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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Time to Get Up? (4/20/14)

UUCM2014042019:52 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Easter Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“It is difficult to say what is impossible – for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.”
–Robert H. Schuller

“Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”
–Clarence W. Hall

“The symbolic language of the crucifixion is the death of the old paradigm; resurrection is a leap into a whole new way of thinking.”
–Deepak Chopra

A STORY FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

PRAYER & MEDITATION

AN EASTER HOMILY
“Time to Get Up?”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Andrea Sandahl-Hart

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Passing Over or Passing Through? (4/13/14)

25:14 – 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

“Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being.”
–Morris Joseph

“There is no true liberty for the individual except as he finds it in the liberty of all. There is no true security for the individual except as he finds it in the security for all.”
–Edwin Markham

“Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics.”
–Marvin Olasky

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT AND MODERN
From the Hebrew Book of Exodus, Chapter 12
From the UU Montclair Haggadah

SERMON
“Passing Over or Passing Through?”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Andrea Sandahl-Hart

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Unitarian Universalism is on the Move (4/6/14)

25:14 – 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

“Universalists are often asked to tell where they stand. The only true answer…is that we do not stand at all, we move.”
–Rev. Lewis B. Fisher

“If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.”
–Jim Rohn

“Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down.”
–Ray Bradbury

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT AND MODERN
From the Hebrew Book of Daniel
From You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt

SERMON
“Unitarian Universalism is on the Move”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Andrea Sandahl-Hart

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.