what's happening



Sunday, 5/19

8:15 am  Worship Service

9:15-11:00 am  Atrium Refreshments

9:30 am  Small Groups, Youth Group, Sunday School, Connect 101

11:00 am  Worship Service

Monday, 5/20

5:15 pm  Orchestra Practice

6:30 pm  Communication Committee

7:00 pm  WUMM Book Group

               Stephen Ministry

               WUMW Exec. Committee

Tuesday, 5/21

5:30 pm  Worship

7:00 pm  Welcome and Hospitality

Wednesday, 5/22

5:30 pm  Recharge

6:00 pm  Discipleship Classes

7:00 pm  Sr. Pastor Bible Study

Thursday, 5/23

10:30 am  Sr. Pastor Bible Study

6:00 pm  Prayer Shaw Ministry

7:00 pm  Sanctuary Choir

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Special Events

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  • Eastertide District Day with Bishop Weaver

    Bishop Pete Weaver, the Interim Bishop of the Virginia Conference, is inviting clergy and laity to join him for a time of worship and conversation. Our District will gather with the James River District on Saturday, May 18 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Williamsburg UMC. “Our United Methodist Church around the world has been on a ‘Way Forward’ journey from the 2016 General Conference through the 2019 Special General Conference in February. Another step along the way will come at the end of April with the decisions that our Judicial Council (Supreme Court) will make concerning the legislation that was passed at the 2019 General Conference. We will share in Communion, seek to care for one another, and look at the meaning of the Judicial Council decisions and their implications as your Bishop and Cabinet seek to follow the Book of Discipline which governs our church.” All members of our congregation are invited to join in this conversation on May 18.

  • connect 101

    Come CONNECT and learn more about our church.

    Our next introductory meet and greet CONNECT 101 session is scheduled for Sunday morning May 19 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am in the church Parlor. Join us! 

    Register online by clicking here.

  • donations for fish food pantry

    FISH, Inc. is an all-volunteer not-for-profit agency helping residents of the Williamsburg community with food, clothing, volunteers and financial donations. 

    Sunday, May 19, our WUMC Youth will stock the shelves at FISH. Please consider making a special donation on Sunday, May 19 and help “Can Hunger”. Non-perishable food items, soaps, shampoo, toilet paper, etc. are needed.


    A wreath-laying service will be held at 10:15 a.m. outside the church by the flag pole Sunday, May 26 in remembrance of those servicemen and women who have lost their lives serving our country. You may submit photos of your loved ones to Tom Redmond which will be displayed in a slideshow throughout the morning. Drop photos off to be scanned or send photos to tredmond@williamsburgumc.org.

  • 1,175 UMCOR Hygiene Kits NEEDED

    Please help us restock the UMCOR warehouse with hygiene kits to be used following natural disasters in the US. Items needed are:

    • Hands Towels (15"x25" to 17"x27")
    • Washcloths
    • Combs (large & sturdy with at least 6" of teeth)
    • Toenail or Fingernail Clippers
    • Bar Soap (at least 3oz in original wrapper - No Ivory or Jergens)
    • Toothbrushes (individually sealed, no advertising, adult size)
    • Adhesive Sterile Bandages (3/4"x3")

    Place purchases in the marked bins in the Collection Closet by the Cross and Flame by Sunday, May 26. Monetary donations are always accepted. The average cost of a kit is $12. 

    A fun for all, family friendly kit packing event will be held in Fellowship Hall on Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. – Noon

    Kits will be transported to the Virginia Annual Conference in June.

    Questions? Please contact the church office (757) 229-1771.

  • honoring our graduates

    Tell us about your graduating student!

    If your child, grandchild, niece, nephew is graduating from high school or college, let us know.  We plan to recognize these wonderful accomplishments in our This Also Is Our Worship bulletin in June.

    Provide the student's name, graduating school name, and future college name if a high school graduate, or type of degree/major if college graduate.  Contact the church office (229-1771) or e-mail nreynolds@williamsburgumc.org with the information by Sunday, June 2. 

  • SING in the summer choir

    Summer Choir begins June 2. Come, lift up your voice with our faithful choir members, without an extra time commitment! Rehearsals are 30 minutes before each service (7:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.). 

    For more information, contact the church office (757)229-1771 or Lou-Anne Smith, Director of Music Ministries, lsmith@williamsburgumc.org or sign up online by clicking here.

  • The Bells of Christ Church Concert

    On June 10, come experience the rich history, the power and the beauty of this bell choir from Savannah, Georgia. Join us at 5:30 p.m. for An All Church Potluck Supper with the ringers and stay for the concert at 7:00 p.m. Please bring a dish that will feed your family plus two. We will need casseroles, meat dishes, vegetables and desserts. Beverages will be provided. 

    Questions? Contact Lou-Anne Smith, Director of Music Ministries at lsmith@williamsburgumc.org or (229-1771).

  • Vacation Bible school 2019

    2019 Vacation Bible School will be hosted the week of July 15 - 19. 

    VBS will meet from 9:00-12:00 p.m. every morning that week. Friday will feature our end-of-the-week closing program followed by lunch! 

    If you are interested in volunteering, for VBS, please contact Anthony Williams at (229-1771 ext. 108) or awilliams@williamsburgumc.org.

    Online registration for your child is available by clicking here.


    Interested in exploring new technologies? Want to put your technical and photographic skills to good use? Come join in as we explore the world of video and live-stream worship for the church. Your expertise is welcomed. 

    Contact the church office at 229-1771


    sign-up online by clicking here.

  • volunteers for sanctuary work

    Looking for folks to join us for a couple hours of tidying up the Sanctuary on Friday mornings. Choose a Friday and work with us on a consistent schedule each month. Job includes straightening up the pew racks for Sunday worship. If interested, please contact the church office (229-1771).