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Sermon from May 31, 2020, Pentecost

Hope in the Last Days Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 31, 2020    Pentecost Acts 2:1-17 [This sermon was recorded as three Teachings for the On Line Pentecost service. You can watch the video recordings…

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Sermon from May 24, 2020

Yes, but How? Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 24, 2020    Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension Sunday Luke 24:44-53; Acts 1:1-11 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon at the end of this…

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Sermon from May 17, 2020

The Spirit of Truth Awakens Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont May 17, 2020    Sixth Sunday of Easter, Pentecost Preparation Sunday Acts 17:22-30; John 7:37-39b, 14:15-20, 25-26 [You can watch a video recording of this sermon…

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Sermon from November 24, 2019

Gratitude and Hope Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont November 24, 2019 Twenty-fourth and Last Sunday after Pentecost, Reign of Christ Sunday, Thanksgiving Sunday Psalm 95, Philippians 4:4-9; Matthew 6:19-33 The Benedictine monk, Brother David Steindl-Rast, says,…

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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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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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