United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Pastoral Letters


Pastoral Letter: Why Strike 9/20 if Climate Is Not Your First Concern

Dear Neighbors, What is happening to our climate will affect everyone in negative ways—in fact it already is, and the forecast is for rapid escalation.  Today’s children will feel it the most, but if you are in your 60s or…

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Pastoral Letter: Support the Children, Join the Global Climate Strike

Dear Friends, I am writing to urge you to join your neighbors who will be gathering outside Barrett Hall on Friday, September 20th from 7:30 to 9:30 AM to participate in the Global Climate Strike. You can read more about…

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Pastoral Letter: We Are Being Asked to Make a Commitment

Dear Strafford Neighbors, Our whole community celebrated a service at the Town House on Sunday morning, September 1st, where both the Universalist Society and Congregational Church of Strafford first held their services. The people who built the Town House had…

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Pastor’s Report 2019

You can read Pastor Tom Kinder’s summary of the year between our September Annual Meetings by clicking on this file: Pastor’s Report 2019

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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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Pastoral Letter: Church as a useful community resource in our time

Dear neighbors, Church has changed over recent years. It is important that the Strafford community understand what is different because the church is a community resource.  It is yours if and when you want or need it.  I hope this…

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