What it Means & how it happens

Membership in Williamsburg United Methodist Church begins with the Sacrament of Baptism. The church will honor your Christian baptism in any Christian denomination. 

A baptized person may become a member of Williamsburg United Methodist Church by . . .

  • Profession of faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior (for youth this is the process of Confirmation).
  • Renewal of Christian vows if you are currently inactive from another church.
  • Transfer of membership from a United Methodist church or another denomination.
  • Affiliate or associate membership for those who wish to retain your membership in another church - such as their hometown church.

If you choose to become a member of this church, you will be asked to stand before the congregation and profess your faith by answering the following question:

As a member of this congregation, will you faithfully participate in its ministries by your prayers, your presence, your gifts, your service, and your witness?

For more information about membership, click here.  

For more information about the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, click here.


Although confirmation is not a sacrament in the United Methodist Church, it is an important step along one’s spiritual journey. In the United Methodist Church, Confirmation is an opportunity for people to recognize God’s work of grace in their lives and embrace being disciples of Jesus Christ. 

At WUMC, students in the eighth grade and older participate in Confirmation Class each spring. Students meet weekly with the Associate Pastor to study and explore their faith. The six-week class culminates with an opportunity for members of the class to stand before the congregation and profess their faith. Confirmation is a day of commitment and celebration in the life of an individual and the church.

For more information about Confirmation Class, please contact

Pastor Meghan at (757) 229-1771 Ext 261 or