What's Needed to Repair & Preserve This Church: The 2020 To-Do List

​Renay Maker, organist

Our Mission

It is the mission of the world-wide United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  For us, in Winooski, we strive to practice growing the Christian faith by caring for each other.

"Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, by the the means you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."                             --John Wesley

Repointing                                                                          $  8,000
Tuning/maintenance of 100-year Organ                             $  1,000/yr
Fix cement steps leading to the Sanctuary                         $  3,000
Heat to the Food Shelf room                                               $  1,000
Repair rotted shingles/wood on the Bell Tower                   $12,000
& finish painting church exterior                                                                      
Insulation                                                                            $   6,000
TOTAL                                                                               $256,900

The High Cost of Preserving our Historic Church

Electrical work/upgrades                                                     $30,000
Window restoration/protective covering                              $38,000
Water main/shut off valve                                                    $    500
Air conditioning/electrical ventilation                                   $12,000
Handicap access to Fellowship Hall                                    $15,000
Handicap access to Sanctuary                                            $84,000
Paint Sanctuary and 2 entrance ways                                 $20,000
Kitchen Upgrades                                                               $12,000
Fix rotted sill/remove & replace concrete drainage            $14,400

Pastor Ellen Ravelin. Pastor Ellen is a native of Winooski. Her grandfather helped rebuild the church in 1918.

In 2020, we are undertaking a Capital Campaign that is aimed at restoring and preserving our church, which is listed on the US Registrar of Historic Places.  We are also in the process of having the church named by Vermont Division of Historic Preservation as a stop on the African American Heritage Trail because of the important role that the Buffalo Soldiers played in its rebuilding in 1918. 

The following quotes were made in late Fall of 2019.  We are only looking for minimal repairs and upgrades, to preserve the integrity of the structure and make it functional for our and the public's use.

Join Us In Song

Every Sunday, we praise the Lord in song accompanied by our beloved organist Rennay Maker.  Raised Methodist, Rennay's 3rd great grandfather was Archelaus Maker, a circuit rider pastor. Prior to coming to Winooski, Rennay served in the Air Force.  She has played the organ at our church for 28 years.

United Methodist Church​


​24 West Allen Street

Winooski, Vermont 05404


Sunday Service & More
During COVID -19

Until further notice, our Church Service and Tuesday Night Bible Study will  be conducted via teleconferencing.  To participate, please call 605-313-5111 and use the access code 225307#.