Ministries

Friday Night Community Supper

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

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

Need help with a utility bill or this month’s rent? We can help with that! Food Vouchers, 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.

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.

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

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

Outreach Minister

Rev. Renny has been the Outreach Minister 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

I don’t believe in teaching 10% tithing because I have come to understand that the people most susceptible to its teaching can least afford the financial burden and those who have the most capacity for following it are the least likely to meet it when in actuality they should be exceeding it. 
So where are we with counting the cost and saving all we can? Wesley comes down hard on people’s vanity in this section. Don’t buy stuff for the sake of pride. No keeping up with the Joneses - it’ll just leave us bitter and empty - not to mention potentially broke. Wesley invites us to keep it simple and to teach our children the same.
So what does John Wesley have to say about earning all we can? If I were to sum it up, it would be something like this: work hard, find the thing that you can do, do it well and with honesty and integrity. Don't take a job that makes you sacrifice your morals. Nothing that hurts other people or forces you to lie, cheat, or abuse anyone. Work hard but not so hard that your body breaks. Make sure that you can rest - remember that we need Sabbath rest - and that the labor doesn't literally kill you. The same goes with your mind. Make sure that you have time to rejuvenate. Make sure that you have time for your family and community, because that's part of our life's work. 

Finishing the Race

October 27, 2019
How do we understand ourselves apart from those who have helped to make us who we are? Honestly, we really can’t. Those who have gone before us will always be a part of us and we can find some comfort and perhaps healing in the remembering.

What Is The Bible?

October 20, 2019
The trajectory of the biblical canon moves toward more and more justice, more and more love, more and more compassion. As the people who experienced God lived more into their faith and into the fullness of God’s love, their understanding of God also shifted.
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Hedding Church
40 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641

(802) 476-8156

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