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Sunday, 11/17

8:15 am  Worship Service

9:15-11:00 am  Atrium Refreshments

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

11:00 am  Worship Service

        Adult Sunday School Classes from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  

  • Searcher’s Class (Room 171): “Immersion Series-Matthew,” by J. Ellsworth Kalas
  • Fellowship Class (Room 103): International Lesson Series, “Shamed by Shams,” (Jeremiah 51:15-19, Habakkuk 2:18-20), presented by Rev. Dick Soulen
  • Aldersgate Class (Wesley Hall): “Moses,” by Adam Hamilton. “The Wilderness Lessons,” presented by Bishop Hasbrouck Hughes
  • Marvin Willard Bible Class (Room 174): “Christian Hymns.”
  • Faith and Culture Class (Room 101): “Holy Envy,” by Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Bishop McKendree Class (Room 102): : “Old Testament,” from the Great Lectures Series. Lecture 10: “Covenant and Law.”   
  • Christian-Life Connections (Room 161 )

Monday, 11/18

5:15 pm  Orchestra Practice

7:00 pm  Nominations

                WUMM Book Group

               Stephen Ministry

Tuesday, 11/19

5:30 pm  Worship Committee

7:00 pm  Finance Committee

                Welcome and Hospitality

Wednesday, 11/20

4:00 pm  Respite Committee

5:30 pm  Recharge Dinner

6:15 & 6:30 pm  Discipleship Classes

7:00 pm  Sr. Pastor Bible Study

Thursday, 11/21

10:30 am  Sr. Pastor Bible Study

7:00 pm  Sanctuary Choir

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Special Events

For information about our Special Studies, click here.

  • memorial garden open house

    There will be an Open House in the Memorial Garden on Sunday, November 17.

    Williamsburg United Methodist Church established the Memorial Garden as a site for interment and inurnment of cremains for church members and their immediate families as well as clergy and staff currently employed or retired from WUMC and their immediate families. The Memorial Garden seeks to provide a place to receive the cremains of loved ones while also providing a place to meditate and reflect in peace and tranquility. The Garden is a setting in which cremains are perpetually cared for.

    Representatives of the Memorial Garden Committee will be in the Garden to assist you from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. on November 17.

    In addition, you may visit the Memorial Garden Information Table in the Atrium during the coffee hour.

  • Holiday Flowers

    Deadline - November 24.  

    Please note early deadline. Please be prompt.

    Holiday Flowers given in honor or memory of loved ones are a Christmas tradition at this church. This year’s poinsettias cost $20 each, or you may make a gift of that amount to the Holiday Flower Fund. 

    Make your check payable to the church.   Forms are available here.

  • Messiah at Williamsburg



    Featuring Branch Fields, Bass; Michelle Trovato, Soprano; Phaedra McNorton, Mezzo-soprano; and Ian Lane, Tenor with the Handel Chamber Orchestra conducted by Lou-Anne Smith, Director of Music Ministries and Carol Hunter, former Director of Music Ministries.

    Friday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 p.m.

    For more details, contact Lou-Anne Smith, Director of Music Ministries (229-1771 Ext 107) or lsmith@williamsburgumc.org.

    To learn more about our Music Ministry, click here.

  • alternative giving fair

    Invitation to Share God’s Abundance

    This Christmas season, give a gift that will transform someone’s life in a way that another tie, sweater, or toy cannot do. You can find these gifts that are more heartwarming than a new sweater, more fun than a new toy, and more life-giving than a restaurant gift certificate at Williamsburg United Methodist Church’s Alternative Giving Fair. The fair will be held in the church Fellowship Hall during two time periods:

    Sunday, December 8 from 9:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. & noon – 1:00 p.m.

    Consider which gifts you might give in honor of your family and friends - gifts that may change the life of someone you will never meet. How will you share the wonder of the season with these gifts? What touches your heart? Water for a village? A goat? Providing an encounter with God for children, youth, or college students? Support for Global Outreach or food for a hungry child? Mark your calendar now to pick up a list of items being offered at the Alternative Giving Fair, and check out the many ways you can gift others with your love.

  • Prayer Shawl

    Prayer Shawls are a wonderful gift our ministers can give to someone who is sick, lonely, or mourning the loss of a loved one. The hope is that the recipient will feel the warmth of God's loving arms wrapped around them when they wear the shawl and know they are not alone.

    The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet during on the second Wednesday each month in the Church Den from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The next meeting date will be December 11. All are welcome even if you can only come for part of the time.

    Everyone is invited – those who knit or crochet; beginners to experienced. Join us in the Den where we will knit/crochet and pray together. Yarn donations are welcome. Consider picking up a ball or two to help support this ministry.

    For more information about our Prayer Shawl Ministry, click here.

  • the power of music christmas concert & open house at respite

    Sunday, December 15

    The Power of Music Christmas Concert

    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    A dementia friendly event with a voluntary plate offering to benefit Respite, an afternoon social engagement club for dependent seniors since 2001.

    Open House at Respite

    3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Visit Respite’s Open House after the concert for punch, cookies, and inspiration on how lives are improved through social engagement.

    For more information about our Respite program, click here.

  • live-streaming worship

    No committees to join – no meetings to attend! 

    Know how to use a computer mouse? Then you’ve got all the skills required. 

    Here’s an easy and fun way to support our church. Just show up as usual for worship on Sunday mornings and man our new video cameras during the service – that’s all. We’ll teach you how. Help us achieve our vision for using technology to make disciples of Jesus Christ. 

    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).