Mar. 10 – Grease!

Join Grace UCC’s Annual Joyful Noise Showcase of Talent

WhenMarch 10 at 6pm

Where: Grace Sanctuary

We are located on the corner of Court and West.  For parking, enter our lot from
West Street.   Street parking is also available on Court Street.

The handicap entrance may be accessed through the north side portico of Grace Church via the parking lot.

About:  Our youth choirs, Joyful Noise and the Children’s Choir, will offer songs, including a medley of choruses and solos from Grease. The singers will be accompanied by a band of local musicians, and also be joined by choirs from local schools. Please come and support our talented youth, who will be raising money for the HEAL organization. Refreshments will be available to purchase before and during the performance, which begins at 6pm.

* If you would like to donate to the HEAL Fund.  Click here

@healraisingourworld

Youth Group – Jan. Calendar

Sunday, January 6
Join us before worship for pancakes and then for the Epiphany Hymn Sing at 4 p.m. and Tree Burning at Ashcroft-Billings Farm at 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, January 13
Come join us for a “normal” night as we begin preparations for Youth Sunday!

Saturday, January 19
Rutland Meals Project – The Rutland Meals Challenge packaging event will be held on Saturday, January 19. Since 2013, the Rutland Meals Challenge has added many meals to the local emergency food system. We have provided meals to a dozen local food shelves,
including the Community Cupboard of Rutland and the Vermont Food Bank. This year they would like to add 35,000 servings to that total, and need over 200 people to make this event a success! There are opportunities for set-up, breakdown, packaging shifts, box builders, carton hauling & stacking, and movers & shakers (who refill the food bins as we work). Each volunteer must sign up individually, even if part of a team. There will be several shifts: 9:30-11a.m.; 11-12:30 p.m.; 12:30-2 p.m.; 2-3:30 p.m.

Sign up to volunteer for the 9:30-11 a.m. shift or another time that works for you.

Sunday, January 20 to Monday, January 21
Lock in! See Tracy for details.

Sunday, January 27
Welcome Table Dinner and Youth Sunday planning! We will gather at 3 p.m. to continue our work on Youth Sunday, then move up to Fellowship Hall to help in serving the dinner at 5 p.m.

Christmas Eve Services, Dec. 24

Family Service with Nativity 6:00 PM –

The Children’s Choir and Joyful Noise offer upbeat Christmas anthems. The choirs will help lead the traditional Christmas story told through drama and song! We also welcome local tenor, Raymond White, to offer traditional secular and sacred songs for the prelude and postlude. Arrive early to hear Raymond’s delightful interpretations of seasonal favorites.

Christmas Prelude 10:25 PM –

Later that evening, at 10:30 p.m., the Sanctuary Choir will offer a Musical Prelude and be joined by Nova Wang, violin; Raymond White, tenor; and the Grace TTBB choir to offer beautiful and uplifting music.
 

Candlelight Service 11:00 PM –

The Candlelight Evening Service begins at 11 p.m., and will include the choral classics, O Magnum Mysterium by Morten Lauridsen, and Candlelight Carol by John Rutter. We will all share in the beauty and comfort of lighting candles and singing “Silent Night” as the wonder and mystery of Christmas unfolds.
 
Rev. John C. Weatherhogg, preaching

Aug. 31 – Bethany Birches Camping Weekend

When: Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31-Sept.3

Where: Bethany Birches, 2610 Lynds Hill Road, Plymouth, VT 05056

About:
Tents, pop-ups, and trailers are all welcome. There are rustic cabins for use, as well, if you do not have camping equipment. Come for one, two, or three nights or come just for the day on either Saturday or Sunday. There will be a potluck dinner on Saturday night and an outdoor worship on Sunday morning. Come and relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Come and be in fellowship with others. Come and have fun playing games and hiking!

For more information, contact the Church Office (775.4301).

Directions from Rutland:

  • Take it Rte. 4 East through Rutland and into Killington. In after a long straight-away you’ll see two general stores. Make a right onto 100 South.
  • Follow that for 6 or 7 miles.
  • Make a left onto 100A
  • Go 0.9 Miles and turn right onto Lynds Hill Rd.
  • Go 2.6 miles on the twisting, country road
    (You may think that you’re lost, but you aren’t!)
  • Bethany Birches Camp is on your right and is clearly marked. The cabin is on your right as you enter the parking lot.

Bethany Birches: 802.672.5220

http://www.bethanybirches.org/

Material Aids Sewing Group

In April, the sewing group and their packing crew put together 144 School Bag Kits and 215 Hygiene Kits which were sent to the Church World Service kit program. On Sept. 18 we will start sewing school bags at our first Sewing Group of the year and hope to see some new faces. Contact the office if you have any questions.
We are now collecting items for next year’s school bags while stores have school items on special sale. We are asking for donations of these 7 items:
  • 70-count spiral notebooks
  • Hand-held pencil sharpeners
  • Wood pencils with erasers
  • Blunt tip scissors (child size)
  • Large erasers (pink type)
  • 12-inch rulers with metric
  • Crayons—box of 24 only
There are collection boxes in the hallway at the West and Center Street doors at Grace Church.
Thank you!

Youth Showcase – May 6th

When: May 6th at 6:00pm
Where: Grace Church Sanctuary
About:
The Joyful Noise, Children’s Choir and Guest Musicians will offer their annual showcase on May 6th at 6pm with refreshments before, during and after! The choirs and soloists will perform music from Beauty and the Beast and other shows.
An offering will be accepted in aid of the HEAL foundation.