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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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Sermon from September 29, 2019

Love Over Fear Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 29, 2019 Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 146; I John 4:16b-21; Luke 16:19-31 The founder of Dartmouth’s Religion Department died recently.  Fred Berthold was a wise and…

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Sermon from September 22, 2019

Whoever Finds Me Finds Life Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 22, 2019 Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Proverbs 8; Matthew 10:16-20; Luke 16:1-13 “Wisdom is an ancient tradition…at the headwaters of all the great sacred paths….

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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: Support the Children, Join the Global Climate Strike

Dear Friends, I am writing to urge you to join your neighbors who will be gathering outside Barrett Hall on Friday, September 20th from 7:30 to 9:30 AM to participate in the Global Climate Strike. You can read more about…

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Greta Thunberg, Trevor Noah and the Global Climate Strike

If you haven’t met Greta yet, here is a wonderful introduction with Trevor Noah. http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ed6ma7/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-greta-thunberg—inspiring-others-to-take-a-stand-against-climate-change—extended-interview Take nine minutes to watch this and please participate in the Global Climate Strike that she has inspired. Please take the day off from work…

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Sermon from September 8, 2019

Giving Up All Your Possessions Rev. Thomas Cary Kinder United Church of Strafford, Vermont September 8, 2019 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost Psalm 1; Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Jeremiah 18:1-11; Luke 14:25-33 The Hebrew and Christian scriptures could not be clearer.  They insist…

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