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.

Dec. 19 ~ Fortnightly Christmas Concert

Fortnightly presents, A Christmas Concert with piano and cello.

When: Thursday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.

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

About: Grace Church music department is delighted to present the annual Fortnightly Christmas concert on December 19 at 2 p.m.  This year, Alastair Stout will accompany local cellist, Marina Smakhtina, in a selection of seasonal favorites, including well-loved carols and other sacred and secular works.

Free admission, all welcome.

Nov. 22 ~ Ceciliafest Organ Recital

All are welcome to a joint organ recital given by William Gower-Johnson, Alastair Stout and John Riddle.

When: Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7 p.m.

Where: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Rutland, VT

About:  In honor of St. Cecilia, patron saint of music and musicians, and in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Russell organ at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church three local organist will offer this organ recital, which will include works by Bach, Franck, Part and Gershwin.

Free admission.

Jun. 30 ~ Event of Talent & Phantom

You’re invited to the end-of-the-season Grace Church Music Cabaret, featuring the Rutland area’s most talented singers, dancers, and actors!

When: Sunday, June 30th @ 7:00 PM (refreshments are available prior to the show and during intermission).

Where: Grace Congregational Church, in the exciting new multi-purpose space of Grace Church Sanctuary.

ACT 1 will be featuring a variety of acts including singing, acting, and dancing. Arrive early to enjoy refreshments and to view video installations and artwork on display by local artists.

ACT 2 will feature a medley from PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

Based on the 1910 horror novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera follows a deformed composer who haunts the grand Paris Opera House. Sheltered from the outside world in an underground cavern, the lonely, romantic man tutors and composes operas for Christine, a gorgeous young soprano star-to-be. As Christine’s star rises, and a handsome suitor from her past enters the picture, the Phantom grows mad, terrorizing the opera house owners and company with his murderous ways. Still, Christine finds herself drawn to the mystery man. The medley will feature singers from the Grace Church Sanctuary Choir, the Grace Church Youth Choir, Joyful Noise, and friends from all over the Rutland area. A band of professional musicians will accompany the selected solos and choruses in this abridged retelling of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s longest running hit!

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

@healraisingourworld

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.