United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Mission News


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

Dear Strafford community, A group of neighbors has begun meeting to explore ways in which we can energetically foster more effective and generative conversations about the anguish of racism in our society, including ways those of us who haven’t experienced…

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Anti-racism Strafford Event June 25, 2020

June 25th Strafford Action Supporting Black Lives Matter and a Just and Fair America   Our congregation will be participating in a Strafford action organized by Susan Cloke.  It will take place on the month anniversary of the murder of George…

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Anti-Racism Resources, White Privilege Dialogue Curriculum

Here are three excellent resources from the United Church of Christ. The first two are the materials for a course studying many aspects of white privilege put together by an interracial team of national church leaders.  The third is a…

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Resources on Ending Racism

We will be sharing resources on ending racism here as we form a steering committee to guide our education and action. Here is the introduction to an excellent series of very short videos about systemic racism on YouTube:

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Community Resources Available to Help During the Covid Crisis

The Strafford Community Outreach Committee has provided this list of resources and instructions on how to get help when people are in need.  Please share this widely! Community Outreach Committee-list of resources_ draft 5 (1)

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Citations for Climate Emergency Resolution Assertions

You can find studies and articles in the pdf below that document the assertions in the Strafford Town Meeting Resolution to Declare a Climate Emergency: citations for climate resolution assertions

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Strafford Climate Emergency Resolution FAQs

Click below to see or download a Frequently Asked Questions document about the Resolution to Declare a Climate Emergency that will be voted on at the Strafford Town Meeting, March 3, 2020: Climate Resolution FAQs 2-14-20 To read the full…

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Message from Amber Wylie on MLK Jr. Sunday Songs

Today, we honor the memory of MLK. We honor the memory of civil rights movements throughout the world.  Throughout history. We honor the heroes and victims of oppression, those whose names we know, and those who transformed the world without…

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Upcoming Service Notes, January 19, 2020, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday

This Sunday morning and early afternoon we have three major events happening starting at 10:00 AM (or 8:50 AM if you would like to sing some joyous, uplifting freedom songs with the choir): Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday worship, full…

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