Serve at WUmc


There are many ways that one can serve at Williamsburg United Methodist Church.  

Below are some of our ministries.

welcome & hospitality

Mission Statement

The Welcome and Hospitality Committee facilitates Williamsburg United Methodist Church’s efforts to fulfill the holy charge, “Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God " (Romans 15:7) by:

Participating in United Methodist Church welcoming initiatives.

  • Sunday coffees
  • Greeters
  • Mug Ministry
  • Work with Communications Committee to advertise WUMC activities/events
  • Crossroads Table
  • Welcome Folders
  • Visitor Follow up

Providing resources for members and guests so that they know who we are as a church

and how we can help them in their faith journey.

  • Information –provide access to church brochures, maps, etc.
  • Greeters
  • Nametags for members/guests
  • Upper Room
  • Care Notes
  • Mug Ministry
  • Crossroads Table
  • Welcome Folders
  • Advent/Holy Week Schedules for Hotels

Providing reminders and ideas so that each church member can contribute

to the call to welcome others into the body of Christ.

  • Pew Shepard ideas in bulletin
  • Discussions/presentations to Sunday School classes
  • Attend Sunday coffees
  • Wear nametags
  • Crossroads Table
  • Needs survey

Challenging WUMC to actively seek out opportunities to warmly welcome all who enter our spaces.

  • Try to meet someone new (visitor or not) every Sunday
  • Pass registration pad in pew and speak to everyone around you –especially those you don’t know
  • Sit in different pews from time to time
  • Encourage welcoming practices not only in worship, but also in Sunday School and other small groups in the church
  • Crossroads Table

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

Volunteer Opportunities

  • ACOLYTES - assist Worship Committee by serving as young acolyte at Sunday services
  • CARE PROVIDERS - assist congregants in need of assistance by providing a ride to the doctor, help with a funeral reception, a meal when sick, etc. as part of the CARE Committee
  • CHOIR - assist the music ministries though participation in choral, handbell, orchestra or band ensembles
  • COMMUNICATIONS REPS - assist the Communications Committee with marketing the church, publicity, sharing information within the church and the community, etc.
  • COMMUNION SERVERS - assist the clergy in serving communion sacraments during worship services
  • FLOWER ARRANGERS - assist the Shepherd's Fold ministry by creating small flower arrangements from the Sunday altar flowers for sharing with our homebound members
  • GREEN WORKERS - assist the Green Committee with church stewardship, discipleship and education for green initiatives
  • GREETERS - welcome visitors and congregants as they arrive for Sunday worship
  • HOMEBOUND VISITORS - visit our "friends at home" as part of the Shepherd's Fold ministry
  • LAY READERS - assist in Sunday worship by reading the Scriptures
  • PRAYER PROVIDER - participate in the intercessory prayer chain
  • QUILTERS - serve through your hands by sewing with members of the church Quilt Ministry to lovingly craft beautiful quilts for use by those in need such as Respite Care and 3eRestoration clients
  • STEPHEN MINISTERS - provide support and be a Christian friend to others needing help as a lay minister in the Stephen Ministries
  • SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS & ASSISTANTS - support Children's Ministries to help disciple young people on Sunday mornings
  • USHERS - assist Sunday worship by handing out bulletins, collecting offerings, setting up worship items, etc.
  • WELCOME PARTICIPANT - assist the Welcome & Hospitality Committee with Sunday coffees, welcome folders, visitor follow-up, etc.

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