christian education

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL     -     ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL     -     YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

CHILDREN SUNDAY SCHOOL     -     SENIOR PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY     -     SPECIAL STUDIES

BISHOP'S READING CHALLENGE


If you are looking for our Kid's Morning Out (KMO) ministry, please click here.

vacation bible school

(VBS)

WUMC offers Vacation Bible School for any child ages 4-years-old through rising 6th grade. We always have opportunities available for those interested in volunteering.  During VBS we enjoy learning about God through crafts, music, games, storytelling and science! 

 

VBS 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 registering your child or signing up for volunteering, please contact Anthony Williams at (229-1771) ext. 108 or awilliams@williamsburgumc.org.


2019 Online registration for your child is available by clicking here.


FAQ

Are Snacks Provided?

Yes we do provide snacks, but if your child has a food allergy, please indicate that on your registration form.


What Is The Cost?

There is no cost!


What Is The Theme?

This year's theme is Abundance Orchard.  This curriculum will focus on New Testament passages based on hunger and helping others.


Do I Have To Be A Church Member?

No, all families are welcome at our church.


Can You Administer My Child Medicine?

No, our volunteers are not EMAT certified.  However, the VBS Director is CPR/First Aid/AED Certified.  In a true emergency, the Director of Kid's Morning Out can administer medicine.


Are Your Volunteers Background Checked?

Yes, all of our adult volunteers are background checked and have to comply with the WUMC Safe Sanctuary Policy. 


We are a Safe Sanctuaries church. To view our policy, click here.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School meets on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 
Below are some of the many adult classes we offer.  All are welcome.

  • Aldersgate - This is one of our largest groups with an average attendance of 70 each Sunday. The curriculum is based on varied themes and subject matter.  Most of their leadership comes from within the class. Meets in Wesley Hall.
  • Bishop McKendree - This class uses a variety of books for studies to enhance their faith development.  Discussion is encouraged; leadership comes from within the group as well as occasional guest leaders.  Meets in Room 102. 
  • Christian Life Connections - This class provides opportunities for adults to study and discuss topics relevant to living the Christian life in contemporary society.  A variety of resources including the Bible, fictional and non-fictional writings, guest speakers, and DVD’s support the study of living and growing in Christian faith and actions.  Meets in Room 307. 
  • Fellowship Class - This class began more than 50 years ago and still thrives in attendance and enthusiasm.  They use the International Series of “Adult Bible Studies” with different leadership each week.  Meets in Room 103. 
  • Growing Families – This discussion based class is perfect for anyone ages 25 to 50 who may have children. Popular study topics include Christian living with some focus on applying scripture to daily life. Meets in the church den.  
  • Marvin Willard Bible Study Class (formerly Adult Bible Study) - This class combines both large group and small group discussion.  The studies vary but are always scripture based.  Many of the class members are involved in the outreach programs of the church.  Meets in Room 174. 
  • Searchers - This class uses a variety of Bible-based study resources.  Leadership comes from the class members.  The size of this group, which averages about 20-25 people each Sunday, is ideal for insightful discussion.  Meets in Room 171. 
  • World Religions - This class provides an in-depth study of religions in the world.  The primary resource is “Christianity and World Religions,” by Adam Hamilton with information supplemented by other relevant material, guest speakers and visits to places of worship.  Topics usually change quarterly.  Meets in Room 101. 


For information about any Adult Sunday School class, contact

Cindy Banek at (757) 229-1771 Ext 258 or cbanek@williamsburgumc.org

YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday School classes meet on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

WUMC's Youth Ministry meets regularly during the Academic Year. 


Youth Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning in the Youth Center (room 174) as part of the wider church youth program. We cover a range of topics and themes from journeying through the Bible to life issues such as decision-making and social justice issues.


Please Note

School Calendars and other Special Events may affect this regular schedule.  Facebook users can receive updates and news by visiting our Page and clicking "Like."   



For more information, visit the Youth Ministries page by clicking here

You can also contact our Youth Director Andy Glascott

at (757) 229-1771 Ext 259 or aglascott@williamsburgumc.org


We are a Safe Sanctuaries church. To view our policy, click here.

children sunday school

Sunday School classes for all ages meet on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


At Williamsburg UMC, we want to help your children come to know the love of God through Jesus by making Sunday School a place they want to be.  We want to help children live out their belief in God in their everyday lives. We use the United Methodist curriculum, “Deep Blue,” which incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts, media, and games into a full faith experience for children.  Each one of our Sunday School teachers is dedicated to building a relationship with your children in order to facilitate their spiritual growth!

  • Nursery - age 2:  Room 203
  • Preschool:  Room 207
  • Grades K-2:  Room 302
  • Grades 3-5:  Room 301

For information about any Sunday School class, contact Rev. Meghan Roth Clayton, Associate Pastor

at (757) 229-1771 Ext 261 or mclayton@williamsburgumc.org


For information about Children's Church, click here.


We are a Safe Sanctuaries church. To view our policy, click here.

senior pastor's bible study

Senior Pastor’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.), following ReCharge Dinner, and is repeated on Thursday mornings (10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.).  It meets regularly from September through May. The topics are theme-based biblical issues. Previous topics have included: “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?”, “Holy Laughter: Prelude to a Happy Heart”, “Is Heaven for Real?”, and “Making Sense of the Hard Sayings of Jesus.”


