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Trouble in Paradise (8/17/14)

22:55 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Mr. Markus Grae-Hauck.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”
–George Bernard Shaw

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
–Helen Keller

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

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT AND MODERN
From a poem by Farīd ud-Dīn Aṭṭār, a.k.a. Attar of Nishapur.
From Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke.

SERMON
“Trouble in Paradise”
Mr. Markus Grae-Hauck

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Cheryl Crawford

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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