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.
Friday Night Community Supper
Our new kitchen is finished and ready to serve people again! We are testing the space by cooking for the Good Samaritan Haven over the summer and hope to restart these dinners this autumn! 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
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 our new Outreach Coordinator, Phyliss Azotea: (802) 261-1342
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 or simply click here to schedule a visit with the pastor. Although we are still being careful, Pastor Rae is happy to visit with you at your home or at the church office, at a cafe or at a park.
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. The Overflow Shelter has not been running during the pandemic.
Rev. Rae Fraumann
Pastor Rae (She/They) began their 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 their spirit and they loves to share their voice and guitar with the community.