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Anti-racism Events in Strafford

Dear Strafford community, A group of neighbors has begun meeting to explore ways in which we can energetically foster more effective and generative conversations about the anguish of racism in our society, including ways those of us who haven’t experienced…

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Anti-racism Strafford Event June 25, 2020

June 25th Strafford Action Supporting Black Lives Matter and a Just and Fair America   Our congregation will be participating in a Strafford action organized by Susan Cloke.  It will take place on the month anniversary of the murder of George…

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Sermon from May 10, 2020

Finding Our Way Through the Worst Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 10, 2020    Fifth Sunday of Easter, Psalm 84; John 14:1-14 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of…

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Sermon from May 3, 2020, Good Shepherd Sunday

Lead Us in the Paths of Righteousness Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 3, 2020    Fourth Sunday of Easter, Good Shepherd Sunday Psalm 23; John 10:11-16 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from March 8, 2020

Go to the Land That I Will Show You        Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont March 8, 2020    Second Sunday in Lent Psalm 121; Genesis 12:1-4a; John 3:1-21 How are we ever going to find our…

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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 January 19, 2020, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday

God Has a Dream Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont January 19, 2019 Second Sunday after Epiphany, Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday Isaiah 49; Luke 4:14-21 We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values….

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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 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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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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