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Pastoral Letter on the Golden Rule and Fundamentalism, January 16, 2021

Dear Church Family, All religions I know of have some form of the Golden Rule at their core, meaning a love of neighbor as an extension of our own self, and the concept of neighbor includes strangers, enemies and the…

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Rachel Guaraldi Reflection, November 17, 2020

We invited Rachel Guaraldi to reflect as a chaplain and spiritual director on what we as a people need right now, after all we have been through in 2020, in order to nurture our spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical health. …

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Gus Speth Reflection, November 12, 2020

We invited Gus Speth to offer some post-election thoughts about where we go from here on our way to creating a loving, sustainable, healthy, just world—what we call the realm of God on earth.  It will help you appreciate the…

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Sermon from October 11, 2020

Only Light Can Do ThatRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 11, 2020   Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 25:6-9; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 5:3-16 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this text…

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Sermon from July 19, 2020

Finding the Guidance and Power We Need Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 19, 2020   Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Romans 8; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end…

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Anti-Racism Pastoral Letter July 18, 2020

Dear Church Family, I am writing to make sure you are aware of three things relating to the struggle for social, economic and environmental justice in the Spirit of Christ. First, Rep. John Lewis has died, someone who risked his…

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Anti-racism Events in Strafford

Below is an updated list of current or upcoming anti-racism events in Strafford: Current Events To read about a September-October 2020 film series and set of panels on racism and elections click here. Past Events To read a July 18,…

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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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