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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Struck By Grace (9/30/12)

20:29 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”
–May Sarton

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps, hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
–Maya Angelou

“Grace must find expression life, otherwise it is not grace.”
–Karl Barth

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From Chapter Four of the book of Hebrews
From “You are Accepted:” by theologian Paul Tillich

SERMON
“Struck By Grace”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

Liturgist: Teresa DeSousa

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A Pain in the Neck, Body and Spirit (9/23/12)

22:11 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.”
–Pema Chodron

“If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay.”
–Stephen Levine

“The cure for all ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word ‘love.’ It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.”
–Lydia Maria Child

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
“Breathing” by Rumi
From Ayurveda teacher and author John Douillard:

SERMON
“A Pain in the Neck, Body and Spirit”
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

Liturgist: Teresa DeSousa

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On Privilege, Arrogance and Atonement (9/16/12)

22:33 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Forgiveness is the act of admitting we are like other people.”
–Catherine Marshall

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”
–Bryant H. McGill

“I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality… That’s a fierce thing, to discover within yourself that which you despise the most in others.”
–George Stevens

 

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
Based on the teachings of the Kabbalistic masters Rebbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, six generations of Chabad rebbies, and Rebbi Yanki Tauber
From the Mishna Yoma 8:9

SERMON
“On Privilege, Arrogance and Atonement”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

Liturgist: Teresa DeSousa

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Everlasting Light Guiding Us Upon Our Way (9/9/12)

04:57 – Selections from our Water Communion Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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PRAYER & MEDITATION

HOMILY
“Everlasting Light Guiding Us Upon Our Way”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

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The Yoga of Prosperity (9/2/12)

22:51 – Selections from a Worship Committee Sponsored Service for The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Ms. Tanya Dixon.

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PRAYER & MEDITAION

TIMELESS READINGS
From the website, Wikipedia: Prosperity
From spiritual leader and entrepreneur Yogi Bhajan

SERMON

“The Yoga of Prosperity”
by Ms. Tanya Dixon

Prosperity Laws

The Law of Pure Potentiality
Anything is possible, vast, unlimited

The Law of Containment
Create a structure to hold the flow of prosperity

The Law of Attraction
The mind is a magnet

The Law of Prayer
Be clear about the intention

The Law of Faith
It already exists, and is already written, just see it now

The Law of Projection
One must ask and have clarity & vision to goal to receive

The Law of Tithing
Give 10% to infinity, to the unknown, and it returns to you

The Law of Receiving
Create the space to receive the blessing of gifts

The Law of Magnification
Understand the principles of increasing exponentially

The Law of Patience
Trust. Wait & let the hand of God work for you

CLOSING WORDS

Readings: Ms. Kimberly Davis

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