Religious Services


ADDISON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH. Addison four corners, routes 22A and 17. The Rev. Stephen Payne, pastor. Worship, 10:30 a.m.


WEST ADDISON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. 18 Church St., West Addison, off of Route 17 and Jersey Street. The Rev. Jill Colley Robinson and Rev. Mike Doran. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. During August, the congregation will worship at the Vergennes United Methodist Church at 9 a.m. (802) 877-3376.


Brandon/Forest Dale

BRANDON BAHA’I COMMUNITY. Meets for regular Sunday morning devotions every Sunday at 10 a.m. For location information and more, call 247-3919 or 345-0373.


BRANDON BAPTIST CHURCH. Routes 7 and 73 West, Brandon. Sunday services, 11 a.m.; adult and young adult Bible study, 10 a.m.; Sunday school for ages 5 and up. Wednesday prayer and Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Handicap accessible. 247-3339 or


BRANDON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, U.C.C. The “go-to” church on the Brandon green, 1 Carver St., Route 7, P.O. Box 97, Brandon. The Rev. William L. Bartholomew, interim pastor. Sunday worship, 10 a.m. year round; Sunday school, 10 a.m. (October through May); choir, Wednesday, 7 p.m. (September through June). 802-247-6121 (office), 802-745-7515 (pastor’s cell phone) or


BRANDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Franklin Street. Kenneth Bevan, pastor. Regular worship, 10 a.m., Sunday school every Sunday, 10 a.m. Fellowship hour, 11 a.m. Child care. Holy Communion, first Sunday. 247-6524.


FOREST DALE WESLEYAN CHURCH. 1895 Forest Dale Road, Brandon. The Rev. John McDonald, pastor. Sunday worship, 11 a.m.; Growth Groups on Sunday for all ages, 9:45 a.m. Handicap accessible. 247-6748 or


GRACE CHURCH. Route 73, Forest Dale — part of St. Thomas and Grace Episcopal Church. Starting May 15, 2016, all services are at St. Thomas Church in Brandon Village. 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, no music; 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist, family-friendly service with music. Sunday morning program for children preschool and older (during the school year). 247-6759. The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, rector.


LIFEBRIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 97 Frog Hollow Road (formerly the Neshobe Sportsman Club). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m. LifeGroups meet weekly, call for schedule. 247-LIFE (5433).


LIVING WATER ASSEMBLY OF GOD. 76 North St., Forest Dale. Lewis Butterfield, pastor. Sunday service and children’s church at 10 a.m. 247-4542.


OUR LADY OF GOOD HELP ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (ST. MARY’S). 38 Carver St. Fr. Vincent Onunkwo, Admin. Mass schedule: Saturday, 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. Tel: 247-6351.


ST. THOMAS & GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Route 7, Brandon village, corner of Prospect Street. 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, no music; 10 a.m., Holy Eucharist, family-friendly service with music. Sunday morning program for children preschool and older (during the school year). 247-6759. The Rev. Margaret (Margo) Fletcher, rector.



BRIDPORT CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. (Conservative Congregational Church Conference). The Rev. Tim Franklin, pastor. Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m. Coffee hour immediately after service. 758-2227 or


HOPE COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP. Bridport Community Hall, 52 Middle Road. Pastor Jeff Kauffman. Age graded Bible classes, 9 a.m. Second service, 10:30 a.m. Bible studies on Sunday nights. 759-2922 or


ST. BERNADETTE’S / ST. GENEVIEVE’S PARISH. Part of the combined mission of St. Mary’s in Middlebury, offers Mass Saturday, 7:30 p.m., November through April only. St. Genevieve’s in Shoreham has Mass from May through October at 7:30 p.m.



BRISTOL CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP. Meet at the River, 400 Rocky Dale Road. Sunday, 9 a.m. 453-2660 or 453-2614.


FEDERATED CHURCH OF BRISTOL. The Rev. Bill Elwell, pastor. Sunday worship and K-12 Sunday school, 10:15 a.m., year round. Child care provided. Coffee hour follows service. 453-2321, or


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BRISTOL. Sunday service, 10:15 a.m., Sunday school, 11 a.m.; contact person Deacon Mary Purinton, 453-2551. For special events, visit First Baptist Church, Bristol, VT, on Facebook. A welcoming family-oriented church.


