Mission and Service Fundraiser continues through February

After the January 30th CD release concert for the “Uplifting Guitar Hymns” album, the fundraiser for Mission and Service will continue for another month (until February 28, 2022).

The music CD will be available to purchase ($15) after Sunday morning services in February, in the Grace Church Parlor. The proceeds from CD sales will be shared 50/50 with Mission and Service committee.

  • Sunday, February 6: After Chapel service (between 9-10am), plus after 10am service.
  • Sunday, February 13: After Chapel service (between 9-10am), plus after 10am service.
  • Sunday, February 20: After 10am service
  • Sunday, February 27: After 10am service

If you are unable to attend Sunday services, or are not affiliated with Grace Church, you can contact Ron Pulcer at 802-775-8861 or ron@ronpulcer.com for direct sales. After payment, the CDs will be mailed to you, or arrangements could be made to pick up your CD at Grace Church.

Note: Currently Ron is working on capability to order CDs online. But for the short term, you can purchase CD on Sunday mornings at Grace Church or via orders by phone or email.

Concert raises funds for Grace Church’s Mission and Service

Thank you to everyone who attended the January 30th CD release concert for the “Uplifting Guitar Hymns” album by Ron Pulcer. A Free Will Offering was made by attendees, which benefited the Mission and Service Committee at Grace Church.

In addition, CDs were sold after the concert and proceeds were shared with Mission and Service.

In total, $806 was raised for Mission and Service. A member of the M&S committee spoke at concert about the committee’s programs and support for non-profit orgs, including local organizations.

Thank you to the guest musicians who performed. Thanks also to Mission and Service committee members and volunteers who ushered the concert and sold CDs.

January 30, 2022 – CD Release Concert + Fundraiser for Mission & Service

A CD Release Concert + Fundraiser for Grace Congregational Church’s Mission and Service programs will be held on Sunday, January 30, 2022, at 2:00pm in the Sanctuary.

CD Release of “Uplifting Guitar Hymns”: Ron Pulcer and guest musicians will perform selections from Ron’s new album, which was recorded at Grace Church. The album includes 18 hymns, Spirituals and religious songs, and features instrumental fingerstyle guitar arrangements by Ron. Guest musicians include Marina Smakhtina (cello, guitar), Linda MacFarlane (dulcimer, guitar) and Phil Henry (djembe, guitar). For more info:

Concert: https://upliftingguitarhymns.com/cd-release-concert-01-30-2022/

Fundraiser for Mission and Service programs: A Free Will Offering at the concert will be given to the Mission and Service Committee at Grace Church, which in turn supports local non-profits. Also, a portion of CD sales after the concert will be shared with Mission and Service. A member of M&S Committee will speak to concert audience about their programs and plans. For more info:

Fundraiser: https://upliftingguitarhymns.com/2022/01/11/fundraiser-for-grace-churchs-mission-and-service/

For more information, please contact the church office, or email Ron Pulcer, or see album website.

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!

Mar. 8 ~ Joyful Noise Showcase

Come One, Come All!  This year Joyful Noise presents Aladdin!

When: March 8, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Where:  Grace Church Sanctuary

About: Joyful Noise Showcase of Talent

Our youth choir, Joyful Noise, will offer a medley of choruses and solos from Aladdin. 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 foundation. Refreshments will be available to purchase before and during the performance, which begins at 6 PM.

Support HEAL: Raising Our World One Child at a Time

Grace Church 2019 Fall Rummage Sale

Don’t miss out on some great finds!

Thursday, October 3 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday, October 4 from 9 a.m. – Noon (Bag Sale)

Where:  Grace 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 elevator is located in the central part of the building.

Donations: We will be accepting donations in Fellowship Hall on Monday through Wednesday, September 30-October 2, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. ONLY. We are looking for household items, clothing (cleaned and wearable), small appliances (in good working condition), linens, jewelry, and children’s toys and games. No sharp knives, televisions or microwaves, please!

Set-up and Sales Help Needed!

Set-up help is needed to set up and sort Monday through Wednesday, Sept. 30-October 2.

Sales help is needed on Thursday, October 3 and Friday, October 4.

Clean-up help is needed after the sale on Friday, October 4.

Please look for the sign-up sheet in Fellowship Hall. For more information please contact the church office.

Oct. 6 ~ Benefit Concert

All are welcome to attend Grace Church’s 2019 Fall Benefit Concert.  This year, the funds will go to the BROC Community Action Fuel Assistance Fund.

When: October 6 at 4 pm

Where:  Grace Church Sanctuary, 8 Court Street, Rutland,  802-775-4301

About:  Grace Church’s 2019 Fall Benefit Concert will aid the BROC Community Action Fund for fuel assistance.   The choirs of Grace Church, as well as singers and instrumentalists from the region, join forces to raise money for a local charity.

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.