March 21 – Soup Bowls for Hunger

It’s time for the 13th Annual DKG Soup Bowls for Hunger Event!

This wonderful event will be held on Thursday, March 21st, 2019 within Rutland Senior High School’s Cafeteria. Enjoy a bowl of soup, crackers, a roll or two, dessert, and beverage. All of the soup bowls are made by local school students and professional VT potters, and you get to take your bowl home at the end of the night!

This event is sponsored for the 9th year by Delta Kappa Gamma Society of women educators, and there will be two sittings (4:45 PM and 6:15 PM), both with top quality bowls to choose from. A raffle for various donated items will also be available on the side!

Tickets are just $20.00 per person and must be purchased in advance, beginning Friday, March 1st. Call Rutland High School’s Main Office at (802) 773-1955 or Ann Bannister at (802) 747-0569 to order your tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at Phoenix Books in Downtown Rutland, Vermont. Cash or checks can be made payable to Soup Bowls for Hunger only, please!

ALL proceeds will be donated to Rutland Community Cupboard, BROC-Community Action Food Shelf, and the Brandon, Pittsford, Poultney and West Rutland Food Shelves.

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.

 

Feb. 23 – Shetland Night

Grace UCC Music Ministry welcomes you and yours to the 2nd Annual Shetland Night.  Join us for a night of food, fun and fellowship!

When: February 23rd at 5:30pm
Where: Grace UCC Fellowship Hall

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. The elevator is located in the central part of the building.

About:  Suggested donation ~ $10; proceeds will benefit the Grace Organ Repair Fund

Tatties ‘n Point at 5:30pm – baked potato bar with assorted toppings to choose from.
Pictures at 6:15pm – A short presentation of pictures from Fair Isle – Shetland’s most remote inhabited island – where Alastair spent his summer holidays!

Dancing at 7:00pm – Traditional Scottish dancing led by John Kirk and Trish Miller

Promote Shetland

* Can’t make it to the event, but you would still like to donate to the Grace Organ Repair Fund?  Click here

Feb. 18 ~ Dreams Into Action

You are invited to join us for
Dreams Into Action: A Community Conversation about Race.

When: Monday, February 18, 2019, Noon-1:30 pm

Where: Grace Congregational Church, Fellowship Hall

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.   The Fellowship Hall can be reached via the elevator, which is located in the central part of the building.

About:  Join us on Monday, February 18th at Grace Church for Dreams into Action: A Community Conversation about Race.  Featuring Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Co-chair of the Fair and Impartial Policing Committee of the Vermont State Police and the chair of the Attorney General’s Racial Disparities in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice System Advisory Panel; Mickie and Neil Richardson, citizen activists from Randolph; and Rutland NAACP President Tabitha Pohl-Moore.

This event is free and lunch will be served. Co-sponsored by the Rutland NAACP, the Rutland Interfaith Clergy group and the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society.  Donations accepted.

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.

Jan. 6 – Epiphany Sunday

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 pancakes

 

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 SingHymn 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!

 

 

Tree burn

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
warmly!

Dec. 30 – Potluck Breakfast & One Service

When: December 30 – Sunday after Christmas

Where: Parlor for Breakfast; Service in the Sanctuary

About:
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!

 

 

2018 Handel’s Messiah

WhenSunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:30 and 7:00 pm

Where:  Grace Church Sanctuary

About: Grace UCC Presents, Handel’s Messiah

On Sunday, December 2, Grace Church will present the annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. The Rutland Area Chorus, soloists and orchestra will perform the concerts at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. under the direction of Alastair Stout, Minister of Music at Grace Church. The Messiah soloists are soprano, Allison Devery-Steinmetz, of Montpelier; alto, Amy Frostman, of South Burlington; tenor, Cameron Steinmetz, of Montpelier; and bass, Zebulun McLellan, of Tinmouth. Handel’s Messiah, one of the great Baroque choral masterpieces, depicts the prophecy and birth of Jesus Christ as told by Isaiah, the prophet and the writers of the Gospels. Alongside Messiah, the RAC will also perform Cantata No. 62 by J.S. Bach, Savior of the Nations, Come, which Bach wrote for the first Sunday of Advent. A free will offering will be received and a reception will follow the 7 p.m. performance.

We are also excited to announce the first Grace Church Composition Competition. The RAC and orchestra will premiere the winning work during the 2019 season. For more information, please call the Church Office at 775-4301.