ADULTS

UNITED METHODIST MEN (UMM)     -     UMM BOOK CLUB     -     UNITED METHODIST WOMEN (UMW)

UMW BOOK CLUB     -     PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY     -     QUILT MINISTRY

S.A.L.T. (SINGLES AFFIRMING LIFE TOGETHER)     -     SILVER SAINTS     -     ADULT MUSIC LESSONS


If you are interested in Respite Care, click here.

United methodist men

(umm)

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?


Purpose

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 closely related to the overall mission of the Church.


Membership

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


Leadership

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

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

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

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

Telephone Tree ........................................................


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.

UMM BOOK CLUB

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 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

(umw)

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


Leadership

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

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

Secretary ..............................................Vacant

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


For our current calendar of events, click here.


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.

Circles

We currently have eight 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.  For a schedule of each Circle's upcoming meeting for the month, click here.  


WUMW 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.

UMW BOOK CLUB

The United Methodist Women's group of the church sponsors a monthly Book Discussion Group that meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. The meeting location is rotated among member's homes. After refreshments and a bit of social time, there is group discussion about the selected book. The program is based on the United Methodist Women's Reading Program (for more information, 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 the current catalog of books, click here.


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

or

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

or

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

s.a.l.t. 

(singles affirming life together)

S.A.L.T. is a good place to make new friends. Whether you are divorced, widowed, or have never been married, you are welcome to join this group. The average attendance on Wednesday evenings is 40.


S.A.L.T. meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Williamsburg UMC, 500 Jamestown Road. The evening begins with a covered dish dinner followed by a variety of programs touching on such concerns as personal growth, health, finances, self esteem, relationships, culture, buying an automobile or other issues that touch the life of a single person.  


S.A.L.T. is sponsored by Williamsburg UMC, but is open to all singles from all faiths. The membership includes people from as far away as Virginia Beach, Richmond, and Rappahanock, but most of the people are from Newport News, Hampton and Williamsburg. 

 

Social activities are planned for most weekends . . . walking, biking, hiking, water rafting, canoeing, fishing, home parties, dances, movies, attending sports events and concerts, cruises, etc. 


A Separation/Divorce Support Workshop meets several times a year, with a professional counselor. The fee is included with your membership dues or, if you prefer, you may pay for the sessions and not come to the weekly meetings.


A membership fee is charged semi-annually in January and July to cover the cost of weekly programs and general operating expenses. The membership fee for the semester is $25. The semesters begin in January and July, but are pro-rated for new comers. Newcomers are not expected to join until they have visited a few times and are not expected to bring food to their first visit.


The Steering Committee is responsible to the governing board, who establishes the policies for the group. They plan the weekly program and weekend social events, by accepting suggestions and volunteers from the total group.



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

Silver saints

Silver Saints is a fellowship group for anyone age 50 plus, and we always welcome new people who would like to join us.  Come enjoy lunch among friends!


Silver Saints in September

The Silver Saints will resume their monthly luncheons on Wednesday, September 11 at noon in Fellowship Hall. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share and $1.00 for the hamburgers and sausages that will be provided. We will spend time after lunch getting to know each other with a time of introductions. The Silver Saints is a fellowship group for the “young at heart” (50 plus), and we enthusiastically welcome all newcomers.  For more information, contact Cindy Banek (757) 229-1771 Ext 258.

ADULT MUSIC LESSONS

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 awilliams@williamsburgumc.org.