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Listening Deeply (9/29/13)

26:25 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again…simple, truthful conversation where we each have a chance to speak, we each feel heard, and we each listen well.”
–Margaret Wheatley

“A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.”
–Eric Sloane

“I sometimes wake in the early morning and listen to the soft breathing of my children and I think to myself, this is one thing I will never regret and I carry that quiet with me all day long.”
–Brian Andrea

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the Book of I Kings 19:11-13
From Essays, Series 1: Spiritual Laws by Ralph Waldo Emerson

SERMON
“Listening Deeply”
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Teresa DeSousa

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 spiritual leaders are Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael and Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Co-Senior Ministers.

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