CSLNJ Podcast: Finishing Strong, Starting Strong (12/30/12)

Recorded Sunday, December 30, 2012.

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31:26 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Joel Fotinos.

Beginnings and endings are two sides of the same spiritual coin.

Our awareness will determine how we choose to look back at the year we have just experienced, and will also determine how we envision the year we are entering in to.  Join Rev. Joel as he discusses bringing the current year to a close consciously, and then creating your New Year with higher vision.

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The UU Montclair Podcast: Endings and Beginnings: A Fire Communion Service (12/30/12)

UUCM2012123019:38 – Selections from a Sunday Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY
“Great is the art of beginning, but great is the art of ending.”
-Lazarus Long

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.”
-Amy Tan

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”
-Arthur Rubenstein

“Time is short for those that laugh.”
-It’s a Beautiful Day

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
This Day Is Ours – Vincent Silliman
The Span of Life – Fred Cappucino
In Betweenness – Richard Gilbert
Never Too Late – Richard Gilbert
January First – Richard Gilbert

HOMILY
“From Time Immemorial”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

FIRE COMMUNION
A Letting Go; An Opening

CLOSING WORDS

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IIRN Special Series: PowerHouse Learning: Committed to Cause (Part 3 of 5)

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18:18 – Part 3  Committed to Cause – Confused about why things don’t work out the way you want in your relationships?  Used by top performers in every area of life, these three simple words that can transform your understanding and alter the dynamics.

Brandie Hinen is the dynamic transformation coach and founder of several companies that include professional coaching and training as well as an online technology firm. She evokes a sense of motivation, leadership and accountability for clients nationwide. Brandie is an accomplished instructor, trainer and expert on how to move campers to climbers and dreamers into doers.

For more information, please visit http://powerhouselearning.com.

The UU Montclair Podcast: Christmas Eve, 2012 (12/24/12)

27:36 – Selections from our Christmas Eve, 2012 Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman and Rev. Judy Tomlinson.

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OPENING WORDS AND CHALICE LIGHTING

READINGS
“Each Night a Child is Born” by S.L. Fahs
“A Child Is Born” by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman
“A Visit from St. Nicholas ” by  Clement Clarke Moore or Henry Livingston, Jr. (?)
“The Christmas Candle” by Richard Paul Evans

A CHRISTMAS EVE PRAYER

THE CHRISTMAS STORY
Mark, Luke, et. al.

CLOSING WORDS

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CSLNJ Podcast: You Are the Face of God (12/23/12)

Recorded Sunday, December 23, 2012.

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28:50 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Michelle Wadleigh.

Today we make room for our youth to shine, shine, shine. This is there day to be seen, honored and loved. And what better time then this moment.

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The UU Montclair Podcast: In the Dark of the Year (12/23/12)

UUCM2012122323:46 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“The world would never amount to a hill of beans if people didn’t use their imaginations to think of the impossible.”
–Pete Seeger

“In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.
–Dawn Markova

“Without fear, we are able to see more clearly our connections to others. Without fear, we have more room for understanding and compassion. Without fear, we are truly free.”
–Thich Nhat Hanh

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the Book of Genesis
From You Can’t Go Back Home Again by Thomas Wolfel

SERMON
“In the Dark of the Year”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Charles Loflin

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IIRN Special Series: PowerHouse Learning: Behavior Styles (Part 2 of 5)

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29:56 – Part 2 Behavior Styles – No longer material for self analysis alone, understanding the way that different people experience, feel, think and change becomes crucial for all of us in building effective relationships.  Let me show you how to see, hear and relate to others quickly in order to achieve your objectives.

Brandie Hinen is the dynamic transformation coach and founder of several companies that include professional coaching and training as well as an online technology firm. She evokes a sense of motivation, leadership and accountability for clients nationwide. Brandie is an accomplished instructor, trainer and expert on how to move campers to climbers and dreamers into doers.
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CSLNJ Podcast: Special: Calling of Names (12/16/12)

Recorded Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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11:44 – A special spiritual mind treatment performed at The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Michelle Wadleigh, in memory of all those affected by the tragedy of Newtown, Connecticut.

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CSLNJ Podcast: My Holiday Wish List (12/16/12)

Recorded Sunday, December 16, 2012.

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23:01 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Michelle Wadleigh.

Dear Santa, Dear Buddha, Dear Mother Theresa, Dear Gandhi, Dear President Obama. What do you want to have happen in your life? Whatever it is, it will never happen by default unless you are totally plugged in. Try the design approach, it is the way of the Metaphysician.

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The UU Montclair Podcast: A UU Holiday (12/16/2012)

UUCM2012121642:05 – Selections from our Intergenerational Holiday Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“There are two ways of spreading light: To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
-Edith Wharton

“Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.”
-Hamilton Wright Mabie

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
-Tenzin Gyatso, H.H. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet

A SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE, PRAYER & MEDITATION

INTRODUCTION OF THEME
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

A HOLIDAY PAGEANT
“A UU Holiday”

HOMILY
“There’s a Happy Feeling Nothing in the World Can Buy”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

“A UU HOLIDAY”

Written by Brandon E. Doemling
Directed & Produced by Beth Smith, Anne Sailer
Musical Director: Tom Parente
Sound: Steve Schoenwiesner

Cast (in order of appearance)

Ursela Underwood Holiday (Sam): Molly Sailer
Connie Fused: Devany Kurtti
Aunt: Desiree Kurtti
Lewis: Owen Wells
Myra: Ryanne Barrett
Jones: Lila Bolt
Kennedy: Kennedy Mathis
Crystal: Kelly Nulty

Lewis Family:
Willa Marshall, Lanka Ramsey, Madeline Lange, Lucy Lange

Jones Family:
Kieran Wells, Julia Chadwick, Rachel Harmon, Lauren Loflin

Crystal Family:
Julia Crafton, Avery Crafton, Nikki Mernin, Sophie Kaspar, Beatrix Scherfen-Brown, Ava Read

Crew:
Nathaniel Wodnick, Harrison Naftelberg, Alex Goggin, Lily Seraydarian, Mona Marshall, George Buccino

UU YOUTH CHOIR

Sopranos: Grace-Anna Douglas, Barbara Dunne, Lina Schoenwiesner, Sophia Seidenberg
Altos: Morgan Loflin, Beryl Rosenblum. Ariane Schoenwiesner, Anna Karapin-Springorum
Tenors: Jacob Sailer, Jonathon Drucker
Basses: Michael Nulty, Daniel Parente, Giancarlo Ponticello

Special Thanks: Malinda Loflin

Very Special Thanks to all the parents and participants for showing up, working hard, and being incredibly wonderful!!

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