United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Ending Racism


Pastoral Letter on the Golden Rule and Fundamentalism, January 16, 2021

Dear Church Family, All religions I know of have some form of the Golden Rule at their core, meaning a love of neighbor as an extension of our own self, and the concept of neighbor includes strangers, enemies and the…

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Reflection from January 14, 2021

[You can watch a video recording of this sermon above, you can read the text below, and you can download or print a pdf of the text by clicking here: 1-14-21 sermon pdf Courage in the Struggle   Rev. Thomas Cary…

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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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Rachel Guaraldi Reflection, November 17, 2020

We invited Rachel Guaraldi to reflect as a chaplain and spiritual director on what we as a people need right now, after all we have been through in 2020, in order to nurture our spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical health. …

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Gus Speth Reflection, November 12, 2020

We invited Gus Speth to offer some post-election thoughts about where we go from here on our way to creating a loving, sustainable, healthy, just world—what we call the realm of God on earth.  It will help you appreciate the…

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Racism and the Election Film Series Press Release

White River Indie Films impact at the junction of film + community http://www.wrif.org Press Contact: Samantha Davidson Green wrifboard@gmail.com t/c 310-866-0503 WRIF (White River Indie Films) will present special film series with live panels and community dialogue on RACE &…

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Anti-Racism Pastoral Letter July 18, 2020

Dear Church Family, I am writing to make sure you are aware of three things relating to the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice in the Spirit of Christ. First, Rep. John Lewis has died, someone who risked his…

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Pastoral Letter on Antiracism in Strafford July 4, 2020

Dear neighbors, Our on line service this week focuses on antiracism, curating many deeply moving videos of word and music, almost entirely from people of color.  Unlike our usual hour-long services, this one includes many hours of material, including the three…

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Anti-racism Events in Strafford

Below is an updated list of current or upcoming anti-racism events in Strafford: Current Events To read about a September-October 2020 film series and set of panels on racism and elections click here. Past Events To read a July 18,…

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On Line Worship Service, July 5, 2020

Welcome to this online worship service of the United Church of Strafford, Vermont for July 5th, 2020. This service is very different from the format we have been following.  The heart of it is Frederick Douglass’s speech from July 5, 1852,…

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