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  • Crockpot Meal Ministry to the Homeless

    Hate to cook but interested in participating in a ministry to feed area homeless families? Join The Crockpot Meal Ministry! 

    This partnership among Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission (GWOM), FISH, From His Hands, local motel management, and area churches provides the means for local sheltered homeless families to prepare hot, self-made meals for themselves.

    Each family receives a new crockpot, liners, and needed preparation items (can opener, bowl, utensils, etc.). Every other week, the ingredients and recipes for 2 meals are delivered by church members to families.

    To learn more and volunteer online, click here. 


    We have heard a great deal about the history of race within our national story of late. Just down the street, Colonial Williamsburg is actively uncovering the history of one of the first black congregations in America. But what does race have to do with the story of Williamsburg United Methodist Church? That’s the question with which we’ll begin the New Year, we examine thoughtfully our church’s history over 5 weeks in January and February.

    Led by Rev. Helen Casey-Rutland and former Conference Lay Leader Warren Harper, we will learn from each other as we seek to chart a path toward justice and racial healing for ourselves and for the next chapter of our congregation’s 250+ years of ministry.

    The course is designed for those who are middle-school through adult and will take place in the Fellowship Hall on Thursdays from 5 to 7 PM (with a break built in; feel free to bring your supper!) and We will begin Thursday January 12 and conclude on February 9. We’d be delighted to have you with us!

    To register online, please click here, or contact the church office at 757 229-1771


    On Saturday, January 21st at 8:30 a.m. during the regular monthly meeting of the United Methodist Men, the program will focus on the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement of the 1960s. UMM will look briefly at the background of slavery in America and the Jim Crow era, but will primarily focus on Dr. King. 

    Spouses and other interested persons are invited to join for breakfast and the program. Please make reservations ahead of time by clicking here. Breakfast ticket costs are $10 at the door. 


    Feel led to support hurting people going through difficult times? Stephen Ministry may be right for you.  Consider becoming a Stephen Minister.

    A new training certification class will start in January 2023.

    • In-person sessions Tuesday evenings 6-8:30 mid-January through mid-May
    • Participants come from all area Stephen Ministry churches
    • Located at Wellspring United Methodist Church, Longhill Road

    To learn more, complete our online volunteer form by clicking here.


    We are so pleased to begin next month a Bible study through something called “Biblical Conversations on Race/Ethnicity (BCARE),” part of an ecumenical group called the Greater Williamsburg Movement. About 8 or 9 of our disciples will join with a like number of our African-American neighbors for this meaningful conversation, taking place right here at WUMC on the Wednesdays of February and March (beginning Feb. 1st) from 6:30 to 8PM. The group will travel through the book “One Blood: Parting Words to the Church on Race and Love” by Dr. John Perkins, and spend 8-weeks doing what very few churches manage to do: bringing equal numbers of disciples together across racial lines for meaningful dialogue and mutual relationship-building. More info about the BCARE group can be found here: 


    Please let Pastor Dave know ASAP if you are interested, as spaces are limited! (757 229-1771) or email

  • Faithful Advocacy: Prophetic and Pragmatic Engagement toward Peace in the Middle East

    On February 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm  7:30 pm, join Williamsburg United Methodist Church and Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) for a talk on the role of Christian peacebuilding and advocacy in the Middle East. CMEP’s executive director Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon will speak about prophetic and pragmatic resources we can utilize to advocate for equality, human rights, security, and justice for Israelis, Palestinians, and all people of the Middle East. Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon is the executive director of Churches for Middle East Peace and an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). 

  • Limon, Honduras Healthcare mission team

    We are resuming our Global Outreach Mission work by sending a 2023 team to Carolina Honduras Health Foundation's clinic in Limon, Honduras. The group will spend the week of February to 24-March 4 2023 providing much needed healthcare to local residents. 

    Two spaces are available:

    • Pharmacist
    • Spanish Translator

    Please indicate your interest via our online form by clicking here

  • Choir Singers & Covenant Ringers Needed

    Interested in singing or playing the bells to add joy to our worship services?  Consider joining the WUMC Choir or the Covenant Ringers, Use the online form to submit your information by clicking here.

    For more information, contact music director Lou-Anne Smith at lsmith@williamsburgumc.org