March 31 – Benefit Concert

Each year, Mentor Connector volunteers guide over 150 vulnerable youth (age 5-21) through life-changing friendships to build goals, character, and skills to be successful in life. Everything they do, every family they serve, and every dollar they spend is focused on creating sustainable, lasting change for Rutland County youth.

Join us on March 31st to support Mentor Connector at our Benefit Concert full of many local musicians, including:

Grace Church Sanctuary Choir
Slate Valley Singers
Grace SSAA Choir
Jennifer Hoult, harp

David Castonguay, baritone
Barry Cohen, bassoon
Court Gettel, flute
Christy Papandrea, flute
Diane Chartrand, piano
Alastair Stout, piano

*Freewill Offering will be collected to support Mentor Connector.

April 14 – One Great Hour of Sharing

One Great Hour of  Sharing (OGHS) is one of the UCC special offerings.  Your offerings can do more than you can imagine!

On Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019, our congregation will be giving our offerings to OGHS as way to help:

  • Specific Natural Disaster support
  • Refugee Emergency support
  • Church World Service Kit assembly
  • Sustainable Development Ministries

Coin boxes and giving calendars are available on the literature tables just at Grace Church.  Follow ‎@OGHS_at_UCC Twitter feed to keep yourself up to date on how UCC is making change with your change.

Spring Spiritual Growth Opportunities

The Life Long Learning reVision group have heard your ideas and requests. 

We would like to make some of them possible. Below is the list generated last spring.  We know we can grow in our faith while we grow in our knowledge with and through each other.

We ask you to let us know of the opportunities in which you would participate.   After Lent, we will be able to offer the groups that will grow together.

To make us aware of your interest:  Please contact the Life Long Learning group or look for our flyer in the church bulletin.

  • Ecumenical learning groups
  • Travelogues
  • Bus trips
  • Groups to attend local offerings together
  • Tours of houses of worship – local and distant
  • Young families/parenting education/support
  • Youth-led phone/tablet/computer help for adults
  • Video series (Constantine’s Sword, etc.)
  • Meditation

Mar. 2 – Service of Prayer and Reflection

Join us as we visit the First Baptist Church for a Service of Prayer and Reflection.

When: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:30-10:00am

Where: First Baptist Church, 81 Center Street, Rutland, VT

About: We will gather with the Rev. Patti Stratton and members of the First Baptist Church for a continental breakfast and a time of fellowship, a Service of Prayer and Reflection and to experience their labyrinth.  Please join us.

For more information, please contact: rutlandfbc@gmail.com or call 773-8010.

 

Mar. 3 – Rutland: 350VT Meeting

Join our climate justice group to discuss climate action for the Rutland area and organize local solutions!

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 3:00-5:00pm

Where: Grace Church Youth Center

About: Rutland Area 350VT will be holding a meeting in the Youth Center to discuss our next steps in climate justice in the Rutland area.  All are invited to attend and join with others in dealing with urgent issues around climate.

350VT organizes, educates, and supports people in Vermont to work together for climate justice – resisting fossil fuels, building momentum for alternatives, and transforming our communities toward justice and resilience.

Questions? E-mail:  rutland@350vt.org.


Related subject:

Dr. Edward Cameron visits Grace

Listen to sermon given on February 17, 2019 by Dr. Edward Cameron regarding climate change and how we can make a difference.

 

MARCH 3 – HOLLYWOOD TALES WITH JONATHAN GOLDSMITH

Fundraiser to benefit CSJ and Rupert Congregational Church.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019, 7:30-9:00 pm

Where:  Tuttle Hall Theater, College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement RdRutland, VT
Call for more information: 773-5900

About:  “The man who portrays “The Most Interesting Man in the World” has come to the aid of the College of St. Joseph.

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Jonathan Goldsmith, Vermont resident and actor best known for his iconic role in the Dos Equis commercials, will present an evening of Hollywood Tales on Sunday, March 3 at 7:30pm in CSJ’s Tuttle Theater. Proceeds from the event will benefit CSJ as well as the Congregational Church of Rupert.

Goldsmith, who was the CSJ Commencement Speaker in 2014, will share some of his most interesting and memorable stories from an acting career that spans over fifty years. Goldsmith has appeared in more than 300 television shows including “Charlie’s Angels,” “Knight Rider,” and “MacGyver.” He starred alongside Burt Lancaster in the 1978 drama “GO TELL THE SPARTANS,” which chronicled a unit of American military advisers in Vietnam. But his role in the Dos Equis commercials made him into a cultural icon in what was one of the longest-running and best-received ad campaigns in US history. He is now the face of a new ad campaign for Astral Tequila, and recently had a cameo in a new Super Bowl commercial, appearing alongside Jeff Bridges and Sarah Jessica Parker.” https://www.csj.edu/hollywood-tales-with-jonathan-goldsmith-sunday-march-3rd-at-730pm/

Tickets and info for the March 3rd event are available at www.csj.eduwww.802tix.com, or by calling (802) 776-5214.

Ticket Prices:

$25 General Admission

$50 VIP – Includes Meet & Greet Reception following the show.

 

New Photo Directory!

Exciting news! We are updating our photo directory & we need you to save the date for a photo session.

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We know that everyone is busy, so please sign up and save the date. We will be photographing all families Wednesday through Saturday, March 27-30, and then again April 10 and 11, right here at Grace Church.

Our directory won’t be complete without you! Watch the bulletin and STAR for more information and sign up in the Fellowship Hall starting on Sunday, February 24.

You may also sign up here via LifeTouch’s Appointment Plus application.

Looking to contribute your family’s photo, but you live outside of Vermont? 
Send a photo from afar via Life Touch.  They have other locations where you can be photographed.
How to participate:  If you are unable to attend our scheduled photography dates or times, let LifeTouch assist you in scheduling a photography session at a nearby location. Once photographed, your image will be sent to us.  To schedule your photography session call: 1.866.756.0281, 9 am – 5 pm EST.