The Vermont Conference voted to establish the Hope Fund at a Speicial Meeting of the Vermont Conference meeting on Saturday, Nov. 13th, 2021. The HOPE fund will encourage innovation, societal impact and new ministry in our midst. As we near the end of this pandemic and look to the future of a post-pandemic world, our churches need help to imagine new ways to be the church in this new landscape. We live in the most unchurched state in the country, and we look to connect with people who don’t go to church with the Good News of our faith. We have had experience with doing ministry in new ways during this Pandemic, so let us come together to invest in that! Our churches also need assurance that we as a Conference can look boldly into the future and see hope! We seek to have a major Conference initiative to raise the money for the fund. You can find all supporting documentation below:







The Hope Fund has three objectives:


1.  Spread the gospel of Jesus Christ

2.  Bring our best to the common good

3.  Build relationships with people who aren't involved with our churches




Though still in its infancy,  The Hope Fund is already being used to spread the Good News!!



            How do I donate to the Hope Fund?     

Pilot Hope Fund Projects

Centre Church in Brattleboro


"Jesus delivered his most provocative and best remembered message ‘on the mount’ (Matthew 5-7), that was outdoors. Being outdoors and on a mount enabled Jesus to be accessible and visible, respectively. After almost two years of coaching and consulting by Paul Nickerson, Centre Church better understands that its location (central) is key to its relevance and viability in the greater-Brattleboro area and thus the accessibility and visibility of the church is seminal. Yet currently, the vital ministries implemented and the gospel demonstrated are almost ‘hidden under a bushel’ (Matthew 5:15) – the bushel being our beautiful edifice that is the ‘Jewel on Main Street’. If we are to follow “the example of … Jesus”, we must improve our accessibility and visibility."



West Dover Congregational Church


"The Church’s role in this athletic community-building work is twofold: 1) We are one of the groups that would use such an established community venue to reach community members in need and 2) We bear witness to God’s abundance and love of poor, working-class and other communities by providing a free venue for exercise, fun and education in towns overly invested in the interests of affluent vacationers to the detriment of local working class and poor residents, especially children."



Just Now. Just You. Just Love.

Love Church.

Randolph Center, Vermont


Love Church is a non-traditional worshiping community. We welcome everyone, including those who have not been connected with a church in the past or have left the traditional church for whatever reason. At Love Church we worship as we share a meal, hike in the woods, create art, dance, pray, laugh, sing, meditate, and love our neighbors. It’s all about love! Join us as we redefine what church can be.