United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Fulfilling Our Vision


Religious Exploration with Children and Youth: the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

All children and youth are invited to participate in our programs, newcomers are enthusiastically welcomed and no church affiliation or experience of any kind is needed. This fall Danette Harris and Joey Hawkins were exploring with our children and youth…

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Strafford’s Climate Emergency Resolution Petition

Please circulate the Climate Emergency Resolution petition (below), or sign a printed copy and deliver it to Susan Hodges or bring it to church and put it in the Pastor’s mail box in the Church Library.  The Strafford Climate Action…

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Upcoming Service Notes for October 13, 2019, Refugee Sunday

We are suggesting a homework assignment to prepare for this Sunday’s presentation on refugees by artist and activist Marcia Bushnell. We will have a brief worship service in the sanctuary at 10:00 AM and then a symbolic refugee journey to…

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Save Fuel and Stay Warm this Winter with Window Inserts

Dear Church Family, Please consider making your home more energy efficient for this heating season and please especially share this information with lower income neighbors! Save Fuel and Stay Warm this Winter with Window Inserts The Strafford Energy & Climate…

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Mother’s Out Front Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism Online Trainings

Dear Church Family, The issues of climate change and racism have a direct, tragic connection, similar to so many other connections like climate and refugees, climate and economic injustice, climate and war, climate and weakening democracy and more.  Please see…

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Greta Thunberg, Trevor Noah and the Global Climate Strike

If you haven’t met Greta yet, here is a wonderful introduction with Trevor Noah. http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ed6ma7/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-greta-thunberg—inspiring-others-to-take-a-stand-against-climate-change—extended-interview Take nine minutes to watch this and please participate in the Global Climate Strike that she has inspired. Please take the day off from work…

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Planning for the Climate Strike September 20th and Following Events

Global Climate Strike September 20th in Strafford  Please let the children of Strafford know that you are standing with them to save their future by joining the world-wide strike on Friday, September 20th. For specifics about Strafford’s activities see below,…

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Pastoral Letter on “Silence in the Face of Evil”

Dear Church Family, Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Bonhoeffer was a Christian pastor, theologian and seminary professor in Nazi Germany on…

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Golden Rule Applied to Social Issues

The congregation spent many weeks in early 2019 reflecting on the Golden Rule as it related to several important social issues.  Here are the notes that were posted on the Parish Hall walls as part of that project. Climate Change…

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Climate Church, Climate World Book Group Notes

You can see the notes of each session by scrolling down on this page. Climate Church, Climate World book discussion group, Session One 6/16/2019 Attendees: Telos Whitfield, Suzanna Liepmann, Margaret Gadon, Robin Jacobs, Gail Giovanna, Gretchen Harvey, Mark Harvey, John…

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