United Church of Strafford, Vermont

Category: Pastoral Letters


Pastoral Letter: What is Greatness?

Dear neighbors, Democracy, equality, civil rights, rule of law, freedom, decency, honesty–so many of our core American values are under attack, it will require us rising to true greatness to save and restore them. The earth’s fragile environment on which…

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Pastoral Letter: Resources for a Nonviolent Social Justice-Environmental Movement

Dear wider church family, I am preparing to introduce the Rev. Jim Antal and a Unitarian-Universalist climate event in Norwich tomorrow.  I will be co-leading a workshop with the Rev. Telos Whitfield of the Strafford UU church, talking about what…

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Christmas Eve Services 2019

Dear neighbors, I have heard how much this town loves its Christmas Eve service, and I am glad because I love it, too.  One person in town talks with glistening eyes about coming out of the late night service into…

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Pastoral Letter, December 6, 2019 Climate Strike

Dear Neighbors, Please come out again this Friday if you were one of the 100 people who stood in front of Barrett Hall on September 20th for Strafford’s first Climate Strike. I hope that all those who have stood or…

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Pastoral Letter on the Need for a Nonviolent Movement

Dear neighbors, I am making a personal appeal to you. Jesus, John the Baptist and the ancient Hebrew prophets before them were all part of a nonviolent movement to change human civilization to be the realm of God on earth,…

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Pastoral Letter on Strafford Climate Emergency Resolution and Vermont Legislators

Dear neighbors, Greta Thunberg says that we do not yet have the politics we need to deal with the climate emergency, and she is right on the national and global levels.  We need to elect leaders who are committed 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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