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Mission Statement

The United Methodist Men (UMM) is a fellowship of men who wish to join with others in the continuation and expansion of the work of the church and its Christian mission. The UMM helps men live out their vows and commitment through a covenant relationship with other men of the Church. We seek knowledge and illumination that speaks to a central question: What does it mean to be a man who serves the Lord?

Purpose

To provide a supportive fellowship for men seeking to know Jesus Christ, grow spiritually, seek His will and help others find a welcoming place for Christ in their hearts and lives. The UMM’s programs, activities and special events are closely related to the overall mission of the Church.

Membership

Any man who understands and accepts the Christian principles and purposes of the UMM is welcome to join our fellowship.

Leadership

President ................................. Peter Morgan

Vice-President Programs ......... Bob Spencer

Vice-President Operations ...... John Tressler

Secretary ................................. Mike Sams

Treasurer ................................. Clyde Spence

Chaplain .................................. Keith Potter

Telephone Tree ........................ Charley Skillman

Regular Events

For a calendar of events for 2016/17, click here.

  • Monthly breakfasts on the first Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. -- The program includes a devotion, an inspirational speaker or program, and a time for fellowship
  • During July and August held on the first Saturday of each month at a local restaurant at 8:00 a.m. -- A time for fellowship
  • Lenten Meager Meals
  • Spaghetti Dinner in October -- Fundraiser for Harbour Scholarships
  • Book Discussion Study

    We sponsor a Book Discussion Group that meets on Monday nights throughout the year. We study a wide ranging series of topics but with a bias towards books that discuss the interaction between Science and Religion.

    Outreach

  • William & Mary students Ice Cream Social week before examinations
  • Church Youth (and parents) Barbeque
  • Regular Donations

    The UMM make donations to the following organizations:

  • WUMC Youth Program
  • Heart Haven
  • Chaplain Service of Virginia
  • BSA Troop #103
  • The Wesley Foundation
  • Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center
  • The Society of St. Andrew
  • Harbour Scholarships

    The John Harbour Scholarship Fund was created by John's wife, Helen, and the UMM, following his death in 1988, to honor his service to Jesus Christ, the Church and to the Community. Mr. Harbour was a charter member of the UMM. The scholarship is for graduate work and carries with it an award of $1000. Preference is given to persons who intend to go into full time ordained ministry or other Christian service.

    Applications are solicited in the Spring by the UMM Executive Committee that evaluates the applications and makes the final decisions. Applicants are notified of the Committee's decision early in the Summer. Funds are transmitted directly to the Student Aid offices of the appropriate school by the UMM Treasurer and made available to the student for use in meeting his/her financial obligations.

    Many, but not all, of our applicants are William and Mary graduates who are active in the programs of the Wesley Foundation.

    The funding required to provide these scholarships to deserving candidates comes from UMM sponsored fundraising events; the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, and the October Spaghetti Dinner, and from financial gifts donated by the UMM membership. We aim to award four scholarships each year.

    2011 Scholarship Recipients

    Ruth Loyer Duke

    Koren Robins Duke

    Kevin Stefano Duke

    Michelle Thorne Wesley

    Meghan Roth Wesley

    Laura Whittle Wesley

    K. Balakrishnan India

    2012 Scholarship Recipients

    Ruth Loyer Duke

    Koren Robins Duke

    Keith Potter Virginia Union

    Laura Whittle Wesley

    K. Balakrishnan India

    L. Lyngdoh India

    2013 Scholarship Recipients

    Keith Potter Virginia Union

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