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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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Sermon from June 23, 2019

Creating a New Civilization: God’s Realm on Earth, Part II Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont June 23, 2019    Second Sunday after Pentecost Psalms 42 & 43; Romans 12:1-2; Luke 4:14-30; John 15:9-17 Many Christians do not…

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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 April 7, 2019

You Do Not Always Have Me Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont April 7, 2019    Fifth Sunday in Lent Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8 We are now in the deepest wilderness of Lent, and the lectionary…

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Sermon from February 24, 2019

Vision for a Golden Civilization, God’s Realm on Earth Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont February 24, 2019    Seventh Sunday after Epiphany Psalm 37; Luke 6:27-38, 10:25-28 The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave one 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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