United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Contemplative Training


Sermon from November 22, 2020

I Will Save My Flock: They Shall No Longer Be RavagedRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 22 2020   Twenty-fifth and Last Sunday after Pentecost,Reign of Christ SundayPsalm 95:1-7a; Ezekiel 34:11-12, 14-16, 20-22; Matthew 25:31-46 [You can watch…

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Audio Introduction to Welcoming Prayer Practice by Mark Kutolowski

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Tools for Calm and Wisdom: Welcoming and Centering Prayer Practices

Which would feel better to you: to be anxious, tense, fretting, enslaved to obsessive thoughts and compulsive behavior, despairing…or as calm as you can be under the circumstances, resting in quiet trust, finding a place of inner peace even in…

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Mark Kutolowski Teaching on Welcoming Practice

Mark and Lisa Kutolowski and Metanoia of Vermont hosted a webinar on the Welcoming Prayer practice on March 27, 2020.  The description of it is below. At the start of the session Mark gave a twelve minute introduction that briefly…

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Message from Mark Kutolowski: Spiritual Opportunities of the Pandemic

The spiritual opportunities of the COVID-19 Coronoavirus pandemic By Mark Kutolowski I write two days after the World Health Organization has declared the worldwide outbreak of the COVID-19 Coronavirus a global pandemic. News about this virus is dominating national and…

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Ash Wednesday Silent Drop-in Service 2020 

Lent began in the early church as a forty-day fast, inspired by Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness.  It is a time for self-emptying to let the Spirit have room to transform our heart. Lent is not about punishing our…

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Sunday, April 28th: George Kinder in Worship and Conversation

Tom’s brother George will be with us in worship and afterward for a structured circle conversation on Sunday, April 28, 2019.  George has been teaching meditation and mindfulness from a Buddhist perspective for over thirty years, although he began his…

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Centering Prayer Workshops, April 6, 2019

The Heartfulness Contemplative Training Circle will be sponsoring two workshops led by Mark Kutolowski on Saturday, April 6, 2019, with a potluck lunch in between.  They will be held in the Parish Hall of the United Church of Straffod, Vermont. …

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Heartfulness Contemplative Training Circle Zoom Gatherings

NOTE: The Heartfulness Circle is gathering on line for conversation on Thursdays from 6:00 to 7:00 PM Eastern Time.  All are welcome to this who are interested in or are practicing mindfulness and meditation, or heartfulness and centering prayer. This…

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Ash Wednesday Silent Drop-in Service  

Lent began in the early church as a forty-day fast, inspired by Jesus’ forty days in the wilderness.  It is a time for self-emptying to let the Spirit have room to transform our heart. Lent is not about punishing our…

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