Welcome to the Wakefield United Methodist Church website! Located in Wakefield, Virginia, we are a church that lives the general United Methodist Church belief of “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors.” Whether this is your very first visit to Wakefield UMC or you are a long-time member, we hope that this information about us and our ministries is helpful. We’re glad you visited today and look forward to seeing you in person for worship, study, fellowship or mission.

Welcome to Worship

               Sundays: 9:30am Sunday Small Groups

                                    10:30am Worship Service

               Nursery available for infants and toddlers

               Children’s Time for ages 4 and up

               Special Services throughout the year

Uniting in Christian Fellowship

               United Methodist Men                               Potluck Dinners  

               United Methodist Women                        Children’s Ministry

               Choir                                                                    Handbell Choir

               Movie Nights                                                   Softball Team                                               

Making Disciples

               Preschool                                                          Bible Study Groups           

               Vacation Bible School                                Sunday Groups

Caring for All God’s Children

               Angel Tree                                                        Pennies on a Mission

               School/Health Kits                                       Backpack Blessing

               House of Hope                                               Emergency Response

We have many groups that meet weekly or monthly:

Choir Practice is every Wednesday at 7:35pm

Handbell Choir Practice is every Sunday at 8:45am

United Methodist Women, United Methodist Men and Kids Club hold regular events and gatherings.  Call the Church Office for more details.


Vision and Focus

Matthew 18:5 ~ Children are a heritage from the Lord ~ offspring a reward from him and whoever welcomes one child… in my name- welcomes Me

Vision: As teachers and aides, God has placed a great responsibility in our hands. God has prepared us for this journey. He molded and shaped our character, equipping us for the challenge. Now God trusts us to help mold and shape the character of our students. (God’s Daily Answer for Teachers) Our vision is to mold and shape our students with God’s guidance.

Focus: “Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Theme: Mold and Shape our students as we: “Build a Team through Teamwork”


Age: Minimum age of 6 weeks old.  Classes for 2, 3 and 4 year olds are 4 days per week, 9am-12pm.  Kindergarten is 5 days per week.  Daycare is available 5 days per week from 7am-6pm.

Number of Students: The ratio is based on the Virginia state guidelines of 10 students per 1 adult for our 3 & 4 year old classes and Kindergarten, 8 students per 1 adult for our 2 year old class, 4 infants to 1 adult in our Infant class. The classes are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Hours of Operation (Daycare): Monday-Friday, 7am-6pm

Hours of Operation (Preschool): School hours for all classes are 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

Required Documentation: Birth certificate and registration fee are required for registration. A recent health form and shot record is required before entering school.

School Calendar: The Preschool will operate from September through May.

We offer a variety of Daycare and Summer Care options.  Hours of Operation are Monday – Friday, 7am-6pm.  Please call the office for tuition rates.

Registration and Tuition

Registration is open to qualified students on a first come, first served basis. All applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable and non-transferable registration fee.

Goals and Objectives

1. To encourage the exploration of the Bible, Christian values, and the significance of religious holidays; to help children gain an understanding of God and Jesus Christ.

2. To provide a nurturing, caring, and supportive environment, placing special emphasis on Christian example and principles.

3. To promote the development of fine and large motor skills.

4. To promote the development of social skills by using active exploration and interaction with adults, other children, and materials.

5. To promote the development of language, listening, and speaking skills.

6. To employ positive discipline.

7. To encourage communication between parents and teachers.

8. To provide clean, safe, and well-equipped classrooms and play areas.


Office Hours

Tuesday – Thursday 9:00am – 1:30pm

Preschool Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm

By Mail

Wakefield United Methodist Church
205 W Church St
P.O. Box 87
Wakefield, VA 23888-0087

By Phone

Pastor Glenn Riggs
(757) 635-2249 (cell)
Church Office
(757) 899-7203

By Fax

(757) 899-8284

By Email

Pastor Glenn Riggs
Terri Rosser, Administrative Assistant
Kristee Mitchell, Preschool Director
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