United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Fulfilling Our Vision


Fund Drive to Support Afghan Refugees in Vermont in Honor of Martha Manheim

Please Contribute to Our Fund Drive to Support Afghan Refugees in Vermont in Honor of Martha Manheim   Governor Phil Scott announced last week that the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) was approved by the US Department of State to welcome up…

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Climate Action Needed Now in Vermont

Here is an urgent appeal from Susan Hodges, the moderator of Strafford Climate Action, the group that our congregation helped form in town.  Thank you for doing all you can! First, here are the two attachments Susan refers to in…

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Mission Committee Update, February 19, 2021

Even though we are missing being able to meet in person, the Mission Committee is still communicating and supporting projects that help others on behalf of the United Church of Strafford. This week, we are supporting the Strafford Village Farm’s Family…

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Ash Wednesday Reflection, February 17, 2021

Remember That You Are DustRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 17, 2021   Ash WednesdayPsalm 27, Genesis Chapters 1-3, Luke 13:31-35 This reflection begins with a hymn, “Lent Insists That We Remember,” with voice and piano by Annemieke McLane. …

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Sermon from February 14, 2021

O God, You Speak and Summon the EarthRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 14, 2021   Sixth Sunday after Epiphany and Transfiguration SundayA Reading from Psalms 50, 104, 36 & 139 and II Corinthians 4; Mark 9:2-9 [You can…

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Sermon from February 7, 2021

A New TeachingRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontFebruary 7, 2021   Fifth Sunday after EpiphanyPsalm 104:1- 2, 13-24, 27-31, 33; Mark 1:21-28 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text and you…

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Sermon from January 31, 2021

Fishing for PeopleRev. Thomas Cary KinderUnited Church of Strafford, VermontJanuary 31, 2020   Fourth Sunday after EpiphanyJonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text and you can see the…

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Sermon from January 24, 2021

Fall Afresh on MeRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontJanuary 24, 2021 Third Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ SundayIsaiah 42:1-9; Mark 1:4-11 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text and…

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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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