Rutland Area Chorus & Orchestra ~ Spring Concert

When: Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 4:00pm (Pre-concert talk at 3:30pm)

Where: Grace UCC Sanctuary

Directed by Alastair Stout

The Rutland Area Chorus and Orchestra will be joined by soloists Allison Devery-Steinmetz and David Castonguay to perform the Requiem, Op. 48, by Gabriel Fauré. Violinist Kevin Bushee will also join the orchestra to perform The Lark Ascending, a ‘romance for violin and orchestra’, by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Both pieces portray the optimism of the human spirit, and are dominated by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest. This will be a wonderfully reflective concert for post-Easter season.

A pre-concert talk by David Castonguay will be given at 3:30pm in the Grace Church Sanctuary.  A post-concert reception will also be held in the Fellowship Hall.

* A freewill offering will be accepted in aid of the Grace Church Organ Repair Fund.

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The Transcontinental Piano Duo

Grace Congregational Church presents

The Transcontinental Piano Duo
Elaine Greenfield & Janice Meyer Thompson

When: Thursday, April 26, 7:00 pm

Where: Grace UCC Sanctuary

Elaine & Janice are delighted to share this program of familiar, relaxing, and fun-filled pieces with you. These pieces are some of the most beloved works for piano duet, which promise to be so welcome after our l-o-o-n-g Vermont winter.  Please join us for this concert, destined to leave you whistling out the door.

A bonus…we always include a Q&A period, and really enjoy finding out what you would like to know about the program and our work as a Duo.

Admission by free will offering at the door.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service


Join us this Good Friday evening.

When: March 30, 2018 at 7PM

Where: Grace UCC Sanctuary

What to expect:
Also know as the Service of Shadows, Tenebrae is a time in which we meditate on the Passion of Christ.  During this evening’s service you will experience a dramatic form of the extinguishing of the Light.

 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.   John 1:1-5
For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.  John 3:16

Father John Dear Book Tour Talk & Potluck

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Grace Church in Rutland
Speaker: 7:00 pm
Potluck: 6:00 pm

Book Tour event info on

Fr. John Dear, author of the book “The Beatitudes of Peace” that we are studying during Lent, will talk about his new book, “They Will Inherit the Earth” at 7 PM on March 20.

He is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence and was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Please join us for a Potluck Dinner at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall.

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reVision Communications Survey – Spotlight on Service

The reVision Team for “Communications, Marketing and Language” has been evaluating the various ideas submitted at the November 2017 reVision “Convergence Summit”.  These ideas would require a variety of skills and talents to create and implement.  Therefore, we have envisioned a mixture of volunteer help, an ongoing Communications committee and dedicated staff person (FT, PT and/or internship), to bring these ideas to fruition.

You can participate in this reVision survey in one of two ways:

Grace Church has many talented members and friends.  This Communications SOS Survey has two purposes:

Part 1 will help us learn about the congregation’s usage of types of computer devices and social media preferences.

Part 2 is intended to gauge levels of experience or interest within specific skill areas.

Even if you don’t plan to help out in this area, please fill out at least Part 1.

We appreciate your participation, as it will help us as we write our reVision proposal. Please complete the survey the end of April 2018, but the sooner the better, as we need to make our reVision proposal in early May.

Thank You!

reVision Team for Communications, Marketing and Language

Spring Craft Fair, Saturday March 24, 2018

Spring Craft Fair with a variety of vendors, basket raffle, Pink Pachyderm Room with gently used treasures, Cafe serving soups and sandwiches, Grace Church crafts, baked goods and food items. All proceeds to support local missions.

The Spring Craft Fair will be held at Grace Congregational Church, Rutland VT, on Saturday March 24, 2018 9:00am-3:00pm.

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Phone: 802-775-4301