Welcome to WPC Online!

Please note that during this time our staff is still available to conduct church business and support your needs.

WPC Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm; Closed Fridays with call-forwarding.

Staff members continue to work their normal schedules from home. 


While we cannot gather in person, Williamsburg Presbyterian Church offers a range of online activities to allow you to stay engaged with your worshipping community. We seek to stay spiritually connected while respecting our social distancing.

Please note that some of these activities make use of the popular Zoom online meeting technology. This requires the participant to download the Zoom app (for PC, Mac or mobile devices) and sign up for a free account. You can learn more about Zoom here.

This page will be updated frequently as news and activities are added and refined. Please stay tuned!

Activities for Young Families

WPC will host live activities via for children (grades k-5) via Zoom each weekday at 11am.

Weekly activities include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Story Time
  • Puzzles & Games
  • Music
  • Godly Play

See the WPC Calendar for details about each day's activity.

3/31 Note -- For today's craft activity, please download and print this 2-page worksheet. Please also                       download this prayer.

CONNECT VIA ZOOM @11am

 

KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING!

The WPC Families Facebook Group is a place to share resources, ask questions and find community with other parents. Anyone is welcome to add the things that are helping their families through the days or to seek resources from others. Please join us!

Youth Connections

 

3 pm Tuesdays - Chips and Chat

A weekly check-in with youth to foster connections via discussion and fun.

CONNECT VIA ZOOM

7 pm Thursdays - Montreat Youth Conversations

A weekly gathering of the youth and middle school conference communities in this moment. 2020 conference leaders are helping to bring a variety of songs, prayer, and play your way. Each week will feature a different matchup of leaders for you to meet.

CONNECT VIA ZOOM

Community Engagement for All Ages

Find opportunities to connect through worship, study, conversation and more!

Worship

Sunday

Our traditional worship service is live streamed on Sundays at 9:30am and viewable during the week thereafter. Go to the website Watch Worship Services page to access the stream, the weekly bulletin, and hymns.

  • NOTES ABOUT SUNDAY, MARCH 22 MUSIC - Click to read notes from Music Director Chris Bechtler about Sunday's offertory, "Be Thou My Vision."
  • NOTES ABOUT SUNDAY, MARCH 29 MUSIC - Click to read notes from Music Director Chris Bechtler about Sunday's offertory, the canon "When Jesus Wept."

Holy Week

  • The Maundy Thursday service will be live streamed at 7 pm. Watch Live
  • The Good Friday Service of Tenebrae will be live streamed at 7 pm. Watch Live

Bible Study Classes & Groups

Sunday Christian Education Classes

All are welcome to join these Adult Christian Education classes, currently conducted online each Sunday.

10:30am: Alpha (Present Word) Class. The Alpha (Present Word) Class does Bible study using our denomination's Present Word curriculum, which itself follows the lessons of the widely used Uniform Lesson series. Our current study (Spring 2020) is based on texts from the minor prophets of the Old Testament that were selected to highlight the topic "Justice and the Prophets."

Zoom Link @10:30am

11:00am: Thoughtful Christian Class. The Thoughtful Christian class emphasizes fellowship with discussions related to current events.  Currently, lessons are centered around the liturgy and sermon for each week. The class meets via Zoom, with a changing link each week. Contact Brennan Harris for the weekly link.

 

Study Groups Throughout the Week

 

–Men's Bible & Bacon, Every other Wednesday @7:30am
Crisp up your own bacon and join the Men's Bible & Bacon group as they continue their study of the book of Matthew through meditation and discussion. Join in via Zoom. Please let Rob Brown know if you plan to join. See the WPC Calendar for specific dates and event info.

MESSAGE FROM ROB BROWN CONNECT VIA ZOOM @7:30AM

Presbyterian Women Circles Monthly

All women of the church are invited to participate in PW Circles, which meet various regular times each month. Several of our circles are meeting online and welcome new participants. See the WPC Calendar for specific dates, contacts, and Zoom meeting info.

  • Circle 1 - First Thursday of each month at 9:30am
  • Circle 3 - Second Monday of each month at 1:00pm
  • Circle 14 - Second Wednesday of each month at 10:00am

DISCIPLE Bible Study Weekly on Tuesdays
The DISCIPLE 1 Bible Study meets weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays at 9:30am. See the WPC Calendar for specific dates and contact info.

–Squares Men's Evening Bible Study
Our Squares Men's Bible Study meets monthly on first Thursdays at 7:30pm. All are welcome to join via Zoom. See the WPC Calendar for specific dates and contact info.

