christian education

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL     -     YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL     -     CHILDREN SUNDAY SCHOOL

SENIOR PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY     -     SPECIAL STUDIES     -     VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

BISHOP'S BIBLE READING CHALLENGE

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School meets on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Below are some of the many adult classes we offer.  All are welcome.

  • Aldersgate This is one of our largest groups with an average attendance of 70 each Sunday. The curriculum is based on varied themes and subject matter. Most of their leadership comes from within the class. Meets in Wesley Hall.
  • Bishop McKendreeThis class uses a variety of books for studies to enhance their faith development.  Discussion is encouraged; leadership comes from within the group as well as occasional guest leaders.  Meets in Room 102. 
  • Christian Life Connections - This class provides opportunities for adults to study and discuss topics relevant to living the Christian life in contemporary society.  A variety of resources including the Bible, fictional and non-fictional writings, guest speakers, and DVD’s support the study of living and growing in Christian faith and actions.  Meets in Room 307. 
  • Fellowship Class - This class began more than 50 years ago and still thrives in attendance and enthusiasm.  They use the International Series of “Adult Bible Studies” with different leadership each week.  Meets in Room 103. 
  • The Gathering - Primarily a younger adult Sunday School class, this group enjoys studying faith issues relevant to everyday living.  Popular study topics include Christian living (parenting and marriage) with some focus on applying scripture to daily life.  Meets in Room 206.  
  • Marvin Willard Bible Study Class (formerly Adult Bible Study) - This class combines both large group and small group discussion.  The studies vary but are always scripture based.  Many of the class members are involved in the outreach programs of the church.  Meets in Room 174. 
  • Searchers This class uses a variety of Bible-based study resources.  Leadership comes from the class members.  The size of this group, which averages about 20-25 people each Sunday, is ideal for insightful discussion.  Meets in Room 171. 
  • World Religions - This class provides an in-depth study of religions in the world.  The primary resource is “Christianity and World Religions,” by Adam Hamilton with information supplemented by other relevant material, guest speakers and visits to places of worship.  Topics usually change quarterly.  Meets in Room 101. 

For information about any Sunday School class, contact

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

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School classes meet on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

WUMC's Youth Ministry meets regularly during the Academic Year. 


Youth Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning in the Youth Center (room 174) as part of the wider church youth program. We cover a range of topics and themes from journeying through the Bible to life issues such as decision-making and social justice issues.


Please Note

School Calendars and other Special Events may affect this regular schedule.  Facebook users can receive updates and news by visiting our Page and clicking "Like."   



For more information, visit the Youth Ministries page by clicking here

You can also contact our Youth Director Andy Glascott

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


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children sunday school

Sunday School classes for all ages meet on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


At Williamsburg UMC, we want to help your children come to know the love of God through Jesus by making Sunday School a place they want to be.  We want to help children live out their belief in God in their everyday lives. We use the United Methodist curriculum, “Deep Blue,” which incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children.  Each one of our Sunday School teachers is dedicated to building a relationship with your children in order to facilitate their spiritual growth!

  • Nursery - age 2:  Room 203
  • Preschool:  Room 202
  • Grades K-2:  Room 207
  • Grades 3-5:  Room 201

For information about any Sunday School class, 

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


For information about Children's Church, click here.


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senior pastor's bible study

Senior Pastor’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.), following ReCharge Dinner, and is repeated on Thursday mornings (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.).  It meets regularly from September through May. The topics are theme-based biblical issues. Previous topics have included: “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?”, “Holy Laughter: Prelude to a Happy Heart”, “Is Heaven for Real?”, and “Making Sense of the Hard Sayings of Jesus.”


Next Senior Pastor's Bible Study:

This fall’s study, beginning September 6, will be on “Reconciling Evolution and Faith.” How do Christians make sense of evolution or the Big Bang next to the claims of Jesus and the creation accounts of Genesis? These questions are much more than merely intellectual; they stretch to the deepest level of Christian faith.

SPECIAL STUDIES

There are no special studies scheduled at this time.

vacation bible school

(VBS)

Vacation Bible School is “Shipwrecked”!


It is time to register for our annual Vacation Bible School (VBS)! This year, we will be “Shipwrecked – Rescued by God!” from June 18-22, 9:00 a.m. - noon. At Shipwrecked, kids will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love, and test out Sciency-Fun Gizmos they’ll take home and play with all summer long. Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. VBS is for all children ages 3-years-old through rising 6th grade. Adult and youth volunteers are encourage to sign–up, too. 


Registration forms are located at Connection Corner, the entrance to the church from the back parking lot

or

Complete online registration by clicking here.


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


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bishop's bible reading challenge

In 2017, Bishop Sharma Lewis challenged us to become "Bible Scholars". She asked us to join her in reading the Bible every day for a year. 


Bishop Lewis has issued another Bible Challenge for 2018. This year she is asking that all members of the Virginia Conference read the Bible chronologically. To see her letter to the Virginia Annual Conference regarding the challenge, please click here


For more information on the Bishop's Bible Challenge, please click here.


June Prayer Calendar:  “Bishop’s Bible Reading Challenge for 2018”

We continue reading the Bible chronologically with our Virginia Conference Bishop, Sharma Lewis.

If you have any questions about these readings, 

please contact Cindy Banek, Director of Christian Education and Discipleship at 229-1771.

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Psalm 119:89-176

2)

Song of Solomon    1-8

3) 

Proverbs 1-3

4) 

Proverbs 4-6

5)

Proverbs 7-9

6) 

Proverbs 10-12

7) 

Proverbs 13-15

8)

Proverbs 16-18

9)

Proverbs 19-21

10) 

Proverbs 22-24

11)  

1 Kings 5-6;

2 Chronicles 2-3

12) 

1 Kings 7;

2 Chronicles 4

13) 

1 Kings 8;

2 Chronicles 5

14) 

2 Chronicles 6-7;

Psalm 136

15) 

Psalm 134, 146-150

16) 

1 Kings 9;

2 Chronicles 8

17) 

Proverbs 25-26

18) 

Proverbs 27-29

19)

Ecclesiastes 1-6

20) 

Ecclesiastes 7-12

21) 

1 Kings 10-11;

2 Chronicles 9

22) 

Proverbs 30-31

23)

1 Kings 12-14

24) 

2 Chronicles 10-12

25) 

1 Kings 15:1-24; 2 Chronicles 13-16

26)

1 Kings 15:25-16:34;

2 Chronicles 17

 27)

1 Kings 17-19

28)

1 Kings 20-21

29)

1 Kings 22;

2 Chronicles 18

30)

2 Chronicles 19-23