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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.

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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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