George Tifft – July 22, 2016

Singer, songwriter, guitar player, and motivational speaker George Tifft will be bringing original music with a modern country style.  Interwoven with the songs, George will share his testimony of coming out of depression and related issues following an abusive childhood.  Join us for an uplifting evening with this Nashville recording artist!

The event will be held at Grounded4Life, a coffee house in the lower level of the Chester Baptist Church, 162 Main St, Chester, VT on Friday, 7/22/2016. Doors open at 6:30 with food, coffee, fellowship and conversation. The program begins at 7:00 PM with free admission.George Tifft - sm

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DRM Band – June 25, 2016


The DRM Band will be at grounded4LIFE on Friday, June 25! Doors open at 6:30, and program (and excellent music) start at 7 pm.

The DRM Band is a music ministry with a dual ministry focus, seeking to share the message of Good News to the unchurched and to address real life issues in the lives of those who have chosen to walk this road of faith. To this end they use a mixture of original music, songs written by local christian songwriters, and well-known Christian music. Most of the band members have many years of experience playing and singing in both secular music and other Christian bands. You won’t want to miss this event!

Here are some pictures of the show:

Dave Spaulding

DRM Band

Cher Spaulding

DRM Band


DRM Band

Come to the Table – Art Exhibit

Join us Friday evening, May 20 for the opening of the traveling art exhibit “Come to the Table.” This exhibit features thirty-five carefully selected works including pieces by Albrecht Durer, Jasper Johns, and Sadao Watanabe, as well as fresh contemporary pieces created by CIVA-member artists. This work, executed in a variety of media, celebrates both the rich community gathered at the Table of Fellowship and the privilege of meeting with God at his Table of Communion. From Abraham entertaining angels, to the Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples, to the great Marriage Feast of the Lamb at the end of time, the table is a rich biblical metaphor. Indeed, the promise of Revelation 19 is that human history will culminate around a table where the people of God are all present. God’s Table is a place of welcome, justice, abundance, and worship.

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Doors open at 6:30 pm, exhibit opens at 7:00 pm.

Bread by Joan Bohlig

Epic Season coming May 13

Epic Season will be at grounded4LIFE on Friday evening, May 13, at the First Baptist Church in Chester, Vermont. If you haven’t heard them before, you are in for a treat. If you have heard them, then you know what a great concert it will be!

You can find more information about the band here and here.

Join us for this great event!