 p.m. in FUMCT room 212 | Email

4. Laugh it Up and "Defiant Joy"

Leader Susan Kizziah

 (video study how to rediscover the joys in life and contentment no matter your circumstance) Tuesday nights from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at her home

1873 Gaineswood Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 | Email

5. Uninvited - Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst

Leader Melanie Edwards

Tuesday evenings from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. at her home

6402 Lake Vista Drive Tuscaloosa, AL 35406 | Email

6. Capstone Village Pray and Serve Team

Leader Beth Roberts

at Capstone Village day and time TBD | Email

7. Cultivate Serve Team

Leader Erin Tucker

Different service projects throughout the year to earn hours towards FUMCT's 200 hour service goal for 2018. Check back for serve opportunities! Email

UMW April calendar

Charlotte Shamblin Bible Study Circle | Monday, April 9th at 10 a.m. Lee Classroom

Faith and Friendship Circle | Monday, April 9th at 10:30 a.m. Parker Fireside Room

Celebration Circle | Monday, April 9th at 5 p.m. Stabler Conference Room

Crafts Circle | Every Wednesday from 1 - 4 p.m. Dee Krupp Craft Room

Sisters of Grace | Sunday, April 22nd at 5:30 p.m. Pure Barre Private Class ($10 per person)

Special Events

UMW Joint Luncheon with Presbyterian Women at First Prebyterian Church | April 16th at 12 p.m. - your circle leader has tickets!

UMW Sunday | April 22nd at 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.