RSS Feed

Monthly Archives: May 2013

Beyond Light Bulbs: Covenant and Collective Action (5/26/13)

29:14 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Matt Meyer.

Download File
(Right-click or Ctrl+click to save)

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“The sky and the stars make music to you. The sun and the moon praise you. The gods exalt you, the goddesses sing to you.”
–Inscription on the Temple of Hathor in Dendera, Egypt (2nd Century BC)

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READING
From Rev. Dr. Mark Morrison-Reed and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

SERMON
“Beyond Light Bulbs: Covenant and Collective Action”
Matt Meyer

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Charles Loflin

TODAY’S SERVICE IS BEING LED BY MATT MEYER.

Matt Meyer is a lifelong Unitarian Universalist who has lead music and worship for hundreds of congregations across the country.  He is a graduate of the Berklee College of music and has studied drumming in Cuba, Ghana, and Central America.  Matt also serves on the UU Association’s Council for Cross-Cultural Engagement and is active with the UU Musician’s Network.   He is also a founding resident of the Lucy Stone Cooperative, an intentional community grounded in the values and tradition of UUism.

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

The Future Begins…Right Now! (5/19/13)

24:28 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

Download File
(Right-click or Ctrl+click to save)

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Whatever difficulty you face, there are time-tried ways you can listen your way through. Because listening is the doorway to everything that matters. It enlivens the heart the way breathing enlivens the lungs. We listen to awaken our heart. We do this to stay vital and alive.”
–Mark Nepo

“The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”
–Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Never give up on yourself. Then you will never give up on others.
–Pema Chodron

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From Chapter 10 of the Christian Book of Revelations
From an annual letter by Miriam MacGillis of Genisis Farm

SERMON
“The Future Begins…Right Now!”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Charles Loflin

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

I Mean it, Buster! (5/12/13)

UUCM 2013-05-1220:46- Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.


Download File
(Right-click or Ctrl+click to save)

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“To the highest leadership among women it is given to hold steadily in one hand the sacred vessels that hold the ancient sanctities of life, and in the other a flaming torch to light the way for oncoming generations.”
–Anna Garlin Spencer

“The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children.”
–Nancy Friday

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From the 20th Century psychoanalyst, Carl Jung
The poem, “Sonnets are Full of Love,” by Christina Rosetti

SERMON
“I Mean it, Buster!”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Charles Loflin

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

Coming of Age Sunday 2013 (5/5/13)

UUCM 2013-05-05A graduation worship service presented by the 2013 Coming of Age class at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair.

Download File
(Right-click or Ctrl+click to save)

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
Matthew McGowan & Morgan Loflin
From The Sayings of Lao-Tzu, translated by Lionel Giles
From the poem “I Sit and Think,” by J.R.R. Tolkien

CREDO STATEMENTS

Willie Morrow, introduced by Geoff Zylstra
Lexie Morrow, introduced by Carolyn Burr
Callista Polito, introduced by Elizabeth Speidel
Audrey Edgington, introduced by Lauren Carlton
Maggie Martoglio, introduced by Barbara Andrews
Giancarlo Ponticello, introduced by Lou Dodge
Jordan Tassy, introduced by Jerry Fried
Morgan Loflin, introduced by Kimberly Johnson
Claire McHugh, introduced by Anne Sailer
Emma Arian, introduced by Nancy Silverman
Giovanna Boyle, introduced by Greta Reed
Hollis Kagan, introduced by Lawrence Ramsey
Kurt Goggin, introduced by David Bessey
Zori Rodgers-Rivera, introduced by Nancy Felix
Matthew McGowan, introduced by Ami Brabson

RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.