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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

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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