Wolcott United Methodist Church

All are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am and to "come as you are."

4023 VT Route 15 , Wolcott , VT 05680
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802.888.0395

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The United Methodist Church

Front door prepared for spring

Front Door of Church Prepared for Easter 2020

Altar prepared for Easter 2020

Cross on Front Door Draped for Maundy Thursday/Good Friday 2020

Front Door of Church Prepared for Holy Week 2020

Celebrating Linda and Arlo's birthdays

Black History Month Celebrated with African Dinner and African Dances by Ballet Wolcott

Our African dinner and dances by Ballet Wolcott were thoroughly enjoyed by all,
along with the presentation on Geo.S. Brown's ministry and missionary work in Africa.

Christmas Eve 2019

First Sunday in Advent 2019

2019 Thanksgiving Baskets

This year we gave a basket to a family and a single individual.

Rocktoberfest Food Sale for Missions Great Success!

Many thanks to everyone who baked for the food sale at Saturday's Rocktoberfest and to all who bought the food.  $275 was realized for our missions' projects!

Pastor Mike presents backpacks and check to Evangelist Barbara Miller

2019 Backpacks for Evangelist Barbara Miller

Celebrating Pastor Mike and Sherry's birthdays

Altar decorated for Pentecost 2019

Celebrating Sally, Laurie and Vernon's Birthdays

Many thanks to Walter and Eric for cooking the syrup for our maple sugar dinner!

Our 2019 Maple Sugar Dinner was a great success!

Many thanks to all who attended!

Welcome to the Wolcott United Methodist Church

We are a small, but faithful congregation of diverse individuals, struggling to do our best to live out our faith in Jesus Christ.  We would love to have you join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30am.  

Historic Site Marker

As far as can be determined, the WUMC is the only white United Methodist church in the country to be organized by an African American - the Rev. George S. Brown - in 1855.  It was designated an official Historic Site of the UMC in 2008.

Sketch of the Rev. George S. Brown

This is a sketch (the only image that has been identified to date) of the Rev. George S. Brown, drawn by Henry Mack of Hardwick (who was probably about 13/14 years old at the time.)  You can view a video about Rev. Brown's ministry at http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/news/hidden-history-reverend-george-s-brown/648629943.

Church with Historic Roadside Marker

Rev. Brown oversaw the construction of the church building in 1856.  If you would like to visit the church and learn more about Geo. S. Brown, please contact Rev. Pat Thompson at 888-2185 or pajt8817@aol.com

Vermont Historic Roadside Marker

In 2010 a State of Vermont Historic Roadside Marker was installed to honor the Rev. George S. Brown.  PLEASE NOTE: The newly repaired marker has just been reinstalled this week and is available for viewing once again..  Thank you for your patience. 

WUMC Approved for State Register of Historic Sites

In October, the Wolcott UMC was officially approved to be listed on the State Register of Historic Sites, another step in our process to honor our founder, the Rev. George S. Brown.

Sermons
Service and Rev. Pat's Sermon for Sunday, May 24, 2020

posted on May 24

Click on the Link Above to see the Service for Sunday, May 24, 2020
We welcome parishioners from Binghamville who may also be sharing this service with us, as well.

Blog Posts
Church Restoration Project

posted on May 16

Church Restoration Project


UPDATE:   We are currently nearing the end of Phase Five of our Historic Restoration Project .  Our kitchen cabinets, sink, and countertops have been installed.  Over the winter we insulated the outside walls of the fellowship hall and sheetrocked and painted the walls a light cream color which will make the entire hall much lighter and more inviting.  Soon, the front hall will be repainted and the finishing touches will be put on the kitchen and the fellowship hall.  Once we have completed all of the work which needs to be done, it is our plan to open up use of these rooms to anyone in the community who needs a place for meetings, events such as birthday parties, baby or wedding showers, or whatever is needed.  Stay tuned for updates.

We greatly appreciate all the support we have received for our Historic Restoration Project to date.  If you would like to assist us in moving this part of the project along, you may send a check to the Wolcott UMC, PO Box 94, Wolcott, VT 05680 or going to our web page:  www.wolcotvtumc.org and clicking on our "Giving Tab."

Phase Four - closing in the front wall of the Fellowship Hall, adding a wider, handicapped accessible door and painting the floor in the Hall so that we can once again use the hall for events-is now nearly completed with the exception of some finish work.  We held our first event in a year-and-a half when we hosted racism training for clergy and laity from the Vermont District.

We thank all of you who have supported our restoration project over the past year-and-a half.  If you would like to continue to support us, you can send a check to WUMC, PO Box 94, Wolcott, VT, marked "Historic Restoration Fund," or go to the "Giving Tab" on this website.

We have now completed Phase Three of our Historic Restoration Project.  We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our Restoration Project to date.   As a result of your support we have a new handicapped accessible entrance ramp and have been able to completely repair the back wall so that we will have no more worries re:  water infiltration into the foundation.  There is still a need to finish the entrance, floor, and kitchen and we will be working on that in the months to come.  We could not have come this far without your support and are praying that you will continue to support us as move forward to Phase Four - completing the front interior wall of the fellowship hall along with enlarging the doorway as well as painting the floor.  Once this is done, we will have use of the hall once again.



Week 26 saw the completion on our handicapped bathroom!  We now have a fully functional bathroom once again - much larger and more pleasant than our previous one.


Week 23 ended with more plumbing work being completed on our handicapped bathroom.  An additional wall needed to be added to accommodate the required grab bars, so we will now also have a small closet in the bathroom, as well.  And the door also needed to be moved.   We have received a number of donations in memory of Linda Clark, who died very unexpectedly on August 6 and who was one of our most active members and an avid supporter of the historic restoration project.  


Week 18 of our historic restoration project saw work beginning on our handicapped bathroom.  The framing of the room has been completed.  We now need to choose flooring for the bathroom before we can move forward.  It is our current goal to be able to install the bathroom prior to winter.  We are presently about $6,000 short of having enough funds to meet this goal. 

Week 17 saw the pouring of the concrete slab, completing Phase One.  Our next step is to finish raising funds for our handicapped bathroom.  Many thanks again for all of you who have supported our Historic Restoration Project. 

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Wolcott United Methodist Church

802.888.0395