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This Side of the Frost Line (12/4/2011)

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

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PRAYER & MEDITATION

SERMON
“This Side of the Frost Line”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman and Dr. Artis Wodehouse

INTRODUCTION
Poetry: Frost Line and Poetry
Piano: Nigerian Dance by Joshua Uzoigwe

PART I
Poetry: Late in the Autumn
Piano: Dusk by Nkeiru Okoye

PART II
Poetry: As Winter Begins
Piano: Volta Fantasy by J.H. Mwabena Nketia

PART III
Poetry: The Winter Deepens Still
Piano: Atwimu by J.H. Mwabena Nketia

CLOSING WORDS

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

SPECIAL MUSIC:

The piano selections played by Artis Wodehouse are all recently composed by an emerging school of African composers. They have recognized that the piano — essentially an 88-note tuned percussion instrument — lends itself very well to the intricate rhythms and spiritual content of all African music.

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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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