United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Mission News


Hurricane Relief for the Bahamas

Dear Church Family, It has truly been heartbreaking to see the photos and to hear the reports of the devastation in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian (see the PBS News Hour report below). On this Sunday, September…

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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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JOIN US for Discussion and Action on Climate Change Starting June 16th

The United Church of Strafford and the Universalist Society of Strafford are excited to partner together to launch a town-wide book study of Climate Church, Climate World, by our neighbor and national climate activist Jim Antal.  Climate Church, Climate World…

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Golden Civilization Conversation Continues, Notes from 4/28/19

On Sunday, April 28, twenty-three of us met after the morning service to participate with George Kinder and his family in a Golden Civilization conversation. George Kinder Returns to Continue the Conversation George will be here October 6, 2019 during…

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The Stereotype Project Poster

Thanks to Charlotte Reimanis we had a Stereotype Project with an interactive poster in the Parish Hall for  two months in the early spring of 2019.  We gradually filled it up with stereotypes we have observed being made in the…

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Urgent Church Vote on the Green New Deal 

Here is an urgent message from Vermont Conference UCC Minister, Lynn Bujnak, followed by a message from Pastor Tom Kinder: With the unanimous support of the Board of Directors and the Department of Justice and Witness Ministries (formerly Department of…

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