United Church of Strafford, Vermont

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Planning Notes for the Climate Strike September 20th and Following Events

You can read the notes from our first Climate Strike planning meeting here: climate strike meeting notes 7-25-19 For general information about the strike see these two sites: https://350.org/support-climate-strikes/ and https://globalclimatestrike.net/#join  

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Upcoming Service Notes for July 28, 2019

Last week we heard Jesus say, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things; there is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part, which will not be taken away from her.” This Sunday’s Gospel…

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Pastoral Letter on “Silence in the Face of Evil”

Dear Church Family, Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Bonhoeffer was a Christian pastor, theologian and seminary professor in Nazi Germany on…

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Upcoming Service Notes, July 21, 2019

The bumper sticker has never been truer: “If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.” Spiritual wisdom says it matters enormously where and how we pay attention and what we do with our outrage.  This Sunday we will…

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Upcoming Service Notes, July 14, 2019

This Sunday we will hear Jesus give what he considered to be the core teaching of the entire Judeo-Christian tradition, and we will look at how it would change the world if humanity followed it.  (Luke 10:25-37)  We also will…

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Golden Rule Applied to Social Issues

The congregation spent many weeks in early 2019 reflecting on the Golden Rule as it related to several important social issues.  Here are the notes that were posted on the Parish Hall walls as part of that project. Climate Change…

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Upcoming Service Notes, July 7, 2019

This Sunday we will celebrate an aspect of prophecy that many people miss—the opposite of the cliché of “Prophets of Doom.”  Here are some thoughts that Richard Rohr sent in his daily email meditations this week that get at the…

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