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UU Idol: A Battle of the Holidays (12/15/13)

UUCM2013121535:53 – Selections from our Intergenerational Holiday Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.”
–Bahá’u’lláh

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
–Hamilton Wright Mabie

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
–Charles Dickens

INTRODUCTION OF THEME
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

PRAYER & MEDITATION
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

A HOLIDAY PAGEANT
“UU Idol: A Battle of the Holidays”

A HOMILETIC STORY
“The 4th Wise Man”/“You Can Be Anybody That You Want to Be”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

“UU Idol: Battle of Holidays”
Written by Dionne Ford Kurtti
Directed & Produced by Laurice Farrell, Beth Smith, Lori Alexander & Mama Doni
Musical Direction: Markus Hauck, Stearns Matthews, Amy Crafton
Musical Arrangements: Amy Crafton & Markus Hauck
Production Services: Brian Brodeur & Steve Schoenwiesner
Stage Crew: George Buccino, Nathanial Wodnick & Sebastian Wodnick

CAST (in order of appearance):
Ryan Solstice: Maggie Arian
Yule Tide: Lanka Ramsey
Holly Queen: Nikki Mernin
Tonantzin: Devany Kurtti

The Funky Gold Menorahs:
Charlotte Brookes-La Blanc, Clara Brookes-La Blanc,
Willa Brookes-La Blanc, Sara Howard

The First Fruits:
Beatrix Scherfen-Brown, Mimi Scherfen-Brown, Sophia Sorge,
Winnie Sorge, Sadie-Talullah Curran

The Wise Ones:
Julia Chadwick, Jade Lytle, Rachel Harmon, Blake Hayden Hart,
Emerson Wodnick

Singers:
Desiree Kurtti, Helen Healy, Giancarlo Ponticello, Hank Felix, Sam Schuman, Eric Stoloff, Kristen Lo

Very Special Thanks from Beth and Laurice: To all the parents and participants for showing up, working with my crazy scheduling and being incredibly wonderful!!

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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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