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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Everything Possible for You (2/22/15)

5:56 – 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

“We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.”
–Lyndon B. Johnson

“Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.”
–Marge Piercy

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.”
–Mohandas K. Gandhi

PRAYER & MEDITATION

HOMILY
“Everything Possible for You”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Laurice Grae-Hauck

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

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I AM! (2/15/15)

16:37 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Dr. Gwen Parker Ames.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”
–Henry David Thoreau

“My strength is the strength of ten because my heart is pure.”
–Lord Alfred Tennyson

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
The Space Within from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
The Task of the Religious Community by Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed

SERMON
“I AM!”
by Dr. Gwen Parker Ames

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Laurice Grae-Hauck

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

The Legacy of a Shared Ministry (2/8/15)

22:53 – 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

“I am a living member of the great family of souls and I cannot improve or suffer myself, without diffusing good or evil around me through an ever-enlarging sphere. I belong to this family. I am bound to it by vital bonds.”
–William Ellery Channing

“Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.”
–Virginia Burden

“Simply being with other people who are also seekers and who are involved in the same quest you are is very meaningful.”
–Dan Wakefield

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
“The Space Within,” Chapter 11 from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu
“The Task of the Religious Community” by Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed

SERMON
“The Legacy of a Shared Ministry”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Laurice Grae-Hauck

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

From the Very Beginning (2/1/15)

27:00 – 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

“Bring the history of the past, not as a gloomy “memento mori*” but as a friendly forget-me-not, whose lessons we may recall with love.”
— Ludwig Börne

*(Memento mori is a Latin phrase translated as “Remember you must die” and describes a genre of artistic work to remind people of their own mortality.)

“History is philosophy from examples.”
–Dionysius of Halicarnassus

“The true meaning of religion is thus not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.”
–Mathew Arnold

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From Augustine of Hippo, a.k.a. St. Augustine
From Dr. Howard Zinn

SERMON
“From the Very Beginning”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Laurice Grae-Hauck

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.