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Praying for Sin

Selections from a Sunday Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by guest minister Rev. Allen Wells.

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From Gates to Buddhist Practice by Chagdud Tulku
An excerpt from The Inquiring Mind magazine by Wes Nisker

PRAYER & MEDITATION

SERMON
“Praying for Sin”
by Rev. Allen Wells

DIALOGUE OF MINISTER AND CONGREGATION

CLOSING WORDS

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Today we welcome our presenter, Rev. Allen Wells, to our pulpit. Allen first served as minister of UU congregations in Weymouth, Mass., Hollis Queens and The First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn. Later he served as Director of Religious Education for the UU Congregation of Monmouth County and the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. In 1987 he opened the Allen Wells Center for Psychotherapy and Healing, a holistic mind/body spirit counseling center in Morristown, which he directed for 12 years. Now as a UU Buddhist psychotherapist, he specializes in the new field of Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy. Allen’s lifelong interest has been in bridging the internal, personal, psychological world, which we commonly call spiritual, and the external political, social, economic, environmental world, which we usually consider material.

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Liturgist: Laura Stakiwicz

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

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About The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair is welcoming of all seekers after truth, beauty, justice and compassion cherishing their diversity of race, gender, sexual identity and orientation, religious background and perspective on life. We are a liberal religious community seeking transformation in our hearts, our homes, our community and our world. We come together to: * Create a spiritual community that nurtures and inspires us as we search for meaning in our lives * Reach out and welcome all who wish to be part of our community because diversity of race, culture, sexual orientation, and economic background enriches us all * Guide and challenge our children in their lifelong journey of discovery and spiritual growth * Explore religious and cultural traditions so that we may honor our differences and our common ground * Take responsibility for helping to solve the problems of our community * Promote social and economic justice, furthering our work to dismantle racism, homophobia, and all forms of oppression * Celebrate artistic creation as a spiritual element of life * Respect the beauty and mystery of nature by actively preserving our environment * Invest our personal resources to build and sustain this community of aspiration * Act together to keep this covenant alive. We are Unitarian Universalists, building upon our heritage as advocates for the rights and dignity of all. Our Ministers: Rev. Charlie Ortman, Parish Minister Judy Tomlinson, Minister of Religious Education

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