United Church of Strafford, Vermont

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Upcoming Service Notes for September 16, 2018 Annual Meeting Sunday

Worship this Sunday will explore and celebrate the vision that is emerging of the congregation we feel called to be in this crucial time in the history of our nation and human civilization.  You can read the first draft Future…

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2018 Annual Report

Below are links to the 2018 United Church of Strafford Annual Report.  Please read these before Annual Meeting on September 16th after worship.  Thank you!  (The Warning for the meeting is printed below.) 2018 USC Annual Report Addendum P. 1…

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Climate Rise for Action Event Saturday, September 8th

Danette Harris, the Chair of our Mission Committee, asked that we spread the word about this event: From: Two Rivers Action Coalition (TRAC) <strafford-sharon-area-action-group@googlegroups.com> Date: Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 5:40 PM Subject: Join TRAC in Montpelier for a global rise for…

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Upcoming Service Notes for September 9, 2018

The choir will begin the service with the South African freedom song, “Siyahamba (We Are Marching in the Light of God).”  It is a joyful, confident, powerful song. You can feel the courage and faith of the anti-apartheid South Africans,…

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Pastoral Letter on Gratitude, Struggle, Help and the 9/2/18 Service

Dear neighbors, I was standing in front of the beautiful display of produce at the Strafford Village Farm tomato tasting on Friday evening, holding a head of bibb lettuce, a container of red potatoes and a perfect melon.  I was feeling…

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Future Directions Vision Statements, First Drafts for Comment

The Future Directions process began with churchwide conversations and a questionnaire a year ago, in the fall of 2017.  The Future Directions Study Group (Danette Harris, John Hawkins and Pastor Tom Kinder) then took the twenty-six pages of comments and…

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Upcoming Service Notes for September 2, 2018

This week our Mission Committee had an extraordinary meeting.  We talked about many different ways in which our world is endangered or suffering right now–climate change and environmental destruction, poverty and economic inequality, racism and especially white supremacy, and the…

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