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
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 – 4:30 PM and on Fridays from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.
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 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.
Homeless Family Ministry
After several years of housing an overflow shelter, we have moved into an area of need seemingly unmet anywhere else in central Vermont. With no family shelters available and much more attention being given to individuals experiencing homelessness, we saw an opportunity to come alongside families with children who are experiencing the devastating and destabilizing effect of homelessness. Our first family began living with us in a newly created family apartment downstairs in the church in September of 2022. We are exploring other ways to support homeless families in the years to come!
Rev. Rae Fraumann
Pastor Rae (they/them) 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. They 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. Their love of creation dovetails nicely with their contemplative spiritual practices all of which center and ground their daily life. Music also nourishes their spirit and they loves to share their voice and guitar with the community.