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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Our Many Ways of Knowing: A Question of Conscience (1/27/13)

27:16 – 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

“I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.”
–Dorothy Day

“The more clearly you understand yourself and your emotions, the more you become a lover of what is.”
–Baruch Spinoza

“Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.”
–Merry Browne

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu, translated by John C. H. Wu
From “Here We Are, You and I” by Rev. Robert Killam

SERMON
“Our Many Ways of Knowing: A Question of Conscience”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Nick Lewis

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It’s a Matter of the Heart (1/13/13)

22:14 – 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

“I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.”
–Brian Tracy

“Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.”
–Marge Piercy

“We are people who need to love, because love is the soul’s life. Love is simply creation’s greatest joy.”
-–Hafiz of Persia

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
“It Happens All the Time in Heaven,” by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinski

SERMON
“It’s a Matter of the Heart”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Nick Lewis

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Mass Incarceration and the Return of Jim Crow (1/6/13)

24:54 – Selections from a Worship Committee Sponsored Service for The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Dr. Johanna Foster and the Undoing Racism Committee.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free”
–Eugene Victor Debs

“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society.”
–Angela Davis

“Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house close upon the growing boy”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

READINGS
From Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
From Angela Davis

SERMON
“Mass Incarceration and the Return of Jim Crow”
by Dr. Johanna Foster

CLOSING WORDS

 

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.