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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Travel Lightly, and Carry a Small Bag (1/26/14)

UUCM2014012620:35 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Mr. Markus Hauck.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
–André Gide

“I used to think that nails-down-a-chalkboard was the worst sound in the world. Then I moved on to people-eating-cereal-on-the-phone. But only this week did I stumble across the rightful winner: it’s the sound of a baggage carousel coming to a grinding halt, having reunited every passenger on your flight with their luggage, except for you.”
–Sloane Crosley

“It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.”
–Chuck Palahniuk

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From 9th Century CE Chinese Zen Buddhist Lin-Chi
From the novel Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins

SERMON
“Travel Lightly, and Carry a Small Bag”
Mr. Markus Hauck

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Sabina Ernst

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Rich with Possibilities (1/19/14)

UUCM2014011932:26 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.”
–Oprah Winfrey

“So thoroughly and sincerely are we compelled to live, reverencing our life, and denying the possibility of change. This is the only way, we say; but there are as many ways as there can be drawn radii from one centre. All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.”
–Henry David Thoreau

“I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.”
–Clara Barton

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From Marianne Williamson, as quoted by Nelson Mandela
From Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

SERMON
“Rich with Possibilities”
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Sabina Ernst

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Scaredy Squirrel?!? (1/12/14)

28:30 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Vanessa R. Southern.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“By trying to avoid human mistakes and failures, we move beyond the reach of the soul.”
-Thomas Moore

“One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.”
–Fortune Cookie

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
“My Grandfather’s Blessings” by Rachel Naomi Remen:
From “Letters to a Young Poet” by Ranier Marie Rilke

SERMON
“Scaredy Squirrel?!?”
Rev. Vanessa R. Southern

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Sabina Ernst

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The Heart of Democracy (1/5/14)

UUCM2014010524:14 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Craig Hirshberg.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“There is a community of the spirit. Join it, and feel the delight of walking in the noisy street, and being the noise.”
–Rumi

“A democracy – that is a government of all the people, by all the people, for all the people; of course a government of the principles of eternal justice, the unchanging law of God; for shortness’ sake, I will call it the idea of Freedom.”
–Theodore Parker

“Change comes from power, and power comes from organization. In order to act, people must get together.”
–Saul Alinsky

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READING
From “Healing the Heart of Democracy” by Parker Palmer

SERMON
“The Heart of Democracy”
Rev. Craig Hirshberg

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Sabina Ernst

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.