Our congregation supports a wide variety of global missions. To learn more or to volunteer, please click here.

Covenant Relationship with Missionaries

Williamsburg United Methodist Church is in a covenant relationship with four missionaries: in Oklahoma, Russia, Republic of the Congo, and Cambodia. Through the General Board of Global Missions, Our church supports each one with a donation of $2500 annually. In addition to financial support, we hold these missionaries in prayer, correspond with them, and establish relationships with them.

Other Mission Support

In addition to the covenant missionaries, WUMC provides support for the Paplaka Methodist Church in Latvia, White Medical Mission in Haiti, Carolina Honduras Health Foundation in Honduras, Hope Center in Latvia, Hastings United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone, and the Boklaoan Philippine Mission. Through the Initiatives of Hope our church joins God’s Mission in Brazil, Mozambique, and Russia. We provide annual support for the Jeremiah Project which allows middle school age youth to have the opportunity for hands-on mission work. Recently we have begun regular support for prison ministry within Virginia. Each year we support the effort of United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) by packaging health, birthing, school, layette, and sewing kits.

Through our Lenten and Advent Offerings, we provide one-time assistance for international or national relief efforts, for special projects, or for needs of our covenant missionaries.

2023 UMCOR Hygiene kit PREPARATION is here

We welcome any hygiene items listed below now through May 16 in preparation for delivery to the June Annual Conference. Stop by the Church and drop your donations with one of our volunteers or staff at our Connections Corner. If you prefer to make a financial donation, please know that just $16 will cover the cost of one kit plus shipping. Just be sure to note "UMCOR Hygiene Kit" on your donation.

We are grateful for any of the items listed below (must be new and as specified):

  • 1 Hand towel 15”x25” or 17”x27” (no kitchen or microfiber towels)
  • 1 Wash cloth
  • 1 Comb (must have 6” of teeth, no pocket combs or picks)
  • 10 Band-Aids (3/4”x3”)
  • 1 Bath size soap (no Ivory or Jergens)
  • 1 Toothbrush (do not remove from packaging and no personal advertising)
  • 1 Nail Clipper (no emery board or nail files)
  • 1 One-gallon resealable plastic bag

Items you wish to donate in bulk are also appreciated! With your loving hearts, hands, and donations we will make this a great success!