Be the Peace in Rutland County, VT

In conjunction with Campaign Nonviolence events (organized by Pace Bene) this week in our nation’s capital and around the country, some Grace Church members and friends were out in the community at the Saturday Rutland Farmers Market.

They brought along three large blackboards, hand made by our friend Jacob Powsner from Chittenden.  Thank you Jacob!  On each board was a question that farmers market visitors and residents could write their answers. Here are the three questions:

How can I build peace within myself?
How can I build peace in Rutland?
How can I support others in Peace and Justice?

There were many inspiring thoughts, ideas and answers to these questions that were written in colorful chalk.

The three boards are now on display in the Grace Church Fellowship Hall.  So while you are enjoying your coffee, please take a few moments to take in these inspiring words from our community members.

Thank you to all the people who participated.  Thanks to Kathy and Karl Ross, Jacob Powsner and Rev. John Weatherhogg for spending part of your day at the Farmers Market talking with people and hauling these large blackboards back and forth!  Thanks to the Rutland Farmers Market as well!

Peace!

Father John Dear Book Tour Talk & Potluck

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Grace Church in Rutland
Speaker: 7:00 pm
Potluck: 6:00 pm

Book Tour event info on PaceBene.org

Fr. John Dear, author of the book “The Beatitudes of Peace” that we are studying during Lent, will talk about his new book, “They Will Inherit the Earth” at 7 PM on March 20.

He is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence and was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Please join us for a Potluck Dinner at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall.

For more information:

http://johndear.org/
http://www.paceebene.org/