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.
Sermon Category: Lay Led
“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.
“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.
Despair can be tempting, but it doesn’t reduce carbon emissions — so when hope is labor, we labor for hope.
Today’s service is led by our member and congregational leader, Ghana Hylton. Ghana has held many leadership positions in our congregation including co-chair of our Religious Education Team, and Ghana has led many previous worship services. She has a powerful, direct, and visionary voice. We are grateful for her contributions. Ghana is join by Michael Gilch on piano and vocals, Glenn Rombough on Guitar, Rev Scott on Drums, and her husband Wil Hylton singing lead. Dana Moore is our Pastoral Associate and Rev Anya serves as liturgist.