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  • summer music opportunities

    11:00am - 11:45am – HANDBELLS FOR BEGINNERS or those who want to brush up their skills.

    Come and learn bell ringing techniques from thumb damping to "singing" bell!  Learn the proper and healthy way to ring while learning songs.  We'll review notes on the staff, rhythms, time signatures, sharps, flats, and other music basics.  Rehearses 45 minutes on Tuesday mornings at 11:00 AM July 11 – August 8th!

    2:00pm – 3:00pm: ORCHESTRA FOR NEW PLAYERS or players who have not played in decades.
    Come jam with others who are learning their instrument for the first time (or again). Players must be rising seventh graders and above or have taken lessons for one year if younger. There is no upper limit to the age. We’ll tune and play easy hymns and praise song arrangements. This comes without the pressure of playing in church. Rehearses 1 hour on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 PM July 11 – August 8th!


    Plan to come and sing with us this summer! This is a “Y’all Come” choir running June 4 through August 27. Not sure if you want to join? We know that singing in front of others can be intimidating. Removing that fear is part of what summer choir is all about! Rehearses 30 minutes before each service on Sunday mornings running June 4 – August 27th!

    Contact Lou-Anne Smith, Director of Worship Arts for more information by clicking here.

  • NEW STUDY: keeping sabbath

    When: Sundays beginning June 4, 4:00 - 5:30pm

    Where: 309

    Summer is supposed to be a time of R&R, right? But how often do we let it get away from us, finding little time for rest? Join Deacon Troy for a discussion of Walter Brueggemann's Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now (please, read the Preface and Chapter 1 before the first session). We will consider how Sabbath is really about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. For more info, contact Deacon Troy Sims (tsims@williamsburgumc.org or 757-229-1771, x258).

    Click here to register!


    When: Saturday, June 10th 10:00am - 12:00pm

    Where: Meet in the Church lobby

    Our WUMC Trustees invite all youth and their families to a beautification project on the church campus! We will be coming together to paint the fences around our church building which are in dire need of a refresh. Youth will work with adults to learn painting skills and grow in relationship with each other in this intergenerational opportunity. Lunch and fun refreshments will be provided!  RSVP to Zach Griggs at zgriggs@williamsburgumc.org to let us know you're coming!


    from the Marvin Willard Adult Sunday School Class

    A Bible Study

    Sundays starting June 11, 9:30-10:30am | Rm 174

    Genesis is a book of beginnings - the beginnings of the world and the beginnings of a people. But maybe studying this ancient text together could create new beginnings for you, too! This study, Invitation to Genesis, features renowned biblical scholar, Peter Enns. For more info or to get connected to the Marvin Willard Adult Sunday School Class, contact Deacon Troy Sims (tsims@williamsburgumc.org or 757-229-1771, x258).

    from The Seekers Adult Sunday School Class

    A Bible Study

    Sundays starting June 11, 9:30-10:30am | Rm 309 or via Zoom

    Ever wanted to dive deep into the book of Psalms, considering what they might mean for your life here and now? This Bible study, Invitation to Psalms, is a great opportunity. For more info or to get connected to the Searchers Sunday School Class, contact Deacon Troy Sims (tsims@williamsburgumc.org or 757-229-1771, x258).


    When: Tuesday, June 13th 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Where: Fellowship Hall and Sanctuary

    This month, we will encounter the Israelites as they wander in the desert, wondering how God will provide for them as they search for a better life after leaving Egypt. How will God transform their grumbling into an experience of grace? 

    We hope you'll join us for this time of play, worship celebration, and sharing a meal together! 


    When: Saturday, June 17th at 8:30am

    Where: Fellowship Hall

    The United Methodist Men are sponsoring a church wide Fellowship Breakfast on June 17, 2023, at 8:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Our speaker will be Zach Griggs, the Church's newest staff member, who serves as our Family Ministries Coordinator.  Join us to hear Zach's testimony and his plans for Family Ministry at WUMC!

    All are invited to attend this event, which promises to be a time of great food and fellowship!  Click here to secure your reservation!


    Who’s up for chips and guacamole!? Mark June 22nd down on your calendar and head over to La Terrazza on Richmond Rd for the next opportunity to contribute to the many missions of WUMC’s United Women in Faith.

    La Terrazza will be donating 20% of the proceeds from the evening back to UWF to be used for local and global outreach.  

    It was so fun to walk through Sal’s (our last fundraiser) and see so many familiar faces. We look forward to doing the same later this month! We can do SO MUCH together!

  • 2023 Summer Meals for Kids

    Our church is one of many who will be partnering with Meals on Wheels and the Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission to provide healthy lunches for 300 children living in local motels and low-income apartments this summer.

    Please help us collect juice boxes, fruits, and snacks that will be included with the bag lunches each day.

    Items to be collected are below and can be brought to our volunteer desk for placement in our collections closet:

    • 100% juice drinks and Kid V8;

    • (No Sugar Added) fruit cups, pudding cups and applesauce;

    • granola bars (NO NUTS) and packaged cheese crackers;

    • snack-size crackers, chips, pretzels, raisins;

    • zipper sandwich bags.  

    Monetary donations can be made by check payable to Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels (subject line: Summer Meals for Kids) and placed in the Local Outreach mailbox.  Thank you for your generosity!

    We’re also looking for volunteers to help pack lunches and bake cookies for the Summer Meals for Kids program. There are several slots still available in August, so please check your calendars and click here to sign up if you’d like to help with this vital ministry.

  • crockpot ministry

    In our community there are many families living in motels, without access to kitchens.  The Crockpot Meal Ministry is a partnership between Greater Williamsburg Outreach Mission (GWOM), FISH, From His Hands, local motel management, and area churches to supply the resources needed for these families to prepare nutritious meals.

    Every other week, volunteers use provided recipes to assemble ingredients and additional items for two nutritious meals, and deliver them to these families. You DO NOT prepare the meal, and any expenses can be reimbursed through Global Outreach if requested. If you would like to be a part of this ministry please Click here to sign up.  We would LOVE to hear from YOU!!

  • Limon, Honduras Healthcare mission team

    We are resuming our Global Outreach Mission work by sending two 2023 teams to Carolina Honduras Health Foundation's clinic in Limon, Honduras to provide much needed healthcare to local residents.

    The Summer Team will be the week of July 7 - 15, 2023

    Volunteers are needed for:

    • Pharmacist
    • Pharmacist Assistant
    • Spanish Translator

    Please indicate your interest via our online form by clicking here.


    The Early Childhood Music School is a weekday ministry offered at Williamsburg United Methodist Church to members and the community-at-large. Summer sessions for Infants through age 8 run Tuesdays & Wednesdays from July 12 - August 9th.  To register or for a full list of classes click here