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

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

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 are talking about the second part of Grace, as Methodism’s founder, John Wesley, taught. Justifying Grace is the experience of being forgiven and adopted into God’s family.
Prevenient Grace definition: "It is divine grace that precedes human decision." God starts showing love to us before we are ever aware of our connection to God. We could also call it "preceding grace" because it precedes anything we have ever done to "earn" grace, salvation, or liberation.

Kissed by God

January 12, 2020
Just like God’s hug for us through one of our community angels, God’s love for us in these rituals offers us an opportunity to experience God through all of our senses. We see God in the elements, we hear God in the words of institution and the sounds of pouring water and tearing bread, we taste and smell God in the taking of communion and feel God’s kiss upon our skin in the waters of baptism.

Pause and be Present

January 5, 2020
We are to, everyday, every moment if we can, show to the world a new way of being. One where love is more powerful than drones or protocols. Where compassion holds more sway than polls or pontificating. Where a hug holds more hope than a catchy campaign slogan. And where the grace of the Holy One is more compelling than the propaganda of the Empire. 
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March 17, 2020

So often we lift up prayers for one place or another. In these days of worldwide pandemic, we pray for all the nations.

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A Sunday Without Church: In Crisis, a Nation Asks, ‘What Is Community?’

The faithful remain faithful still. New ways of worship and community will emerge in this time of quarantine.

Peace. Be still. Stay home. Wash your hands.

Pastor Rae

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Worship with us today, but from our home to yours! Stay safe. Stay home. Wash your hands. Remember, we do not go to church, we ARE the ... See more

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Hedding Church
40 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641

(802) 476-8156

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