If you are interested in Respite Care, click here.

United methodist men


Mission Statement

The United Methodist Men (UMM) is a fellowship of men who wish to join with others in the continuation and expansion of the work of the church and its Christian mission. The UMM helps men live out their vows and commitment through a covenant relationship with other men of the Church. We seek knowledge and illumination that speaks to a central question: What does it mean to be a man who serves the Lord?


To provide a supportive fellowship for men seeking to know Jesus Christ, grow spiritually, seek His will and help others find a welcoming place for Christ in their hearts and lives. The UMM’s programs, activities and special events are supportive of the overall mission of the Church.


Any man who understands and accepts the Christian principles and purposes of the UMM is welcome to join our fellowship.


President ......................................... Peter Morgan

Vice-President Programs ............. Bob Spencer

Vice-President Operations ......... John Tressler

Treasurer ........................................ Clyde Spence

Regular Events

  • Monthly Breakfasts - Held on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m.  The program includes a devotion, an inspirational speaker or program, and a time for fellowship.  During July and August, the breakfasts are held on the second Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at a local restaurant and are a time for fellowship.
  • Spaghetti Dinner - Held in October.  Fundraiser for Harbour Scholarships.
  • Book Discussion Study - Scroll down if you are interested in more information about the UMM Book Club.
  • For a list of various UMM Outreach opportunities, please click here.

Harbour Scholarships

The John Harbour Scholarship Fund was created by John's wife, Helen, and the UMM, following his death in 1988, to honor his service to Jesus Christ, the Church and to the Community. Mr. Harbour was a charter member of the UMM. The scholarship is for graduate work and carries with it an award of $1000. Preference is given to persons who intend to go into full time ordained ministry or other Christian service.  For details about the application process and to see a list of past scholarship recipients, please click here.

For more information on the global activities of UMM, click here.

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


The United Methodist Men's group of the church sponsors a Book Discussion Group that meets on Monday nights throughout the year.  We study a wide-ranging series of topics, but with a bias towards books that discuss the interaction between Science and Religion. All men and women are welcome to attend. One need not be a member of UMM to participate.

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

united methodist women


For the woman . . .

  • who finds meaning in her church and is drawn to its fellowship
  • whose life is packed full of activity and obligations
  • who juggles jobs and family, and tries to be faithful to both
  • who wants to combine study with significant fellowship and outreach opportunities


President ................................. Janet Henke

Vice-President ..................... Connie Bland

Secretary ............................... Nancy Moore

Treasurer .............................. Linda Upshaw

Updates & Reflections:  our monthly newsletter.  To view issues of the newsletter, click on one of the links below.  Note:  The newsletter is not published during the summer, so check back here in September.


We currently have six small groups (also known as "Circles") that are always ready to welcome new members.  To review the list of our Circles and find one that best suits your schedule, please click here.  

Carol Brinkley Memorial Book Club

Scroll down if you are interested in the Book Club sponsored by the United Methodist Women. All are welcome.

UMCOR World Service Kits

Click here for a listing of the contents for the UMCOR World Service Kits.

If you'd like to learn more about the global activities of the United Methodist Women, click here.

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

Carol brinkley memorial BOOK CLUB

The United Methodist Women's group of the church sponsors a monthly Book Discussion Group that meets on Zoom (until further notice) the 2nd Monday of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The group reads books in the UMW Reading Program, listed on the UMW website (, and discusses the book they have chosen to read for the current month at the meeting. For more information, and for the current lists of books, click here. 

All church members, from toddlers through adults, may participate and receive recognition certificates from the UMW organization. One need not be a member of UMW to participate, nor is it necessary to attend the monthly meetings to join the program. All are welcome.

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

prayer shawl ministry

The Prayer Shawl Ministry was formed to support the ministries of Williamsburg United Methodist Church by creating prayer shawls for our clergy and others to give in prayer to someone in need.

Join our effort in person for our gatherings to pray and support each other in our making of shawls.  Come as often as you can ~ stay as long as you can.  We meet in the church den Fall through Spring on:

  • Second Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
  • Fourth Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.

Other ways to help are to create shawls as donations or supply materials for the ministry,  Needed items are:

  • Yarn or other materials
  • Knitting needles and crochet hooks
  • Books on crafts
  • Patterns

Keep the Prayer Shawl Ministry in your prayers. Our "Prayer for All" can be found by clicking here.

Online prayer requests may be submitted to the prayer chain by clicking here.  

To request a prayer shawl for yourself or someone in need

or for more information, please contact the church at (757) 229-1771


submit an online request to the Prayer Shawl Ministry team by clicking here.

quilt ministry

The Quilt Ministry creates beautiful quilts for various nonprofit organizations in the Williamsburg area.  Special quilts have been given to the elderly clients at Williamsburg United Methodist Church Respite Care center, women given a second chance in life at Latisha's House, homeless patrons served by 3eRestoration, and the residents leaving the county's juvenile detention center at Merrimac Center. Our hope is that all recipients feel the love, support, and encouragement that is quilted into each one of our gifts.

The Quilt Ministry welcomes anyone interested in working as a team to construct quilts. No prior experience is necessary. We will share all of our skills and teach you everything you need to know.

Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 12pm to 3pm in Room 307. Drop in as you are able, at any time, and stay as long as you can. You will find us busily engaged, experiencing great fulfillment, and having lots of fun along the way.  Help us sew and pray.

Others ways to help are to create quilts as donations or supply materials for the ministry.  Needed items are:

  • Individual Finished Blocks
  • Unfinished Quilt Tops
  • Lightweight Batting (not fiberfill)

To request a quilt for someone in need, or for more information, please contact the church at 229-1771


submit an online request to the Quilt Ministry team by clicking here.


Music lessons are available for the young or young-at-heart adult from our Early Childhood Music School (ECMS) instructors. Learn to play the keyboard in group piano classes or beginning guitar.

For more information, click here or contact Anthony Williams, Associate Director of Music for Children and Youth, 

at (757) 229-1771 Ext 108 or