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Monthly Archives: April 2015

UUCM: A History of Transition (4/26/15)

20:41 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman, The Council on Ministry and Christina Williams.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
–Buddha

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

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.”
–Gilda Radner

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
Chapter 4 from the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, as translated by J. H. McDonald
“The Task of the Religious Community,” by Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed

MULTIMEDIA HOMILY
“UUCM: A History of Transition”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman, The Council on Ministry and Christina Williams

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Frank Ippolito

OUR COUNCIL ON MINISTRY MEMBERS ARE:
David Sailer (chair), Doug Andrews, Marianne Kitts, Jo Ponticello, Lawrence Ramsey and Irene Sanderson

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I Pledge Allegiance to the Earth… (4/19/15)

24:36 – 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

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
–Steve Jobs

“Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.”
–Earl Nightingale

“In a few decades, the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace.”
–Wangari Maathai

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the Book of Genesis
From A. Eustace Haydon

SERMON
“I Pledge Allegiance to the Earth…”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Frank Ippolito

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Deep Time Reverence – Grounding Action in an Evolving Universe (4/12/15)

13:39 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Earth Communion/Easter Sunday Worship Service by Ms. Jennifer Morgan.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“We will go forward as a single sacred community or perish along the way.”

“History is governed by those overarching movements that give meaning to life by relating the human venture to the larger destinies of the Universe.”

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READING
From Mammals That Morph by Jennifer Morgan

SERMON
“Deep Time Reverence – Grounding Action in an Evolving Universe”
Ms. Jennifer Morgan

Liturgist: Frank Ippolito

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Osiris, Zoroaster, Jesus, Easter and You (4/5/15)

10:22 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Earth Communion/Easter Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman & Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”
–Clarence W. Hall

“Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.”
–Henry James

“…without darkness
Nothing comes to birth,
As without light
nothing flowers.”
–May Sarton

PRAYER & MEDITATION
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

AN EASTER HOMILY
“Osiris, Zoroaster, Jesus, Easter and You”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

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