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Wanted: Percussionists to accompany music in church

The drum and various percussion instruments enhance music when it is played and part of this is due to the fact that it captures the rhythms of our heart. The church owns various percussion instruments already but we do not have anyone to play them. Are there individuals in this church who would like to pick up one of these instruments from time to time. We are not looking for complicated rhythms; we are looking for those who would like to “go with the beat” and occasionally accompany our singers. It is difficult for singers to hold their music and wield a percussion instrument at the same time so a pair, or extra pairs of hands would be much appreciated.

What is involved basically is being familiar with the melody (we have links that will allow you to listen to the whole anthem in the comfort of your home)  and maybe 15 minutes of your time at one choir rehearsal and to arrive at 9 am for a Sunday dress rehearsal with the choir.  On other occasions when the choir is not singing, it would be great to have some percussion accompanying the hymns we sing at our Sunday service. If you think you would be interested and could help out in this area from time to time, please speak to Esther Nui ( phone: 802-434-3373) or Jen Lawson at the church ( phone: 802-434-2053). Thank you very much.

Dampp Chaser for Piano Needed

It would be great if we could have  a Dampp Chaser installed  in our church piano. This piano has served the church very well and is, on the whole, a great instrument to play. However, like most of us, the piano is aging and does need maintenance if it is going to continue to serve us well. It has had a recent overhaul of its innards but could use more attention now. A Dampp Chaser is basically a piano treatment system that maintains the humidity of the piano; too dry and we run the risk of cracking the sound board; too damp and the piano just retunes itself as the wood expands and the strings slip a little, totally undoing what the piano tuner has done.

Like all medical treatments, the dampp chaser piano treatment system costs about $500 to install because it requires a piano technician to purchase the parts and execute the installation. The church has a little money (about $150) to start the fund for the dampp chaser. It would be wonderful if some of us could make a little donation toward this fund. If you think you could help please write Piano Maintenance on your check or either see Esther Nui ( tel: 802-434-3373) or Jen Lawson at the church ( tel: 802-434-2053). Thank you very much.

Easter Celebration


Easter Sunday, March 27th

Sunrise Service 7:00 am at the Volunteer Green

Easter Breakfast 8:00 am at RCC

Worship Service 10:00 am at RCC

Good Friday Service


Good Friday, March 25th

Worship Service 7:00 pm at Williston Federated Church


Four Hand Piano Duet

Suiong Wong and Esther Nui graced us with Sonata in D Maj. Movement 1 by Mozart, a four handed piano duet in worship on February 7, 2016.