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Crossing into Deep Time: A Calling and a Response (11/10/13)

23:31 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Miriam MacGillis, OP.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“The universe is wider than our views of it.”
–Henry David Thoreau

“The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together.”
–Carl Sagan

“No known roof is as beautiful as the skies above.
–Michael O’Muircheartaigh

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the Book of Wisdom, Chapter 1, Verses 7-8, 12-15
“The Great Work, Our Way into the Future” by Thomas Berry

SERMON
“Crossing into Deep Time: A Calling and a Response”
Miriam MacGillis, OP

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Frank Ippolito

TODAY’S SERVICE IS BEING LED BY MIRIAM MACGILLIS, OP

Miriam is a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Caldwell, NJ. Since 1980 she has lived and worked at Genesis Farm, which she co-founded in Blairstown, NJ with the sponsorship of her Dominican Congregation. The Farm explores the new insights and implications for the human community derived from the scientific story of an evolving Universe and living planet. It promotes bioregionalism, sustainability and a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of ethics for resolving the ecological crises of our times.

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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