Welcome to Rupert United Methodist Church!
in the heart of Rupert, Vermont, Rupert United Methodist Church offers a
sanctuary from life's struggle. Here we worship, study, fellowship, care for
each other, and seek to find our way as disciples of a living Christ.
Every church, from the largest metropolitan megachurch, to a small rural church like
Rupert United Methodist, has the same mission, and the same challenge: How, in
an increasingly secular world, do we spread
God's word and bring people into closer relationship with God?
We believe the secret is not a secret at all. We do it by
striving to live Jesus' summary of the entire scripture: "Love the Lord your God
with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind." and "Love your
neighbor as your self." We strive to do this as a church family that is always
open to new people, or returning members.
We invite you to join us, whether for
a single service while visiting Southwest Vermont, or regularly as part of our
church family. We are not a perfect people, so you don't have to be perfect
either. Come as you are. Bring your burdens, hopes, and energy. Share your faith
journey, and let us be part of yours.
What visitors say...
"Yesterday I visited Rupert United
Methodist Church. Pastor Tom Atkins preached on Safety. Having met him on line
as a member of the Bedlam Farm Creative Group, I was excited to join other
creative group members and locals in worship. Warmth and hospitality radiated. I
was thrilled to be able to join and sing in their small choir. The chosen
hymns were very familiar and that made it easier for me to step in. Among the
hymns was my grandmother's favorite.... My heart beat faster, and tears crept to
moisten my eyes. I was very moved." - Kathy Langer
"Such a sacred space. It is as if
your soul steps back in time and remembers when it was whole and carefree, a
gift not given in all churches, but handed out by the gob-full at Rupert
Methodist. (Ha, maybe not a word, but there it is!). Tom Atkins and his
congregation welcome you with open hears and arms. AND, the entire setting,
chairs, organ and architecture take you on a journey through time. I am amazed
at the feeling of legacy of faith in that beautiful space." - Christy Dale