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THIS WEEK AT WUMC

Sunday, 8/12

8:15 am  Worship Service

9:15-11:00 am  Atrium Refreshments

9:30 am  Small Groups, Youth Group, Sunday School

11:00 am  Worship Service

                 The Worship Place


Monday, 8/13

7:00 pm  Local Outreach


Wednesday, 8/15

4:00 pm  Respite Committee

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, click the link below:


We will be taking a break for the month of August, 

so there will be no ReCharge dinners on Wednesdays. 


Dinners will resume on Wednesday, September 5.


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.

Special Events

For information about our Special Studies, click here.

  • volunteers needed

    Would you like to participate in a Sunday morning worship service as a scripture reader? Youth and Adults are encouraged to be part of this ministry.


    Did you ever wonder how the Sanctuary magically becomes pristine for Sunday worship? Volunteers tidy everything up on Friday mornings, making sure hymnals, information cards and envelopes are all organized in the pew racks. Become a team member; only work about 1 hour each month.


    Interested in serving communion? It is an important and meaningful way to participate in leading worship. Please prayerfully consider taking part in this ministry.


    Are you a people person who begins each day with a smile?  Consider joining our team of Sunday morning greeters. Make someone's day with a handshake and a warm welcome as they arrive for worship service. 


    To sign up as a volunteer, please click here.


  • United Methodist Men's Breakfast

    The United Methodist Men (UMM) monthly breakfast will be at the Capitol Pancake House on Capitol Landing Rd on Saturday, August 11 at 8:30 a.m.


  • Local Outreach School Supplies

    Shop Now, Deliver in August

    Although we dedicate the month of August to collect school supplies for children in the Williamsburg James City County Schools, stores are having sales on supplies NOW!  WUMC is always generous in its assistance to families. 


    Here is a list of the most needed basic supplies. A more comprehensive list will be in the August Messenger. 


    Shop while the sales are “hot”, but please wait until August 1 to deliver your items to the church.  

    • 24 and 48 box crayons
    • Wide-ruled black & white composition notebooks
    • Wide-ruled and college ruled loose leaf paper
    • Glue sticks and liquid glue
    • #2 pencils
    • Pencil boxes and pouches
    • Loose leaf binders, especially 3” 
    • Ballpoint pens, blue or black
    • Heavy duty pocket folders, with or without prongs
    • Children’s scissors
    • Back packs, large enough to fit a lunch box and school supplies


  • Church Picnic

    Sunday, August 26 from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

    New Quarter Park (Queens Lake area) 


    We will have crafts, organized games, a potluck dinner at 5:00 p.m., and a closing Celebration Time. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. The church will provide beverages, fried chicken, and hamburgers. All are invited to attend!


    Questions? Contact Cindy Banek, cbanek@williamsburgumc.org or (229-1771 Ext 258).



  • summer exploration chime choir

    Now through August 28


    Lou-Anne Smith and Anthony Williams will provide a weekly rehearsal to explore bell ringing through our chimes Tuesday mornings, 11:00 a.m. - noon. Maybe by the end, you will feel qualified to play in one of our bell choirs. If you cannot come every week because of vacations and other obligations, do not worry. We are going to ask that you reserve your spot each week and we will tailor the music to the players present. This opportunity is for ringers from second grade through adults who are beginners. Experienced ringers are also welcome. 


    To reserve your place, contact Lou-Anne Smith at (757) 229-1771 Ext 107 or lsmith@williamsburgumc.org


  • UMW Ice cream social membership event

    Williamsburg United Methodist Women invite all the ladies in our church to join us for an Ice Cream Social Sunday, September 16 at 2:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.  We also wish to extend an invitation to the younger ladies of our church and their children, the Wesley Foundation students and the grandchildren of our United Methodist Women.  Men are also welcome.


    Our speaker for this event will be Betty Forbes, former Trustee of Ferrum College (1990-2001) and presently a Board Member of United Methodist Family Services in Richmond.  She will speak to us about the 150th Anniversary of United Methodist Women and the ongoing and amazing work and legacy UMW have provided locally, nationally and globally over the past 150 years. 


    Children will have the opportunity to enjoy ice cream and delicious treats with us.  However, during the time of Betty Forbes talk, childcare will be available. We encourage all to stay for her presentation. 


    Hope to see you there. 


  • early childhood music school

    Register now for the 2018 — 2019 year.  Children should be 2 months – 7+ years by September 30.  Multiple levels of group piano and guitar for adults are also available. 


    For more information or to register, log onto ecms.williamsburgumc.org

    or contact Anthony Williams at (757) 229-1771 Ext 108 or mranthony.ecms@gmail.com.


  • Kid's Morning Out

    Register Now for Kid’s Morning Out . . .  Toddlers ages 12-30 months by September 30, 2018.


    For further information about our new KMO ministry program, click here or contact Laura Pittman, Director of Kid's Morning Out, at (757) 229-1771 Ext 208 or lpittman@williamsburgumc.org.  


  • summer choir

    Come sing with the choir Sunday’s through August 26. Rehearsals are 30 minutes before the service (7:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in Rm. 114). We will sing easy songs, anthems and responses each week. 


    Questions? Contact Lou-Anne Smith, Director of Music Ministries, at (757) 229-1771 Ext 107 or lsmith@williamsburgumc.org.


  • Praying on a way forward

    The Council of Bishops invites all the people of the United Methodist Church to join together in prayer as we prepare for the 2019 General Conference. The General Conference will address proposals to move beyond the UMC’s impasse on the Discipline’s language regarding homosexuality, specifically (1) the provision of marriage rites to same-sex couples, and (2) the ordination of LGBTQIA persons. The Bishops specifically call upon us to:

    1. Engage in a weekly Wesleyan 24-hour fast from Thursday after dinner to Friday mid-afternoon. Those who have health situations causing food fasts to be unadvisable might consider fasting from social media, emails or another daily activity. 
    2. Pause and pray for our church’s mission and way forward daily for four minutes from 2:23 - 2:26 a.m. or p.m. in their own time zone OR at another time. This is because the Special Session of General Conference will be held February 23 - February 26, 2019.  
    3. Pray using a weekly prayer calendar that will be posted on the UMCPrays.org website from June 2, 2018, through the end of February 2019. The calendar will list a unique cluster of names each week. The names will balance United States bishops and delegates with Central Conference bishops and delegates. It will also include General Secretaries, Commission on a Way Forward members, the Commission of the General Conference and the staff of the General Conference. 

    We urge every Annual Conference to use the video available on the umcprays.org website to promote Phase 3 of Praying Our Way Forward. 


    The above information and more can be found at: http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/bishops-the-upper-room-launch-phase-3-of-praying-our-way-forward#.Wwac4pQdz5s.facebook%20


    For more information including further resources, visit the Virginia Conference of the UMC, https://vaumc.org/WayForward


    To submit online questions and comments to Pastor Helen,

    click here.