Join us on July 3rd for a Gather With Grace Travelogue and Potluck Dinner!
Ben Green will share his recent travels through New Zealand. As well as presenting pictures and stories, Ben will lead us in the HAKA – an ancient Maori traditional dance. The evening will begin with a potluck dinner at 6 pm in the Grace Church Fellowship Hall. Please bring something to share. The travelogue will begin at 6:45 pm and finish around 8 pm.
FREE – All ages welcome!
*We are located on the corner of Court and West. For parking, enter our lot from
West Street. Street parking is also available on Court Street.
The handicap entrance may be accessed through the north side portico of Grace Church via the parking lot. The elevator is located in the central part of the building.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 ~ Rutland Area Chorus Spring Concert at 4 pm
The RAC will be joined by a professional brass and percussion ensemble to offer John Rutter’s world-famous, Gloria and Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring by J.S. Bach. The Grace Sanctuary Choir will also sing Rutter’s setting of Psalm 150, which was written in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The brass ensemble will give the world premiere of a new arrangement of the Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547, by J.S.Bach.
A freewill offering will be accepted towards the concert and performance series at Grace Church. A reception will follow in the Grace Fellowship Hall.
Spring Hymn Sing – April 28 at 4pm
Please join us in the Grace Church Sanctuary to sing seasonal hymns. Baritone, David Castonguay, will perform The Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams accompanied by Alastair Stout. A reception will follow in the Parlor.
Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 PM
What is Maundy Thursday? Also known as Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday is a Christian holiday falling on the Thursday before Easter. It reminds us of the foot washing and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles.
This service is a communion service, where we will be remembering the Last Supper of Jesus Christ. “This bread is my body.” – 1 Corinthians 11:13
Good Friday Service at 7:00 PM
“Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” – John 19:30
It has been said that Good Friday makes God heartbreakingly human and love utterly real.
Tenebrae is a Service of Shadows. It reminds us of Jesus Christ’s death on the cross at Calvary.
During the service, candles are slowly extinguished and the church is left in darkness. At the end, you hear a loud great noise, a strepitus. Some say this symbolizes the earthquake that followed Christ’s death, others say that it symbolizes Christ’s death itself.
Where are you going on Easter?
There are many ways to celebrate here at Grace Church.
- Easter Sunrise Service-at the Ashcroft Billings Farm at 6:00 AM
- Easter Breakfast at 9:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall
- Easter Sunday Sanctuary Service at 10:00 AM, (no chapel service)
This month, Mary Crowley took Zing! for an Art Walk around Grace Church. There are a lot of great pieces throughout Grace. Come by and take a look sometime!
Rutland Area Chorus 2019 May Concert Rehearsals Begin
Rehearsals begin for the Rutland Area Chorus performance of Gloria by John Rutter. We begin on April 7th, 2019 in the Fellowship Hall at Grace UCC. Elevator access is available. Scores are available for anyone to review before the first rehearsal. Please call the Church Office (775.4301).
April 7, 2-4:30 p.m.
April 14, 2-4:30 p.m.
April 28, 2-4:30 p.m.
May 5, 2-4:30 p.m.
May 12, 2-4:30 p.m.
May 18, 1-4:00 p.m. mandatory dress rehearsal
May 19, 4:00 p.m. presentation; call-time 2:00 p.m.
*One rehearsal may be missed, if necessary.
Finances are tight at the church and the music budget has been reduced for the 2019 fiscal year so this year, for the first time, we are asking singers to pay a registration fee of $10. A few scholarships are available, so please see the attendance takers if you need help. Your help will enable us to purchase the music needed for this concert. This amount will not buy the music for you.
* If you wish to purchase the scores and keep them, the fee is $35.
Scores will be available beginning March 4, 2019. Please email us if you would like to have one after that date. We will ask you to register and pay the $10 registration fee before receiving the scores. For more information, email Alastair at email@example.com
Grace Preschool Registration is now open to Grace Church members and current families. For more information, please contact Grace Preschool Director, Liz Yaddow, through our church office: 775.4301 (Preschool office hours are from 8:30am-noon.)
31 Brand Bags and Home Decor Fundraiser will take place during all of March. If your are interested in learning more, stop by the Grace Preschool table in the Fellowship Hall after Sunday 10am worship services. You can also contact Liz Yaddow, through our church office.
March 26 Panera! Yum! Pick up a flyer at Grace Preschool or office, then present it when you order at Panera. The preschool will earn 20% of your order’s total.