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United methodist men


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?


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.


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


President ......................................................... TBD

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

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

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

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

Regular Events

  • Monthly Breakfasts - Held on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m.  The program includes a devotion, an inspirational speaker or program, and a time for fellowship.  During July and August, the breakfasts are held on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at a local restaurant and are a time for fellowship.
  • Spaghetti Dinner - Held in October.  Fundraiser for Harbour Scholarships.
  • Book Discussion Study - Scroll down if you are interested in more information about the UMM Book Club.
  • For a list of various UMM Outreach opportunities, please click here.

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.  For details about the application process and to see a list of past scholarship recipients, please click here.

For more information on the global activities of UMM, click here.

For more information, contact the church office at (757) 229-1771.


The United Methodist Men's group of the church sponsors 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. All are welcome to attend. One need not be a member of UMM to participate.

For more information, contact the church office at (757) 229-1771.

united methodist women


For the woman . . .

  • who finds meaning in her church and is drawn to its fellowship
  • whose life is packed full of activity and obligations
  • who juggles jobs and family, and tries to be faithful to both
  • who wants to combine study with significant fellowship and outreach opportunities


President ................................. Janet Henke

Vice-President ..................... Connie Bland

Secretary ...................................... Fran Lane

Treasurer .............................. Linda Upshaw

For our current calendar of events, click here.

Updates & Reflections:  our monthly newsletter.  To view issues of the newsletter, click on one of the links below.


We currently have eight small groups (also known as "Circles") that are always ready to welcome new members.  To review the list of our Circles and find one that best suits your schedule, please click here.  For a schedule of each Circle's upcoming meeting for the month, click here.  

WUMW Book Club

Scroll down if you are interested in the Book Club sponsored by the United Methodist Women, All are welcome.

UMCOR World Service Kits

Click here for a listing of the contents for the UMCOR World Service Kits.

If you'd like to learn more about the global activities of the United Methodist Women, click here.

For more information, please contact the church office (757) 229-1771.


The United Methodist Women's group of the church sponsors a monthly Book Discussion Group that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The meeting location is rotated among member's homes. After refreshments and a bit of social time, there is group discussion about the selected book. The program is based on the United Methodist Women's Reading Program (for more information, click here). 

All church members, from toddlers through adults, may participate and receive recognition certificates from the UMW organization. One need not be a member of UMW to participate, nor is it necessary to attend the monthly meetings to join the program. All are welcome.

For the current catalog of books, click here.

For this month's selection, we will be discussing Praying for Strangers, by River Jordan, which is in the Spiritual Growth category of the UMW Reading Program. 

For more information, contact the church office at (757) 229-1771.


(singles affirming life together)

S.A.L.T. is a good place to make new friends. Whether you are divorced, widowed, or have never been married, you are welcome to join this group. The average attendance on Wednesday evenings is 40.

S.A.L.T. meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Williamsburg UMC, 500 Jamestown Road. The evening begins with a covered dish dinner followed by a variety of programs touching on such concerns as personal growth, health, finances, self esteem, relationships, culture, buying an automobile or other issues that touch the life of a single person.  

S.A.L.T. is sponsored by Williamsburg UMC, but is open to all singles from all faiths. The membership includes people from as far away as Virginia Beach, Richmond, and Rappahanock, but most of the people are from Newport News, Hampton and Williamsburg. 


Social activities are planned for most weekends . . . walking, biking, hiking, water rafting, canoeing, fishing, home parties, dances, movies, attending sports events and concerts, cruises, etc. 

A Separation/Divorce Support Workshop meets several times a year, with a professional counselor. The fee is included with your membership dues or, if you prefer, you may pay for the sessions and not come to the weekly meetings.

A membership fee is charged semi-annually in January and July to cover the cost of weekly programs and general operating expenses. The membership fee for the semester is $25. The semesters begin in January and July, but are pro-rated for new comers. Newcomers are not expected to join until they have visited a few times and are not expected to bring food to their first visit.

The Steering Committee is responsible to the governing board, who establishes the policies for the group. They plan the weekly program and weekend social events, by accepting suggestions and volunteers from the total group.

For more information, contact the church office at (757) 229-1771. 

Silver saints

The Silver Saints (50-plus) provide Christian fellowship for seniors.  The group meets monthly and offers a variety of activities such as pot luck luncheons, special guest speakers, outings to places of interest, local restaurants and more.  All are welcome!  

The Silver Saints (50-plus) will meet in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, March 14 at noon.

Our guest speaker will be Investigator Patrick Murray of the James City County Police Department. Investigator Murray will speak on gang activity in James City County. 

As always, you are asked to bring $1.00 for the chicken and a side dish or dessert to share. Food donations for our local foodbank, FISH, are encouraged. 

All are welcome and new people are especially invited to attend!  If you are planning to attend, contact Cindy Banek at (757) 229-1771 Ext 258 or by the Monday immediately preceding the meeting.

Questions?  Contact Cindy Banek (757) 229-1771 Ext 258.


Music lessons are available for the young or young-at-heart adult from our Early Childhood Music School (ECMS) instructors. Learn to play the keyboard in group piano classes or beginning guitar.

For more information, click here or contact Anthony Williams, Associate Director of Music for Children and Youth, 

at (757) 229-1771 Ext 108 or


Prayer Walks are a wonderful way to begin your week! Every Monday morning at 9:00 a.m., we meet in the church parking lot for a walk through the historic Williamsburg area, praying as we go. Come join us!

Questions? Contact Cindy Banek at (757) 229-1771 Ext 258 or

or Andy Glascott at (757) 229-1771 Ext 259 or


Walk with God is an opportunity to spend some quiet time with God in a natural setting. Held the 3rd Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., Walk With God begins with a short devotional, followed by a quiet time to relax, pray, read. and meditate. During this time, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some time outdoors in nature, either in solitary reflection or in conversation with others. Several different written reflection guides will be available for you to use, if you like, The day concludes with a brief, final gathering where participants can share their thoughts and reflections. Feel free to bring a Bible, book, water bottle, journal, or whatever you think might make this time most meaningful to you.

The next Walk With God event is scheduled for Saturday, February 17, rain or shine. We will meet at the church and you will be given options for how and where to take your Walk With God. Gather in the Connection Corner area just inside the main parking lot door.

Questions? Contact Helen Casey-Rutland at (757) 229-1771 Ext 357 or