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Sermon from September 15, 2019

Joy in Heaven Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 15, 2019 Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 51; Exodus 32:7-14; Luke 15:1-10 This gospel passage has much comfort for us.  It is becoming common to hear in…

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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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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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