christian education




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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 McKendreeThis 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. 
  • The Gathering - Primarily a younger adult Sunday School class, this group enjoys studying faith issues relevant to everyday living.  Popular study topics include Christian living (parenting and marriage) with some focus on applying scripture to daily life.  Meets in Room 206.  
  • 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


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

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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 Martha Hernandez at (757) 229-1771 Ext 359 or

For information about Children's Church, click here.

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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.”

Next Senior Pastor's Bible Study:

This fall’s study will be on “Reconciling Evolution and Faith.” How do Christians make sense of evolution or the Big Bang next to the claims of Jesus and the creation accounts of Genesis? These questions are much more than merely intellectual; they stretch to the deepest level of Christian faith.


ROAD OF DISCIPLESHIP: Making Disciples through Nurture and Learning

October – December 2018

Senior Pastor's Midweek Bible Study: Reconciling Evolution & Faith

Meets from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Leader: Pastor Bill Jones

How do Christians make sense of evolution or the Big Bang next to the claims of Jesus and the creation accounts of Genesis? These questions are much more than merely intellectual; they stretch to the deepest level of Christian faith.

Stewardship Study: “Enough” by Adam Hamilton

September 26 – October 24 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Leader: Cindy Banek

Enough is a video-based study based on what the Bible teaches us about financial management. The purpose of the book is help people turn away from consumerism and towards the joy and contentment that comes with living a simpler life.

Grow 301 (Formerly Connect 301)

This class will be rescheduled. Look in future issues of the worship bulletin and in the Messenger for updates. 

Leader: Pastor Meghan Roth Clayton

What do United Methodists believe and practice? The founder of the Methodist movement, John Wesley and the early Methodists, placed primary emphasis on Christian living—putting faith and love into action. Join us as we learn the hallmarks of United Methodism.

Justified Through Genealogy

October 31 – November 14 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Leader: Karen McPherson

Theologians argue over whether a person’s salvation is justified through works or through faith. However, the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, frequently labeled “The Genealogy of Jesus,” justifies the identification of Jesus as the Messiah by recounting the 42 generations between Abraham and Jesus – in a sense, “justifying” him by connecting him to Abraham through David, as foretold by the prophets. In this three-week course, we will examine how and why people get involved in genealogical research, how the results of such research can impact our image of ourselves or our society, and how to think about both the positive accomplishments of our ancestors and their sins, crimes, and foibles. If you are interested in genealogy but don’t know exactly how or where to start, this will give you an opportunity to interact with people who are also on this path.

Advent Study – “The Gift of the Nutcracker,” by Matt Rawle

November 28 – December 12 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Leader: Cindy Banek

“The Nutcracker” was first performed in 1892, and quickly became a holiday tradition, one that continues for many families to this day. In “The Gift of The Nutcracker,” Matt Rawle takes a look at this Christmas classic in a new way—through the lens of faith. In this four-week Advent study, Rawle uses the iconic tale to help us understand God’s greatest gift of the Christ child and of the kingdom Christ came to build.

Intergenerational Advent Experiences

November 28 – December 12 from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Leader: Pastor Meghan Roth Clayton.

Bring your family or just join with others to experience the special joys of the Advent season.

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

ReCharge Wednesday Activities Registration Form

vacation bible school


“Shipwrecked” was a success! We are already looking forward to VBS 2019. 

Check back soon for more information.

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bishop's bible reading challenge

In 2017, Bishop Sharma Lewis challenged us to become "Bible Scholars". She asked us to join her in reading the Bible every day for a year. 

Bishop Lewis has issued another Bible Challenge for 2018. This year she is asking that all members of the Virginia Conference read the Bible chronologically. To see her letter to the Virginia Annual Conference regarding the challenge, please click here

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

October Discipleship Calendar:  “Bishop’s Bible Reading Challenge for 2018”

We continue reading the Bible chronologically with our Virginia Conference Bishop, Sharma Lewis. 

The reading of scripture is a spiritual practice we can use to deepen our faith on  “The Road of Discipleship.” 




Luke 1,

John 1:1-14


Matthew 1,

Luke 2:1-38


Matthew 2,

Luke 2:39-52


Matthew 3,

Mark 1, Luke 3


Matthew 4,

Luke 4-5, 

John 1:15-51


John 2-4


Mark 2


John 5

9) Matthew 12:1-21, 

Mark 3, Luke 6


Matthew 5-7


Matthew 8:1-13, Luke 7


Matthew 11


Matthew 12:22-20, Luke 11


Matthew 13, 

Luke 8


Matthew 8:14-34, Mark 4-5


Matthew 9-10


Matthew 14, 

Mark 6,

Luke 9:1-17


John 6


Matthew 15, 

Mark 7


Matthew 16, 

Mark 8, 

Luke 9:1-17


Matthew 17, 

Mark 9, 

Luke 9:28-62


Matthew 18


John 7-8


John 9:1-10:21


Luke 10-11; 

John 10:22-42


Luke 12-13


Luke 14-15


Luke 16-17:10


John 11


Luke 17:11-18:14


Matthew 19, 

Mark 10