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Sermon from February 23, 2020

From the Perfection of Beauty, You Shine Forth Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 23, 2020 Seventh and Last Sunday after Epiphany, Transfiguration Sunday Verses from Psalms 36, 50, 104 & 139 and II Corinthians 4…

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Citations for Climate Emergency Resolution Assertions

You can find studies and articles in the pdf below that document the assertions in the Strafford Town Meeting Resolution to Declare a Climate Emergency: citations for climate resolution assertions

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Pastoral Letter: Discussion Opportunity on Town Meeting Climate Resolution

Dear Neighbors, We will be voting at our March 3rd Town Meeting on a Resolution to Declare a Climate Emergency.  It says in part that the town will “Commit to integrating the need to act urgently on climate into all…

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Strafford Climate Emergency Resolution FAQs

Click below to see or download a Frequently Asked Questions document about the Resolution to Declare a Climate Emergency that will be voted on at the Strafford Town Meeting, March 3, 2020: Climate Resolution FAQs 2-14-20 To read the full…

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Pastoral Letter Part II on King’s Call for Unconditional Love

Dear neighbors, I wrote last week about the sign in front of our church that quotes the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Unconditional love for all, now an absolute necessity for our survival. MLK Jr. You can read what…

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Resolution to Declare a Climate Emergency at Town Meeting

Strafford voters at Town Meeting will consider the Resolution below.  Please read it and talk with neighbors about it.  If you have questions, you can see a Frequently Asked Questions sheet by clicking here.  You can find studies and articles…

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Climate Crisis Talk and Workshops January 11 in Norwich

What: “Responding with 2020 Vision to the Climate Crisis” sponsored by four Unitarian Universalist congregations in the Upper Valley When: Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 12:30-4:30 PM Where: At the Norwich Unitarian-Universalist church at 320 Rt. 5 South, across from…

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Opportunities for Climate Action in January 2020

Monday, January 6th Strafford Climate Action Group Meeting 7:00 PM in the United Church of Strafford Parish Hall We need people to help organize and educate about Strafford’s Climate Emergency Resolution in advance of Town Meeting.  We have gathered over…

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Sermon from November 24, 2019

Gratitude and Hope Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 24, 2019 Twenty-fourth and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Reign of Christ Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday Psalm 95, Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 6:19-33 The Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, says,…

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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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