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Transformation in Our Community (8/23/15)

35:07 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Mr. Jerry Fried.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“In a democracy the knowledge of how to combine is the mother of all other forms of knowledge.”
–Alexis de Toqueville

READINGS
From Hebrews 10
From Hope In The Dark by Rebecca Solnit

SERMON
“Transformation in Our Community”
by Mr. Jerry Fried

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Laura Stakiwicz

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Us and Them (8/16/15)

16:15 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Gina Jacobs-Strain.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“It is a joy to give thanks to the Eternal, to sing thy praise, O thou Most High, to proclaim thy goodness in the morning to the sweet music of the lyre. I sing for joy at all that thou hast done.”
–Psalm 92

READINGS
From Ephesians 1:17–19
From Isaiah 43:2

SERMON
“Us and Them”
by Rev. Gina Jacobs-Strain

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Laura Stakiwicz

Rev. Gina C. Jacobs-Strain serves as the Associate Regional Pastor for Women in Ministry for ABCNJ, Interim Pastor for St. Paul, Baptist Church, Atlantic Highlands and as an Associate Minister of Christian Education at St. Paul Baptist Church in Montclair NJ. She is a lecturer, leads Bible Study, and preaches at Nyack College where she is also the Chair of Developmental Education. She preaches, teaches, and leads workshops and works to build community relationships through interdenominational and interfaith efforts. She earned a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University and she graduated from Drew University’s Theological School Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Divinity in May 2009. She is married to Cliff Strain for almost 27 years; they have three sons and reside in South Orange, N.J.

 

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Immortality (8/9/15)

23:12 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Mr. Lawrence Ramsey.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“We all shine on… like the moon and the stars and the sun… we all shine on… come and on and on…”
–John Lennon

“Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your lie consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.”
–Oprah Winfrey

READINGS
From Psalm 90:10 from the Old Testament
From Paul King

SERMON
“Immortality”
by Mr. Lawrence Ramsey

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Laura Stakiwicz

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True Masters Learn Through Joy (8/2/15)

19:39 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Lori Bryant Woolridge.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted, and behold, service was joy.
-Rabindranath Tagore

“Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives.
It’s about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment.
We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources
for insight, transformation, and healing.”
-Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

READINGS
Joy by Lord Buddha
Joy by Sri Chinmoy

SERMON
“True Masters Learn Through Joy”
by Lori Bryant Woolridge

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist:
Kate Loysen Turek

Lori Bryant Woolridge is an author, coach and founder of Stiletto University, a virtual institution that promotes healthy, sensuous lifestyles. An Emmy award winner, she has written eight books, including The Power of Wow. Her work is centered around the idea that living a sensory life, experiencing the world through your five, God-given senses, is the bedrock of a pleasured and empowered life and the difference between merely living and being alive. An engaging motivational speaker, she has also spoken around the country to women of all ages about sensuous living and feminine empowerment. http://www.stilettou.com

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