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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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Sermon from December 23, 2018, Mary Sunday, Fourth Sunday of Advent

Blessed Is She Who Believed There Would Be a Fulfillment Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont December 23, 2018       Fourth Sunday of Advent, Sunday of Love, Mary Sunday Luke 1:26-55 William Sloane Coffin quoted a Yale…

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Gus Speth and the Children’s Climate Lawsuit

Dear Church Family, Gus Speth spoke in worship on Sunday, December 9th, the Advent Sunday of Peace.  He talked about the children’s climate lawsuit in federal court that he is serving as an expert witness.  You can read about the…

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Sermon from November 25, 2018

They Will Not Hurt or Destroy on All My Holy Mountain Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 25, 2018 Twenty-seventh and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Reign of Christ Sunday Isaiah 11; Matthew 25:31-40 It is June…

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Sermon from September 30, 2018

Have Salt in Yourselves Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 30, 2018 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50 All three scripture passages today are challenging, and yet also contain wisdom that can…

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Sermon from September 2, 2018

Our Struggle Against the Spiritual Forces of Evil Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 2, 2018   Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 34; Ephesians 6:10-18a; John 6:56-60, 66-69 The Strafford Unitarian-Universalist congregation sends a daily devotional email. …

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Sermon from August 26, 2018

Doers of the Word         Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont August 26, 2018   Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 This month I have been reading two books by the former Harvard…

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