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!


Saturday, April 27th | GET REAL WITH TEAL:

Women's Ovarian Cancer Awareness Event

9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Chitwood Hall

Hear guest speaker Dr. Kerri Bevis, a Gyneocological Oncologist from UAB Hospital and listen to personal faith stories from FUMCT ovarian cancer survivors and caretakers! FREE and open to the public. Questions? Contact Sandra at sandra.c.reed@gmail.com. For childcare contact Melissa at melissa@fumct.org.

Cultivate Serve Team

Leader Erin Tucker

Different service projects throughout the year to earn hours towards FUMCT's 200 hour service goal for 2018. 

Email ehtucker2003@yahoo.com

Spring Semester Cultivate small groups 2019: 

 During the fall 2018 semester, 74 women participated in Cultivate small groups which included completing Bible studies, Christian book studies and a prayer journaling group. The women in these groups develop friendships while growing in their faith and studying God’s word. 

Please consider joining one of these groups beginning in January. If you would like to join one of the groups, please email the small group leader listed below. 


  • Faithful, Abundant, True: Three Lives Going Deeper Still - Join Beth Moore, Kay Arthur and Priscilla Shirer in a women’s Bible study. Kay challenges us to faithfulness in difficult days. Priscilla points to the essential of trust in God’s ability, and Beth teaches on how to discern truth from error in difficult days. Faithfulness, abundance and truth are the focus points of this study. Led by Beverly May on Mondays at FUMCT in room 212 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Contact Beverly at bevbmay@icloud.com to register. 


  • Dare to Lead by Brené Brown - Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. This study is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership. Led by Virginia Jones on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. - # 5 Rollingwood, Tuscaloosa, 35406. Contact Virginia at vajones7@comcast.net to register. 


  • Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado - Finding calm in a chaotic world is the focus of this study. Americans especially know about living in perpetual anxiety. According to one research program, anxiety-related issues are the number one mental health problem among women. Lucado invites readers into a study of Philippians 4:6-7, teaching that, with God’s help, you can learn to face the calamities of life.  Anxiety comes with life. But it doesn't have to dominate your life. . Led by Susan Page and Danielle Spree during WNA at FUMCT in room 212 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. You can Register now on the WNA page.

  • The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-DiscoveryWhat you don't know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and maybe even how you make your way in the world. It can also keep you in the shallows with God. Do you want help figuring out who you are and why you're stuck in the same ruts? The Enneagram is an ancient personality type system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. In The Road Back to You Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile forge a unique approach―a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of God and of ourselves. Led by Ali Lindsey in Room 222 during WNA at FUMCT. You can Register now on the WNA page.

  • Women's Prayer Journaling Keeping a prayer journal helps us connect with God in a consistent, authentic, creative and tangible way. We will practice talking and listening to God through many journaling formats and methods. Appropriate for new and experienced journal keepers.Led by Janice Stewart in Room 214 during WNA at FUMCT.  You can Register now on the WNA page.