Welcome to Shelburne UMC

Welcome to Shelburne United Methodist Church.
We are an active and faith-filled congregation seeking to live the Gospel message in our community and in the world. Our ministries reach people of all ages, and we are active in supporting local, regional and global projects. We embrace our Wesleyan heritage and theology, and seek to discover God’s message for our lives and our world.
We have a lovely and historic church building in the beautiful village of Shelburne, Vermont. Our facility has been lovingly maintained for over 150 years.

Part of our space is rented by the Shelburne Nursery School for their programs. We also have space available with a full kitchen for rent for business meetings, baby shower’s, parties, etc.

A Message from the Church Council

The Shelburne United Methodist Church is aware of the great pain that has been caused to our LGBTQIA+ siblings because of the actions taken by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church. We wish to extend our welcome to all who seek to grow in Christ’s love. As of January 1st, 2020, the United Methodist Church has increased the legal bindings on its pastors and churches. There are now strict mandatory sentences imposed on pastors who officiate at same-gender weddings, and the denomination has reaffirmed its stance that same -gender relationships are not compatible with Christian teaching. The Shelburne United Methodist Church wishes our community to know that we oppose this decision. While we do not have the power to change legislation, we have the power and the privilege to love any who wish to worship with us, regardless of their age, gender, race, orientation, or any other difference. We hold with the United Methodist belief that our hearts, minds, and doors are open to all. We have reached this decision after many years of prayerful discussion, and with the guidance of an advisory vote from our congregation, which overwhelmingly supported the full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in the daily life of our church. We wish to extend a welcoming hand to our LGBTQIA+ siblings in Christ. Wherever you are in your faith journey, we welcome you to worship with us.

Please contact our office 985-3981 if you would like some more information.

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