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Sunday June 24 at 3:00 pm Second Latin Jazz Concert to Benefit Solar Energy for Puerto Rico

After a sold out show in May at the Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, Vermont, Eric Hangen y La Ruta take the stage again on Sunday June 24 at 3:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland Vermont for an unforgettable afternoon of Latin Jazz to benefit solar energy projects in Puerto Rico. Suggested donation $20 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the concert.

Vermont resident and pianist / composer Eric Hangen studied piano at Berklee College of Music. He lived in Puerto Rico, where he performed with Latin Grammy winners Celia Cruz, Andy Montañez, José “Cheo” Feliciano, and many other stars of the Puerto Rican salsa scene. His new album, “Real You Real Me,” seamlessly blends the rhythms of the island with influences from jazz and classical music to create a unique sound that is both infectious and thought-provoking.

A most talented group of musicians featured on the CD, will join the performance, including:

Flutist Amir Milstein, a world music professor at New England Conservatory and veteran in several acclaimed groups in the world music scene, including Bustan Abraham and Tucan Trio. Milstein has performed with Latin music greats such as six-time grammy winner Tito Puente.

Drummer Bertram Lehmann, a percussion professor at Berklee College of Music. Lehmann has over 40 albums to his credit and has recorded and performed with Grammy award winners such as Dave Samuels, Paquito D’Rivera, and Randy Brecker.

Saxophonist Matt Steckler, a music professor at Brandon University, Canada. Steckler has worked with artists such as Danilo Perez, George Russell, Cecil McBee, Paul Bley and Jim McNeely and performed with several U.S-based jazz, world and popular music ensembles. Steckler has performed at such landmarks as The Blue Note and Lincoln Center (NYC), The Kennedy Center (DC), Regattabar (Boston), Operetta Teatrul (Bucharest), House of Blues & Jazz (Shanghai), and the Tri-C, Key Maine, New Haven, Discover and Flint Jazz Festivals.

Bassist Mowgli Giannitti, a Bennington local with experience as a freelance bassist, composer, and vocalist in VT, Western Mass, Boston, NYC, and the San Francisco bay area. He has worked with artists such as Edmar Colon, David Montgomery, and bessie-award winning dancer Souleymane Badolo.


June 3rd: Phillip Crossman
"First Impressions: Early Vermont Perceptions of Islam"

Vermonter in the Ottoman Empire and early American perceptions of Islam will be explored. For example, they will learn that one of President George Bush's great-great-great-great grandfathers was from Norwich, Vt and that his nephew (The Reverend George Bush) wrote the first biography of Muhammad published in the U.S.

ALSO: RE Sunday!
We are concluding our year with a review of the items in our Toolbox of Faith, and planning what to present to the congregation the following Sunday. Please join us downstairs at 10:30am.

June 10: Rev. Barbara Threet
“Looking Back & Flower Ceremony”
A reflection on the past church year including a presentation by our children, and our flower communion, followed by an ice cream social!

June 21: Herb Ogden, Becky Eno,Fredda Mangel
“Summer Solstice

Change in Summer Solstice Potluck time & location

The following reflects the changes:

On June 21, our annual Summer Solstice Celebration will be held at the stone circle Haroldhenge, 731 Creek Road, in Clarendon. All are welcome at a spiritual celebration of the cycles of Nature and the vitality of our fire of commitment -- through short readings, meditation, movement, chanting and singing, along with the usual spectacular burning of the dry evergreen with what we wish to be rid of. Bring instruments and noisemakers. Bug repellant may be useful, though we will have citronella torches. We will car pool from the church at 6:30. If weather is bad, we will move everything but the tree burning inside the church.

After the service, please join in a potluck at the home of Fredda Mangel and Kurt Kretvix, 1859 Creek Road, in Clarendon. Beverages will include alcoholic and non-alcoholic.


July 15th begins summer schedule, which is more informal. Services are still held at 10:30 a.m. Child care is not available for summer services, sorry for any inconvenience.

Your Liberal Religious Home in Downtown Rutland Vermont

Are you looking for a church home:

>Where people affirm the integrity of each person's spiritual journey?

>Where members work towards a fair and just society?

>Where you can join a supportive community for all ages?

If this sounds like a church for you, be our guest this Sunday at 10:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland,117 West Street.

Statement of Support for Rutland Welcoming Syrian and Iraqi Refugees

"Because our Unitarian Universalist principles call us to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person, act with justice and compassion, and build world community; and because we recognize that communities are enriched by embracing cultural and religious diversity, RESOLVED that we, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland, stand in support of Rutland welcoming Syrian and Iraqi refugees to the community and support efforts to ease the transition for the refugees resettling here."

Our Mission Statement

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland exists to provide a joyful and mutually supportive community of all ages, while fostering spiritual growth and the search for personal truth for the free and creative expression of thought, feeling and ideas; and to make a difference here in our own fellowship and in the wider community by working for a more tolerant, respectful and compassionate world.

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Child Care and Sunday School at 10:30

We believe Religious Education provides the opportunity for children of all ages to develop spiritual and moral identities.

Where We are Located

We are located in downtown Rutland 117 West Street. Please call the church at (802) 775-0850 if you need directions.

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Rutland, Vermont
Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland

117 West Street

Rutland, VT 05701


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Sunday Service: 10:30 A.M.

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PO Box 754 Rutland VT 05702