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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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Planning for the Climate Strike September 20th and Following Events

Global Climate Strike September 20th in Strafford  Please let the children of Strafford know that you are standing with them to save their future by joining the world-wide strike on Friday, September 20th. For specifics about Strafford’s activities see below,…

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Sermon from July 21, 2019

Called to Contemplation and Action Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont July 21, 2019 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 46; Romans 8; Luke 10:38-42 “Martha, Martha, you are worried and distracted by many things.” Before I preach…

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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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Sermon from June 16, 2019

Creating a New Civilization: God’s Realm on Earth, Part I Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 16, 2019     First Sunday after Pentecost, Trinity Sunday Proverbs 8; Acts 4:31-35; I John 3:14-17; John 16:12-15   Twelve…

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Sermon from June 9, 2019

I Am About To Do a New Thing Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 9, 2019    Pentecost Psalm 104; Isaiah 43:1-3a, 18-21; Acts 2:1-17 We recognize prophecies as gifts of the Holy Spirit most clearly when…

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Sermon from May 26, 2019

Considering Seemingly Insurmountable World Problems Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 26, 2019    Sixth Sunday of Easter Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:17-21; John 7:37-39a; 14:12-20, 25-27; 16:13 We will hear the story of Pentecost in two weeks…

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Sermon from May 5, 2019

When We Can See As God Can See  Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 5, 2019 Third Sunday of Easter, Stereotype Sunday Psalm 133; Luke 10:25-37; John 17:19-23 Jesus wanted to help us see the world…

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Sermon from April 21, 2019, Easter

They Shall All Know Me in Their Hearts Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 21, 2019 Easter Psalm 118; Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 20:1-18 Did he really rise from the dead?  We want to know. Our species…

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Urgent Church Vote on the Green New Deal 

Here is an urgent message from Vermont Conference UCC Minister, Lynn Bujnak, followed by a message from Pastor Tom Kinder: With the unanimous support of the Board of Directors and the Department of Justice and Witness Ministries (formerly Department of…

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