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: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – January 18-25

The Vermont Ecumenical Council will mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25) with several events featuring the Rev. Dr. John Armstrong, Chicago-based Minister of the Reformed Church in America and scholar of the Reformation.

Public events in the Burlington area will include an ecumenical service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 21 at 3:00 p.m. at the Catholic Center at the University of Vermont (390 S. Prospect St., Burlington, VT), and a reception following. Dr. Armstrong will be the preacher at the service.

The public is also invited to an ecumenical forum with John Armstrong commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Tuesday evening Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Michael’s College in the Pomerleau Alumni Center (1 Winooski Park (Rt. 15 and Lime Kiln Rd.), Colchester, VT.

The forum will feature a presentation by Dr. Armstrong about the recent film he helped produce about the Reformation, This Changed Everything, with responses and commentary by a panel of area Reformation scholars. The forum is free, and all are welcome.

Go to this VEC webpage for links with additional information.

Upcoming Events

  • January 14 – February 18 – The Pilgrim’s Progress II
  • April 28/29 – Mark Miller in VT – Shelburne UMC

Previous Events

  • Blessing of the Toys – January 7
  • Advent Worship – December 3-24
  • Church Conference – November 27
  • Holiday Bazaar – November 11
  • Leaf-a-Palooza – November 5
  • VT DS Installation – October 15
  • Praying Our Way Forward – October 8 – 14
  • Animal Blessing – October 1
  • Methodist Mixer – September 30
  • FLOCK Kickoff – September 10
  • Hymn Sing – September 3
  • Holy Humor & Circle Sunday – August 20
  • FUMC@Lake Monsters – August 19

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.