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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Teach Your Children Well (5/31/15)

13:08 – 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

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.
–Hodding Carter

“When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments: tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.”
–Louis Pasteur

“The learning process is something you can incite, literally incite, like a riot.”
–Audre Lorde

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READING
From “We Need One Another,” by George Odell

HOMILY
“Teach Your Children Well”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Kate Loysen-Turek

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There and Back Again (5/24/15)

24:53 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Ms. Tanya Dixon.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY by Robin Rice

“There comes a time… on each unique journey when the sojourner must stop to reassess. The common path has run out. The way ahead is not clear. The inner mountain reveals itself. The terrain changes, both formidable and exciting.”

“We are earth. We are water. We are bright early mornings and too-long nights. We are a world at war with nature and countries and the very people we have claimed to love. We are seekers who know not what we seek – something like peace, something like joy, something like less and something like more. If there were easy answers, we would have found them already.”

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
“Change Alone is Unnerving” by Heraklietos of Ephesos
“The Wisdom To Survive” by Wendell Berry

SERMON
“There and Back Again”
by Ms. Tanya Dixon

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Michael Mernin

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Imagine That! On Imagining the Divine (5/17/15)

24:53 – 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

“…friends seem to be only mirrors to draw out and explain to us ourselves; and that which draws us nearer our fellow man, is, that the deep Heart in one, answers the deep Heart in another …that we find we have (a common Nature) …one life which runs through all individuals, and which is indeed Divine.”
–Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word “love.” It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.”
–Lydia M. Child

“However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act upon them?”
–Buddha

PRAYER & MEDITATION

SERMON
“Imagine That! On Imagining the Divine”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Michael Mernin

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Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation (5/10/15)

9:30 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by The UUCM Senior Youth Group.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

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

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
–Oscar Wilde

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

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READING
“Honoring Our Mothers” by Gary Kowalski
“What Do Our Children Need on Sunday Morning?” by Lowell Brook

SERMON
“Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation”
The UUCM Senior Youth Group

Liturgist: Kate Loysen-Turek

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Coming of Age Sunday 2015 (5/3/15)

A graduation worship service presented by the 2015 Coming of Age class at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
“I have been wondering what the morning glories know.”
–Terri Pahuchi

“There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination and wonder.”
–Ronald Reagan

“From a small seed a might trunk may grow.”
–Aeschlyus

WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Rev. Judy Tomlinson

PRAYER & MEDITATION
Saija Kagan

READING
Hatten Mullins
“To Outgrow the Past” by William Laurence Sullivan

CREDO STATEMENTS

David Butterfield, introduced by Avron Stoloff
Jacob Klonsky, introduced by Lee Wilson
Helen Healy, introduced by Peg Seip
Jacob Sailer, introduced by Ted Hunter
Anna Karapin-Springorum, introduced by Karen Fried
Max Moore, introduced by Charles Loflin
Hatten Mullins, introduced by John Wodnick
Saija Kagan, introduced by Cameron Boyle
Desiree Kurtti, introduced by Ami Brabson
Camilo Villela, introduced by Luis De Leon
Sophia Wadih, introduced by Kay Eulette
Patrick Lahey, introduced by Kay Eulette
Rowan Ramsey, introduced by Steve Ramshur
Barbara Cai Dunne, introduced by Shannon Gattens
Emma Rae Silverman, introduced by Jeff Gattens

RIGHT HAND OF FELLOWSHIP
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

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