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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Emily Dickinson – The Belle of Amherst (5/25/14)

UUCM2014052536:16 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Ms. Ginny Loggins.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY by Emily Dickinson

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”

“Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.”

“That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.”

PRAYER & MEDITATION

SERMON
“Emily Dickinson – The Belle of Amherst”
Ms. Ginny Loggins

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Steve Crooks

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Kind over Matter; Transforming Our World One Act at a Time (5/18/14)

19:18 – 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

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”
–Vince Lombardi

“The spirit of democracy is not a mechanical thing to be adjusted by abolition of forms. It requires change of heart.”
–Mohandas K. Gandhi

“As I get older, I realize that the thing I value the most is good-heartedness.”
–Alice Walker

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel
From Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

SERMON
“Kind over Matter;
Transforming Our World One Act at a Time”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Steve Crooks

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A Little Motherly Advice (5/11/14)

23:09 – 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

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.”
–William Makepeace Thackeray

“Children are the anchors of a mother’s life.”
–Sophocles

“There never was a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him asleep.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT AND MODERN
From the Tao Te Ching, Chapter 52, “The Mother of All Things,” by Lao Tzu
From  the poem, “The Network of the Imaginary Mother,” by Robin Morgan

SERMON
“A Little Motherly Advice”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Ginny Loggins

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Coming of Age Sunday 2014 (5/4/14)

UUCM20140504A graduation worship service presented by the 2014 Coming of Age class at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
“Do or do not…there is no try.”
–Jedi Master Yoda

“Who’s the more foolish; the fool, or the fool who follows him?”
–Obi-Wan Kenobi

“The ability to speak doesn’t make you intelligent.”
–Qui-Gon Jinn

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

PRAYER & MEDITATION
Emily Roberts

READINGS
Ariane Schoenwiesner
From George Bernard Shaw
From Yoda, Grand Master of the Jedi Order of the Star Wars movie series
Midrash by Ariane Schoenwiesner

CREDO STATEMENTS

Ariane Schoenwiesner, introduced by Jody Seidenberg
Kristen Lo, introduced by Terry Cummings
Zach Schuman, introduced by Shannon Gattens
Daniel Chadwick, introduced by Lou Dodge
Emily Roberts, introduced by Kitty Bessey
Sam Schuman, introduced by Ted Hunter
Eric Stoloff, introduced by John Carlton
Grace Anna Douglas, introduced by Kate Conroy
Anna Kanengiser, introduced by Dennis Kurtti
Hank Felix, introduced by Lawrence Ramsey
Adanna Hylton, introduced by Eileen Delahunty
Mike Nulty, introduced by David Hanley

RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

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