christian education

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL     -     YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL     -     CHILDREN SUNDAY SCHOOL

SENIOR PASTOR'S BIBLE STUDY     -     SPECIAL STUDIES     -     VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

BISHOP'S BIBLE READING CHALLENGE


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


What Miracles Are Made Of: The Power of Jesus’ Miracles for Today

Begins April 24/25 and concludes June 12/13

One of the significant dimensions of Jesus’ ministry was his miracles. Jesus healed sicknesses, gave sight to those who were blind, caused lame persons to leap for joy, drove evil spirits from persons, called the dead back to life, stilled a storm, cursed a fig tree causing it to wither, and forgave sins. What influence did these miracles of Jesus have on the persons who were part of them as well as those who stood by and watched? More importantly, what long-reaching effect may the miracle incidents in the Gospels have on us today two millennia later? In this study we will explore what miracles are made of. As we consider various miracles in the Gospels, we will ask: What does Jesus want us to understand about God through this miracle? What is Jesus telling us through this experience? 

SPECIAL STUDIES

ROAD OF DISCIPLESHIP: Making Disciples through Nurture and Learning

April 2019


Senior Pastor's Midweek Bible Study for Lent

What Miracles Are Made Of: The Power of Jesus’ Miracles for Today

Begins April 24/25 and concludes June 12/13

Meets Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

Leader: Rev. Bill Jones

One of the significant dimensions of Jesus’ ministry was his miracles. Jesus healed sicknesses, gave sight to those who were blind, caused lame persons to leap for joy, drove evil spirits from persons, called the dead back to life, stilled a storm, cursed a fig tree causing it to wither, and forgave sins. What influence did these miracles of Jesus have on the persons who were part of them as well as those who stood by and watched? More importantly, what long-reaching effect may the miracle incidents in the Gospels have on us today two millennia later? In this study we will explore what miracles are made of. As we consider various miracles in the Gospels, we will ask: What does Jesus want us to understand about God through this miracle? What is Jesus telling us through this experience? Join Pastor Bill for this Bible study on Wednesday evenings (7:00 pm) or Thursday mornings (10:30 am) beginning April 24/25. 


 

Disciple: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study

Leader: Rev. Helen Casey-Rutland & Rev. David Hindman

The Double Dog Dare Disciple Challenge   

Not everyone is up it, but you may be among those with enough grit, determination, and derring do to spend 17 weeks in January-May reading scripture for 30 minutes on a daily basis and meeting weekly with other brave souls for two hours to dig more deeply into God's Word, to discern where God wants to transform your life for good, grow closer to other in deep community, and become familiar with God's Story as told in the Old Testament (it's a lot more interesting than you think!). 


Disciple I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study will be co-led by Helen Casey-Rutland and David Hindman. We'll dig deep into the Old Testament for 17 sessions; in the fall we'll take on the New Testament in the same, transformative and challenging way. Think it's time for you to encounter God through scripture in a systematic and powerful way? We double dog dare you!



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

ReCharge Wednesday Activities Registration Form

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.


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.

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.



May 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)

Numbers 9-11;  Revelation 18

2)

Numbers 12-14;  Revelation 19

 

3)

Numbers 15-16;  Revelation 20

4)

Numbers 17-19;  Revelation 21

5) 

Numbers 20-22;  Revelation 22

6) 

Numbers 23-25;  Matthew 1

7) 

Numbers 26-28;  Matthew 2

8) 

Numbers 29-31;  Matthew 3

9) 

Numbers 32-34; Matthew 4

10)

Numbers 35-36:  Matthew 5:1-26

11)

Jonah 1-4;  Matthew 5:27-48

12) 

1 Kings 1-2;  Matthew 6:1-18

13)  

1 Kings 3-5;  Matthew 6:19-34

14) 

1 Kings 6-7;  Matthew 7

15)

1 Kings 8-9;  Matthew 8:1-17

16) 

1 Kings 10-11;  Matthew 8:18-34

17) 

1 Kings 12-13;  Matthew 9:1-17

18) 

1 Kings 14-15;  Matthew 9:18-38

19) 

1 Kings 16-18;  Matthew 10:1-20

20) 

1 Kings 19-20;  Matthew 10:21-42

21)

1 Kings 21-22;  Matthew 11

 22) 

2 Kings 1-3;  Matthew 12:1-23

23) 

2 Kings 4-6;  Matthew 12:24-50

24) 

2 Kings 7-9;  Matthew 13:1-30

25)

2 Kings 10-12;  Matthew 13:31-58

26)

 2 Kings 13-14;  Matthew 14:1-21

27) 

2 Kings 15-16;  Matthew 14:22-36

28)

2 Kings 17-18;  Matthew 15:1-20

 29) 

2 Kings 19-21;  Matthew 15:21-39

 

 30)

2 Kings 22-23;  Matthew 16

 

31)

2 Kings 24-25;  Matthew 17