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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Building the Dream and Ending the Nightmare (2/23/14)

UUCM2014020214:52 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
–Malcolm X

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.”
–Malcolm X

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: MODERN & ANCIENT 
From the Autobiography of Malcolm X.
From Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sermon “Where Do We Go From Here?”
From Micha 6:8

DRAMATIC PRESENTATION
“If We Could Meet” by Dionne Ford
Performed by Isaiah Braugher and Lawrence Ramsey

COMMUNITY IN CREATION
“Building the Dream and Ending the Nightmare”
Everyone

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Cheryl Crawford

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

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Judgment Day: Do Computer Algorithms Determine What You Know and Believe? (2/16/14)

UUCM2014020224:36 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Dr. Ursula Wolz.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“You can’t think seriously about thinking without thinking about thinking about something.”
–Seymour Papert

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READING
From The Introduction to Living Buddha, Living Christ by Elaine Pagels

SERMON
“Judgment Day: Do Computer Algorithms Determine What You Know and Believe?”
Dr. Ursula Wolz

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Cheryl Crawford

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Part II (2/9/14)

UUCM2014020222:27 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“We are not fighting for integration, nor are we fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as human beings. We are fighting for…human rights.”
–Malcolm X

“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.”
–Malcolm X

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr.

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From a July 1958 radio broadcast on WLIB’s “Voice of Radio Free Africa” program by Malcolm X.
From the speech “Our God is Marching On!” delivered on March 25, 1965 by Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Until You’ve Found Pain” by Rumi

SERMON
“On the Shoulders of Giants: Part II”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Cheryl Crawford

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

On the Shoulders of Giants: Part I (2/2/14)

UUCM2014020222:27 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
–Malcolm X

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
–Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”
–Malcolm X

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From An Autobiography of Religious Development by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From Malcolm X’s Autobiography

SERMON
“On the Shoulders of Giants: Part I”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Ginny Loggins

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.