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Monthly Archives: September 2014

John Murray Day and The Larger Hope (9/28/14)

24:20 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Universalism is essentially a battle for the freedom of the common person.” -Clarence Russell Skinner

“Not all paths lead to God, but God can lead any path to himself(herself). This God will dine with anyone.”
-Ricky Maye

“Universalists believe that all of us are going to end up together in heaven, so we might as well learn how to get along with each other now.”
-Gordon McKeeman

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From Universalist proof text Romans 5:18
From Fyodor Dostoyevsky

SERMON
“John Murray Day and The Larger Hope”
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Sabina Ernst

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Coming of Age on Yom Kippur (9/21/14)

31:17 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Jim Abramson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Rows and floes of angel hair,
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere
I’ve looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on everyone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions I recall
I really don’t know clouds at all.”
— Joni Mitchell

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the Book of Jonah
From Rabbi Mary L. Zamore

SERMON
“Coming of Age on Yom Kippur”
by Jim Abramson

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Sabina Ernst

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Who Knew? (9/14/14)

21:07 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“What the world needs most is openness: Open hearts, open doors, open eyes, open minds, open ears, open souls.”
–Robert Muller

“Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.”
–Marian Wright Edelman

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.”
–Thomas Alva Edison

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
Chapter 33 of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, as translated by Derek Lin
“The True Joy in Life” by George Bernard Shaw

SERMON
“Who Knew?”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Sabina Ernst

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Rank by Rank, Again We Stand (9/7/14)

10:18 – Selections from our Water Communion Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
–Carl Bard

“The heart must at all of life’s calls be ready to part and begin anew, so that it may, courageously and without grief, give itself to new engagements. A magic dwells in each beginning, protecting us and helping us to live.”
–Hermann Hesse

“Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.”
–Muriel Rukeyser

PRAYER & MEDITATION

HOMILY
“Rank by Rank, Again We Stand”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

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