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Sunday, 1/26

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 from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  

        All classes are open and welcome new people! Questions? Contact Cindy Banek, cbanek@williamsburgumc.org or (229-1771).

  • Aldersgate Class Wesley Hall: Begins “Restored,” by Tom Berlin. Chapter One: “This is a Real Mess,” presented by Rev. Bill Jones
  • Fellowship Class Rm. 103: International Lesson Series, “God’s Covenant with Us,” (Jeremiah 31:31-37) presented by Rev. Max Blalock
  • Marvin Willard Bible Class Rm. 174: “Taste and See,” by Margaret Feinberg
  • Searchers Class Rm. 171: “Immersion Study of Matthew.”
  • Bishop McKendree Class Rm. 102: The Old Testament from “The Great Lectures Series: the Book of Judges, Part 2,” Judges 8-21.
  • Faith and Culture Class Rm 101: “Why?,” by Adam Hamilton. Chapter 2: “Why Do My Prayers Go Unanswered?”

Monday, 1/27

7:00 pm  WUMM Book Group


Tuesday, 1/28

10:00 am  Memorial Garden

5:30 pm  Executive Church Council

6:00 pm  Global Outreach

Wednesday, 1/29

5:30 pm  Recharge Dinner

6:15 pm  Jesus in the Gospels

7:00 pm  Sr. Pastor Bible Study

Thursday, 1/30

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.

  • Update on Plans for General Conference 2020

    On February 5 and 12 at 6:30 p.m., Bishop Pete Weaver and Conference Lay Leader Warren Harper will share their insights into proposals likely to be addressed in May at the United Methodist Church’s General Conference concerning issues of full inclusion of LGBTQIA persons in the church, separation of congregations or conferences from the denomination, revisions to the structure of the UMC, and the nature of our connection with one another as United Methodists. 

    Additional information may also be found by going to www.umnews.org or www.umc.org. A question box is located at Connection Corner to receive your questions in advance of this event. 

    For further information or questions, contact Rev. Helen Casey-Rutland at (229-1771 Ext 357) or hcasey-rutland@williamsburgumc.org.

  • Early Childhood Music School

    Winter Carnival

    ECMS will be hosting its annual Winter Carnival on Friday, February 7 and will feature food, family fun activities, instrument petting zoo, and a silent auction. Stay tuned for more details to come!

  • silver saints luncheon

    The Silver Saints will meet on Wednesday, February 12 in the Fellowship Hall at noon. Please bring a dollar for the chicken and a dessert or side dish to share. 

    The program will be, “Music by Richard and Dana Newsome.” This couple performed for the Silver Saints last year and presented a wonderful musical experience! Please join us and invite your friends. 

    For additional information about the Silver Saints please contact Cindy Banek (229-1771 Ext 258).

  • 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 February 12. 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.

  • UMW Candle Burning Ceremony

    The Love We Have in our Hearts ~ We Are Called to Share With Others

    Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 15 at 10:00 a.m. in Wesley Hall for the UMW Candle Burning Ceremony. All are invited to attend and enjoy this time of gathering for worship and friendship shared thru a special candle burning ceremony to honor and remember loved ones. Our program will include an inspirational presentation by Susan Sallwasser.

    For each $.60 donated, the candle will burn 1 second. Donations may be made in honor or memory of friends and family. If you’d like to display a picture of those being honored or remembered, contact the church office for more information. Forms are available at Connection Corner.  Complete it and attach donations (checks payable to “WUMW”). Please leave them in the Church Office by February 13. Your donation supports UMW worldwide missions. 



    Join Rev. Bill Jones 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. 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). Saturday, February 29 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. $10.00 registration fee (payable at the door) includes snacks, lunch and all class materials. Contact Cindy Banek (229-1771 Ext 258) or cbanek@williamsburgumc.org to register.

  • 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.