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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

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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