In a culture fixated on perfectionism and a never-ending pursuit of greatness, how might a good enough life – one that embraces both goodness and enoughness – lead to mutual flourishing? A long-time member of the UU Congregation at Montclair, Loflin is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School. He serves as an executive director of UU FaithAction NJ, a statewide organization committed to confronting systemic injustice and building a more compassionate New Jersey through education, mobilization and advocacy. Loflin will be ordained by UUCM on Oct. 23.
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“Writing as an Act of Faith” — led by the UUCM Writing as a Spiritual Practice Covenant Group. Members will share short personal essays reflecting on the monthly congregational themes and how writing supports their spiritual growth and connection.
"Enter the Infinite," led by Erol Delos Santos. Delos Santos is a Masters of Divinity student at Union Theological Seminary and originally from Maplewood, NJ. Currently, he works as a communications coordinator for The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist and is sponsored at The Fourth Universalist Society. This homily explores how capitalism leads us to believe that we live in a world with infinite resources, and how this affects how we treat people, and our planet.
“Love and Universalism” led by UUCM member Dana Moore. This homily celebrates the diversity of our spiritual lives as “Organic Multi-Religiosity,” acknowledges our heritage of Universalism and calls us to consider our commitment to inclusivity as an act of welcome and love. Corresponds with Principles 1, 2, 3, 6, and 8.
“You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks”- led by UUCM member Laura Kushner. Our service will be about Laura's call to ministry; a story of accepting changes and finding out you may not be who you thought you were.
Led by UUCM member Ghana Hylton, our service will ask what does faith mean for a Unitarian Universalist within this community and in relationship with our world?