funeral planning

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the death of your loved one. We understand that this will be a difficult time for you and your family. Know that God understands even more, as Jesus Himself experienced sorrow and grief.


The death of someone you love ushers in a cascade of complex emotions, and planning a funeral or memorial service to honor, remember, and celebrate loved ones can feel overwhelming. We want to help. 

Williamsburg United Methodist Church will be there for you. We offer:

  • Guidance when working with local funeral homes and making final arrangements
  • Hosting a funeral or memorial service at the church
  • Help securing a pastor and worship team to lead the funeral or memorial service
  • Grief aftercare through resources such as grief care groups, classes, books, and mentoring

To let us know about the death of your loved one, please contact the church at (757) 229-1771 to speak with one of our pastors who will listen, pray, and help guide you.

Additional Resource:

GriefShare Website


If you are unable to join us in person or via Livestream for one of our Funeral Services, the recordings of the services will now be made available for a limited time. Click on the media player to see the most current service or scroll down to choose another.

For more information, contact the church office (757) 229-1771.

Please take a moment to sign our online guestbook! Just click here.


memorial garden

Williamsburg United Methodist Church established the Memorial Garden on the church grounds as a site for interment and inurnment of cremains for church members and their immediate families as well as clergy and staff currently employed or retired from WUMC and their immediate families.

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. 


For more information about the Memorial Garden or to arrange a private tour of the Garden, call the Church Office at (757)  229-1771.