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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Freeing Our Families from Perfectionism/A Sense of Purpose

Two Worship Committee sponsored sets of readings and sermons (9:30AM & 11:00AM) from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Revs. Shana and Melora Lynngood.

Today we welcome our presenters, Revs. Shana and Melora Lynngood, to our pulpit. Revs. Shana and Melora Lynngood live in Washington DC with their 3 year old daughter. Rev. Shana has served as Parish Minister of James Reeb UU Congregation in Madison, WI and currently serves as Associate Minister at All Souls Church, Unitarian in DC. Rev. Melora has served as Parish Minister of UU congregations in Newport, RI and Sacramento, CA. She is currently taking an extended “sabbatical” from parish ministry to be a full time stay-at-home mom, though she also does occasional guest preaching, rites of passage, and leads workshops for congregations in the Joseph Priestly District of the UUA.


9:30 AM:

READING
“Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver

SERMON
“Freeing Our Families from Perfectionism”
Rev. Melora Lynngood

PRAYER & MEDITATION


11:00 AM

READINGS
From Exodus 3:1-6
From “True Purpose” by Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor

SERMON
“A Sense of Purpose”
Rev. Shana Lynngood

PRAYER & MEDITATION

Listen here:
http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.0.5.swf

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

Risk and Race

Readings and a sermon from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Minister of Religious Education Rev. Judy Tomlisnon.


READINGS

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From French philosopher Michel Foucault

SERMON
“Risk and Race”
Rev. Judy Tomlisnon

PRAYER & MEDITATION

Listen here:
http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.0.5.swf

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

A Life Worth Dying For

Readings and a sermon from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Community Based Minister Rev. Jackie Lahey.

READINGS
Look to this Day! – attributed to Kalidasa
From Marcus Aurelius, translated by Jonathan Star

SERMON
“A Life Worth Dying For”
Rev. Jackie Lahey

PRAYER & MEDITATION

Listen here:
http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.0.5.swf

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

Faith for the New Year and Beyond

Readings and a sermon from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Community Based Minister Rev. Gordon Bailey.

READINGS
Faith, From Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faith
From Engaging Our Theological Diversity (UUA, 2005) – Download .pdf file here.

SERMON
“Faith for the New Year and Beyond”
Rev. Gordon Bailey

PRAYER & MEDITATION

Listen here:
http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.0.5.swf

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

Global Movement for a Culture of Peace

A Worship Committee sponsored service, including readings, an interlude and a sermon from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair.

Today we welcome our presenter, Ms. Anne Creter, to our pulpit. Ms. Anne Creter, MSW, LCSW, serves as NGO representative to the United Nations for Operation Peace Through Unity and is the Global Alliance UN Liaison. Within the U.S., she has been active in the Department of Peace Campaign.

READINGS
From Micah, 4:3
“If There Is to Be Peace” by Lao-Tse

INTERLUDE
Let There Be Peace on Earth by Vince Gill
Performed by Maria DeStefano (vocals) and Artis Wodehouse (piano)

SERMON
“Global Movement for a Culture of Peace”
Ms. Anne Creter

MEDITATION

Listen here:
http://www.archive.org/flow/flowplayer.commercial-3.0.5.swf

View slide show presentation here.

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.