Why We Give

Giving is an act of worship and devotion, a tangible way to express our gratitude and commitment to God and to the community we serve. It's not just about keeping the lights on or funding programs; it's about fueling a mission, making a difference, and leaving a lasting impact. When we give, we participate in the divine act of love and generosity, echoing the grace we've received.


We give because He first gave to us, and we want to bring our first and best to Him. When we bring our tithe—our first 10%—to God with a joyful and obedient heart, we trust and know that He will take care of the rest of our needs.


Every time Williamsburg UMC receives your tithes and offerings, you fulfill our shared mission to walk humbly with God, boldly declaring the Good News of Jesus in our community and across the globe.

ways to give

  • Elevate Your Spiritual Journey Through Online Giving

    How to Get Started:

    1. Click on Make Donation Now.
    2. Optional: Consider ticking the box to add an extra 3% to your donation. This helps offset the processing fees incurred by the church.
  • We welcome cash or check gifts. Just bring it by and drop it with Nancy Reynolds at the front desk or drop it in the offering plate on Sundays.

  • Mail it to: 500 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

  • You may wish to honor your loved one’s legacy by directing memorial gifts to Williamsburg UMC. You can use the giving method that works best for you, including the online link above if you wish to give online. Please include the name of your loved one in the Memo field.



other ways to give: endowment

As we look back at the church’s legacy in this unique location and celebrate what WUMC is today, it is evident that we are not simply celebrating the church. We are celebrating each other, the accomplishments we have shared as part of this ministry, and the future of our church.

Extending our blessings beyond our own lives is an intrinsic part of Christian stewardship. If the Williamsburg United Methodist Church has played a vital role in your life --- in times of joy and difficulty --- you can help to continue its vital ministry and mission.

Your gifts to the Church both now and after your lifetime can make your church home stronger and more responsive to the needs of generations to come. Your gift to The Endowment is a wonderful way for the Church to remember you or someone you love.

  • One of the many blessings of Williamsburg United Methodist Church is its strong and dedicated group of members. The Church recognizes that many members desire to include Williamsburg United Methodist Church in their planned lifetime giving and estate planning programs. To support giving in this way, the church has created The WUMC Endowment: three special endowment funds to which planned gifts can be made.

    • THE GENERAL FUND: Income earned on this fund is used to sustain the ministries of education, Christian services; the nurture of children and youth; and faith formation for all ages.
    • THE THIRD CENTURY FUND: Income earned on this fund is used to maintain the beautiful sanctuary and the various facilities of the Church and enhance the campus for generations to come.
    • FRANCES L. RICHARDS MEMORIAL FUND: Income earned on this fund is used to provide financial assistance and support to members of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church family in their time of need.

    A new Endowment fund may be named in memory or honor of a designee with a gift of $25,000 or more. Please consult with The Endowment committee for details of establishing a new fund.

    Perhaps the greatest reward of giving to The Endowment is the knowledge that the gift, regardless of its size or form, will continue to assist the ministry at Williamsburg United Methodist Church as it proclaims the good news of the Christian faith to generations well into the future.

  • The best gift is one that is appropriate to your particular interests and circumstances. Gifts of all sizes are important and valued. You may choose to make a gift of cash, securities (marketable or unmarketable, appreciated or those with a loss), charitable gift annuities, insurance proceeds or other real or personal property, and your estate may receive a tax deduction for your charitable gift.

    In all cases, you should consult with your personal tax and legal advisors to ensure your plan achieves your personal goals so as to maximize the benefits to you.

    If you would like to make a gift or learn more about The Endowment at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, contact Nethea Calloway, Finance Manager, at (757) 229-1771 Ext 350 or ncalloway@williamsburgumc.org

  • The Endowment Fund of WUMC was established to provide members and friends the opportunity to make charitable gifts that will become a permanent endowment of the church. Income from the Endowment Sub-Funds is intended to supplement programs and ministries of WUMC not funded through the Annual Operating Budget.

    Through this grant request, the Endowment Committee seeks applications for funding. Completed grant requests must come from an Administrative or Ministry Committee to the WUMC Church Council for review and recommendation. All completed requests recommended by the Church Council will be considered by the Endowment Committee. Requests may be affirmed, modified, or declined by the Endowment Committee.

    Please send a completed Grant Request to the Chair of the Church Council. Additional information may be obtained from the Chair of the Endowment Committee.  

    Questions?  Contact the church office (757) 229-1771.  To view/print the Endowment Grant Request Form, click here.


Thanks in great part to members and friends of WUMC over the years, The Endowment today is an important supporting ministry for our facilities, our programs and to our members in their time of need. Consider joining this legacy by supporting The Endowment with your prayers, your service and your gifts.

stewardship 2024: the transformative

power of giving

To view a copy of the letter that accompanied our 2024 Estimate of Giving Cards click here.


When we give, we're not just fulfilling a duty; we're participating in a divine exchange. Our offerings become more than just monetary contributions; they transform into instruments of God's love, reaching hearts and changing lives both within our church walls and far beyond. Your generosity enables us to serve our community, supports over 90 missions, and creates a welcoming space for spiritual growth.

Why Pledge?

Pledging is more than a financial commitment; it's a spiritual practice. It's a way to align your resources with your values, making a conscious decision to contribute to work that matters. Your pledge helps our Church Council plan wisely, ensuring that we can continue to serve our community effectively. And remember, your circumstances may change, and that's okay. Your pledge can be adjusted at any time.

Flexibility in Giving

We understand that life is unpredictable. That's why we offer various ways to fulfill your pledge, whether it's weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly. We also accept matching funds from companies that offer this benefit.

A Personal Decision

The amount you decide to give is a conversation between you and God. It's a personal decision that reflects your understanding of stewardship, whether it's a sense of duty, fairness, gratitude, or generosity. If tithing 10% feels overwhelming, consider starting smaller. Even a small, consistent gift can make a significant impact over time.

Your Impact

Every pledge, no matter the size, contributes to our collective mission. It's not about the amount; it's about the heart behind the gift. Your generosity enables us to extend God's love in tangible ways, creating a ripple effect that reaches far beyond what we could achieve alone.

For more information or to make a pledge, contact Neathea Calloway, Finance Manager, at (757) 229-1771 Ext 350 or ncalloway@williamsburgumc.org.

Giving Beyond the Wallet: Your Time and Talents

Financial contributions are just one way to support our mission. Your time and talents are equally precious gifts that can have a transformative impact. Whether it's volunteering for community outreach, participating in ministry teams, or lending your skills in other ways, your involvement enriches our collective experience and extends our reach.

  • Volunteering isn't just about filling a need; it's about fulfilling your purpose. When you give your time and skills, you become an active participant in God's work, experiencing the joy and satisfaction that comes from serving others.

  • There are numerous opportunities to contribute your unique skills and passions. From youth programs and local outreach to global missions and church administration, there's a place for you to make a difference.  Visit our Serve With Us page for more information and ways to get involved!

  • Your time and talents are catalysts for change. They empower us to be more, do more, and love more. When you volunteer, you're not just helping others; you're growing spiritually, building community, and setting an example of Christ-like love.

    For more information on how to get involved, please contact our Director of Congregation and Community Engagement, mroy@williamsburgumc.org.