Located in Toano, Virginia

Welcome to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church

Message from Bishop Sharma Lewis

“Please join me at 12 noon every day and pray the printed prayer below. Let us invoke the power of the Great Physician to do a mighty work in eradicating this disease all over the world.”
Virginia UMC Conference

From Pastor Chuck . . . 

“Staying connected with one another during these difficult times through devotion and prayer.”

Rogier van der Weyden - Triptych- The Crucifixion - Google Art Project
I was blind but now I see.

Sermon & Scripture Reading for Sunday, March 22nd

Although we cannot worship together in person this Sunday, we can take time to acknowledge God’s grace through our own personal and family devotions. The scripture reading for this Sunday is John 9: 1-41.

Where All the People are Ministers of Christ

Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church has been in ministry to Jesus Christ and the greater Williamsburg community for over 132 years. We’re known as the small church with a very big heart! We offer a traditional style of worship, using the United Methodist Hymnal with organ and piano music. Our four-part choir under the direction of Mrs. Carol Kendall delivers both traditional and praise anthems.

Our vision is to seek to live and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to nurture persons of all ages and circumstances for faithful discipleship, and to transform faith into service to others.

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Mt. Vernon UMC Sanctuary

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Please join us on Sunday mornings!
Worship service at 10:15 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:00 a.m.

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Toano Celebration 2019

Get Involved

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James City Chapel Cemetery

The James City Chapel Cemetery is a ministry of Mt. Vernon UMC.

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Our History

In 2019 Mt. Vernon church celebrated its 132-year anniversary!

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Community Service

Open hearts, open minds,
open doors

Announcements & Events

For Your Calendar

    • Bible Class: During Lent season there will not be a Bible class. A new class on “Comparative World Religions” will begin on Wednesday, April 22 for 6 weeks.

The Church in Ministry & Mission

    • Easter lilies: In the past we have had Easter lilies in the sanctuary in honor/memory of a loved one. Due to various reasons, we will being doing it a bit differently this year. In lieu of purchasing an Easter lily plant, you will have the option to fill out a form in honor/memory as in the past. However, instead of purchasing an Easter lily, the funds will go to the church Memorial Fund. The cost will be $6.00 per honor/memory. The sanctuary will be decorated with some lilies in celebration of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ rising from the dead. Forms will be available to designate the honor/memory of loved ones. The names of the loved ones will be in the Easter Sunday bulletin.
    • The St. Olaf Food Pantry item for the month of March is vanilla or chocolate pudding snacks. Please place your donations in the basket at the entrance to the sanctuary nearest the educational wing door.
    • Jewell Bryant would like to thank all that were able to join her for her 95th birthday celebration. Jewell said she was truly surprised.
    • The United Methodist Men: [To be updated] The men serve the 5th-Sunday breakfast as a free will offering to help them with mission work and it is also a great way to fellowship before worship service. If able, please plan on attending to show your support to the United Methodist Men.
    • Bookmarkers in Hymnals: Please use the bookmarkers in the hymnal to mark the hymn in lieu of visitor cards and offering envelopes. Thank you.
    • Annual Conference Tellers: Bishop Lewis, Rev. Joshua King, and Rev. Ted Smith are asking each district to have a team of three clergy and three lay tellers, plus alternatives, available for Annual Conference, June 18-20, in Roanoke, VA. If you would like to know what the teller duties entail, please ask Kim and she can give you the information.
    • Fellowship Group Volunteers needed for 8-week rotation:  If you would like to be a part of a fellowship group, please contact Betty Brantley and she will assign you to a group. The rotation for a group is every 8 weeks and you need to bring a smile, cookies, and soda and help set up before worship service. After worship service people gather to catch up with one another while enjoying cookies, coffee and drinks.

What our friends are saying!

From current & former members

I just wanted to thank all of your for the wonderful gifts that you sent me, as I recover from surgery. The prayer shawl is lovely—it touched my heart so! The Brunswick stew, and that terrific chicken soup have just been wonderful. I came as a stranger to your church in December, and you embraced me as a friend. You personify what it means to be “in Christ.” Again all my thanks—I will see you soon.


Why do I love Mt. Vernon? I love Mt. Vernon because Mt. Vernon embodied all that the church can be to the world! The church is where we have a sense of belonging, being connected to one another, in our common goal of knowing Christ and of living a life pleasing to Him.

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