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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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Reflection from January 14, 2021

[You can watch a video recording of this sermon above, you can read the text below, and you can download or print a pdf of the text by clicking here: 1-14-21 sermon pdf Courage in the Struggle   Rev. Thomas Cary…

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Sermon from November 22, 2020

I Will Save My Flock: They Shall No Longer Be RavagedRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 22 2020   Twenty-fifth and Last Sunday after Pentecost,Reign of Christ SundayPsalm 95:1-7a; Ezekiel 34:11-12, 14-16, 20-22; Matthew 25:31-46 [You can watch…

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Rev. Deadra Ashton Reflection, November 19, 2020

We invited the Rev. Deadra Bachorik Ashton to reflect 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. Deadre is a…

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Sermon from November 8, 2020

Preparing for “God With Us”Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 8, 2020   Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost,Advent Preparation SundayJeremiah 33:14-16, Philippians 2:1-9, and verses from Isaiah 60, Mark 1 & 13 and Luke 1 [You can watch a…

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Sermon from November 1, 2020

The Wisdom of the Saints: The Reformation We NeedRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontNovember 1, 2020   Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 55:6-9; I Corinthians 1:26-28, 3:16-19; Matthew 22:34-40 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from October 25, 2020

“My Feets Is Tired but My Soul Is Rested”Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 25, 2020   Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Deuteronomy 34:1-5, 10; I Corinthians 9:24-25; Philippians 3:13b-14; Luke 18:1-8 [You can watch a video recording of…

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Sermon from October 18, 2020

Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your MindRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 18, 2020   Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 22:15-22 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this…

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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 October 4, 2020

Think About These Things: Another World Is PossibleRev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, VermontOctober 4, 2020   Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost Isaiah 11:1-9; Philippians 4:8-9; John 17:20-23 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end…

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