United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Church News


Upcoming Service Notes for July 15, 2018

Recently a Strafford neighbor emailed me a question: “When does mental illness, such as narcissism and all its horrible attributes become evil?  When does mental illness excuse evil?”  The questioner suggested that true evil may require that perpetrators know they…

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Future Directions Statements and Dots, July 2018

Below are photographs of the Future Directions Statements with their final tally of dots on the Parish Hall Wall.  (The online responses were given dots as well.)  Underneath the photographs you can find the text of all 22 Statements. Green…

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Fourth of July Speech of Frederick Douglass

You can listen to the speech on the Vermont Humanities Council website by clicking here or read the full text below. July 5, 1852 Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation,…

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Upcoming Service Notes for July 8, 2018

Strafford will be celebrating Independence Day this weekend, the birthday of our nation.  Birthdays are good times to reflect on our lives and this Sunday the scripture passages are conducive to reflecting on the role Christ or the Holy Spirit…

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Upcoming Service Notes for July 1, 2018

Psalm 137 begins with the famous verse, “By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down and there we wept when we remembered Zion.”  It goes on to ask, “How could we sing the Spirit’s song in that strange land?”…

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Organ Recital by John Atwood on June 29th

Don’t miss this if you are at all fond of Bach and Buxtehude’s organ music and want to learn some of the history of our organ by one of the people who built it.  John Atwood just refurbished the organ…

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Upcoming Service Notes for June 24, 2018

The service this week will focus on the unique ability of the spiritual path and particularly the way of Christ to help us survive the worst adversity and find peace in the midst of any storm. The disciples were in…

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