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They Might Be Listening; They Are Surely Watching! (6/1/14)

UUCM2014060113:15 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Judy Tomlinson and Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“I believe that at the core of our UU faith is the desire to be included in and a vital part of a community of hope.”
–Rev. Susan Suchocki Brown

“Those who educate with a sense of the abiding presence of grace know that to teach is to cooperate with forces of growth, transformation, healing, change, discovery, creativity, and revolution that are not of the teacher’s making. This makes education a religious activity.”
-Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker

“Teaching from the heart has to do with sending forth energy to every part of the body – it has to do with receiving depleted energy, not to hold onto it or judge it bad, but to send it out again for renewal. Teaching from the heart is a gift beyond measure.”
–Mary Elizabeth Moore

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT AND MODERN
From the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
From  20th Century theologian, Harry Emerson Fosdick

HOMILY
“They Might Be Listening; They Are Surely Watching!”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Laura Stakiwicz

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

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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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