In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pownal United Methodist Church has made the unfortunate but responsible choice to suspend worship and all church-related activities until, at minimum, April 16th, per order of the Governor's office. Please stay tuned for more information as the crisis continues to unfold.

Pastor Steve

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Rev. Stephen Dale

Pastor Steve

aka RevAnchorman, Steve, That Guy, and Hey You.

Steve started the Bennington AfterDark community in late 2018, and was invited to serve the Pownal UMC as pastor in July 2019. He graduated from Boston University School of Theology in 2015. His interests include practical theology, new expressions of faith communities, and radical hospitality. His hobbies include photography and riding his motorcycle.

Recent Sermons

Are we lost?

March 1, 2020
This Sunday, the first Sunday of Lent, we talked about Jesus being tempted in the wilderness. About what temptation is, for Jesus, and for us. About the fact that temptation…

Am I Enough Enough?

January 12, 2020
Today we talked about the baptism of Jesus. We talked about what baptism means, and we asked the question: if baptism means what tradition dictates, why did Jesus need to be…

The Unexpected Gift

January 5, 2020
Not everything we get in life is what we expect. When we do get a gift we don't expect, it's a good idea to take a hard look at that…
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1 day ago

We are looking for a few people to help with reading some scripture. If you can help, let me know. I'll email you a scripture passage, and you can call the church and record the passage as a voice ... See more

6 days ago

A message from the Williamstown Food Pantry: Williamstown Food Pantry will be open Wednesday, March 25 at 9 AM until noon. There will be signs directing cars around the back of the church. No one ... See more

1 week ago
Online Worship Survey

Since this is new to all of us, and we might be doing this for a while, I wanted to ask if you'd take a minute and fill out a survey to help guide how we worship online together in the coming ... See more

1 week ago

Though we are not together in one place, we can still worship together, virtually. The "live" stream will air Sunday at 9am, and is also available on DVD.

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