Arts, Music, Meditation & Fellowship 

 

–Arts & Crafts with “Joyful Mess”

Find the latest project posted each Monday on Facebook

Stay connected with a community of people who want to share ideas all week long by joining the WPC Joyful Mess Art Facebook Group. This is a place for sharing creative activities. Each day there is a simple art exercise to do at work or home with minimal supplies. We will also include prompts and activities posted by other online artists and sharing our own creative ideas and resources.

MOPS and MomsNEXT
Our MOPS and MomsNEXT groups for mothers of infants through school-age children meets monthly each Thursday evening. Join us online for our monthly meet-ups via Zoom! See the WPC Calendar for specific event and contact information.

–5-Minute Faith
Tune in as a member of the WPC staff shares one thing about faith that matters to them. Take a moment and join us in thinking about our faith in the world today. Posted to YouTube each Friday for viewing anytime.

WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO

How can I help?

Carry each other's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. – Galatians 6:2

Many are looking for ways to pitch in as they are able, and needs in the community continue to grow. We will accumulate a list of volunteer and donation opportunities here as we learn of them. 

  1. House of Mercy - Williamsburg House of Mercy provides quality compassionate human services to all people, especially the most vulnerable, regardless of faith. They are on the front lines of providing groceries and other household items to a growing list of locals in need. The most critical need is for shelf-stable food. See the COVID-19 Updates page on their website for specific requests. Items can be dropped off at 10 Harrison Avenue, Williamsburg.
  2. American Red Cross - The American Red Cross is facing a severe blood shortage, and it is very acute in this area. Please consider donating if you are able.
  3. Local Restaurants - Many of our local restaurants have closed temporarily, while others are adjusting operations to try to stay open and offer takeout options. They need our support! The Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association maintains a list of member restaurants who have reported their status, including delivery and pickup options.
  4. FISH Food Pantry - Although it is continuing to provide food donations to those in need on a limited basis, FISH cannot accept in-person donations of food, clothing or housewares during the Covid-19 emergency. You may still make monetary donations by mail or on-line via PayPal at the FISH website. The mailing address is FISH, Inc., 312 Waller Mill #800, Williamsburg, VA 23185.
  5. Williamsburg Area Meals on Wheels - Meals on Wheels continues to serve its elderly  population and in addition has agreed to provide meals for children who depend on school Lunches. As a result  MoW is in need of volunteers and financial support. To donate to Williamsburg Area Meals On Wheels, volunteer or to inquire about getting meals delivered, call 757-229-9250 or visit wmbgmealsonwheels.com.
  6. Virginia Peninsula Foodbank - The Foodbank continues to meet the food needs of our community during this pandemic but they desperately need help to keep up with the demand!  You can help by donating food or organizing an actual or virtual food drive.  You can donate money or volunteer.  They need volunteers to staff two shifts at their warehouse in Hampton: 9am to 12pm and 1 to 3pm.  They have limited the shifts to 15 volunteers and are scattering the volunteers throughout their large warehouse facility to ensure social distancing. Please sign up to volunteer on their website or by contacting Jessica at jponce@hrfoodbank.org or (757) 596-7188, ext. 154.
  7. Community of Faith Ministries Food Drive
    Local agencies are seeing 2 to 5 times the amount of clients they normally see for food and meals. To meet this need, the Community of Faith Mission (the local winter shelter program that WPC supports) is sponsoring a food drive.

    Saturday, April 4 10am - 4pm
    Smith Memorial Baptist Church
    6516 Richmond Road (Lightfoot)
    Dropoff: Look for the COFM trailer in the parking lot.
    Items Needed

  8. William & Mary Campus Food Pantry
    The food Pantry at Wesley House is still serving the W&M community. There are still a few residents seeking safe shelter at Wesley House during the crisis. In addition, nearly two dozen people continue visit the pantry when it is open (about 2/3 students and 1/3 W&M employees). If you are able to donate, please drop things off in the entryway boxes.

Hours: Monday and Saturday 1-3pm, Thursday 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Wesley House, 526 Jamestown Road
Items Needed:
cereal• vegan/dairy free products • beans (especially vegetarian!) • dried fruit • pancake mix •  cooking oil • microwavable meals • toothpaste • toilet paper • paper towels • dish soap • hand/bath soap • multi-purpose surface cleaner • sponges • deodorant • dryer sheets (prefer small packages)

Contact Our Church PCUSA

Our LocationWILLIAMSBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

215 Richmond Rd Williamsburg, VA 23185


Located on Richmond Road, across from the College of William & Mary


Our Location757.229.4235
Our Locationsecretary@mywpc.org

Our Hours

WORSHIP SERVICES: 9:30am and 11:00am

CHURCH SCHOOL: 9:30am

WEEKDAY OFFICE HOURS 

Mondays -Fridays 9am - 5pm

Closed Weekends and Holidays

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