Category Archives: Revs. Anya & Scott’s Blog

Possibilities Abound – January 2019

January 1, 2019
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister There is a slight possibility that Rev. Scott and I will move into our new home in Montclair the day before Christmas Eve. There is a greater possibility that we will move into our...
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Experimentation, Change and Community – April 2018

April 1, 2018
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister Perhaps you were present for the “Experiment!” service on March 18, 2018. If not, I encourage you to listen to the sermon podcast (https://uumontclair.wordpress.com/2018/03/18/experiment-03-18-2018/). As senior co-minister with accountability for Worship at UUCM, I...
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The Listening Booth – February 2018

February 1, 2018
From Rev. Scott  Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister  “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill How do we “make a life by what we give?” At the U we do this...
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Hope: It Looks to Me Like a Community – January 2018

January 1, 2018
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister I’ve begun to receive holiday cards. One of the notes came, as it does every year, from an intentional community where I lived for a year and a half, while studying for the ministry...
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A Language of Reverence – November 2017

November 1, 2017
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister The vocabulary of reverence allows us “to speak of that which is sacred, holy, of ultimate importance to us, the language which would allow us to enter into critical dialogue with the rest of...
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Branding at UUCM – What’s in a Brand?

November 1, 2017
From Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister  A brand is “a particular identity or image.” Our Congregation has a particular identity but is not always communicated with clarity and consistency. This means that we have an identity, but we don’t showcase...
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