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A UU Holiday (12/16/2012)

UUCM2012121642:05 – Selections from our Intergenerational Holiday Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair.

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“There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
-Edith Wharton

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
-Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
-Tenzin Gyatso, H.H. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet


by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

“A UU Holiday”

“There’s a Happy Feeling Nothing in the World Can Buy”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman



Written by Brandon E. Doemling
Directed & Produced by Beth Smith, Anne Sailer
Musical Director: Tom Parente
Sound: Steve Schoenwiesner

Cast (in order of appearance)

Ursela Underwood Holiday (Sam): Molly Sailer
Connie Fused: Devany Kurtti
Aunt: Desiree Kurtti
Lewis: Owen Wells
Myra: Ryanne Barrett
Jones: Lila Bolt
Kennedy: Kennedy Mathis
Crystal: Kelly Nulty

Lewis Family:
Willa Marshall, Lanka Ramsey, Madeline Lange, Lucy Lange

Jones Family:
Kieran Wells, Julia Chadwick, Rachel Harmon, Lauren Loflin

Crystal Family:
Julia Crafton, Avery Crafton, Nikki Mernin, Sophie Kaspar, Beatrix Scherfen-Brown, Ava Read

Nathaniel Wodnick, Harrison Naftelberg, Alex Goggin, Lily Seraydarian, Mona Marshall, George Buccino


Sopranos: Grace-Anna Douglas, Barbara Dunne, Lina Schoenwiesner, Sophia Seidenberg
Altos: Morgan Loflin, Beryl Rosenblum. Ariane Schoenwiesner, Anna Karapin-Springorum
Tenors: Jacob Sailer, Jonathon Drucker
Basses: Michael Nulty, Daniel Parente, Giancarlo Ponticello

Special Thanks: Malinda Loflin

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.


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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