June 26, 2022 – Blessing of the Bikes

Join us for outdoor worship at 10 am this Sunday on the south lawn. The service will include a blessing of the bikes ceremony – arrive at the Center Street parking lot on anything with two wheels and receive a blessing for safe passage through the coming year. The summer pickup choir will offer music – come early and join in the music making (9 am rehearsal). A church picnic (burger & hotdogs, coleslaw and strawberry shortcake for $5) will follow the service at approximately 11:30.

May 2022: The Stranger Among Us, 4-part series

The Stranger Among Us:

The US, The Northern Triangle, and Asylum
Explore the history, theology and policy that brings us to today’s asylum crisis.

Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:00
May 3, 10, 17, 24
Grace UCC Conference Room

Email bridgetorutland@gmail.com
OR call 802-779-4217 to reserve your place

See poster (PDF) for more info.

The Learning with Grace committee will be providing more info soon …

August 22, 2020 – Grace Steeple Chase

The Grace Church Steeple Chase – a celebration of Rutland’s history and heritage – is dedicated to the memory of Lincoln Fenn, a long-time member of Grace Church and historian extraordinaire.

The Steeple Chase is free and all are welcome.

Grace Church Steeple Chase Rules:

Please park in the West Street parking lot and register in the Grace Church children’s playground behind the library. There will be no access to Grace Church, so public restrooms will not be available.

To follow state regulations, please wear masks or cloth facial coverings over your nose and mouth anywhere you come in contact with others from outside your households, especially in congregate settings, and where it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least six feet.  

Your team will solve the provided clues. The clues can be solved in any order. *You will be given a QRcode to scan; please be sure that someone on your team has a charged smartphone handy.

All clues will send you to the outside of public locations within 3/4 – mile radius of Grace Church.  Please refrain from entering the properties during the Steeple Chase Challenge.  Please respect the properties and their grounds.

Unless stated otherwise, each team is asked to photograph themselves in front of the key locations.  Judges should be able to review the images on your phone or digital camera at the end of the challenge. (No phones or cameras will be provided.)

All teams must return to Grace Church by 12-noon.

The winning team will be announced on Sunday morning, August 23, during the 10 a.m. worship service at Grace Church.

Mar. 19 ~ Discovering Some of the Amazing Women of Rutland

Cancelled

Carolynn Ranftle of Rutland Historical Society presents, Discovering Some of the Amazing Women in Rutland’s Past.

When: March 19, 2020 @ 2 p.m.

Where: Grace Church Chapel and parlor

AboutIn celebration of Women’s History Month, Fortnightly will be featuring at talk from Rutland Historical Society about the area’s amazing women of the past.  Featured pieces will be: 

  • The recipient of the Bronze Star for her heroics in World War II 
  • An educator who made her start in rented space at the Nickwackett Firehouse 
  • An early Physician who practiced medicine for 34 years 
  • The granddaughter of Julia Dorr who made her mark in the Arts and Crafts Movement design world 
  • A woman who devoted her work to the Rutland Community all of her adult life 
  • And finally, two women who kept secret their careers as prolific children’s authors by writing under nom de plumes: Margaret Warde and John Prescott Earl

Grace Church Chapel, 2 PM As always, tea and sweets will be served in the Parlor after the program. All are welcome! 

For further information or to arrange transportation, call the Church Office (775.4301) 

Mar. 1 ~ Frostiana, Benefit Concert

Help us add to over $10,000 already raised for local charities by the Grace Music Department and Friends!

When: March 1, 2020 at 4 p.m.

Where: Grace Church Sanctuary

About:  The choirs of Grace Church, as well as singers and instrumentalists from the region, offer an afternoon of music to raise money for a local charity. Included in the concert will be a special performance of Frostiana by Randall Thompson. Help us add to over $10,000 already raised for local charities by the Grace Music Department and Friends!

July 16-18 ~ Shrek the musical

When: July 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m., July 18 at 2 p.m.  (Tickets on-sale May 1, 2020)
Where: Paramount Theatre, 30 Center St, Rutland, VT 05701
About:  Shrek the Musical is a Co-Production of The Paramount Players and Grace Congregational Church
Director: Eric Mallette
Musical direction: Grace Church music team
Shrek Cast List
Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears.“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek….” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.Shrek presents a treasure trove of creative opportunities, including costumes, sets, puppets (there is a fire-breathing dragon after all) and more! Irreverently fun for the whole family, Shrek proves that beauty is truly in the eye of the ogre.
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. Music by Jeanine Tesori. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions.Original production directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.Shrek The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com.