CSLNJ Podcast: Writing Your Own Story (3/31/13)

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21:57 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Michelle Wadleigh.

Your life is the result of the story that you write. You are the writer, the director, the actor and the audience. It is your story, so you might as well write it the way that you want.

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The UU Montclair Podcast: To the Very End of the Age (3/31/13)

UUCM 2013-03-31Selections from our Easter Sunday Worship Service for The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Judy Tomlinson and Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.”
–Clarence W. Hall

“Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.”
–Charles M. Crowe

“I lied on my Weight Watchers list. I put down that I had 3 eggs…but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs!”
–Caroline Rhea

A STORY FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

PRAYER AND MEDITATION
by Rev. Judy Tomlinson

AN EASTER HOMILY
“To the Very End of the Age”
by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

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For more information about The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, please visit us at http://uumontclair.org.

The UU Montclair Podcast: I’m a Stranger Here Myself – Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman (3/24/13)

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18:27 – Selections from The First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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While Rev. Darrell Berger was leading our service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, our own Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman led the service at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County in Orange, NJ. as part of a pulpit exchange between the two congregations. Both ministers decided to use the same title for their sermons, not knowing what the content of each other’s talk would be. We are posting both sermons here so that both congregations can experience both sermons!

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

For more information about The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, please visit us at http://uumontclair.org.

CSLNJ’s 4th Annual Rally: “Create or Perish” (3/24/13)

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17:01 – A talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey’s 4th Annual Rally by Rev. Michelle Wadleigh.

For four years in a row now, we have brought together speakers and musicians to fan the flames of your heart and to touch that deep part of your soul. This year participants had an opportunity to really experience their own heart, to be creative along with everyone in attendance and to be tantalized with a variety of talent and individuals. CSLNJ aimed to satisfy both sides of your brain this year.

Other speakers included President of The Centers For Spiritual Living Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon, Rev. Dr. Chris Michaels, Rev. Muata Rasuli, Rev. Elizabeth Mora, Rev. Alice Reid and Mari Avicoli.

Did you miss the Rally and want to have some of this magical inspiration for yourself?  CD’s are available for $10 per talk, or purchase the entire set for $65.00. Call the Center at 973-669-1900 weekdays from 10am-3pm to place your order or get your CD’s at Sunday’s Celebration! Downloads of the recordings will be available soon. Share your experience with everyone you know so that we may, as Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon declares,  “Create a world that works for everyone“!

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity. If you’ve been eager to:

* Receive an insight or revelation that would have you feel better about your life
* Be inspired to take action on what you want for yourself
* Live a more prosperous life
* Restore health of body
* Be more spiritually grounded in yourself
* Create harmonious relationship(s)
* Create a new more rewarding job

…then call and order today!

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CSLNJ Podcast: The Next Step with Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon (3/24/13)

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31:28 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon – Centers for Spiritual Living Spiritual Community Leader.

Dr. Kenn speaks to us about using The Thing Itself in the most creative way possible to become part of the change in the landscape of this life we live.

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The UU Montclair Podcast: I’m a Stranger Here Myself – Rev. Darrell Berger (3/24/13)

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16:59 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Darrell Berger.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Remember, remember always, that all of us and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
–Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Recognize yourself in he and she who are not like you and me.”
–Carlos Fuentes

READING
“American Tune” by Paul Simon

SERMON
“I’m a Stranger Here Myself”
Rev. Darrell Berger

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Carol McGough

Rev. Darrell Berger has served the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County in Orange, NJ. since 2008. Rev. Berger’s theology is radically eclectic. Sermon topics range from the Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition, to eastern religions, to philosophy and poetry, all toward the goal of bringing peace and justice to the world by actively working for it in the local community. He is an honorary member of the Unitarian Church in Prague, for his assistance in linking that congregation to the Unitarian Universalist Association in the U.S.A.

While Rev. Berger was leading our service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, our own Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman led the service at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County as part of a pulpit exchange between the two congregations. Both ministers decided to use the same title for their sermons, not knowing what the content of each other’s talk would be. We are posting both sermons here so that both congregations can experience both sermons!

Please note: All sermons are copyrighted by the author.

For more information about The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, please visit us at http://uumontclair.org.

CSLNJ Podcast: Slow Down and Get Busy Creating (3/17/13)

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18:39 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Michelle Wadleigh.

The power of creation will never be found in chaos. On the contrary it will only be found in the deep peace of your being. As you set your GPS for Transformation, you will find that you need to first find the peace of possibility.

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The UU Montclair Podcast: When the Music Stops: A Religious Perspective on Gun Violence (3/17/13)

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24:44 – 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

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.
–Ruth Stout

“Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It’s unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don’t have to try.”
–Peggy Noonan

“The past with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.”
–Lillian Hellman

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
From the The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu, translated by John C. H. Wu
From the Unitarian Universalsist Legislative Ministry of New Jersey

SERMON
“When the Music Stops: A Religious Perspective on Gun Violence”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Carol McGough

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For more information about The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, please visit us at http://uumontclair.org.

CSLNJ Podcast: Courageous Stubbornness (3/10/13)

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18:45 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Michelle Wadleigh.

When you are creating change, sometimes you just have to put your foot through the door and create the life of your dreams.

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The UU Montclair Podcast: When You Wish “the Now” Were “the Not Now” (3/10/13)

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22:18 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Jackie Lahey.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”
–Henry Ward Beecher

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”
–Joseph Campbell

“Be kind to one another, for we are all more fragile than we let on.”
–Cory Booker

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS
A poem by Wendell Berry
A poem by Rabindranath Tagore

SERMON
“When You Wish ‘the Now’ Were ‘the Not Now”
Rev. Jackie Lahey

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Carol McGough

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For more information about The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, please visit us at http://uumontclair.org.