Serve at WUmc


There are many ways that one can serve at Williamsburg United Methodist Church. Scroll down to see how you can share your faith.


The best church leader is a team – a team of diverse talents, skills, experiences, strengths, and abilities. Our shared faith, values, goals and respect will guide us to effectively support and lead our church. 

Williamsburg UMC wants and needs your input to develop the church leaders for 2019 and beyond. Nominations for servant leaders for 2019 will begin in September. The nomination work is to be concluded by the election at the Charge Conference which will be held in the fall of 2018 (date TBD). Servant leaders usually serve in the same position for three years. 

New Committee to be Formed

Church in the World Committee is being formed, under the auspices of the Church Council, to address the missional priorities and justice-related ministries of WUMC by addressing their systemic causes through faithful advocacy, education and action. The committee will be guided by the Social Principles of the UMC in the Book of Discipline. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please complete the "Servant Leader" form below.

Servant leader positions include the following (note: not all positions are available in 2019 because of the three-year term):


      - Chair                                                                             - Vice Chair

      - Secretary                                                                      - Treasurer

      - Lay Leaders                                                                  - Lay Members to Annual Conference

      - Adult Discipleship Chair                                               - Church in the World Chair                                                    - Communications Chair                                                 - Congregational Care Chair

      - Council on Ministries with Young People Chair           - Endowment Chair

      - Finance Chair                                                               - Global Outreach Chair

      - Local Outreach Chair                                                    - Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair

      - Trustees Chair                                                               - Welcome & Hospitality Chair

      - Worship Chair


      - Endowment (two at-large members)                             - Finance

      - Memorial Garden                                                          - Nominations and Leadership Development

      - Safe Sanctuaries                                                            - Staff Parish Relations Committee

      - Trustees


      - Adult Discipleship Council                                            - Church in the World  

      - Communications                                                           - Congregational Care                                                              - Council on Ministries with Young People                     - Global Outreach                                                                    - Local Outreach                                                             - Messy Church Planning Team

      - Welcome & Hospitality                                                 - Worship


       - District Board of Missions Representative                   - District Steward

       - Lay Membeers to Annual Conference                         - Lay Members to District Conference


Nominations for the three Local Church Program Board (Early Childhood Music School, Kid's Morning Out, and Respite Care) come from their respective Boards.

Please complete the Servant Leaders Interest Form by clicking hereDeadline for submissions is September 16.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • ACOLYTES - assist Worship Committee by serving as young acolyte at Sunday services
    • CARE PROVIDERS - assist congregants in need of assistance by providing a ride to the doctor, help with a funeral reception, a meal when sick, etc. as part of the CARE Committee
    • CHOIR - assist the music ministries though participation in choral, handbell, orchestra or band ensembles
    • COMMUNICATIONS REPS - assist the Communications Committee with marketing the church, publicity, sharing information within the church and the community, etc.
    • COMMUNION SERVERS - assist the clergy in serving communion sacraments during worship services
    • FLOWER ARRANGERS - assist the Shepherd's Fold ministry by creating small flower arrangements from the Sunday altar flowers for sharing with our homebound members
    • GREEN WORKERS - assist the Green Committee with church stewardship, discipleship and education for green initiatives
    • GREETERS - welcome visitors and congregants as they arrive for Sunday worship
    • HOMEBOUND VISITORS - visit our "friends at home" as part of the Shepherd's Fold ministry
    • LAY READERS - assist in Sunday worship by reading the Scriptures
    • PRAYER PROVIDER - participate in the intercessory prayer chain
    • QUILTERS - serve through your hands by sewing with members of the church Quilt Ministry to lovingly craft beautiful quilts for use by those in need such as Respite Care and 3eRestoration clients
    • STEPHEN MINISTERS - provide support and be a Christian friend to others needing help as a lay minister in the Stephen Ministries
    • SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS & ASSISTANTS - support Children's Ministries to help disciple young people on Sunday mornings
    • USHERS - assist Sunday worship by handing out bulletins, collecting offerings, setting up worship items, etc.
    • WELCOME PARTICIPANT - assist the Welcome & Hospitality Committee with Sunday coffees, welcome folders, visitor follow-up, etc.

    For more information, contact the church at (757) 229-1771.

    welcome & hospitality

    Mission Statement

    The Welcome and Hospitality Committee facilitates Williamsburg United Methodist Church’s efforts to fulfill the holy charge, “Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God " (Romans 15:7) by:

    Participating in United Methodist Church welcoming initiatives.

    • Sunday coffees
    • Greeters
    • Mug Ministry
    • Work with Communications Committee to advertise WUMC activities/events
    • Crossroads Table
    • Welcome Folders
    • Visitor Follow up

    Providing resources for members and guests so that they know who we are as a church

    and how we can help them in their faith journey.

    • Information –provide access to church brochures, maps, etc.
    • Greeters
    • Nametags for members/guests
    • Upper Room
    • Care Notes
    • Mug Ministry
    • Crossroads Table
    • Welcome Folders
    • Advent/Holy Week Schedules for Hotels

    Providing reminders and ideas so that each church member can contribute

    to the call to welcome others into the body of Christ.

    • Pew Shepard ideas in bulletin
    • Discussions/presentations to Sunday School classes
    • Attend Sunday coffees
    • Wear nametags
    • Crossroads Table
    • Needs survey

    Challenging WUMC to actively seek out opportunities to warmly welcome all who enter our spaces.

    • Try to meet someone new (visitor or not) every Sunday
    • Pass registration pad in pew and speak to everyone around you –especially those you don’t know
    • Sit in different pews from time to time
    • Encourage welcoming practices not only in worship, but also in Sunday School and other small groups in the church
    • Crossroads Table

    For more information, contact the church at (757) 229-1771.