Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Rutland United Methodist Church’s holiday fest and silent auction is Nov. 19

Saturday, Nov. 19 — RUTLAND — Rutland United Methodist Church will hold its holiday fest and silent auction (formerly the church’s “Chocolate Fest”) on Nov. 19. at the Rutland United Methodist Church, 60 Strongs Ave. in Rutland from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A silent auction, arts and crafts, baked goods and chocolate treats will be available for purchase, plus luncheon items, and the chocolate fountain will be returning after an absence of 3 years.

The Holiday Fest will carry on the Rutland United Methodist Church’s chocolate fest tradition (with a smaller footprint) to help care for the community’s hungry, homeless and those who live with food insecurity, through its Companions in Wholeness program, which is also supported by other area churches.

Every Monday through Thursday Rutland United Methodist Church gives out 150-200 hot breakfasts at the Comfort Zone, plus clothing and assistance with needs such as gas money. Members visit the homeless to assist with their needs such as socks and hygiene items as part of the Faith on Foot program. Breaking Bread is the third arm of the Companions in Wholeness program, offering free community suppers.

For more info or to donate call Ellie McGarry at 802-236-3136.

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