ST. AMBROSE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. Fr. Yvon J. Royer, pastor. Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. Confessions: Saturday, 6-6:15 p.m.; Sunday, 7-7:45 a.m.


SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH. 839 Rockydale Road. Bruce Wilkinson, pastor. Sabbath school, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.; worship, Saturday, 11 a.m.; weekly Prayer Meeting, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. 453-4712.


TERASEM MOVEMENT TRANSRELIGION. 2 Park Place. Meditation on the Truth of Terasem on the 10th of each month at 10 a.m. Info: or



CHARLOTTE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Church Hill Road. The Rev. Susan Cooke Kittredge, pastor. 10 a.m.: Worship service and Sunday school. 425-3176.


OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. 2894 Spear St. Father David G. Cray. Sunday Mass, 8 and 11 a.m. Weekday Masses, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:15 p.m. AA Meeting, Wednesday, 7 p.m. 802-425-2637,,


UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP. Charlotte Children’s Center, Ferry Road. Child care available. Pat Neal, 425-3136; Diane Butler, 425-2373.



FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF CORNWALL. Route 30. The Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Schueneman, pastor. Sunday worship 9:30 a.m., with nursery care and Christian education provided. 462-3111 or


East Middlebury

EAST MIDDLEBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Corner of Routes 125 and 116. Bob Bushman, pastor. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. Sunday worship, 9 a.m.; contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school during 9 a.m. service. 388-7423.


VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH. Routes 7 and 125. Rev. Ed Wheeler. Services on Sundays: Sunday school for all ages, 9:30 a.m. Worship services 10:45 a.m. (Nursery provided) and 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesdays; Youth Group and AWANA meet on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. 388-7137 or



CROSS ROADS CHAPEL. Ferrisburgh Center, Union Meeting Hall (the brick church), Route 7 and Middlebrook Road. Pastor Charles Paolantonio. Evangelical free church. Sunday worship 10 a.m. 425-3625, or Cross Roads on Facebook.


FERRISBURGH CENTER COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Route 7, Ferrisburgh, next to the town offices/Grange hall. Parking lot. The Rev. Jill C. Robinson and team. Sunday worship, 9 a.m. (802) 876-7622.


NORTH FERRISBURGH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. 277 Old Hollow Rd. The Rev. Kim Hornung-Marcy, pastor. Sunday worship, 10 a.m., Sunday school, 10 a.m. Nursery available. Call for information on youth group and adult education. 425-2770 or


Hancock and Granville

COMMUNITY CHURCH OF HANCOCK AND GRANVILLE. Above the Town Hall, Route 100, Hancock. The Rev. Wayne Holsman, pastor. Meets at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m.



SAINT JUDE THE APOSTLE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. 10759 Route 116. Father David G. Cray. Saturday Mass, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m. Weekday Masses Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation, Saturday, 4 p.m., and by appointment. 802-482-2290,,



COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE. 39 Windy Knoll Lane. The Rev. Philip Smith, pastor. Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Sunday worship service, 11 a.m.; prayer meeting, Wednesday, 7 p.m.; Men’s Breakfast, every third Saturday, September through May.


ST. AGNES’ ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (A MISSION OF OLGH, BRANDON). Leicester Whiting Road. Fr. Vincent Onunkwo, Admin. Mass on Sunday, 8 a.m. (May though October). Tel: 247-6351.



SUNRAY MEDITATION SOCIETY AND SUNRAY PEACE VILLAGE. 2202 Downingsville Rd. Home of the Green Mountain Ani Yunwiwa and Vajra Dakini Nunnery. Cherokee Ceremonial Cycle on new moons; Cherokee and Tibetan Buddhist teachings offered. Come join us to renew the Sacred Hoop in these times. 453-4610 or


UNITED CHURCH OF LINCOLN. The Rev. David Wood, pastor. Sunday worship, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 11:15 a.m. Sunday youth, 6:30 p.m. 453-4280,,



CHAMPLAIN VALLEY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY. Corner of Duane Court and Charles Avenue. The Rev. Barnaby Feder, minister. Sunday service 10 a.m. Religious exploration and nursery care provided. 388-8080.


CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY, MIDDLEBURY. Middlebury Community House, Main and Seymour streets, Sunday, 10 a.m.; Sunday school 10 a.m., Wednesday (first and third weeks of the month only), 7:30 p.m.


THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF MIDDLEBURY (UCC). 2 Main St. The Rev. Andrew Nagy-Benson, pastor. Sunday worship and church school at 10 a.m. Nursery care provided. 388-7634.


THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. 133 Valley View Drive, Buttolph Acres. 388-3102. Bret Weekes, Stake President, Montpelier Vermont Stake. Sunday: Sacrament meeting 10 a.m.; Sunday school 11:15 a.m.


EASTERN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WORSHIP. Information on service in the Middlebury area: 453-5334.


ECKANKAR. Meeting once a month at Ilsley Public Library, 75 Main St. Info: Check for this month's meeting date and time online at


GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH. 52 Merchants Row. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. Visitors welcome. or 453-3003.


HAVURAH, THE JEWISH CONGREGATION OF ADDISON COUNTY. Havurah House, 56 North Pleasant St. A connection to Judaism and Jewish life. Independent and unaffiliated. High Holy Day services are held jointly with Middlebury College Hillel. Weekly Hebrew school from September to May. 388-8946 or


MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH (AMERICAN BAPTIST). South Pleasant Street. The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Allen, pastor. Sunday school for all ages (infant to adult) on Sunday, 9 a.m.; Sunday morning worship and Junior Church (worship model) with nursery, 10 a.m.; small groups, fellowship groups throughout the week. Times and dates at or 388-7472.


MIDDLEBURY FRIENDS MEETING (SOCIETY OF FRIENDS: QUAKERS). Havurah House, 56 North Pleasant St. (Route 7). Sunday, 10 a.m., First Day School (September through June), childcare provided.


MIDDLEBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Corner of Route 7 and Seminary Street. Rev. Jill Colley-Robinson, Congregational Care minister and quarter-time coordinating pastor. Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors. A Reconciling Congregation. Sunday: adult study, 10 a.m.; gathering time, 10:45 a.m.; morning worship, 11 a.m.


SAINT MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION). Father William Beaudin, pastor. Masses: Saturday, 5:15 p.m., Sunday 8, 10 a.m.


ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. On the green in Middlebury. The Rev. Dr. Susan E. McGarry, rector. Sunday morning services, June 5-Sept. 4, 9 a.m.; September to June, services at 8 and 10:30 a.m., adult education and choir at 9 a.m. (child care available), and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Communion in the chapel, 12:05 p.m. Thursdays, Christian meditation, 4 p.m. 388-7200 or


ST. TIMOTHY ANGLICAN MISSION. Middlebury Community House, 6 Main St. The Rev. Alex W. Cameron. Sunday services, 4 p.m. Service consists of an informal homily followed by the celebration of the Eucharist.


THE SANGHA AT CVUUS. Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society. Sunday, 7-8:30 p.m., sitting meditation and dharma discourse. All meditation practices supported. Open to the public. Beginners welcome. Instruction available at 6:40 p.m.



MONKTON FRIENDS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. The Rev. Bill Elwell, pastor. Sunday worship, 8:45 a.m. 453-2321 or


New Haven

ADDISON COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST. 145 Campground Road. Dale Pennock, preacher. Worship assemblies, Sunday, 9 a.m. and 11:20 a.m. Bible study classes for adults and children, Sunday, 10:30 a.m., and Tuesday, 7 p.m. Call for free Bible study course or in-home Bible study. Watch Bible Forum on MCTV-15 (Middlebury) or NEAT-19 (Bristol). 453-5704 or 545-4772.


NEW HAVEN CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The Rev. Abby Gackenheimer, pastor. Church services and Sunday school at 10 a.m. on Sunday. 453-3777.


NEW HAVEN UNITED REFORMED CHURCH. 1660 Ethan Allen Highway (Route 7). Sunday services, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday school 11:30 a.m. 388-1345.


North Chittenden

MOUNTAINSIDE BIBLE CHURCH (REFORMED BAPTIST). 27 Holden Road. Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., or 802-483-6266.



FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The Rev. David Anderson, pastor. Sunday worship service, 10 a.m. 948-2900.


SAINT PAUL’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. The Rev. Henry Ferman. Mass Sunday, 10:30 a.m., and Tuesday, 7 p.m. 468-5706.



RIPTON COMMUNITY CHURCH, UNITED METHODIST. No regular services, but the facility is available for religious and social events. 388-0338.



