United Church of Strafford, Vermont

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Upcoming Service Notes for May 20, 2018 Pentecost!

This Sunday could be considered the most important in the church year.  We would not know about Christmas and Easter, let alone celebrate them, if it were not for what happened on Pentecost.  There would be no church, no message…

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Upcoming Service Notes for May 13, 2018

This Sunday we celebrate several things: the last Sunday of Eastertide, the Ascension of Christ, Mother’s Day and the Festival of the Home.  Bringing all those together with what is happening in nature right now we will think about nests,…

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Children’s Program: Who Was Jesus? What Did He Teach? Why Does It Matter?

New Religious Exploration program for children starts this Sunday.  This week, Joey Hawkins and Danette Harris and Pastor Tom Kinder met to discuss and plan another session of religious education. After much discussion and consideration, it was decided to focus on…

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Upcoming Service Notes for May 6, 2018

We will hear and sing three of the powerful South African Freedom Songs again this Sunday, in case you missed them last week.  We also will sing three favorite hymns, “God of Grace and God of Glory,” and “Take My…

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Upcoming Service Notes for April 29, 2018

This Sunday we will sing what may be the most uplifting, energizing and inspiring hymns in our tradition, including a few that most of us have never sung before.  It will be an exciting day, made more so by the…

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Update on South African Poster April 27-29

Below is updated information from the South African Event Poster. Please note that you are invited to come to any or all of these events.  For instance, if singing is all you are interested in, you may come Saturday at 6:30…

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Upcoming Service Notes for Earth Day/Good Shepherd Sunday, April 22, 2018

The words pastor and pasture derive from the same Latin root.  Our spiritual tradition is grounded in earthy images of shepherding and sheep safely grazing in green pastures and beside still waters.  The Hebrew people were deeply attached to their…

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