Wolcott United Methodist Church

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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802.888.0395

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Celebrating Arlo's and Linda's birthdays -

On Sunday, April 14, we celebrated Arlo's and Linda's birthdays over at Arlo's home after church.

Sanctuary for Easter 2018

Please join us for our Easter Service on Sunday, April 21!

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!

Celebrating Joe Clark's Birthday

Altar decorated for the season after Epiphany

WUMC and Ballet Wolcott Co-Sponsor a Harvest Dinner

See post below with pictures of the dinner and performers!

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.

2018 Backpack Project

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

Food for Thanksgiving baskets

Announcements
Please join us for Holy Week and Easter Services

posted on April 07

Please join us for Holy Week and Easter Services

We are now only two weeks away from Easter.  You are invited to join us for our Holy Week and Easter services, beginning this coming Sunday, April 14 for our Palm/Passion Sunday Service.   We will celebrate Palm Sunday with the reading of the story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem as folks waved palm branches and we will wave our palms, as well.  Then we will participate in a dramatic reading of the Passion narrative as we look toward Jesus' last supper with his disciples and his crucifixion on Good Friday.

On Thursday, April 18, we will have a Maundy Thursday service with the service of Holy Communion and the Service of the Tenebrae and the reading of the Seven Last Words of Jesus.  Then, on Easter Sunday, we will celebrate Jesus' resurrection in our Glorious Easter Service.

News & More

Church Restoration Project

posted on March 30

Church Restoration Project

UPDATE:   We are now in the second half of Phase Three of our Historic Restoration Project.  We now have a handicapped entrance in the front of the building so that we are not walking into the building on frozen stones and have completed payment for the ramp.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our Historic Restoration project to date.  We could not have done it without your help.  As a result of your support we have been able to completely repair the back wall (with the exception of one small area - see below) so that we will have no more worries re:  water infiltration into the foundation.  We also have a new handicapped entrance and bathroom.  There is still a need to finish the entrance, floor, and kitchen and we will be working on that in the months to come.

The second half of Phase Three is the closing in of a small space on the back wall near the furnace which has now been started.  We need to complete this part of the project prior to the snow melting, so time is of the essence.  We need about $3,000 to complete this phase.  If you would like to support this part of the project, you can 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.

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