United Methodist Men (UMM)

United Methodist Men is a fellowship committed to the growth and expansion of the church's Christian mission. We focus on helping men live out their vows and commitments through a covenant relationship with other men in the church. Our central question: What does it mean to be a man serving the Lord?

Purpose

Our Purpose is to provide a supportive fellowship for men seeking to know Jesus Christ, grow spiritually, seek His will, and help others find a welcoming place for Christ in their hearts and lives. the UMM’s programs, activities, and special events are closely related to the overall mission of the church.

Open Membership

While many of our members are part of Williamsburg UMC, church membership is not a requirement for joining our fellowship. Any man who understands and accepts the Christian principles and purposes of the United Methodist Men is welcome. Why This Matters: We believe that spiritual growth and community service are not limited to church members. Our doors are open to all men who wish to make a positive impact in their lives and the community.


Join the UMM every third Saturday of the month as they host a time for all members of the church to come together! These breakfasts are a cornerstone of our United Methodist Men community. These gatherings are more than just meals; they are an opportunity for spiritual growth, intellectual stimulation, and meaningful fellowship.

What to Expect:

  • Guest Speakers: Hear from a variety of guest speakers who bring wisdom, insights, and inspirational messages.
  • Offsite Adventures: During July and August, we switch things up by meeting at local restaurants, offering a change of scenery and a chance to explore our local community.
  • Hearty Breakfast: Enjoy a delicious, hearty breakfast that will fuel your body and soul.
  • Devotional Time: Start your day right with a moment of prayer and reflection, led by one of our community members.
  • Fellowship: Spend quality time connecting with like-minded men and women, sharing experiences, and building lasting friendships.

Please Register In Advance To Secure Your Spot

A festive, seasonal breakfast will be offered for $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 12 years of age -- with a maximum cost of $30 per family. All proceeds go to support local and global missions.

Don't miss out on these uplifting mornings. They're a fantastic way to deepen your faith, expand your knowledge, and strengthen your bonds with fellow believers.

Wesley Foundation

Social Event Funding: We are proud supporters of social events organized by the Wesley Foundation, aiming to foster community and spiritual growth of college students at William & Mary.

Regular Donations: Our commitment to service extends beyond our immediate community. We regularly contribute to a variety of organizations, including:

  • WUMC Youth Program: Supporting the spiritual and social development of our church's Youth.
  • Heart Haven: Empowering adults with a developmental disability to live and thrive in their community.
  • Chaplain Service of Virginia: Assisting in providing spiritual care and guidance across the state of Virginia.
  • BSA Troop #103: Backing the development of young men through scouting activities and community service.
  • The Wesley Foundation: Furthering the mission of this student ministry through financial support.
  • Peninsula Pastoral Counseling Center: Helping to provide affordable mental health services in our community.
  • The Society of St. Andrew: Aiding in their mission to end hunger through gleaning and food rescue programs.

Dive into thought-provoking discussions with our United Methodist Men's Book Discussion Group, meeting on Monday nights throughout the year. This isn't your average book club; we explore a diverse array of topics with a special focus on the intersection of Science and Religion.

Why Join?

    • Intellectual Stimulation: Engage in enriching conversations that challenge your thinking and deepen your understanding.
    • Inclusive Community: All are welcome, regardless of gender. You don't have to be a UMM member to join in the discussions.
    • Broad Range of Topics: From theology to quantum physics, our book selections offer something for everyone interested in the dialogue between science and faith.
    • Expert Guidance: Our discussions are often facilitated by knowledgeable individuals who bring unique insights into the topics at hand.

Whether you're a book lover, a science enthusiast, or someone seeking spiritual growth, our Book Discussion Group offers a welcoming space for intellectual and spiritual exploration. For more information or to get involved, contact Deacon Troy Sims at   or 757-229-1771, x258.

Whether you're interested in our mission opportunities, our leadership contacts, scholarship information, UMM membership, or learning more about UMM Global initiatives, everything you need is just a click away. Simply click on the section that interests you to expand it for more details. Let's make your experience with United Methodist Men as fulfilling and meaningful as possible.

