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Sunday, 9/22

8:15 am  Worship Service

9:15-11:00 am  Atrium Refreshments

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

11:00 am  Worship Service

        Adult Sunday School Classes for September 22, 2019:  9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  

  • Searcher’s Class (Room 171):  “Bad Girls of the Bible,” by Liz Curtis Higgs
  • Fellowship Class (Room 103):  International Lesson Series, “God’s First Creation.” 
  • Aldersgate Class (Wesley Hall):  Begin new study: “Moses,” by Adam Hamilton.  
  • Marvin Willard Bible Class (Room 174):  Begin new study: “God’s Messy Family,” by Jacob Armstrong
  • Faith and Culture Class (Room 101):  Begin study on India’s culture.
  • Bishop McKendree Class (Room 102):  “Old Testament,” from the Great Lectures Series. “Adam and Eve.”
  • Christian-Life Connections (Room 161)
  • New Class (Room 206):  “Making Sense of the Bible,” by Adam Hamilton

Monday, 9/23

5:15 pm  Orchestra Practice

7:00 pm  WUMM Book Group


Tuesday, 9/24

10:00 am  Memorial Garden

5:30 pm  Executive Church Council

6:00 pm  Global Outreach

7:00 pm  Usher/Greeter Training

Wednesday, 9/25

5:30 pm  Recharge Dinner

6:15 & 6:30 pm  Discipleship Classes

7:00 pm  Sr. Pastor Bible Study

Thursday, 9/26

10:30 am  Sr. Pastor Bible Study

7:00 pm  Sanctuary Choir


Saturday, 9/28

9:00 pm  Bible Boot Camp

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Special Events

For information about our Special Studies, click here.

  • United Methodist Women Ice cream Social

    UMW invites everyone, all ages, for ice cream, treats and fellowship on September 22 at 2:00 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

    Our guest speaker and Immigration Lawyer, Sharon Powell, will discuss how the immigration system works today, what channels do and do not exist for legal entry into the United States, and how the existing laws have helped create the large undocumented community in the United States. 

    Child care will be available during her talk. We hope to see you there. Questions? Contact the Church Office (229-1771).  For more information about the United Methodist Women, click here.

  • Hospitality Ministry Training

    If you are an usher or a greeter, or would like to be an usher or a greeter, please attend the Hospitality Ministry Training in the Fellowship Hall on Tuesday, September 24, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The purpose is to review the responsibilities of this special welcoming ministry within our church. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you! We would love to see new faces and become a part of this ministry!

  • BIBLE BOOT CAMP: understanding & using the bible

    Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Cost: $10 (includes class materials, snacks, and lunch) payable at the door

    Registration Deadline Wednesday, September 25

    Leader: Rev. Dr. Bill Jones, Senior Pastor of Williamsburg UMC

    Join us as we walk (or run!) through the general content and historical context of the entire Bible. Learn why we read the Bible not just for information, but for living a spiritual and ethical life in the way of Jesus. 

    Don’t worry if you know little or nothing about the Bible. Set aside your fears that the Bible is overwhelming and too difficult to understand. No prior experience or special training is needed. Just bring an open mind and heart (and a Bible). God’s Spirit will be present to help you hear God’s Word speak through the Bible and through the words of others who are here with you.

    Please register by calling the church office at (757) 229-1771 or online by clicking here.

  • Respite Care Benefit Luncheon

    Enjoy a delicious festive fall luncheon with friends while supporting Respite’s afternoon social engagement program for dependent seniors, on Wednesday, October 2, in Fellowship Hall. Carrabba’s Italian Grill will once again cater our event with their famous chicken marsala, pasta, salad, bread and iced tea, at absolutely no cost to Respite! Dessert will also be served. Only 230 tickets are available for $18 each, with all proceeds supporting Respite’s daily art and music enrichment programs plus attendance scholarships for families with financial need. Tables can be reserved for parties of 8-10, when tickets are purchased together.

    This year, our event will include exhibitors sharing helpful resources available in our community! The Luncheon begins at 11:00 a.m. allowing guests to visit the exhibitors, with lunch service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Carpooling is encouraged!

    For more information, contact Carolyn Yowell (229-1771 Ext 354) or cyowell@williamsburgumc.org or see a Respite Board member.

    For more information about our Respite Care, click here.

  • 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 October 9. 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.

  • Volunteer Painters Needed

    Calling all Volunteers at WUMC!!

    Various rooms throughout the Church need a fresh coat of paint. Interested?  Contact Greg Whiteside, Facilities Manager at WUMC (229-1771) or gwhiteside@williamsburgumc.org.

  • 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).