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.
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: email@example.com.
The Rutland Area Evening Choir invites you to join us this Sunday evening where we will offer a service of Lessons and Carols for Epiphany.
When: January 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Where: Grace Church Sanctuary
The service will celebrate the season of Epiphany with favorite anthems including Behold! A Star from Jacob Shining by Felix Mendelssohn and Stars by Ēriks Ešenvalds.
The evenings offering will be donated to the Rutland County Parent-Child Center.
Plan on participating in a day of Epiphany activities
as we Celebrate the Light together!
Epiphany Sunday – Communion Sunday
Chapel Service 8:30 AM
Pancake Breakfast 9:00 AM
Sanctuary Service 10:00 AM
Epiphany Hymn Sing 4:00 PM
Epiphany Tree Burning 5:30 PM (North Clarendon)
Epiphany Party & Pancake Breakfast
9 AM in Fellowship Hall
Join us for pancakes, sausage, and fruit
for an Epiphany party as we unwrap and
sort the white gifts so that they can be
distributed to local organizations.
Epiphany Hymn Sing
4 PM in the Sanctuary
Welcome in 2019 with an Epiphany/New Year hymn-sing, where you can sing your favorite seasonal hymns. Alastair will also play the magnificent Aeolian-Skinner organ. The hymn-sing will begin at 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Plan to be with us and then continue on to the tree burning!
Epiphany Tree Burning
5:30 PM in North Clarendon
Un-trim your tree and bring it to the
Ashcroft-Billings farm, 531 Creek
Road in North Clarendon, for a
bonfire and celebration of the Light
that came into the world long ago.
We will sing Epiphany carols and
have a great time. This is an
outdoor event so please dress
When: December 30 – Sunday after Christmas
Where: Parlor for Breakfast; Service in the Sanctuary
Christmas Breakfast 9:00 am followed by one Service 10:00 am
Potluck Breakfast at 9:00 am; One Service at 10 a.m. You are invited to gather in the Parlor for a potluck breakfast prior to worship at 10:00 a.m. If you can’t be with family, come join with your Grace Church family. If you have family visiting, bring them along!
When: November 18, 2018 at 10:00am
Where: Grace Sanctuary
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
When: October 7, 2018 at 10:00 am
Where: Grace Church Sanctuary
About: Please join the Grace Church Sanctuary choir and SSAA choir to celebrate World Communion Sunday. The choirs will lead worship with a variety of songs from all over the globe, including the wonderful Spanish song, Samba de las Escrituras.
“World Communion Sunday is a celebration that began in 1933 by Dr. Hugh Thomson Kerr. It is observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October. It promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. It focuses on an observance of the eucharist.”