Wolcott United Methodist Church

All are welcome to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am and to "come as you are."

4023 VT Route 15 , Wolcott , VT 05680
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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.

WUMC and Ballet Wolcott Co-Sponsor a Harvest Dinner

See post below with pictures of the dinner and performers!

2018 Backpack Project

Pastor Mike presents backpacks and $100 to Evangelist Barbara Miller for her backpack giveaway project.

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. 

Missions have always been a primary focus of the WUMC

Presenting the Warmth Fund check to Capstone Community Action in 2018 .

One of the Items from Our Recent Silent Auction

Many thanks to all of your who supported our Strawberry Shortcake Dinner and Silent Auction.  We will be able to donate $600 to Lacing Up for Cancer!

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Church Restoration Project

posted on November 15

Church Restoration Project

UPDATE:   We are now in Phase Three of our Historic Restoration Project.  This week saw the construction  of a handicapped entrance in the front of the building so that we are not walking into the building on frozen stones which mark the entrance to the building.  The estimate for a handicapped ramp is $3,350.   We still need about $875 to finish paying for the ramp.  If you would like to support our project, please plan to attend the Harvest Dinner co-sponsored by Ballet Wolcott on November 3 (or send a check made out to the WUMC to PO Box 94, Wolcott, VT 05680 or go to our website:  www.wolcottvtumc.org and click on the "Giving" tab.

Once the ramp is finished, we then need to close up the back corner of the kitchen which is the final step to assure that there is no further water drainage into the basement. The estimate for this part of the project is $3,050.  

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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Harvest Dinner and Performance by Ballet Wolcott

posted on November 05

Harvest Dinner and Performance by Ballet Wolcott

On Saturday, November 3, WUMC co-sponsored a Harvest Dinner with Ballet Wolcott. Many thanks to all who came to eat and enjoy the wonderful performance by members of Ballet Wolcott.  (See more pictures below).  It was a great collaboration and everyone enjoyed a great meal and good fellowship.  We look forward to future events together.  Watch the website for a possible African Dinner in February to celebrate Rev. George S. Brown and Black History Month!

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