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Harry Potter & the Chamber of Holidays (12/18/2011)


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

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PRAYER & MEDITATION

INTRODUCTION OF THEME
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

A HOLIDAY PAGEANT
“Harry Potter & the Chamber of Holidays”
Written by Laura Stakiwicz
Directed & Produced by Jennifer Chaladoff and Beth Smith
Musical Director: Tom Parente

HOMILY
“How Wide? How Deep”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

PAGEANT CAST (in order of appearance):
Ron: Max Minichiello
Hermione: Molly Sailer
Harry Potter: Alex Goggin
Snape: Elena Williams
Dumbledore: Jacob Sailer
McGonagall: Desiree Kurtti
Voldemort: Devany Kurtti

Hufflepuff Students:
Charlotte Brooks-LaBlanc, Willa Brooks-LaBlanc, Lucy Lange, Madeline Lange, Kelly Ann Nulty

Ravenclaw Students:
Marta Baj, Lila Bolt, Catherine Chaladoff, Beatrix Scherfen-Brown, Jessica Williams

Slytherin Students:
Noel Andrews, Ryanne Barrett, Avery Crafton, Julia Crafton

UU Youth Choir
Sopranos: Barbara Dunne, Anna Karapin Springorum, Izuru Ohji, Momo Ohji, Sophia Seidenberg
Altos: Dillan Comtois, Abigail Gardener, Fiona Kennon, Andrea Parente,
Emma Silverman
Tenors: Gabriella Masumeci, Valentino Masumeci, Mike Nulty, Jacob Sailer
Basses: Luke Dodge, Chris Dunne, Jonathan Silverman

Choral Pieces:
Kwanzaa – Bonse Aba (Trad. Zambian Song arranged by Andrew Fischer)
Hanukkah – Candles in the Night (Eddleman, Parente)
Christmas – Pacem Noel (Arranged by Clark, Moses, Parente)

Special Thanks to Mary WanderPolo

Very Special Thanks to all the parents and participants for showing up, working hard and being incredibly wonderful!!

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 spiritual leaders are Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael and Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Co-Senior Ministers.

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