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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Remembering Home (7/28/13)

25:07 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Home – that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither as on an angel’s wings.”
–Lydia Marie Child

“Home is the place where, when you have to go there, They have to take you in.”
–Robert Frost

“I live in my house as I live inside my skin: I know more beautiful, more ample, more sturdy and more picturesque skins: but it would seem to me unnatural to exchange them for mine.”
–Primo Levi

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the Tao Te Ching by LaoTzu
“Uphill” by Christina Rosetti

SERMON
“Remembering Home”
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

Liturgist: Henry Kanengiser

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Prayer: Groans, Arguments, Yearnings, Healing (7/21/13)

UUCM 2013-07-2128:49 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Some of my best prayers have been arguments with God.”
–As told to Gail Godwin

“O Mother Earth from whom we receive our food…Every step that we take upon You should be done in a sacred manner; each step should be as a prayer.”
–Black Elk

“Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul. It is daily admission of one’s weakness. It is better in prayer to have a heart without words than words without a heart.”
–Mahatma Gandhi

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
Psalm 4, adapted by Stephen Mitchell
“The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver

SERMON
“Prayer: Groans, Arguments, Yearnings, Healing”
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

Liturgist: Henry Kanengiser

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Conversations with a GA Junkie (7/14/13)

UUCM 2013-07-1429:42 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Revs. Judy Tomlinson and Jackie Lahey.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Human beings, individually and collectively, become human by making commitments, by making promises. The human being…is the promise-making, promise-keeping, promise-breaking, promise-renewing creature.”
–Rev. James Luther Adams

“Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”
–Moses

“In order to ‘hold fast’ to something, one must allow oneself to be held to something. That commitment may be one of the hardest things to practice in a world of so much choice.”
–Sheena Iyengar

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the Book of Genesis 9:12-15
From Dorothy Day

SERMON
“Conversations with a GA Junkie”
Revs. Judy Tomlinson and Jackie Lahey

Liturgist: Laura Stakiwicz

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The Heretic Spirit (7/7/13)

UUCM 2013-07-0724:11 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Ms. Kimberley Debus.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“The difference between heresy and prophecy is often one of the sequence. Heresy often turns out to have been prophecy – when properly aged.”
–Hubert H. Humphrey

“The faith a movement proclaims doesn’t count: what counts is the hope it offers. All heresies are the banner of a reality, an exclusion. Scratch the heresy and you will find the leper. Every battle against heresy wants only this: to keep the leper as he is.”
–Umberto Eco

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From Mark 14:55-64
“A Psalm of Flexibility” by Edward Hays

SERMON
“The Heretic Spirit”
Ms. Kimberley Debus

Liturgist: Laura Stakiwicz

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