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Learning to Breathe (3/20/16)

28:03 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” 
From Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices
–Thích Nhất Hạnh,

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From Genesis 2:4-7
From “PADI Diver Manual,” by Dennis Graver

SERMON
“Learning to Breathe”
by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Lou Dodge

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

Youth Worship as a CON-gregation (3/13/2016)

5:45 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by UUCM Senior Youth.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”
— Rumi

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
— Hanh Nhat Thich

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
— Tom Bodett

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
— Kurt Vonnegut

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From “Letter to All the People,” by Chief Seattle

REFLECTION
by Emma Silverman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Lou Dodge

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This Above All (3/6/2016)

30:43 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Know thyself.”
–Greek maxim from the Temple of Apollo at Delphi (≈500 BCE)

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From Hamlet, Act 1, scene 3
From “Falling Upward,” by Richard Rohr

SERMON
“This Above All”
by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Kate Loysen Turek

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

Stewardship (2/28/16)

17:21 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.”
–Hada Bejar (Cuban-American actress, 1931-2014)

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”
–John Bunyan (English writer and Baptist preacher, 1628-1688)

“Generosity is the most natural outward expression of an inner attitude of compassion and loving-kindness.”
–His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From “The Prophet,” by Khalil Gibran

SERMON
“Stewardship”
by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Kate Loysen Turek

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

Leadership (2/21/16)

27:54 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.”
–Rosalynn Carter, Former First Lady of the United States

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From Tao te Ching, verse 17
From “Resonant Leadership,” by Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee

SERMON
“Leadership”
by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Kate Loyson Turek

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Authority (2/14/16)

27:08 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“I think I’m a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it’s authority that I respect.”
–Tupac Shakur

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From The Dhammapada 6:1-2, 5-7
From “The Righteous Mind,” by Jonathan Haidt

SERMON
“Authority”
by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Kate Loysen Turek

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

Vision (2/7/2016)

27:08– Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.”
–Rosabeth Moss Kanter

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From Proverbs 29:18, King James Version
From “I Have a Dream,” by Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.

SERMON
“Vision”
by Rev. Dr. Justin S. Osterman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Kate Loysen Turek

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

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