Hedding United Methodist Church welcomes and celebrates our human family's diversity of race, ethnicity, age, faith history, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, relationship status, physical and mental ability and education. We affirm that all people are created in the image of God, and - as beloved Children of God - are worthy of God's love and grace.

Ministries

Friday Night Community Supper

This ministry is on hold for the duration of the Stay Safe, Stay Home precautions. See you when we all reopen! Great food! Great music! Great community! Fridays at 5:30 PM (doors open at 5:00) dinner is served and live music keeps the community singing, clapping, and generally enjoying the time we spend together! Volunteers in the kitchen have as much fun as the guests!

Bread of Life Food Shelf

During the pandemic, we offer presorted, curbside pick-up. Shop for the food you want and need once each month. Volunteer with the team that helps stock shelves and checks in guests. Donate non-perishables or extra produce from your summer garden. Open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:00 PM.

Financial Assistance

Now, more than ever, we know that our community is in need. We continue to serve our neighbors by phone or intercom (if you walk up to the church office door.) Need help with a utility bill or this month’s rent? We can help with that! Rental Assistance and Deposits, Heating and Utilities Assistance, Medical Expense Assistance, Clothing Vouchers, Referrals for Other Resources, Case Management Team Participation, Coordination with Agencies and Programs, Health and Wellness Program Connections, Veterans Issues Assistance, and Community Service Opportunities. Wednesdays – Fridays by appointment with Rev. Renny:(802) 476-8156 

Visitation Ministry

Pastoral care, prayer, communion, and extending community to the sick or homebound is another way that we put our faith into action. Contact the church office to request a visit from Pastor Rae or a visitation team. Although we must be very careful, Pastor Rae is doing socially distant visitations, ideally outside with masks) and is available for phone or zoom calls. Call the church office to make an appointment (802) 476-8156 or email the pastor directly: rev.fraumann@gmail.com

Overflow Shelter

Partnering with Good Samaritan Haven (http://www.goodsamaritanhaven.org/seasonal-shelter/), we provide space for extra emergency shelter beds from November to April each winter. Guests are provided a cot, a hot shower, toiletries and a healthy meal nightly.

Pastoral Staff

Rev. Rachel Fraumann

Rev. Rachel Fraumann

Lead Pastor

Pastor Rae began her ministry at Hedding Church on July 1, 2019 after two decades of youth and young adult ministries at various churches in New Jersey and Vermont. She graduated from Ramapo College in 2000 with a Bachelors of Science in Physics and from Drew Theological School in 2008 with a Masters in Divinity. Rae can often be found outside playing, gardening, or just sitting in the sunshine enjoying the beauty of God’s magnificent creation. Her love of creation dovetails nicely with her contemplative spiritual practices all of which center and ground her daily life. Music also nourishes her spirit and she loves to share her voice and guitar with the community.
Rev. Renaldo Azotea

Rev. Renaldo Azotea

Community Pastor

Rev. Renny has been the Community Pastor at Hedding Church since 2006. Prior to that, at Grace Fellowship Church in Johnson City, TN, he served as the Facility Director and the Interfaith Hospitality Coordinator, earned an Associate’s Degree in Christian Education, and was ordained. He is also a military veteran having served in the US Navy during the Vietnam Era. Renny has a passion for people who are struggling with day to day survival. He enjoys cooking the free community suppers and getting others involved with the outreach mission. He also oversees the volunteer staff at Heddings’ Bread of Life food shelf and is responsible for the distribution of benevolence funds to help folks that need a hand up when they get behind on their living expenses.

Recent Sermons

A Tale of Two Moseses

September 13, 2020
We watch the heroics of the reticent Moses as he is called and sent, speaks truth to power and leads his people to safety. His faith leads him forward and God gives him wisdom and guidance, even with the pillar of smoke and flame to show the way. In this story, we see a God who loves and cares for the people who are being trod upon, leading them through the impossible to a better life. We also see the God who washes away the oppressor, those who uphold the law of the powerful. 

We Must Love

September 6, 2020
In order to overcome our shortcomings, we must love. In order to attract a new generation of Jesus disciples to transform the world, we must love. In order to bring the church’s message of grace to a hurting people, we must love. In order to overcome the hatred that has become so divisive in our land, we must love. In order to bring light into the darkness of our times, we must love. 
So I want to ask another pointed question: If you are holding anger or hate, what is the pain that is hidden underneath? What pain is keeping you from being loving toward your neighbor or toward someone who disagrees with you?
We are canceling live worship gatherings until the end of March. Blessings on you all. Know that you are all in my prayers. We will weather this storm with wisdom and faith. Peace. Be still. Stay home. Wash your hands. With Love, Pastor Rae
Today we talk about Sanctifying Grace, this is the grace that forms us, teaches us, and shapes us over our lifetimes and helps us heal from the brokenness that we’ve experienced simply by living in a painful world.
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Hedding Church
40 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641

(802) 476-8156  heddingchurchinbarre@gmail.com

Sunday Morning Worship at 10AM