Grace Church Fall 2022 Rummage Sale

Thursday, October 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, October 7 from 9 a.m. to Noon (Bag Sale)

The Rummage Sale is held in Fellowship Hall

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).

Thank you!

2022: Easter and Holy Week Services at Grace Church

April 10: Palm Sunday

The Grace Festival Brass Quartet will lead Palm Sunday celebrations with music from the Renaissance and Romantic eras.

April 14: Maundy Thursday

7:00 PMNote: 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

7:00PMGood 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.

Grace Church Spring 2022 Rummage Sale

Thursday, May 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Friday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to Noon (Bag Sale)

The Rummage Sale is held in Fellowship Hall

Donations will be accepted in Fellowship Hall beginning on Monday, April 25 between 8 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. NO donations after Wednesday, May 4 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 Thursday, May 2-5
  • Sales help is needed on Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6
  • Clean-up help is needed after the sale on Friday, May 6

Masks will be optional this year. For more information please contact Mary Doyle (772.4834), Sue Best (775.5079), or the Church Office (775.4301).

Thank you!

May 2022: The Stranger Among Us, 4-part series

The Stranger Among Us:

The US, The Northern Triangle, and Asylum
Explore the history, theology and policy that brings us to today’s asylum crisis.

Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:00
May 3, 10, 17, 24
Grace UCC Conference Room

Email bridgetorutland@gmail.com
OR call 802-779-4217 to reserve your place

See poster (PDF) for more info.

The Learning with Grace committee will be providing more info soon …

Concert raises funds for Grace Church’s Mission and Service

Thank you to everyone who attended the January 30th CD release concert for the “Uplifting Guitar Hymns” album by Ron Pulcer. A Free Will Offering was made by attendees, which benefited the Mission and Service Committee at Grace Church.

In addition, CDs were sold after the concert and proceeds were shared with Mission and Service.

In total, $806 was raised for Mission and Service. A member of the M&S committee spoke at concert about the committee’s programs and support for non-profit orgs, including local organizations.

Thank you to the guest musicians who performed. Thanks also to Mission and Service committee members and volunteers who ushered the concert and sold CDs.

February 13, 2022 – Finance Annual Meeting

2021 Financial Annual Report (full report)

The full 2021 Financial Annual Report includes the budget info as well as other information to be presented at meeting. If you want to just view or print the 2022 budget, you can open the following link:

2022 Budget Final Council Ratified (PDF)

Both the Finance Informational Meeting and the Finance Annual Meeting will be held in hybrid mode; if you would rather attend remotely, the details are below. To receive a clickable link, check the weekly Grace Good News or contact Beth at beth@gracechurchvt.org for an email invite.

Grace Congregational invites you to the Zoom Finance Annual Meeting
Time: Feb 13, 2022 11:00 AM
To Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81211122139?pwd=eVZoaVIxbzJxcElqYmtHaVF2dkhHUT09

Meeting ID: 812 1112 2139
Passcode: 934766

To call in, dial: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID and Passcode are the same whether calling or on computer

February 6, 2022 – Finance Informational Meeting

2021 Financial Annual Report (full report)

The full 2021 Financial Annual Report includes the budget info as well as other information to be presented at meeting. If you want to just view or print the 2022 budget, you can open the following link:

2022 Budget Final Council Ratified (PDF)

Both the Finance Informational Meeting and the Finance Annual Meeting will be held in hybrid mode; if you would rather attend remotely, the details are below. To receive a clickable link, check the weekly Grace Good News or contact Beth at beth@gracechurchvt.org for an email invite.

Grace Congregational invites you to the Zoom Finance Informational Meeting
Time: Feb 6, 2022 11:00 AM
To Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87984788613?pwd=T2NnMnBBOUQzYm4zdTdYaXBtSlpJdz09

Meeting ID: 879 8478 8613
Passcode: 910768
To call in, dial: 1-646-558-8656
Meeting ID and Passcode are the same whether calling or on computer

January 30, 2022 – CD Release Concert + Fundraiser for Mission & Service

A CD Release Concert + Fundraiser for Grace Congregational Church’s Mission and Service programs will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at 2:00pm in the Sanctuary.

CD Release of “Uplifting Guitar Hymns”: Ron Pulcer and guest musicians will perform selections from Ron’s new album, which was recorded at Grace Church. The album includes 18 hymns, Spirituals and religious songs, and features instrumental fingerstyle guitar arrangements by Ron. Guest musicians include Marina Smakhtina (cello, guitar), Linda MacFarlane (dulcimer, guitar) and Phil Henry (djembe, guitar). For more info:

Concert: https://upliftingguitarhymns.com/cd-release-concert-01-30-2022/

Fundraiser for Mission and Service programs: A Free Will Offering at the concert will be given to the Mission and Service Committee at Grace Church, which in turn supports local non-profits. Also, a portion of CD sales after the concert will be shared with Mission and Service. A member of M&S Committee will speak to concert audience about their programs and plans. For more info:

Fundraiser: https://upliftingguitarhymns.com/2022/01/11/fundraiser-for-grace-churchs-mission-and-service/

For more information, please contact the church office, or email Ron Pulcer, or see album website.

February 27, 2022 – First Outdoor Winter Event – VT Conference UCC

Vermont Conference of the United Church of Christ
First Outdoor Winter Event
Sunday, February 27, 2022
2:00 – 4:00pm
Smokey House Center, Danby, VT

You can download this flyer and post on a bulletin board near you!