(L to R) Affiliated Community Minister, Jackie Lahey; Sr. Minister, Charles Blustein Ortman; Assoc. Minister, Judy Tomlinson
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, now in its 115th year, enjoys a rich history of spiritual exploration and social justice activism. For us, it's difficult to tell those elements apart because we find them to be two aspects of the same human, religious impulse. It's much like breathing in and breathing out.
Here members are not told what to believe, but we don't simply ask, "What do you believe?" We also ask, "What difference does your belief make - in your life and in the world?" We feel that religion is about life, about finding and making meaning in it, and we regularly discover that we do this best in community.