Funeral and memorial services provide an important time and place for loved ones, enabling them to express the love they feel and give thanks to God for the gift of life of the deceased, to grieve and celebrate in community, and encounter the love and power of God through worship.
Our Board of Deacons directly serves the congregation by offering comfort, support, and service during this time. Deacons coordinate logistics for funerals and memorial services held at the church, with the Church Administrative Assistant, Funeral directors, family, church staff, police, and other churches for parking space. Deacons also coordinate memorial receptions, and along with volunteer congregation members, provide punch and cookies for family and friends in Stevenson Hall.
One of the pastors of the Williamsburg Presbyterian Church staff will officiate at any funeral or memorial service. The Planning Form is a template used as a guide to work with families to plan a worship service and provide care that celebrates the life of a loved one, and the Service of Witness to the Resurrection form explains the in-depth procedures and practices at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church:
Williamsburg Presbyterian Church has established a beautiful columbarium where its members and their loved ones may have their lives memorialized, and their cremated remains housed and safeguarded in a dedicated space in the church.
If this is something you or your loved ones may be interested in, please contact Lynne Bundick at 757-229-4235 for an application or more information.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Endowment Fund or other WPC designated fund in honor or in memory of a loved one. Family members are notified of your gifts. Any funds help to secure our church’s mission.
If this is something you or your loved ones may be interested in, please contact Lynne Bundick at 757-229-4235 for more information on memorial giving options.
The Prayer Chain, a longstanding ministry of the Deacons, and is happy to take your requests either through completing the form below or by sending an email to JoAnn Youhas. This group is composed of 15-20 church members who, each in turn, will earnestly pray for you. Your prayer request will remain confidential unless you indicate otherwise.
Please call the church office with any questions you may have at 757-229-4235 or send an email to secretary @mywpc.org. The staff will direct your request to the appropriate channels. You will be contacted by phone or email by a pastor upon your request.
Office hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you wish to speak with a pastor at other times, please contact:
Rev. Harold McKeithen (757-345-6910)
Rev. John E. Morgan (757-903-7800)
Rev. Rachel Hébert (757-229-4235, ext. 122)