Wolcott United Methodist Church

During the Covid-19 Pandemic, our church has been closed and we are worshipping "virtually" via zoom, Please see the invitation to the zoom gathering for 10:00 am on Sunday mornings in a separate post. We have also been holding live services on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at Rev. Pat & Vernon's home at 169 Paine Ave, Morrisville, VT. We are, however, currently in the process of making plans for live worship in the church building once again - hopefully, on September 27, if we are able to get an internet connection installed so that we can continue to hold services via zoom, as well. Please check back on the 25th for further information.

4023 VT Route 15 , Wolcott , VT 05680
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The United Methodist Church

Front door prepared for fall 2020

Pastor Mike leads worship at Rev. Pat's

Wolcott UMC Worships at Rev. Pat's home in Morrisville during pandemic

Receiving the check

Barbara Miller receives check and backs (on the floor)

Drive-through town to Honor Arlo Sterner

Drive-through town to Honor Arlo Sterner

Drive-through Wolcott to Honor Arlo Sterner

About a dozen or more cars and trucks, along with Fire Trucks from Hardwick and Woodbury, as well as Wolcott, drove down through the village of
Wolcott on Sunday, June 14, past Arlo Sterner's home to honor the venerable man who was so well known to the residents of Wolcott and the fire departments in many area towns.

Black Lives Matter

About 15 people gathered at the church on Wednesday, June 10, at 3:30 near the Rev. George S. Brown Historic Roadside Marker to protest racism in America.

Black Lives Matter

Another view of the protest.

Altar prepared for Easter 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.

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!

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.

Black Lives Matter

Another view of the protest!

Wolcott United Methodist Church