Current Senior Pastor's Bible Study:


There is no Bible Study scheduled at this time.

SPECIAL STUDIES

ROAD OF DISCIPLESHIP: Making Disciples through Nurture and Learning

July 2019


There are studies scheduled at this time.



To register online for Special Studies events and activities, please click the link below:

ReCharge Wednesday Activities Registration Form

bishop's bible reading challenge

Since 2017. Bishop Lewis has been encouraging the Virginia Conference to read the Bible in a year. Each year has featured a different way of reading.  

• 2017- read the Bible straight through

• 2018- read the Bible chronologically


For 2019, the Bible Challenge will be a blended style of reading; a mixture of Old Testament readings and New Testament each day. In this new year, challenge yourself to study the Bible and strengthen your faith in the process. Each month’s readings will also be printed in each Advocate issue. 


For more information on the Bishop's Bible Challenge, please click here.



June Discipleship Calendar:  “Bishop’s Bible Reading Challenge for 2019”


For 2019, the Bishop’s Bible Challenge is a blended style of reading; a mixture of Old Testament and New Testament readings each day.  Start today and schedule a time each day to read the Bible!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Hosea 1-4;         Matt. 18:1-20

2) 

Hosea 5-8;  Matt. 18:21-35

3) 

Hosea 9-11; Matt. 19

4) 

Hosea 12-14; Matt. 20:1-16

5) 

Jeremiah 1-2;  Matt. 20:17-34

6) 

Jeremiah 3-5;  Matt. 21:1-22

7)

Jeremiah 6-8;  Matt. 21:23-46

8)

Jeremiah 9-11;  Matt. 22:1-22

9) 

Jeremiah 12-14; Matt. 22:23-46

10)  

Jeremiah 15-17;  Matt. 23:1-22

11) 

Jeremiah 18-19;               Matt. 23:23-39

12)

Jeremiah 20-21;  Matt. 24:1-28

13) 

Jeremiah 22-23;  Matt. 24:29-51

14) 

Jeremiah 24-26;  Matt. 25:1-30

15) 

Jeremiah 27-29;  Matt. 25:31-46

16) 

Jeremiah 30-31 Matt. 26:1-25

17) 

Jeremiah 32-33;  Matt. 26:26-50

18)

Jeremiah 34-36;  Matt. 26:51-75

 19) 

Jeremiah 37-39;  Matt. 27:1-26

20) 

Jeremiah 40-42;  Matt. 27:27-50

21) 

Jeremiah 43-45;  Matt. 27:51-66

22)

Jeremiah 46-47;  Matt. 28

23)  Jeremiah 48-49; Philippians 1

30) Deuteronomy 10-12; Acts 3

24) 

Jeremiah 50; Philippians 2

25)

Jeremiah 51-52; Philippians 3

 26) 

Joel 1-3; Philippians 4

 27)

Deuteronomy 1-3;  Acts 1

28)

Deuteronomy 4-6;  Acts 2:1-21

  29)

Deuteronomy 7-9; Acts 2:22-47

 



        July Discipleship Calendar:  “Bishop’s Bible Reading Challenge for 2019”


For 2019, the Bishop’s Bible Challenge is a blended style of reading;

a mixture of Old Testament and New Testament readings each day. 

Start today and become “rooted” in your faith!

 

1)

Deuteronomy 13-15; Acts 4:1-22

 2)

Deuteronomy 16-18; Acts 4:23-37

3)

Deuteronomy 19-21; Acts 5:1-21

4)

Deuteronomy 22-24; Acts 5:22-42

5)

Deuteronomy 25-27; Acts 6

6)

Deuteronomy 28-29; Acts 7:1-21

7) 

Deuteronomy 30-31; Acts 7:22-43

8) 

Deuteronomy 32-34; Acts 7:44-60

9) 

Obadiah;     Acts 8:1-25

10) 

Ruth 1-4;        Acts 8:26-40

11) 

Psalms 1-3;     Acts 9:1-21

 

12)

Psalms 4-6;    Acts 9:22-43

13)

Psalms 7-9;         Acts 10:1-23

14) 

Psalms 10-12;  Acts 10:24-48

15)  

Psalms 13-15; Acts 11

16) 

Psalms 16-17;   Acts 12

17)

Psalms 18-19; Acts 13:1-25

18) 

Psalms 20-22;  Acts 13:26-52

19) 

Psalms 23-25;  Acts 14

20) 

Psalms 26-28;    Acts 15:1-21

21) 

Psalms 29-30;  Acts 15:22-41

22) 

Psalms 31-32;  Acts 16:1-21

23)

Psalms 33-34;  Acts 16:22-40

 24) 

Psalms 35-36;    Acts 17:1-15

25) 

Psalms 37-39;  Acts 17:16-34

26) 

Psalms 40-42;  Acts 18

27)

Psalms 43-45;    Acts 19:1-20

28) 

Psalms 46-48;  Acts 19:21-41

29) 

Psalms 49-50;  Acts 20:1-16

30)

Psalms 51-53;  Acts 20:17-38

 31) 

Psalms 54-56;  Acts 21:1-17