CSLNJ Podcast: Not Enough is a Lie (10/27/13)

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30:45 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Michelle Wadleigh.

Have you bought into the idea that you are not enough? That there is not enough? That all you want is beyond your reach? Unlearn what you have learned, and know the truth that there is always more than you can imagine!

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The UU Montclair Podcast: The Bells Are Ringing; Love and Justice Are Served! (10/27/13)

uumontclair_itunes30:41 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by our Past Congregational Presidents and Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”
–William Wordsworth

“That is true culture which helps us to work for the social betterment of all.”
–Henry Ward Beecher

“We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
–Dr. Seuss

A CELEBRATION OF LOVE AND JUSTICE
Our Presidents Remember

Lois Grebe, Ruth Karr, Janice Maffei, Sabine Von Aulock,
Nick Lewis, Teresa DeSousa

A SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE

PRAYER & MEDITATION

SERMON
“The Bells Are Ringing; Love and Justice Are Served!”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

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CSLNJ Podcast: The Volume in Silence (10/20/13)

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28:12 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Michelle Wadleigh.

Silence, deep, deep silence, is not really all that quiet. It is in that silence that you will either become in touch with profound inspiration or with your darkest thoughts. It is our job to move into that silence and seek out the good and the inspiration.

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The UU Montclair Podcast: Don’t Just Do Something; Sit There! (10/20/13)

uumontclair_itunes19:05 – 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 art of listening needs its highest development in listening to oneself; our most important task is to develop an ear that can really hear what we’re saying.”
–Sydney J. Harris

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
–Dorothy Nevill

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”
–Mark Twain

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the Book of Psalms, Chapter 40
From the German-language poet Rainer Maria Rilke

SERMON
“Don’t Just Do Something; Sit There!”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Ginny Loggins

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CSLNJ Podcast: Out of the Stillness (10/13/13)

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29:17 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Michelle Wadleigh.

Since the inception of the Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey, we have promoted the value of silent meditation, offering it every Sunday, before classes and whenever possible. In the midst of the Stillness in your Mind, you will find all wisdom, inspiration and peace. Today we experience this.

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The UU Montclair Podcast: Why We Are Universalists (10/13/13)

uumontclair_itunes23:44 – Selections from The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair’s Sunday Worship Service by Rev. Carol Haag.

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THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY

“Give them no Hell, but Hope and Courage; preach the kindness and everlasting Love of God.”
–John Murray

“If we agree in love, there is no disagreement that can do us any injury, but if we do not, no other agreement can do us any good.”
–Hosea Ballou

INTRODUCTION

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS:
From the sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” by Jonathan Edwards, on July 8, 1741 in Enfield, Connecticut
From John Murray, quoted in the book The Larger Faith: A Short History of American Universalism by Charles Howe

SERMON
“Why We Are Universalists”
Rev. Carol Haag

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Ginny Loggins

TODAY’S SERVICE IS BEING LED BY REV. CAROL HAAG

Carol retired after 13 years as the religious educator (DRE and MRE) with The Unitarian Church in Summit, NJ. Since then, she has served on the Murray Grove board, as member, President, and currently chairs its Stewardship Committee.  She is a strong advocate for Universalism as the central, vital force in our Unitarian Universalist movement.   She believes that Universalism embodies the critical message of inclusion for our time.

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CSLNJ Podcast: Listening to Your Life with Rev. Joel Fotinos (10/04/13)

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33:33 – A Sunday talk from The Center for Spiritual Living North Jersey by Rev. Joel Fotinos.

Life is constantly wanting to have a conversation with you. When we get still and listen to Life, we have a greater sense of connection, our innate wholeness, of our soul’s gentle guidance. We can breathe again. Rev. Joel will discuss why it is imperative to listen to what Life is saying, and how we can do that more clearly.

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The UU Montclair Podcast: Just to Be on the Safe Side… (10/6/13)

uumontclair_itunes13:57 – 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

“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.”
–Nelson Mandela

“The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.”
–Alfred Adler

“As I get older, I realize that the thing I value the most is good-heartedness.”
–Alice Walker

PRAYER & MEDITATION

READINGS: ANCIENT & MODERN
From the book, “The Wisdom of the Talmud” by Rabbi Ben Zion Bokser
From the German Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer

SERMON
“Just to Be on the Safe Side…”
Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman

CLOSING WORDS

Liturgist: Ginny Loggins

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