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.

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.

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. 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.

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

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