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Interfaith Prayer Vigil, Monday October 29

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.

We pray for healing, peace and calm at this time.

Nov. 18th – Thanksgiving Sunday

When: November 18, 2018 at 10:00am

Where: Grace Sanctuary

About:

Join us for Jazz on Thanksgiving Sunday, November 18th and bring your pledge commitment to God.

Grace Church is:
A place of Justice in an unjust world.
A place of Community & Welcome in a broken world.
A place of Calm in the midst of chaos.

How much is this worth to you?

“With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high?  Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?” Micah 6:6

2018 Handel’s Messiah

WhenSunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:30 and 7:00 pm

Where:  Grace Church Sanctuary

About: Grace UCC Presents, Handel’s Messiah

On Sunday, December 2, Grace Church will present the annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. The Rutland Area Chorus, soloists and orchestra will perform the concerts at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. under the direction of Alastair Stout, Minister of Music at Grace Church. The Messiah soloists are soprano, Allison Devery-Steinmetz, of Montpelier; alto, Amy Frostman, of South Burlington; tenor, Cameron Steinmetz, of Montpelier; and bass, Zebulun McLellan, of Tinmouth. Handel’s Messiah, one of the great Baroque choral masterpieces, depicts the prophecy and birth of Jesus Christ as told by Isaiah, the prophet and the writers of the Gospels. Alongside Messiah, the RAC will also perform Cantata No. 62 by J.S. Bach, Savior of the Nations, Come, which Bach wrote for the first Sunday of Advent. A free will offering will be received and a reception will follow the 7 p.m. performance.

We are also excited to announce the first Grace Church Composition Competition. The RAC and orchestra will premiere the winning work during the 2019 season. For more information, please call the Church Office at 775-4301.

Be the Peace in Rutland County, VT

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!

Peace!