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Pastoral Letter on Strafford Climate Emergency Resolution and Vermont Legislators

Dear neighbors, Greta Thunberg says that we do not yet have the politics we need to deal with the climate emergency, and she is right on the national and global levels.  We need to elect leaders who are committed to…

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Strafford’s Climate Emergency Resolution Petition

Please circulate the Climate Emergency Resolution petition (below), or sign a printed copy and deliver it to Susan Hodges or bring it to church and put it in the Pastor’s mail box in the Church Library.  The Strafford Climate Action…

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Sermon from November 3, 2019

“I Will Teach You the Way You Should Go” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 3, 2019 Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, All Saints Day Sunday Psalm 32; Luke 6:20-31 We just heard Luke’s version of the…

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Sermon from October 20, 2019

Struggle and Faith Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont October 20, 2019 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 121; Genesis 32:22-31; Luke 18:1-8 This is a sermon about struggle and faith, not climate change, but nine years ago…

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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 22, 2019

Whoever Finds Me Finds Life Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 22, 2019 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proverbs 8; Matthew 10:16-20; Luke 16:1-13 “Wisdom is an ancient tradition…at the headwaters of all the great sacred paths….

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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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Greta Thunberg, Trevor Noah and the Global Climate Strike

If you haven’t met Greta yet, here is a wonderful introduction with Trevor Noah. http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ed6ma7/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-greta-thunberg—inspiring-others-to-take-a-stand-against-climate-change—extended-interview Take nine minutes to watch this and please participate in the Global Climate Strike that she has inspired. Please take the day off from work…

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