If you are a newcomer to this church, or someone who has chosen to rethink the ways in which you reach out to others. Please take a look at our ministries and decide where you would like to contribute.
Opportunities for music abound at Urbanna. All of our choirs rely on volunteers. There is a traditional choir that sings each Sunday and there is a bell choir that performs during our various religious seasons. No auditions necessary, just a wiling spirit. if you are interested in praising God through music, call Judy Short who is our music director and an ordained minister. She can be reached at 540-493-2379 or jeshort05gmail.com.
Jubal is a contemporary praise and worship team organized in 2011 to take part in what was then called "A Different Kind of Worship in the Urbanna United Methodist Church.
The name Jubal is recognized as the forefather of all musicians ("the father of those who play the harp and flute") and can be found in Genesis chapter 4:21.
Original members are Sandra Dize - vocals and guitar, Charles Dunlevy - vocals and guitar.
Urbanna reaches our community in many ways.
There are opportunities to join a knitting group which provides prayer shawls to those in need.
Once a month, a team provides lunch for our community assisted living facility, Port Town.
Soon, we will be back to visiting nursing homes.
One of our biggest ministries is our support for the Horizon's Daycare that is located in our church building. There are opportunities for tutoring, mentoring and interacting with our students in a Christian environment.
Each Christmas, we support Operation Christmas child.
Our church has been blessed with endowment donations that allow the church to grant scholarships to those individuals who are pursuing higher education.
For more information on any or all of these activities, call our church office 804-758-5308 or email at UrbannaUMC@va.metrocast.net. Also remember to check the news and events section. Specific dates will be posted there.
Fellowship and Service:
United Methodist Men
United Women of Faith
Our women's circles and our men's group are very active. There is one men's group that meet the first Monday of each month for food and fellowship. There is a time for updating and planning outreach events and commenting on their relationship with Christ through witness, devotions and prayer. The purpose of the men's group is to provide the men of our congregation the opportunity to grow spiritually as disciples of Jesus Christ.
The women of the church meet once a month at a members' home or at the church. The purpose of the women's groups is to provide a supportive fellowship of women who participate in global and local ministries. The groups are small and there are opportunities for day and evening circle participation. Currently, there are three women's groups.
For the Women's Groups, please contact Brenda Wiley at 804 919-1335
For the Men's Group, please contact John Short at 540 493-2378
Spiritual Growth and Discipleship
Do you ever struggle to understand the Bible? Are there parts of the Bible that seem confusing, boring, or even seem a bit weird to you? Would you like to have a better understanding of what it means to declare that the Bible is “the word of God?” Then you might benefit from a course I am offering on Sunday mornings at 9am in the church parlor. The course is called, “Bible Basics Bootcamp” and it provides a basic overview of the Bible, explaining the main themes and truths that help us live according to God’s goodness and wisdom. The course involves both lecture and discussion, just bring a Bible, a notebook, and a pen or pencil. I hope to see you!