When you bring your experiences and abilities into the church, you’re like the aunt who brings the favorite dish at Thanksgiving. Without you, the meal just doesn’t feel complete! As we serve, we create deeper connections with God and each other. We discover our spiritual gifts, and we partner with God in blessing others.

Find a serving team

Williamsburg UMC has serving opportunities for every personality, skill set, season, and schedule. No matter your age and stage of life, you bring something special to our church family. Sign up below to start serving in a specific area of ministry. or, join us at Connect Classes to discover how God has uniquely wired you.

Worship Ministry

There are many opportunities to use your gifts and talents within our Worship Ministry.  From greeting visitors and serving on our welcome & hospitality committee, to reading scripture, serving communion and singing, ringing or playing during Sunday service.  There is a place for everyone no matter the age!

Worship Service - We have so many ways to become involved in WUMC Worship Services, both on Sundays and throughout the week. We are currently looking for help with Advent Decorating on November 29th and those interested in joining our Sanctuary Prep Team. Click here to let us know you're interested or to find the best fit for your time and talents.

Music Ministries - We offer both year-round and summer only options for Choir, Bells, and Orchestra for adults and students age middle school and above.  To let us know how you'd like to participate, click here

Welcome & Hospitality Committee opportunities, click here. We urgently need more gracious hosts for our Sunday morning coffee and snack station!


Discipleship is a journey of intentional decisions leading to maturity in your relationship with Jesus so that you become more like Him in your attitudes, focus, and ultimately your behavior. You may choose to become part of our United Men in Faith or United Women in Faith organizations, or maybe joining a Small Group or Sunday School Class is a better fit.  Click the links below to see where God is calling you. 

Christian Education Ministry opportunities for children, youth, and adultsclick here.  We offer Bible Study, Sunday School, and Small Groups for Adults.  If teaching and leading is more your passion, we have opportunities to do just that for our Children and Youth at the link above. 

United Methodist Men (UMM) provides 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. To get involved, click here

United Women in Faith (UWF) - formerly United Methodist Women is a group for women who want to combine study with significant fellowship and outreach opportunities.  To get involved, click here

Wesley Foundation Ministry - If you would like to work with college-age students, click here to see how you can get involved.

congregational care

Congregational Care encompasses a wide range of ministries and teams, all with the goal of addressing the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of older adults, the sick and physically challenged, and persons experiencing stress or loss in their lives.  We invite you to look deeper into a few of our ministries below. 

Respite Care Ministry- Respite Care is our program for Dependent Seniors and their caregivers.  We have many volunteer opportunities through this ministry.  Click here to see how you can serve.

Stephen Ministry - Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. To see how you can get involved, click here. If you are passionate about serving in this ministry, please click here to sign up for the Dec. 1st training class.  This is a mandatory class if you wish to serve. 

Memorial Garden Committee - The Memorial Garden seeks to provide a place to receive the cremains of loved ones while also providing a place to meditate and reflect in peace and tranquility. The Garden is a setting in which cremains are perpetually cared for, so volunteers are vital.  To join the team, click here.

Mission / Outreach

Throughout the year, our Local and Global Outreach Ministries host a variety of events and hands on projects dedicated to serving those in need both in our community and around the world. Having many hands to serve on these projects is a vital part of these ministries.  Whether your interests lie in mission trips and disaster relief support or projects a little closer to home like summer meals for kids, coat drives, and feeding the homeless we have a place for you to make a difference! 

Local Outreach volunteer opportunitiesclick here

Global Outreach volunteer opportunities, click here

Afghan Resettlement Committee volunteer opportunitiesclick here

children and youth

Our Children’s Ministry is uniquely designed for kids to experience Jesus on their level! As a Children's Ministry volunteer, you will have the opportunity to care for babies, preschoolers, and elementary-age children. There are opportunities to serve during our Sunday Services, through our pre-school (KMO) and early childhood music (ECMS) programs, and during our family focused service (Messy Church). No matter your role, you will be helping to create a safe, fun, and age-appropriate environment for kids where the Bible can come to life and relationships can be built.

Youth Group is WUMC's student ministry. At Youth Group, middle and high school students learn how to love God through studies, missions, and fun activities so that they may come to live the life He has for them. Youth Group has serving opportunities on Wednesday nights both on and off campus. Serve students at a Youth Group gathering or help students grow in their understanding of God and His Word as a Youth Group leader.

Messy Church is a family friendly craft, worship, and supper experience on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  If you would like to help bring this fun family worship to life, click here

WUMC Nursery is open on Sundays for both services and during the Sunday School hour.  We care for infants up to 4 years old.  If you would like to help care for our youngest members, please click here

Early Childhood Music School (ECMS) is a weekday ministry of Williamsburg United Methodist Church.

We provide music lessons to the community for all ages from as old as 2 months to as young as 100 years. To volunteer for ECMS, click here

Kids Morning Out (KMO) is our 5 day a week pre-school for ages 1 - 4. This weekday ministry provides an environment that demonstrates God's unconditional love for all children by fostering each child's social, emotional, cognitive, physical, and spiritual growth, and creating a support system for caregivers of young children.  If you love working with children and have time to give, click here to see how you can get involved.

Youth Ministry connects each week with meals, games, missions, and events as we grow in our faith, build relationships, and act as disciples in the world.  To volunteer for the Youth Ministry, click here

Administration, Communications, and Media

It takes a lot of people serving behind the scenes to help the church carry out its mission.  If you have a background in any of the following: Management, Financial Services, HR, Facilities, Media and/or Communications, or Technology we have a place for you!  Use the links below to find where your time and talents can help make a difference in the life of WUMC. 

Church Administration - We have opportunities to serve on the following Committees: Staff Parish Relations, Finance, Endowment, Board of Trustees and Stewardship.  To volunteer, click here

Communications Committee - Do you have a background in communication?  Do you love video production, running sound systems, and helping to put-on top-notch events?  Are a tech guru who loves helping others feel more comfortable with technology?  If so, we would love to give you a place to put your talents to work!  Click here to let us know you're interested!


You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Facilities volunteers get that. These men and women help to create a beautiful and very welcoming environment for all Williamsburg UMC gatherings. Serving opportunities are available throughout the week in many different areas of the Church. This is a perfect team for anyone who enjoys working with their hands, loves interior design, or prefers serving behind the scenes.

Building & Grounds Team - To volunteer click here

your spiritual gifts

Spiritual gifts are specific ways the work of the Holy Spirit is manifested in our lives. These gifts — on top of our interests, abilities, hobbies, likes, and dislikes — join together to form who we are and how we participate in the work God is doing all around us. Some of us are good at hospitality. Others at serving. Still others at teaching or sharing their faith. Some of us like to be center stage, while others prefer to work in the background. That's all part of God's plan. At Williamsburg UMC we work to create opportunities for every member, regardless of age, to use their gifts. That way we share God's love not just at church, but at work, at school, everywhere.

Not sure what spiritual gifts are? A classic list can be found in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. You can also take a look at a more modern list here. 

Not sure what your gifts are? Take this assessment to find out what gifts you have been blessed with. If you would like to provide suggestions for new volunteer opportunities, click here

Spiritual Gift Assessment