Donations will be accepted in Fellowship Hall beginning on Monday, May 1 between 8 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. NO donations after Wednesday, May 10 at noon! We are looking for household items, clothing (clean, dry, wearable), small appliances (in good working condition), linens, jewelry, and children’s toys and games. No sharp knives, televisions, microwaves, text books or encyclopedias.
Please bring your own bags.
Set-up and Sales Help Needed!
Set-up help is needed to set up and sort Monday through Wednesday, May 8-10, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sales help is needed on Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12
Clean-up help is needed after the sale on Friday, May 12
For more information please contact Mary Doyle (772.4834), Sue Best (779.2632), or the Church Office (775.4301).
NOTE: Sorry, this event was postponed due to rainy weather. We will let you know when this event will be rescheduled.
Sunday April 23, 12pm – 2pm
Meet us at the Japanese Gardens in Hubbardton at noon on Sunday April 23rd. Pack a picnic lunch and bring camp chairs/blankets to sit and enjoy your lunch near the parking lot. Then enjoy a hike around the trails or just hang out and enjoy the company and views.
March 22, 2023: For Grace Congregational Church, Rutland, VT USA:
Church Administrator Opening beginning June 1, 2023
Grace Congregational UCC (Grace Church) in Rutland, Vermont is seeking a person to fill the Church Administrator position starting June 1, 2023.
This is a salaried, full-time 40 hour per week position. Grace Church will support a self-motivated, flexible, and team-spirited individual who is committed to the work and vision of this community of faith.
Please send your resume to Grace Church, Personnel Committee at 8 Court Street, Rutland, Vermont 05701 or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Congregational UCC is an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ. We welcome all people without regard to age, race, economic condition, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Our facility is ADA compliant.
During this Lenten season, instead of giving up something, try giving to someone. Help support Companions in Wholeness by collecting 40 items over 40 days. Use this Lenten Calendar (printable PDF) to collect the items that we need the most.
For more information, please contact Sarah Pulcer from Mission & Service Committee at email@example.com, or call 802-775-8861.
We served 3,049 breakfasts for an average 179 per day
We served 2,552 lunches for an average of 150 per day.
We served a total of 255 households which was a total of 246 individuals.
We served 117 different individuals accessed our food pantry, and we gave out 938 items from the pantry.
We gave out 273 items of clothing and hygiene items.
We continue to be in need of items for our clothing store such as warm clothing for both men and women, blankets, socks, and underwear. For our pantry we need crackers and ready to eat meals that folks can warm up in the microwave or canned items with a pull up lid. For our kitchen we need items such as pancake syrup, butter, half and half, milk, frozen fruit, sugar, salt, pepper and coffee.
We want to express our gratitude for all of you who donate your time, items and money to help us Feed Our Neighbors. We are beginning to offer other community resources to our guests onsite which has been a blessing. We are still in need of volunteers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays anytime from 6:30-11:30. We have many different jobs and can always use assistance with a variety of things that need to be done.
Not only are we feeding folks but we are becoming mentors to those in our community who need assistance in a variety of ways. Currently we have someone who wants to learn how to cook.
If you believe you may have a gift and would like to mentor someone while teaching them how to cook so they can cook for their family please let Ellie know. You can use our kitchen to provide this support.
Please be in touch with Ellie McGarry at 802-236-3136 if you have any questions or can volunteer.
Grace Church has a new Ad Hoc Physical Security Committee.
The committee would like to share with the congregation a video we have watched that was forwarded to us by Vermont Emergency Management. While one never expects an emergency at Grace or anywhere else, it is always good to be prepared. You can use the link below to a SurviVermont training in general knowledge for quick response in the case of an emergency.
Note: This video is age-restricted and only available on YouTube (i.e. cannot be embedded in this webpage).
Let us know through the church office if you have any comments or questions.
Join us for our Christmas Eve Family Service at 6 p.m. as members of our youth choir offer upbeat Christmas anthems. The choirs will help lead the traditional Christmas story told through drama and song! Arrive early to hear a prelude of favorite seasonal songs offered by special guests Ben Green and Richard Sweet with Alastair Stout on piano.
Later that evening, at 10:30 p.m., the Sanctuary Choir will offer a Musical Prelude, joined by guest instrumentalists for this beautiful and uplifting music. The Candlelight Evening Service begins at 11 p.m. We will all share in the beauty and comfort of lighting candles and singing “Silent Night” as the wonder and mystery of Christmas unfolds.
Donations will be accepted in Fellowship Hall beginning on Monday, September 19 between 8 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. NO donations after Wednesday, October 5 at noon! We are looking for household items, clothing (clean, dry, wearable), small appliances (working), linens, jewelry, and children’s toys and games. No sharp knives, televisions, microwaves, text books or encyclopedias.
Please bring your own bags.
Set-up and Sales Help Needed!
Set-up help is needed to set up and sort Monday through Thursday, October 3-6
Sales help is needed on Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7
Clean-up help is needed after the sale on Friday, October 7
For more information please contact Mary Doyle (772-4834), Sue Best (779-2632), or the Church Office (775-4301).
The Grace Festival Brass Quartet will lead Palm Sunday celebrations with music from the Renaissance and Romantic eras.
April 14: Maundy Thursday
7:00 PM — Note: This service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at:
85 West St. in Rutland
(just down the street from Grace).
April 15: Good Friday
7:00PM – Good Friday Tehebrae service.
This year, we invite you to also participate in a Spiritual Walk, either before or following the 7PM service:
6:00 PM—Spiritual Walk, Journey Inward Labyrinth Walk: 6-7 PM in Fellowship Hall
7:00 PM—Tenebrae Service in Grace Sanctuary. The Sanctuary Choir and saxophonist Katie Runde will lead our Good Friday Tenebrae service, with a wide range of music that reflects the powerful and dramatic scripture readings of Good Friday.
~8:00 PM—Spiritual Walk, Journey Inward Labyrinth Walk: 8-9 PM in Fellowship Hall
April 16: Holy Saturday – Waiting for the Resurrection
Reserve a time for a group or solitary journey walk inward. Call the church office (802-775-4301) to visit the labyrinth on Holy Saturday or visit on Easter morning, 8—9 AM.
April 17: Easter Sunday. He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!
Easter Sunrise Service at 6:00 AM – Worship and light breakfast Join us at the Ashcroft-Billings farm, 731 Creek Road, North Clarendon, VT
Sanctuary Service at 10:00 AM Joyous Easter music from the Grace Festival Brass Ensemble and the handbell choir.