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Regrets and Recovery: The Doctrine of Discovery (11/4/12)

31:00 – Selections from a Sunday Morning Worship Service for The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Linda Goonewardene.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as life lasts.”
–Rachel Carson

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future. That’s good news.”
–Carl Scovel

“We were told by the creator, This is your land. Keep it for me until I come back.”
–Thomas Banyaca

PRAYER AND MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the Hebrew Book of Genesis, Chapter 19
From “The Woman Who Watches Over the World: A Native Memoir” by Linda Hogan

SERMON
“Regrets and Recovery: The Doctrine of Discovery”
by Rev.  Rev. Linda Goonewardene

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Jack Drucker

 

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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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