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Welcome to the Williamsburg United Methodist Church! We are honored by your presence and hope you will join us between worship services in the Atrium for coffee, fellowship and a small gift.


Feel free to ask anything - each usher, greeter, pastor or pew neighbor is eager to be of service.  Please add some feedback by filling out the 1st Time Visitor Card found in the sanctuary pew rack and dropping it in the collection plate.  Adding your email lets us respond to your needs and questions as they arise in the future. 


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As you scroll down, you will find information on questions frequently asked about our church.


WHEN IS THE WORSHIP SERVICE? WHAT IS IT LIKE?


IS THERE A NURSERY AVAILABLE FOR MY YOUNG CHILDREN DURING THE SERVICE?


ARE THERE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES FOR ALL AGES BEFORE WORSHIP?


HOW SHOULD I DRESS?


IS THE CHURCH FULLY ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL?


WHERE SHOULD I PARK AND WHERE DO I ENTER THE BUILDING?

wHEN IS THE WORSHIP SERVICE?  wHAT IS IT LIKE?

We have traditional worship services every Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. 


Sunday service usually lasts for one hour. 


The service begins promptly with a welcome from the pastor and announcements. Children come forward for a Moment of Teaching at the 11:00 a.m. service. Scripture readings are followed by a sermon. We then offer prayers and close by singing a final hymn and receiving a blessing. 


Music is an important component of each service. From handbell ensembles, the pipe organ, to an array of choirs of various ages, and an orchestra on special occasions, the music enhances the worship experience. 


We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month.


The church also has two alternative worship services every month. 


The Village is an intergenerational, vibrant and active worship gathering held from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. every third Sunday. For more information on The Village, click here.


Messy Church is our family-oriented, activity-based, worship celebration held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. For more information on Messy Church, click here.

Is there a nursery available for my young children during the service?

Nursery care is available from 8:15 a.m. - Noon. While we have nursery care available whenever worship or Sunday School is in session, you are absolutely welcome to bring your children with you to the service. Children's Worship Activity Bags are available outside the Sanctuary doors for use during the service. We love children! For more information about the nursery, click here.


We also offer a special children’s church called “The Worship Place” (Room 161) which takes place following the Moment of Teaching during the 11:00 am service.  This gives children the opportunity to worship and encounter God in their own style, through active Bible stories, songs of praise and relevant crafts and activities.


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

Are there Sunday School classes for all ages before worship?

Sunday School is offered between services, beginning at 9:30 a.m.  We have classes for children, youth and adults. There are eight adult classes to choose from.  The Youth meet downstairs in the Youth Center and begin the one-hour session with refreshments and insightful conversation.  Children’s classes are held on the second floor. 


Click here for more information about classes.

How should I dress?

Everything is welcome from casual to dressy.  You will find some people dressed in jeans and a shirt, while others wear their Sunday best, and everything in between.  We welcome you to dress however you feel most comfortable.

Is the church fully accessible for all? 

Our church is fully accessible with barrier free entrances, accessible restrooms and an elevator.  Assisted listening devices are also available from any of our ushers.  We also have large-print bulletins.

WHERE SHOULD I PARK AND WHERE DO I ENTER THE BUILDING?

Parking is available in the lot behind the church and in spaces along Jamestown Road and Cary Street on Sundays from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Additional parking is available in the lot across from the church at The College of William & Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Hall. If you park in the church's rear lot, you can enter the through the rear Atrium door. If you park on the street or in the Phi Beta Kappa Hall lot, you can enter the church through either of the two front doors which open into the sanctuary and front Atrium, respectively. All three of these entrances are barrier-free.