UMM Global

Visit the UMM Global website for access to the UM Men's Magazine and global news. 

UMM Membership

We're delighted you're interested in deepening your involvement with United Methodist Men! Whether you're passionate about intellectual discussions, eager to serve in mission projects, or simply looking for fellowship with like-minded men, we have something for you. Use the form below to indicate your areas of interest, and let's journey together in faith and service. From our Monthly Breakfasts and Book Discussion Group to mission opportunities and membership, we offer a range of avenues for you to engage and make a meaningful impact. Check all that apply, and let's build a stronger community of men committed to Christ.

Interest Form

UWF Leadership

Co-Presidents: Peter Morgan & John Tressler
Chaplain: Warren Harper
Staff Liaison: Deacon Troy Sims

john harbour scholarship fund

Established in 1988 by his devoted wife to honor the legacy of Mr. John Harbour, a cherished member of our community, the John Harbour Scholarship Fund embodies our commitment to service and education. Mr. Harbour's unwavering dedication to Jesus Christ, the Church, and the community continues to inspire us, driving our mission to support individuals pursuing graduate studies in ordained ministry or related Christian service.

Mr. Harbour's impact extended far beyond the boundaries of Williamsburg. As a founding member of the United Methodist Men and a steadfast contributor to various church initiatives, his legacy lives on in the hearts of those he touched. His wife, Helen, established this scholarship as a testament to his lifelong commitment to serving others.

Each year, the Harbour Scholarship is awarded to deserving individuals who exemplify Mr. Harbour's spirit of service and dedication. While preference is given to those pursuing graduate work in ordained ministry or Christian service, we also consider academic excellence, leadership qualities, and community involvement in our selection process.

 

Investing in Education, Transforming Lives

Thanks to the generosity of our community, we raise funds through a series of engaging events, including monthly Churchwide Breakfasts, concerts, and fellowship gatherings. These events not only provide financial support but also foster a sense of unity and purpose among our members.

Celebrating Success

The impact of the Harbour Scholarship extends far beyond the financial support it provides. It's about nurturing future leaders who will continue Mr. Harbour's legacy of service and compassion. Past recipients, such as Rev. Meghan Roth Clayton, Keith Potter, Jeffrey Westbrook, and Zach Griggs, stand as shining examples of the transformative power of education and community support.

2011 Scholarship Recipients: Ruth Loyer - Duke, Koren Robins - Duke, Kevin Stefano - Duke, Michelle Thorne - Wesley, Megahn Roth - Wesley, Laura Whittle - Wesley, K. Balakrishnan - India.

2012 Scholarship Recipients: Ruth Loyer - Duke, Koren Robins - Duke, Keith Potter - Virginia Union, Laura Whittle - Wesley, K. Balakrishnan - India, L. Lyngdoh – India.

2013 Scholarship Recipients: Keith Potter - Virginia Union

2019 Scholarship Recipients: Jeffrey Westbrook - Wesley, Evelyn Archer - Duke

2024 Scholarship Recipients: Meghan Roth-Clayton - W&M, Zach Griggs - Wesley

Join Us In Making a Difference

Since its inception, the Harbour Scholarship Fund has awarded over $100,000 to highly qualified applicants, enabling them to pursue their academic and spiritual aspirations. As we look to the future, we remain committed to expanding our reach and supporting even more deserving individuals on their journey of faith and learning.

Application Process

Every Spring, the UMM Executive Committee eagerly awaits applications from students seeking financial assistance. With careful consideration, the committee evaluates each submission and ultimately makes the decisions that help pave the way for students' futures. Promptly in the Summer, applicants receive notification of the committee's verdict, bringing clarity to their financial journey. Upon approval, funds are swiftly transmitted to the Student Aid offices of respective schools by the UMM Treasurer. This seamless process ensures that students promptly receive the support they need to fulfill their financial obligations and pursue their academic aspirations. Our goal is to award two scholarships per year.