United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Church News


Upcoming Service Notes for October 8, 2017

It is strange that the way of Christ became the official religion of the Roman Empire.  It is strange that the church in America has ever been thought of as representing the establishment or reflecting mainstream culture.  It is strange…

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Upcoming Service Notes for October 1, 2017, World Communion Sunday

Worship this World Communion Sunday will delve more deeply into the way to build unity in this world that is so bitterly and tragically divided. The service will follow up last Sunday’s sermon that you can read here. We will…

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Upcoming Service Notes for September 24, 2017

We say in our bulletin every week, “We pray for the too many refugees in the world. ” Last Sunday Steve Dycus spoke prophetically, calling us to do more than just pray.  He urged us to find more ways to…

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Religious Education Input Wanted! 

Joey Hawkins and Danette Harris will meet with any interested parents on Sunday, October 8 at 11:30am in the church library to discuss what parents would like to see in a Sunday School program this year. If you are unable to attend, please contact Joey…

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A Joyous Annual Meeting

Thank you to all who participated in our Annual Meeting on September 17th by attending, leading or preparing excellent and thoughtful reports, and thank you to all who did such wonderful work this past year!  We laughed often and hard…

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Sign Up for Small Gatherings this Fall

Tom and the Deacons are organizing a number of small-group meetings for members of the congregation during the month of October. These are a chance to get to know Tom and one another better and explore our feelings about and…

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Thank you for the Parsonage Open House!

Thank you so much to all who made the parsonage open house such a light and love-filled event!  It was a joy to be together as the church in that historic space.  It was too crowded to get perfect photos,…

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Upcoming Service Notes for September 17, 2017

Seven is a symbolic number in the Bible.  It represents perfection and completeness.  Peter asks Jesus if he should forgive someone who wrongs him as many as seven times.  He is asking, should I forgive always?  Jesus replies, not seven…

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Upcoming Concerts in the Church: Mark Your Calendar!

The United Church of Christ in Strafford is presenting more and more outstanding music! Besides Sunday services every week that are full of beautiful choral and instrumental music, plus holidays and holy days and special events like “Lord’s Acre” and…

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Donations for Hurricane Victims Update

Thank you so much to all who have contributed to our Hurricane Relief Fund.  We have surpassed the $1,000 mark and still have the rest of September to bring the total even higher. Thank you!  Here is an update to…

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