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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Freedom Summer – Then and Now (7/27/14)

33:15 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Ms. Kimberly Johnson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“When they asked for those to raise their hands who’d go down to the courthouse the next day, I raised mine. Had it high up as I could get it. I guess if I’d had any sense I’d’ve been a little scared, but what was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do to me was kill me and it seemed like they’d been trying to do that a little bit at a time ever since I could remember.”
–Fannie Lou Hamer

“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”
–Nelson Mandela

“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”
–Fannie Lou Hamer

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READING
It Is That Time and That Place by Rev. Qiyamah Rahman

SERMON
“Freedom Summer – Then and Now”
Ms. Kimberly Johnson

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Laura Stakiwicz

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Summer Sallying (7/20/14)

20:22 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“The most interesting people are the people with the most interesting pictures in their minds.
–Earl Nightingale

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.”
–J.M. Barrie

“So you see, imagination needs noodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.”
–Brenda Veland

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundation under them.”
–Henry David Thoreau

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From The Book of Genesis, 2:1-3
From Interior Castle by Mirabai Starr

SERMON
“Summer Sallying”
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Cheryl Crawford

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Being Faithful in the Small Things (7/13/14)

26:45 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
–Mother Teresa

“Champions don’t do extraordinary things…they follow the habits they’ve learned.”
–Tony Dungy

“Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love.”
–Morihei Ueshiba

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
“Love is reckless” by Rumi
From Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh: Lessons for Transforming Evil in Soul and Society by Matthew Fox

SERMON
“Being Faithful in the Small Things”
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Cheryl Crawford

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Rhode Island Reflections (7/6/14)

31:34 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Judy Tomlinson, Terry Cummings, Diane Specht, Emilia Colon, Alan Sanders, Kimberly Johnson Claudia Sanders, Connie Thames, Becky Doggett, Nick Lewis and Cecilia Cosca.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“For all that has been, Thank you. For all that is to come, Yes!”
– Dag Hammarskjöld

“Treat each day as if there is still time.”
– Rev. Lindi Ramsden

“Love is that which holds us together. Love is that which liberates us all.”
– Maya Angelou

“Walking toward trouble is the sign of people of faith, a vibrant life of faith and doubt.”
– Sr. Simone Campbell

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From his sermon “If I Am Not For Myself…” by Hillel
From Rev. Sarah Lammert

SERMON
“Rhode Island Reflections”
Rev. Judy Tomlinson, Terry Cummings, Diane Specht, Emilia Colon, Alan Sanders, Kimberly Johnson Claudia Sanders, Connie Thames, Becky Doggett, Nick Lewis and Cecilia Cosca

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Laura Stakiwicz

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.