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I’m a Stranger Here Myself – Rev. Darrell Berger (3/24/13)

16:59 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Darrell Berger.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Remember, remember always, that all of us and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
–Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.”
–Carlos Fuentes

READING
“American Tune” by Paul Simon

SERMON
“I’m a Stranger Here Myself”
Rev. Darrell Berger

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Carol McGough

Rev. Darrell Berger has served the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County in Orange, NJ. since 2008. Rev. Berger’s theology is radically eclectic. Sermon topics range from the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, to eastern religions, to philosophy and poetry, all toward the goal of bringing peace and justice to the world by actively working for it in the local community. He is an honorary member of the Unitarian Church in Prague, for his assistance in linking that congregation to the Unitarian Universalist Association in the U.S.A.

While Rev. Berger was leading our service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, our own Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman led the service at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County as part of a pulpit exchange between the two congregations. Both ministers decided to use the same title for their sermons, not knowing what the content of each other’s talk would be. We are posting both sermons here so that both congregations can experience both sermons!

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 Ministers: Rev. Charlie Ortman, Parish Minister Judy Tomlinson, Minister of Religious Education

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