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Sermon from February 16, 2020

Choose Life So That You and Your Descendants May Live Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 16, 2020     Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Deuteronomy 30; Sirach 15; I Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 4:12-5:12 The future of the…

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Sermon from February 9, 2020

Lighting and Lifting Our Candle Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 9, 2020 Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 58; I Corinthians 2:12-16; Matthew 5:13-16; Thomas 24, 70 & 77 We have heard several teachings that can…

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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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Sermon from January 12, 2020

“New Things I Now Declare” Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 12, 2019 First Sunday after Epiphany, Baptism of Christ Psalm 29; Isaiah 42:1-9; Matthew 3:13-17 The passage from Isaiah sounds like God narrating a home…

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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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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: 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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