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THIS WEEK AT WUMC

Sunday, 2/25

8:15 Worship Service

9:15-11:00 Atrium Refreshments and Fellowship

9:30  - Connect 101

         - Small Groups

         - Youth Group

         - Sunday School

11:00 - Worship Service

           - The Worship Place


Monday, 2/26

7:00 WUMW Executive Board


Tuesday, 2/27

11:00 Bell Choir

7:00 Church Council


Wednesday, 2/28

5:30 Recharge

6:00  - Awakening Bible Study

         - Connect 301

         - Baseball as a Road to God

7:00 Sr. Pastor Bible Study


Thursday, 3/1

10:30 Sr. Pastor Bible Study

5:30 Bell Choir

6:00 Trustee Committee

7:00 Sanctuary Choir

recharge wednesdays

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., and serving continuously until 6:30 p.m., enjoy a delicious dinner and good conversation with others. Our meals are expertly prepared by a professional chef and yet inexpensive: $6/adult, $3/child (ages 3-12) with a $20 family maximum. 


After dinner, participate in our activities or simply enjoy the rest of your evening. Please make a reservation for dinner by completing a dinner form at Connection Corner, in the pew racks, calling the church office, or completing the Registration Form below. Reservations are due into the church office by Tuesday noon before the Wednesday dinner. 


Questions, contact Cindy Banek at (757) 229-1771 Ext 258 or cbanek@williamsburgumc.org.


To register or view the menu, click one of the choices below:

For information about special events offered after ReCharge, scroll down. For information about the Senior Pastor's Bible Study or other Special Studies offered after ReCharge, click here.


Note: If you have any problems opening or filling out the above form, 

contact Lianne Koch (757) 229-1771 Ext 250 or lkoch@williamsburgumc.org.

Special Events

For information about our Special Studies, click here.

  • Youth Trip 2018 fundraiser

    In July 2018, 14 teenagers and 4 adults are traveling to England as part of a youth exchange program with Hexham Trinity Methodist Church.  


    Join us Saturday, February 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall for a British 3-course banquet. English-themed entertainment will be provided and our youth will share their thoughts about this upcoming mission.  


    Tickets for the banquet are still available and your participation will help to offset travel expenses.  Look for them at the Crossroads Table on Sundays or contact Andy Glascott, Youth Director, at (757) 229-1771 Ext 259 or aglascott@williamsburgumc.org  for more information.


    For more information about our Youth Ministry, click here.

  • United Methodist Men's Breakfast

    The next UMM breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 3, 8:00 a.m. at the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, 215 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA. The speaker will be Williamsburg Police Chief Sean Dunn. The cost is $5.00. Let’s have a good showing!


    For more information about our United Methodist Men, click here.. 

  • Confirmation 2018

    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. 


    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. 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 sessions 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. 


    Confirmation Sunday will on Pentecost Sunday, May 20


    Questions? 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


    For more information on Confirmation, click here.


    For more information on our Youth Ministries, click here.

  • ANTIQUE APPRAISAL & LUNCHEON

    A benefit for Respite of Williamsburg United Methodist Church will be held at Two Rivers Country Club at Governor's Land on Thursday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


    Join us for our own version of "The Antique Roadshow". Tickets are $40 per person and includes one Appraisal Item plus Lunch.  Seating is limited to 150 people, so don't delay. Details can be found in our flyer by clicking here. For more information, contact Carolyn Yowell at (757) 229-1771 Ext 354 or cyowell@williamsburgumc.org.


    For more information on our Respite, click here.

  • CANDLE BURNING CEREMONY

    The Love We have in our Hearts ~ We are Called to Share With Others


    Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March 24 at 10:00 a.m. for the annual Candle Burning Ceremony sponsored by the UMW. This is the first fund-raising event of the year held by the Williamsburg United Methodist Women. All are invited to attend and enjoy this time of gathering for worship and friendship shared through a special candle-burning ceremony to honor and remember loved ones who are treasured in our hearts. To view your special invitation, please click here.


    To download and print your donation form, please click here.


    For more information about our United Methodist Women, click here.

  • annual easter egg hunt &

    hot dog lunch

    Join us for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Hot Dog Lunch on Saturday, March 31 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.


    For more information, contact Cindy Banek at cbanek@williamsburgumc.org or (757) 229-1771 Ext 258.


  • earth day plant share

    The Green Committee will sponsor our popular Plant Share again this year on Sunday, April 22, Earth Day. Consider potting some of the abundance from your gardens or bringing houseplants to share with others and look forward to choosing a “new plant” for yourself.



  • FAITHFUL AGING CONFERENCE

    A Faithful Aging Conference with the topic Always a Place at the Table will be held at Williamsburg United Methodist Church on Tuesday, April 24. The conference will address opportunities related to an aging congregation and meeting the needs of older adults, including those with dementia, inside and outside the walls of our faith communities.  More information to come. Presented by the Beard Center on Aging at Lynchburg College and Pinnacle Living.


    For more information on our Respite Care, click here.

  • Wesley England Trip 2018

    Have you ever wanted to walk where John Wesley walked? . . . visit the spot where his heart was “strangely warmed”? . . . see where he preached to those first “Methodists”? . . . sing in the places where Charles Wesley wrote the great hymns of our faith? . . . visit the town where Susanna and Samuel Wesley raised their family? Would you like to make this journey with friends from Williamsburg United Methodist Church? Rev Bill Jones and Randy Casey-Rutland are leading a Wesley Heritage educational trip to England in May 2018. You are invited to join us.


    Bill and Randy are partnering with Educational Opportunities (www.eo.travelwithus.com) to offer a spiritually nourishing, informative, and enjoyable trip to visit Epworth, Oxford, London, and other places in England that were formative in Wesley’s life and in the early days of Methodism. We’ll depart on May 8, 2018, from Richmond - or departure can be arranged from just about anywhere so friends and family living elsewhere can join as well. We’ll stay in first class hotels, spend 7 days on professionally guided tours, worship, pray, and sing together, enjoy some free time for shopping and exploring, and depart on May 16 to return home. Or you can extend your trip with a few extra days in London or in Ireland.


    The price is all-inclusive, meaning the price includes round trip airfare, deluxe motorcoach transportation, entrance fees, guided tours, first class hotel accommodations, and most meals. The all-inclusive price is $3,596 per person departing from Richmond (or $3,298 from NY). A $150 discount per person is offered for registrations received by July 9, 2017 and a $100 per person discount for registrations received by August 9.


    For a brochure, click here or pick one up at the church. More information is also available at the Educational Opportunities website: http://www.eo.travelwithus.com/tours/he18-56412#.WYnPJemQyUk.


    For decades, Educational Opportunities (EO) has been leading church tours to the Holy Land and other religiously significant sites. A group from WUMC traveled with EO in the Fall of 2016 to Greece, Rome, Ephesus, and Israel. It was a wonderful experience, not only as a pilgrimage to the lands of the Bible, but also as an opportunity to build lasting relationships as we learned and grew together.


    Bill and Randy would love to have you join the tour of Wesley’s England. Pick up a brochure. Talk with your friends. Ask us for details. And get ready to explore our Methodist heritage through a trip to 21st century England.