Sundays, 10:00 a.m.
- Poultney, Vermont, worship at Welsh Presbyterian Church.
Address: Grove Street (Vermont Route 30), Poultney. [The services are spoken in the
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. June, July, August - Granville, New York, worship at Peniel (Welsh) Presbyterian Church [The United Church of Granville]. Address: Quaker Street, Granville. [The services are spoken in the English language.] Sunday worship is officiated by The Reverend Jerry McKinney.
**March 1, St. David's Day, around the world.
“Gathering of the Clans” (and other Slate Valley Welsh heritage) events 2017 - in this 29th anniversary year of Poultney Area St. David’s Society.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 4:00 p.m. - "4th Annual Welsh Heritage Evening Prayer Service" - at historic St. John's Episcopal Church, Main Street, East Poultney, Vermont; sponsored by St. John's Church. The annual service is in honor of the Vermont / New York slate valley region's rich Welsh heritage. Led by local Episcopal clergy, the service is spoken in the English language. Scripture readings are spoken in the Welsh language by Nia Davies Demiray, a member of Poultney Area St. David's Society who was born in Aberystwyth, Wales. James Cassarino, Director of Welsh Heritage and professor of Music studies at Green Mountain College will provide organ music for this service. Light refreshments will be available in the garden after worship, weather permitting. All are welcome.
For more information about this event, visit the church's Facebook page or contact The Reverend William A. Davidson (518-499-1850), or Ida Mae Johnson (802-287-9744), Chairperson of St. John's Executive Committee.
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 3:00 p.m. - "Gymanfa Ganu and Te Bach" (traditional Welsh hymn sing and tea social) - at historic Federated Church of Castleton, 504 Main Street, Castleton, Rutland County, Vermont. The event is sponsored by Poultney Area St. David's Society and hosted by Federated Church of Castleton. Jay G. Williams, III of Clinton, New York will be Gymanfa Conductor for this event. Gymanfa Accompanist will be The Reverend Robert A. Noble, III, Senior Minister of Federated Church of Castleton. Special music will be provided by Angela Champine, Soprano Soloist, Director of Junior Choir and Handbell Choir at Federated Church Castleton; and by Nova Wang, Violin Virtuoso of the Rutland community. Scripture readings in the Welsh language will be given by Meredith Rehbach, daughter of the late Gwilym Roberts, author of "New Lives in the Valley...". Hymn verses will be sung in both the Welsh and English languages. A limited number of gymanfa hymnals will be available. If you have your own copy, please bring it with you. One may also pre-order a copy from the website of www.nafow.org. Te Bach will follow the sing in the fellowship hall. All are welcome.
For more information about this event, visit our Facebook page or email contact at: Poultney Area St. David's Society. Message phone # (802)-287-5744.
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 12:30 p.m. - "Potluck Picnic Gathering of the Clans" - to be held at J. Claire Carmody Post #39 American Legion, Granville Street, Poultney, Vermont. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of 1917; the year of America's entry into World War I. 2017 also marks the 75th anniversary of 1942, the year that America mobilized for participation in World War II. In honor on this history, our picnic event will be held *RAIN OR SHINE* at the handicap accessible facility of J. Claire Carmody Post #39 American Legion. Bring a potluck luncheon food item to share. Hamburgers, hotdogs and all cold beverages will be available for attendees to purchase on site from Post #39. Celebration cake will be provided by Poultney Area St. David's Society.
Program: "Show and Tell: Slate Valley Clans Military History in all our Nation's Wars and Conflicts". Come and share your slate valley Welsh heritage families' military story. If your military family were Poultney residents, please make an extra copy of your story to gift it to Post #39 for its military history collection. Family and friends of all ages and heritages of our slate valley families are welcome. Please be in touch with Poultney Area St. David's Society for more information and/or to let us know that you and your family are planning to attend as we need to let Post #39 know how many hotdogs, hamburgers and cold beverages to plan for. Message phone # (802)-287-5744; or email us: - Poultney Area St. David's Society or visit our Facebook page.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. "Potluck Luncheon Gathering of the Clans and Movie: 'POB Y PAITH, People of the Prairie: The Welsh in Nebraska'." - to be held at Young At Heart Senior Center, 206 Furnace Street, Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont. Bring a luncheon dish or dessert to share. Coffee and tea will be provided by the St. David's Society.
Program: Viewing of "POB Y PAITH, People of the Prairie: The Welsh in Nebraska", shown on the large screen television. Its story is about the immigrants from Wales who travelled west and settled in several communities. Some Welsh immigrants to the Vermont / New York slate valley region also relocated to some of the Nebraska communities.
Questions: message phone # (802) - 287-5744; or email us: - Poultney Area St. David's Society or visit our Facebook page.
Mark the dates, places and times and we hope to see you there.