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Endings and Beginnings: A Fire Communion Service

Selections from a Sunday Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
This Day Is Ours – Vincent Silliman
The Span of Life – Fred Cappucino
In Betweenness – Richard Gilbert
Never Too Late – Richard Gilbert
January First – Richard Gilbert

HOMILY
“Making Faith and Keeping It”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

FIRE COMMUNION
A Letting Go; An Opening

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Readers: Claudia Sanders, Amanda Burr, Brian Jude Piatkowski, Thom Kennon, Alan Sanders

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Christmas Eve, 2010

Selections from our Christmas Eve, 2010 Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman and Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

OPENING WORDS AND CHALICE LIGHTING

READINGS
“Each Night a Child is Born” by S.L. Fahs
“A Child Is Born” by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman
‘Tis the Season by Maureen Killoran
Christmas Prayer by Maureen Killoran

A CHRISTMAS EVE PRAYER

THE CHRISTMAS STORY
Mark, Luke, et. al.

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Friend My Holiday: UU’s Social Network Pageant

Selections from our Intergenerational Holiday Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair.

INTRODUCTION OF THEME
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

A HOLIDAY PAGEANT
“Friend My Holiday: UU’s Social Network Pageant”
Written by Dionne Ford Kurtti
Directed & Produced by Beth Smith
Musical Director: Jonathan Drucker

HOMILY
“A Friend Indeed”
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

PRAYER & MEDITATION

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PAGEANT CAST (in order of appearance):
Winter Solstice: Matthew McGowen
Yule Tide: Evan Chaladoff
Holly King: Harrison Naftelberg
Tonantzin: Morgan Loflin

Hannukah:
Noel Andrews, Catherine Chaladoff, Patrick Lahey, Molly Sailer, Chloe Schuster and Nola Shelley

Kwanzaa:
Charlotte Brooks La Blanc, Sahai John, Jacob Sailer, Kai Yagnesak & Lia Yagnesak

Christmas:
Marta Baj, Avery Crafton, Julia Crafton, Desiree Kurtti, Devany Kurtti & Kelly Nulty

Special Music: Jonathan Drucker (piano), Danny Parente (bass guitar), Andrea Parente (violin), Amy Crafton (clarinet) and Randy Crafton (percussion)

Holiday Pageant Singers: Desiree Kurtti, Alexis Lo, Henry Kanengiser, Michael Nulty, Andrea Parente, Danny Parente, Jacob Sailer and Laura Stakiwicz

Stage Crew: Harry Butterfield, Max Butterfield, Alex Goggin and Kurt Goggin

Sound: Ben Polo

Special Thanks to: Amy and Randy Crafton, Brandon Doemling, Brian Jude Piatkowski, Laura Stakiwicz and Mary Wander Polo

Very Special Thanks from Beth: To all the parents and participants for showing up, working hard and being incredibly wonderful!!!

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The Softness of the Dark

Selections from a Sunday Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman & Dr. Artis Wodehouse.

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
Chapter 21 of the Tao te Ching: “Finding the Essence of Tao” by Lao Tzu, translated by Stanly Rosenthal
From the poem “You darkness, that I come from” by Rainer Maria Rilke

SERMON
“The Softness of the Dark”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman & Dr. Artis Wodehouse

PART I: “The Seasons Whirl…”

INTERLUDE: *** Robert Schumann

PART II “Their Cycles Spun…”

INTERLUDE: Figured Chorale Robert Schumann

PART III: “Just as Birth, So Death Does Come…”

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Special Music: The piano pieces played by Dr. Artis Wodehouse are taken from Robert Schumann’s Album for the Young.

Liturgist: Thom Kennon

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What’s in it for Me? – A Hanukkah Service

Selections from a Sunday Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the First Book of Maccabees, Chapter 4
From “Boundaries,” by Unitarian Universalist minister and poet Lynn Ungar

SERMON
“What’s in it for Me?”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

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Liturgist: Thom Kennon

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