Recent services are also shown Sundays on PEG-TV (community cable access channel 1075) at 11:30am and 10:30pm. You can also access these videos anytime via PEG-TV video on demand, and searching for “Grace Church”.
In addition, Midweek Connections and musical videos are provided via GraceChurchVT YouTube channel and will also be available from this Online Services webpage.
Thank you for worshiping online with us at Grace Congregational Church.
It is with a heavy heart that the Grace Church ReOpening Committee and the Grace Church Council have come to the decision that we must pause our in-person Sunday Worship services and large special events at this time, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We WILL resume when it is safer to gather together.
Each week, Grace Church will continue to offer PEG-TV and online worship opportunities, via this Grace Church website (using YouTube and Facebook Live videos). Please click here for online worship experiences. For more information, here is an Introduction to Online Services. Currently, the Sunday Facebook Live services will air at 10:00 AM instead of 8:30 AM.
The Adult Spiritual Growth Committee is hosting a series of workshops and discussions around Civil Discourse in an election year as our nation is deeply divided. The course materials have been gathered from the UCC website, Sojourners and other sources.
The course materials are being posted for those who are unable to attend the sessions scheduled after Sunday Service in September and October 2020. We will continue to update this information after each session.
The moderators are Russ and Ellen Green. For more information, please contact Ellen Green (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A screening of a National Geographic documentary titled, “Paris to Pittsburgh” will take place from 7 to 9 PM in Fellowship Hall at Grace Congregational Church. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.
Across the country, the consequences of climate change are increasingly evident. These impacts have created a new force for change as mayors, governors, businesses, and everyday citizens launch local climate solutions.
Our prayers and thoughts go out to the victims and families from the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In addition, we pray for the members of the Rutland Jewish Synagogue and all synagogues in our country and across the world.
In response to the horror at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh there will be an Interfaith Prayer Vigil on Monday evening, October 29, at 6:30pm at the Rutland Jewish Center. All are welcome. Please feel free to share this invitation with friends and neighbors.
In conjunction with Campaign Nonviolence events (organized by Pace Bene) this week in our nation’s capital and around the country, some Grace Church members and friends were out in the community at the Saturday Rutland Farmers Market.
They brought along three large blackboards, hand made by our friend Jacob Powsner from Chittenden. Thank you Jacob! On each board was a question that farmers market visitors and residents could write their answers. Here are the three questions:
How can I build peace within myself?
How can I build peace in Rutland?
How can I support others in Peace and Justice?
There were many inspiring thoughts, ideas and answers to these questions that were written in colorful chalk.
The three boards are now on display in the Grace Church Fellowship Hall. So while you are enjoying your coffee, please take a few moments to take in these inspiring words from our community members.
Thank you to all the people who participated. Thanks to Kathy and Karl Ross, Jacob Powsner and Rev. John Weatherhogg for spending part of your day at the Farmers Market talking with people and hauling these large blackboards back and forth! Thanks to the Rutland Farmers Market as well!
On the morning of June 9 a group of marchers consisting of Grace Church members, concerned citizens and members of other community organizations gathered in the Grace Church parking lot. From there they marched the loop along West Street, Merchants Row, Center Street, and Court Street back to West Street. Afterwards, some marchers went to Main Street (Route 7) in front of Main Street Park to hold their signs for passing motorists.
According to Castleton Indivisible, one of the sponsors of the march, the purpose of the march was to protest and bring more awareness of the cruel, inhumane and unjustified separation of children from their parents along the U.S. border with Mexico, and at other ports of entry into the U.S.