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Sunday, 6/17

8:15 am  Worship Service

9:15 am - 11:00 am  Atrium Refreshments

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

11:00 am  Worship Service

                 The Worship Place

Monday, 6/18

8:00 am  Prayer Walk

6:30 pm  Communication

7:00 pm  Stephen Ministry

Wednesday, 6/20

4:00 pm  Respite Committee

Thursday, 6/21

5:30 pm  Trustees

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:


  • June 20 - Barbecue time! Barbecue Grilled Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese, Country Green Beans, & Dessert. Vegetarian option available, too.
  • June 27 - Pasta Fagioli Soup, Rustic Bread, & Dessert. Vegetarian option available, too.

Please Note: there will be no ReCharge on Wednesday, July 4.

ReCharge “Summer Café”

Our popular Wednesday night ReCharge dinners will continue through the summer. Beginning July 11, we will be in summer “mode,” and our menus will reflect this more informal time of year with many of your favorite picnic/cookout foods served. Meals will be available to carry out or eat-in depending on your summer evening plans. Watch the Sunday bulletin and subsequent e-notes for further information about summer ReCharge! 

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.

  • 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.

  • Greater Williamsburg Summer Feeding Program

    WUMC Thursdays: June 21 through August 30

    WUMC is partnering with local non-profit organizations, faith groups, WJCC Schools, JCC Parks and Recreation and JCC Social Services to provide free, weekday meals to food-insecure students. The participating children are among the thousands who are eligible for free and reduced-cost meals during the school year. WUMC will be preparing and packaging lunches for delivery every Thursday. 

    Donations are being requested for food products and meal supplies, which can be left at WUMC in the designated "Summer Feeding" collection box located near the Atrium. 

    Requested donations: 

    • small boxes of raisins
    • juice boxes
    • non-refrigerated pudding cups
    • plastic sandwich bags

    Thanks for your donations!

  • Vacation Bible School is “Shipwrecked”!

    You are invited to register for our Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2018, “Shipwrecked!” Join us from June 18 – 22 from 9:00 a.m. – noon as we discover how we can be “Rescued by God”. VBS is for any child ages 3-years-old through rising 6th grade. Many volunteers are always needed, so adults and youth can sign up, too. During VBS we enjoy learning about God through crafts, music, games, storytelling and science!

    Registration Forms are available in the Atrium


    Complete online registration by clicking here.

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

    We are a Safe Sanctuaries church. To view our policy, click here.

  • early childhood music school

    Register now for the Five-day Summer Session, July 9 – 13, including “Introduction to Keyboard” for 6- and 7-year-olds and Keyboard 1 review. 

    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.

  • summer exploration chime choir

    July 10 - 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 for July 10, contact Lou-Anne Smith at (757) 229-1771 Ext 107 or lsmith@williamsburgumc.org

  • Kid's Morning Out

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

    Dessert with the Director

    We are hosting an Open House at WUMC June 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Room 206. Come visit, ask questions and enjoy a sweet treat. We would love to see you and your children! 

    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.  

  • The UMC and Homosexuality – Follow-up

    About 70 people gathered May 9 and 16 at WUMC to learn about the positions and proposed changes to the United Methodist Church’s stance on full LGBTQ inclusion in the church. More specifically, we looked at proposals to address two things that are much debated but currently prohibited in the UMC: (1) the ordination of “self-avowed practicing homosexuals,” and (2) the provision of marriage rites for same-sex couples. After the 2016 General Conference, the Council of Bishops created the Commission on a Way developed three proposals. The Bishops are recommending the One Church Plan to the General Conference (also referred to as the “local option” or “contextual” plan). The most recent statement from the Bishops:

    The Council of Bishops has voted by an overwhelming majority to share the work done by the Commission on a Way Forward on the three plans and to recommend the One Church Plan.

    The One Church Plan will be placed before the 2019 General Conference for legislative action.

    To honor the work of the commission, and in service to the delegates to the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference, the Council of Bishops will also provide supplemental materials that include a historical narrative with disciplinary implications related to the connectional conference plan and the traditionalist plan. The recommendation adopted by the COB reflects the wide diversity of theological perspectives and the global nature of the UMC as the best way forward for our future as a denomination.

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

    Keep the UMC in prayer as together we navigate this difficult process.

    To submit online questions and comments to Pastor Helen,

    click here.