Friday, March 22, 2019

Welcome to The York River District of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, one of 16 districts in the Virginia Conference. It stretches from Mathews to Isle of Wight counties. The District consists of 66 churches, grouped in 57 charges, and 1 Wesley Foundation. There are 64 pastors serving in the District, including Associate pastors and the pastor serving at the Wesley Foundation.


The administrative office is located in the Towne Bank building on Route 17 just south of Denbigh Boulevard.


Making more and better disciples for Jesus.


You are Invited to a Morning of Worship, Conversation, and Prayer: 
How Do We Continue To Lead in Times Like These?

Thursday, March 21st from 9:15am – 12:30pm in the Sanctuary at Crooks Memorial UMC.   204 Cook Road in Yorktown. 
***Please be advised there is another large event at the church that morning.  Additional parking is located on the backside of the church.  You'll find this by turning left upon entering the parking lot and discovering it wraps around the building.  If entering from the backside, you'll find double doors near the sanctuary (all glass breezeway). 

This all clergy event will help us not only encounter the struggles we face, but create space to learn from one another as we reflect on our leadership in the midst of a divisive time in the UMC. 

As many experienced in the past 1.5 years, we gathered regularly as colleagues to discuss how we were leading and engaging our congregations leading up to General Conference, including ways in which we cared for ourselves. It is time to gather once again to be in fellowship, offer support, learn from one another, and name what is needed. 

On the 21st, we will engage in dialogue around where we find ourselves, our congregations, and the needs for our leadership as we move ahead following the decisions of GC. 

Gathering and fellowship starting at 9:15am, session will begin at 9:30am.  We will conclude no later than 12:30pm. 

**Hosted by the York River District Clergy Association

Parenting Support

Mothers Day Out, Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM during school year; Wesley UMC - Hampton

Kids Nite Out every first Friday of the month during the school year from 5:30pm-8:00pm; Wesley UMC - Hampton

Support Groups

NA Meetings, Tuesdays at 8:00 PM; Wesley UMC - Hampton

GriefShare - 6:00pm-8:00pm; Wesley UMC - Hampton


Boy Scout Troop 75, Mondays at 7:00 PM; Bethany UMC - Gloucester Point

Girl Scout Troop 180, Tuesdays at 6:30 PM; Bethany UMC - Gloucester Point

Social Groups

Knitting Class, Mondays at 12:30 PM; Bethany UMC - Gloucester Point

Abingdon Women's Club, 2nd Tuesdays, 7:00 PM; Bethany UMC - Gloucester Point

XYZ (Xtra Years of Zest) 3rd Wednesdays, 11:30 AM; Bethany UMC - Gloucester Point

Woodcarvers Club, Wednesdays; Bethany UMC - Gloucester Point

York River Garden Club, 2nd Thursdays, 10:00 AM; Bethany UMC - Gloucester Point

Harmony House Christian Coffee House - every 2nd Friday, 7:00PM; Wesley UMC - Hampton

Tidewater Friends of Acoustic Music's Coffee house every fourth Friday at 7:00pm; Wesley UMC - Hampton


Women's Small Group Study, Mondays at 2:30 PM, Sept, - June; Bethany UMC - Gloucester Point

Women's and Men's Bible Studies, Mondays at 7:00 PM; Bethany UMC - Gloucester Point

Exercise Groups

Chair Yoga, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30-10:30 AM; Wesley UMC - Hampton

Mission Outreach

Mobile Food Pantry at Machen Elementary School, Every third Thursday at 1:00-4:00 PM; Wesley UMC - Hampton

Special Events

Bethany UMC - Gloucester Point 

Holly Society, twice a year, TBD

Quilter's Guild, quarterly on an all-day Saturday, TBD

King's Daughters and Sons, twice a year, TBD

George Nelson Concert Series, 4 times a year, Sept, Nov/Dec, Feb, April/May

Fall Bazaar, EOY on the even years

UMM & Youth Spring Garage Sale, EOY on the odd years

G.U.E.S.T. shelter program - we host three weeks out of the months Nov-March, 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM, seven days

AARP Tax Aide - Wednesdays 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Feb 1 - April 15

Wesley UMC - Hampton

Adopt-a-Spot, various times throughout the year

We make breakfast for the teachers on their first day at the local elementary school

Blood Drives every two months

Pumpkin patch each year throughout October

District Office

Our District Office location:

6515 George Washington Memorial Highway, Ste 203
Yorktown, VA 23692

Our Phone number is:

(757) 596-3476

Our Fax number is:

(757) 591-2866

Our email address is:

Upcoming Events

District Churches