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Taylor Fellowship Award


Each year since 1995, the Blaine and Lois Taylor Fellowship Award has chosen ministers with distinguished service in Christian Ministry with this prestigious honor.  CLICK HERE for the 2015 Application and Guidelines.

2014  - Walter Brown

            -Ed Claus

           -Huntley Halvorson

2013 - Nora and Jonathan Almond

           -The Rev. Richard Evan

           -The Rev. Richard Pagano

           -The Rev. Vicki L. Woods

2012 - The Reverend James Todd

2012 - The Reverend Richard Hibbert

2011 - The Reverend Daniel Weaver

2010 - The Reverend T. Landon Lindsay

2009 - The Reverend Frank Gulinello, Jr.

2008  - The Reverend Richard E. Harding

            - The Reverend Jeannette M. Burton

             - The Reverend Dr. John E. N. Knight

2007 - The Reverend John A. Dusenberry

          - The Reverend Young Bok Rha

          - The Reverend Russell Peppe

2006 - The Reverend Dr. Wayne Kendall

            - The Reverend Dr. Kent D. Moorehead

2005 - The Reverend Dean E. Benedict

          - The Reverend Wesley W. Stinson

2004 - The Reverend Howard E. Benson

         - The Reverend Norman C. Young

2003 - The Reverend Lawrence M. Hill

2002 - The Reverend Dr. Irvin E. Koelker

          - The Reverend Phillip M. Polhemus

2001 - The Reverend Frank A. Danforth

          - The Reverend Seaton Woodley, Jr.

2000 - The Reverend William A. Campbell

          - The Reverend David A. Hollenbeck

1999 - The Reverend Dr. Kwan Y. Lee

          - The Reverend Harry Soper

1998 - The Reverend John L. Camp

          - The Reverend Milton L. Smith, Sr.

1996 - The Reverend George E. Bullens

          - The Reverend Alan H. Moore

1995 - The Reverend Edgar J. Helms




Lifetime of Discipleship Award


 CLICK HERE for the 2015 Application form 

Marie and Charles Frasier are longtime members of Wesley UMC in Framingham MA.  Throughout their many years at Wesley they have demonstrated a deep commitment to growing in faith through prayer, worship, Bible study, service and outreach.  The list below shows the fruits of the spirit that come from their belief in the goodness God provides.  As one letter of nomination stated, "They always look for the best in people and in situations within the local church and the community of God."  Another wrote, "They embody Marie's favorite scripture verse from Proverbs, 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways look to God and [God] will make your path straight.' (Proverbs 3:5-6)"

Marie Frasier

Coordinates or teaches Sunday School (currently and over past 15 years)

Volunteers at local hospital

Teaches Bible study in the community

Lay member of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry

Has served as Worship Chair, Prayer Chain Coordinator, on SPRC, Trustees, Finance, & Administrative Council

Charles Frasier

District Lay Leader for the Central MA District

Helps to coordinate educational opportunities for local churches

Provides worship visuals each week

Has served as Lay Leader, Chair of SPRC, Chair of Worship Committee

Both Marie & Charles              Requested that the $500 donation go to "Imagine No Malaria"

Lead worship on regular basis

Lay Leadership of Wesley UMC (Charles formerly, Marie currently)

UMM (Charles)  and UMW (Marie)

Walk to Emmaus (servants and leadership for many years)

Habitat for Humanity (multiple builds over last 20 years)

Mission Trips to Red Bird Mission, Katrina Relief, Monson tornado relief and others

Lay Speaking leadership in the District and Annual Conference

Leaders in planning and working during Family Week (annual VBS at Wesley)

Nancy Hajek                  Requested that the $500 donation go to UMCOR

Nancy has been a member of the former Burnside UMC, now the New Covenant UMC in East Hartford CT for almost 60 years.  She is described as one who continues to "challenge members of the congregation to be joyful and generous givers through her example of sharing time, talents, and financial resources.  She is described as a "life-long learner, one who is eager to learn about herself, the world and other people.  Her travel experiences to South Africa, India and elsewhere with Plowshares Institute have shaped and formed her witness as a disciple of Christ."  One letter of nomination concluded, "Nancy's life of discipleship demonstrated in personal and social  holiness is an inspiration to us and to others.

Current Member of the Board of Trustees (Secretary) of New Covenant UMC

Current Member of the Church Building Committee

Current Member of SPRC

Organizer of local church fundraising and mission projects

Member of UMW

Has served on Bureau of Conference Sessions

Has served as Worship Committee chair, and on finance and administrative board

Plowshares Institute - Connected for over 30 years serving as a volunteer, a staff member and currently serving on the Board of Directors.  "She has organized and facilitated transformative travel experiences including 40 international traveling seminars that deepened and broadened the internation peach and just perspectives of hundreds of Methodists."


2014 Lifetime of Discipleship Award -             Marie & Charles Frasier and Nancy Hajek

2013 Lifetime of Discipleship Award -             Earl Hutt and Helen Neff

2012 Lifetime of Discipleship Award -             Carol Smith and Oscar Harrell

2011  Lifetime of Discipleship Award -            Mary Pittman Wyatt and Beverly Abbott

2010  Lifetime of Discipleship Award -           M. Philip Susag and Harry Johnson

2009  Lifetime of Discipleship Award -           Willard and Joyce Robinson

Golden Cane Award


The New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church presented its Golden Cane Award to The Reverend Donald Brushett on April 21, 2013 at Houlton United Methodist Church in Houlton Maine. Rev. Brushett is the pastor among us with the greatest number of years of service in Christian Ministry. We convey this honor with gratitude and appreciation for his ministry as pastor, theological educator and friend to generations of your colleagues.

Pictured below are Mrs. Ethel Brushett, Rev. Don Brushett and Rev. Catherine Anderson (PAS)



This Award is given by the New England Conference Commission on Archives and History and the Preachers' Aid Society of New England.





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