About Us

Faith United Methodist Church is an accepting community,

gathering for the purpose of Serving, Encouraging and Supporting others in Living Christ-centered Lives.

To that end, we focus our local and worldwide efforts to:

  • Nurture people in faith, providing meaningful worship for God’s glory
  • Serve people in outreach, providing opportunities for people to know, develop, and use their spiritual gifts
  • Share (witness) the Good News of Jesus Christ, providing educational opportunities of faith
  • Maximize our collective resources and church facilities to enhance our ministry
Faith United Methodist Church is located at 899 Dorset Street in South Burlington, Vermont. To get to our church,

  • Take the South Burlington (14E, Williston Rd.) exit off of Interstate 89 North or South
  • From there, make the first right onto Dorset Street
  • Proceed approximately 1.5 miles, passing the South Burlington High School on the left side and crossing Kennedy Drive
  • Continue on Dorset St. under I89 and up the hill
  • Faith United Methodist Church is on the right side of the road at the top of that hill.

If you need additional information, please call us at (802) 863-6764.

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By Mail: Faith United Methodist Church

899 Dorset Street

South Burlington, VT 05403

By Phone: (802) 863-6764

By Email: faithom@myfairpoint.net

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Current Event: Holy Humor Sunday– August 19

“Humor is, in fact, a prelude to faith; and laughter is the beginning of prayer.  Laughter must be heard in the outer courts of religion, and the echoes of it should resound in the sanctuary; but there is no laughter in the holy of holies.  There laughter is swallowed up in prayer and humor is fulfilled by faith.  The intimate relation between humor and faith is derived from the fact that both deal with the incongruities of our existence, which threaten the very meaning of our life.”  –Reinhold Neibuhr, Discerning the Signs of the Times – Sermons for Today and Tomorrow.

Do you have a joke you want to share?  Do you have a crazy hat you can’t wait to wear?  Join us and bring both to Holy Humor Sunday on August 19th.

Upcoming Events

  • September 9 – Hymn Sunday
  • September 9 2PM – Bishop District Day – Shelburne UMC

Previous Events

  • Faith at Lake Monsters – August 18
  • Church Picnic – July 22
  • UMARMY – July 15-21
  • Welcome Rev. Leigh and Greg – July 1-8
  • Ham Dinner & Silent Auction – May 5
  • Church Conference – April 29
  • Anatomy of Peace Book Discussion – April 8+
  • Holy Week Services – March 25 – April 1
  • Pilgrim’s Progress II – January 14 – February 18

Full Calendar >>

In 1963 and 1964, a religious census of the town of South Burlington showed there were over 200 families in the area interested in a Methodist church. Troy Annual Conference responded by appointing the Rev. Sherwood E. Carver as pastor of the new church. The conference also purchased a parsonage and a 5 1/2 acre site on Dorset Street, current site of Faith United Methodist Church. Then the work began: locating the people and organizing the new church.

In September 1965 the new congregation began worshiping in the auditorium of South Burlington High School and on December 5, 1965, 111 people became the first members of the new church and voted on the name Faith Methodist Church. (Three years later the Methodist Church nationally merged with the Evangelical United Brethren Church to become the United Methodist Church, thus we are now Faith United Methodist Church.)

A committee began work to plan a building and funds were raised for construction. The congregation worshiped in the new building for the first time on Christmas Eve 1969, with the construction work not yet completed. In fact, workers stayed overtime that evening to hang the cross in time for the service.

Following the consecration of the church building in May of 1970, other congregations and faiths in the community have and continue to worship in Faith’s facility, including Temple Sinai, from 1971 – 1985 and again in 1998, and Korean American congregations from 1991 – present.

This was Phase I, the sanctuary, classrooms and offices. The master plan envisioned Phase II, expanded educational space and a fellowship hall as well as Phase III, a new sanctuary. By January 1994 the congregation had clearly outgrown the original space and discussions began on Phase II.

Ground was broken for the new addition on May 9, 1999, after five years of planning, neighborhood “listening groups,” and much fund raising. A generous bequest from Myra and Howard Brand, sister and brother living on the Brand Farm property across Dorset Street, enabled the project to get underway. Formal dedication of the new facility took place as part of the celebration in December 2000 of 35 years of ministry by the people of Faith United Methodist Church.