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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

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 spiritual leaders are Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael and Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Co-Senior Ministers.

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