FEDERATED CHURCH OF ROCHESTER. The Rev. Gregory Homan, pastor. Sunday worship, 10 a.m. 767-3012. Sunday school during the school year.





SALISBURY CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST). The Rev. John Grivetti, pastor. Sunday worship service, 10 a.m., church school 10 a.m.



ST. BERNADETTE’S / ST. GENEVIEVE’S PARISH. Part of the combined mission of St. Mary’s in Middlebury, offers Mass Saturday, 7:30 p.m., November through April only. St. Genevieve’s in Shoreham has Mass from May through October at 7:30 p.m.


SHOREHAM FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH-UCC. The Rev. Christina DelPiero, pastor. Intersection of Main and School streets. Sunday service, 10 a.m., with child care available. Handicap accessible. 897-2687.


Starksboro/South Starksboro

EPISCOPAL GATHERING AT THE JERUSALEM SCHOOLHOUSE. Behind Jerusalem Country Store, Route 17, S. Starksboro. Vicki Backus. First and third Sunday of each month, 9:30 a.m. 453-6488.


SOUTH STARKSBORO FRIENDS MEETING (SOCIETY OF FRIENDS: QUAKERS). Dan Sargent Road (call). Sunday worship and First Day school, 9:30 a.m., preceded by singing at 9:15 a.m. 453-4927.


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF STARKSBORO. 2806 Vermont Route 116. 453-5577. Pastor Larry Detweiler, (802) 434-6715 (home), (802) 989-2679 (cell), email Sunday mornings: 10 a.m., Chat, Chew and Renew, adult Bible study and fellowship; 10 a.m.-noon, Sunday’s Cool youth Bible study and fellowship (grades K-7); 11 a.m., Sunday worship, with Communion monthly on the first Sunday. Starksboro Senior Meal, 11: 30 a.m., fourth Thursday, January-October, Brenda Boutin, senior meal coordinator, 453-6354,



ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHRISTIAN CENTER. 1759 Route 7, Vergennes. Pastor Mike Oldham, senior pastor. Sunday school (all ages), 9 a.m.; worship service and children’s church, 10 a.m.; Spanish worship service, 11 a.m.: prayer open house, Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Phone, 877-3903; fax, 877-3924; e-mail,; website,


CHAMPLAIN VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH. 73 Church St., Vergennes. The Rev. Phillip Westra, pastor. Sunday worship services: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday school and Bible study for all ages. 877-2500.


CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF VERGENNES (UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST). Water Street. The Rev. Gary F. Lewis, pastor. Sunday, 9:30 a.m., nursery, church school ages 3-8th grade. Info:, 877-2435 or


PANTON COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH. 49 Adams Ferry Road, just around the corner from the Panton General Store. Eric Carter, teaching pastor. Sunday: Sunday school and adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:30 a.m., with nursery and junior church for ages 5 and under. Wednesday evening Bible study is held in a local home; call for details. 475-2656.


ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH. Corner of Main and Park streets, Vergennes. The Rev. Alan Kittelson, rector. Holy Eucharist on Sunday, 8 and 10 a.m., with child care during the 10 a.m. service. 877-3322 or


ST. PETER’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. The Rev. Yvon Royer, pastor. Masses: Saturday, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Confessions: Saturday, 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Sunday, 10-10:15 a.m.


VERGENNES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. Main Street, Vergennes, across from the Vergennes Opera House. Street parking. The Rev. Jill Colley Robinson and Rev. Mike Doran. During July, the congregation will worship at the West Addison UMC at 9 a.m. During August, Sunday worship in Vergennes is at 9 a.m., returning to 10:30 a.m. in September. (802) 877-3376.


VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH. 862 Route 7. Tim Taylor, pastor. Sunday: Bible hour classes (for all ages), 9:45 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Adult prayer and Bible study, AWANA Clubs (for boys and girls 3 years to 6th grade), JaM Junior High Group, Youth Group (high school), 6:30 p.m. Nursery (birth to 3 years) provided for all services. Deaf interpretation available. 877-3393.



WEYBRIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The Rev. Daniel Cooperrider, pastor. Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Childcare provided. Visit 545-2579.



WHITING COMMUNITY CHURCH. Brett Cody, pastor. Sunday school for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m. 623-7171.

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Middlebury, VT 05753

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Fax: 802.388.3100

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