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Pastoral Letter: Emergency Response

Dear Neighbors, If your car stalls on a steep hill and you start rolling backwards, immediately you put on the emergency brake. If a consensus of conservative science says that you have very little time left to save the world…

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Sermon from September 29, 2019

Love Over Fear Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 29, 2019 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 146; I John 4:16b-21; Luke 16:19-31 The founder of Dartmouth’s Religion Department died recently.  Fred Berthold was a wise and…

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Sermon from September 8, 2019

Giving Up All Your Possessions Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 8, 2019 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 1; Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Jeremiah 18:1-11; Luke 14:25-33 The Hebrew and Christian scriptures could not be clearer.  They insist…

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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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Sermon from July 28, 2019

There Is Need of Only One Thing      Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 28, 2019     Seventh Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 138; Luke 11:1-13 Last week we heard the story of two sisters, Martha who…

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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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Sermon from July 7, 2019

Prophesy the Glorious Vision Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 7, 2019 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 66; Isaiah 66:10-14; Luke 10:1-11 The Hebrew prophets spoke on behalf of God’s universal laws.  They insisted that the…

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