Tucker First United Methodist Church | 5095 LaVista Road, Tucker GA 30084 | 770-938-3030
Thursday, July 24, 2014

United Methodist Women (UMW)

Every woman at Tucker First is invited to be part of the UMW's fellowship and mission work. You may already be involved and not realize it!

Have you dropped off school supplies for community kids? You've helped the UMW help less fortunate kids in DeKalb and Gwinnett counties (and our Children First kids at the Northlake Inn).  red arrow See this year's list of supplies.  

Have you dropped off clothes and/or toiletries in the box in the Women Spirit class? You've helped the women and children at the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Kids.

Have you dropped off Campbell soup labels in the office or brought a gift to the Lessons and Carols program in December? You've helped the kids at the Murphy-Harpst homes.

Have you bought something at a UMW bake sale? You've supported UMW missions! Thank you!

Keep reading below to learn more about the mission & work of the UMW at Tucker First. Then come join us!


The UMW is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. red arrow Learn more: go to the UMW website


  1. To live the purpose of UMW by offering programs and studies designed to promote individual growth, and expand local and world missions in Christ's name. red arrow Learn more: go to the UMW Mission Resource Center
  2. To challenge members to participate in all areas of mission and to interest more women of our congregation in UMW.
  3. To pray for peace in our homes, our community, our nation and our world.


The Ambassadors
Meets at 10:00 AM in the Wesley Center each month (Sept. to June). Meetings are the third Tuesday of each month except for March, June and December when the meetings are on the second Tuesday.  A covered dish luncheon follows at noon. (Note: The November and December meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month.)  For more information, contact group leaders Shirley Pollard or Marilyn Parsonson

The Wesleyan Group
Meets at 7:30 PM the second Monday of each month (Sept. to June) usually in the Christian Fellowship Classroom, Room 206.  For more information, contact group leaders Sue Schnock or Gloria Jones.


Each of our UMW Circles is dedicated to Christ's Discipleship of Caring through active involvement in church, community, national and international outreach for missions and through financial support for missions. 

Last year, the TFUMC UMW supported:


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Candleburning - A Special Missions Project

Tucker First's UMW also supports the North Georgia Conference UMW candleburning project. We give specific mission funds in honor or memory of someone and a candle is burned for an amount of time equal to the amount of time their given amount of money will support UMW mission work around the world. In 2007, UMW as a whole spent $18,964,865.00 in missions. So UMW missions cost:

  • $.60 for one second
  • $36.08 for one minute
  • $180.40 for five minutes
  • $2,164.94 for one hour
  • $51,958.34 for one day
Tucker First's UMW sent $464 to support missions through this special project. That's 12.75 minutes of missions. That may not sound like much but if you add up all the UMW circles around the world each little bit adds up! 

For More Information

Talk to any UMW member or one of the ladies below.
2014 UMW Officers
Co-Presidents: Gloria Jones, Barbara Mason
Secretary/Treasurer: Gail Cook
Program Resources: Sue Schnock
Mission Coordinators
Spiritual Growth: Sally Lambert
Membership, Nurture and Outreach: Sandra Emrich
Social Action: Gail Lawrence
Special Mission Recognition: Glenda Bannister
Special Events Consultant: Carolyn Masters
Year Book: Gail Cook
Key Women
Methodist Children's Home: Jean Turner
Church Women United: Barbara Mason
Historian: Ann Cribb