BECOME A MEMBER

WHAT IT MEANS & HOW IT HAPPENS     -     CONNECT 101     -     CONFIRMATION

What it Means & how it happens

Membership in Williamsburg United Methodist Church begins with the Sacrament of Baptism. The church will honor your Christian baptism in any Christian denomination. 


A baptized person may become a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church by . . .

  • Profession of faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior (for youth this is the process of Confirmation).
  • Renewal of Christian vows if you are currently inactive from another church.
  • Transfer of membership from a United Methodist church or another denomination.
  • Affiliate or associate membership for those who wish to retain your membership in another church - such as their hometown church.

If you choose to become a member of this church, you will be asked to stand before the congregation and profess your faith by answering the following question:


As a member of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness?


Attending the pastor's "Connect 101" meeting is the first step for a prospective member to join our church. Scroll down for more information on Connect 101.


For more information about membership, click here.  


For more information about the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, click here.

CONNECT 101

Prospective members and visitors are invited to learn more about Williamsburg UMC through a session called “Connect 101.”  You will have the opportunity to connect with other church members and to talk in an intimate environment with our pastors.  We encourage you to attend to get the overall view of what WUMC is all about!

 

Our next Connect 101 will be scheduled in late summer.


Please complete a blue “Connect” card in the pew racks and drop it in the offering plate on Sunday

or contact the church office at (757) 229-1771 to make your reservation

or

Register online by completing our online form here.

confirmation

Although confirmation is not a sacrament in the United Methodist Church, it is an important step along one’s spiritual journey. In the United Methodist Church, Confirmation is an opportunity for people to recognize God’s work of grace in their lives and embrace being disciples of Jesus Christ. 


At WUMC, students in the eighth grade and older participate in Confirmation Class each spring. Students meet weekly with the Associate Pastor and the Youth Director to study and explore their faith. The six-week class culminates with an opportunity for members of the class to stand before the congregation and profess their faith. Confirmation is a day of commitment and celebration in the life of an individual and the church.


Our next confirmation class will be held April 11, 18, & 25, and May 2, 9 & 16 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Room 160

Recharge dinner will be provided at no cost to the participants. 


Pastor Meghan and Youth Director Andy invite youth in the 8th grade to participate in our 2018 Confirmation class. Grades 9th through 12th who have not been confirmed are welcome, too.


Pastor Meghan will hold an interest meeting during the Sunday School hour, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 4 in Room 160.


Confirmation Sunday will be on Pentecost Sunday, May 20


For more information about Confirmation Class, please contact

Pastor Meghan at (757) 229-1771 Ext 261 or mclayton@williamsburgumc.org

or

Youth Director Andy at (757) 229-1771 Ext 259 or aglascott@williamsburgumc.org