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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Black Lives Matter: Standing on the Side of Love (7/26/15)

26:22 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

““If you want to have a life that is worth living, a life that expresses your deepest feelings and emotions and cares and dreams, you have to fight for it.”
–Alice Walker

“To accept your country without betraying it, you must love it for that which shows what it might become. America – this monument to the genius of ordinary men and women, this place where hope becomes capacity, this long, halting turn of ‘no’ into ‘yes’ – needs citizens who love it enough to re-imagine and re-make it.”
–Cornel West

“I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”
–James A. Baldwin

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From the First Testament 8th century BCE Prophet Micah:
“Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes:

SERMON
“Black Lives Matter: Standing on the Side of Love”
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Laura Stakiwicz

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The Time Left in Between (7/19/15)

22:26 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”
–Charles Darwin

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.”
–Anatole France

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
–Pablo Picasso

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From Heraklietos of Ephesos
From Marilyn Ferguson

SERMON
“The Time Left in Between”
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Laura Stakiwicz

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Portland Portals (7/12/15)

45:35 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Judy Tomlinson and UUCM General Assembly Delegates.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“A past to remember, a present to celebrate, a future to generate.”
–Anonymous

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.”
–Alice Waters

“What do we tell our children? Haste makes waste. Look before you leap. Stop and think. Don’t judge a book by its cover. We believe that we are always better off gathering as much information as possible and spending as much time as possible in deliberation.”
–Malcolm Gladwell

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From the Christian Register Dr. Albert C. Dieffenbach
From a General Assembly chalice lighting by John Newhall

SERMON
“Portland Portals”
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson and UUCM General Assembly Delegates

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Emily Mernin

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Opportunity Knocks (7/5/15)

26:09 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by UUCM President Michael Mernin.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.”
–Alice Walker

“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.”
–Joseph Campbell

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From Marie Curie
From “The Chance for Peace” by President Dwight D. Eisenhower

SERMON
“Opportunity Knocks”
by UUCM President Michael Mernin

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Lianne Schoenwiesner

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.