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                November 2017   Theme: Abundance
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
                       1  2  3  4
              5  6  7  8  9 10 11 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
             12 13 14 15 16 17 18
             19 20 21 22 23 24 25 <-- Thanksgiving Day, Nov.23
             26 27 28 29 30


       Nov   5   "We Were An Island"         Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick, Amy Slagell, Kitty Fisher  [90,43]
                                             Board Welcome: Mary Richards and Kent McKusick in for Jan Vine
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Kitty Fisher, Dan Haug
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music: Kitty Fisher, Reggie Greenlaw
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             In 1949, Nan and Art Kellam moved to an isolated, 500
             acre island off the coast of Maine to live there year
             round for forty years. Cut off from the world and living
             with the most basic necessities. Amy Slagell and Rev.
             McKusick offer readings from the Kellam's island journal
             and correspondence. Theirs is a story of abundance in
             simplicity, determination, isolation, and devotion.


       Nov  12   "The Tao of Abundance"      Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick.  [75,54]
                                             Board Welcome: Jan Cook 
                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Catherine Huisman
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music: Women in the Round
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             The Taoists believe that if we all lived in the Tao, we
             would all live in abundance. Abundance is the natural way
             of the universe. This service introduces how we might be
             more open to receive the natural abundance of the
             universe and let go of attachments that keep us from
             experiencing it.


       Nov  19  "Partner Church Sunday:      Speakers: Dr. Rev. Brian Eslinger, Kitty Fisher, and the Partner Church Committee. [66,50]
         The Legacy of Religious Freedom"    Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Dave Fox
                                             Facilitators: Jan Cook, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices (No. 322, 352), Peggy Earnshaw, Anne Kimber
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             As we celebrate our ongoing partnership with our friends at
             the Unitarian Church in the village of Tordatfalva, Romania,
             we'll also reflect on the role Transylvanian Unitarians played
             in the journey of religious freedom.  This year marks the
             450th anniversary of the Edict of Torda, arguably the first
             official edict of religious tolerance in the Western world. 
             We'll trace these early efforts of creating tolerance to the
             role of the First Amendment in the United States today.


       Nov  26  "Finding the Gift of Rest    Speakers: Karen Bates shepherd
                 in the Midst of Abundance"  Board Welcome: Ralph Gandy, Dave Fox
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals, Cartherine Huisman
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw (in for Mary Richards)
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             In today's world, with it's relentless emphasis on success and
             productivity, we have lost the necessary rhythm of life, the
             balance between work and rest.  We feel exhausted and deprived
             in the midst of great abundance.  Many years ago, the
             tradition of the Sabbath created a special time within a life
             of continual labor.  How can we recreate a special time of
             rest and renewal?  How we can use this time of rest to refresh
             our bodies and minds, restore our creativity, and regain our
             inner happiness?



                December 2017   Theme: Hope
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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              3  4  5  6  7  8  9 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
             10 11 12 13 14 15 16 <-- Hanukkah - Dec 12-20
             17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <-- Winter Solstice, Dec 21 at 10:28 AM CST
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30 <-- Christmas Day - Dec 25
             31


       Dec   3  "Hope Beyond Hope"           Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Special Music: Mary Richards
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Hope can be impatient when our actions don't immediately
             result in the outcomes we want. Paul Rogat Loeb writes: "There
             is a kind of hope beyond hope, which happens only when we're
             willing to act whether or not we ever see results." This
             service explores a deeper form of hope that combines realism
             with resilience and acknowledges suffering and despair without
             giving in to them.


       Dec  10  "Turning to One Another"     Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          9:15                               Board Welcome: Mary Richards
                                             Facilitators: Catherine Huisman, Sarah Carlson
          (Annual Meeting at 11am)           Accompanist: Anne Kimber (in for Mary Richards)
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Margaret Wheatley said, "I believe we can change the world if
             we start talking to one another again." She encourages us to
             embrace the power of conversations and how we might find hope
             in simple conversations that connect us through engaging
             courage, deep listening, and diversity. 


       Dec  17  "Stories of the Season"      Speakers: Amy Slagell (shepherd)
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher, Sarah Carlson
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices "Et in terre pax hominibus"
                                             Instrumentalists: Jennifer Killion (violin), Nathan Schmidt (cello) & Craig Mushel (violin)
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley


       Dec  24  "Christmas Eve Day"          Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
         10am                                Board Welcome: Ralph Gandy
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher, Karen Bates
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Please join us for a traditional Christmas service with
             seasonal music, carols, holiday readings, and a sermon
             offering a UU perspective on the birth of Jesus


       Dec  24  "Carols of the Season"       Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          5pm                                Board Welcome: Alexandria Coffman
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher, Karen Bates
                                             Accompanist: Cynthia Marten
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             On this night of expectation, come sing songs of the season
             and hear how they represent sources of our Unitarian
             Universalist Living Tradition.


       Dec  31                               Speakers: Jane Vallier, Kitty (shepherd)
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                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Jane Runneals
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
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                 January 2018   Theme: Intention
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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              7  8  9 10 11 12 13 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
             14 15 16 17 18 19 20
             21 22 23 24 25 26 27
             28 29 30 31


       Jan   7                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline
                                             Facilitators: Catherine Huisman
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       Jan  14                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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       Jan  21   "Intentions vs goals"       Speakers: Karen Bates (shepherd)
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                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices (Ginny Molgaard Conducting)
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

       Jan  28                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals
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                February 2018   Theme: Perseverance
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              4  5  6  7  8  9 10 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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       Feb   4                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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       Feb  11                               Speakers: Lay-Led
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       Feb  18                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                  March 2018   Theme: Balance
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              4  5  6  7  8  9 10 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
             11 12 13 14 15 16 17 <-- Spring Break - Mar 10-18
             18 19 20 21 22 23 24 <-- Spring Equinox  Mar 20, 11:15am CST
             25 26 27 28 29 30 31




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                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, Love Will Guide Us, Arr. by Erv Luedders
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                  April 2018   Theme: Emergence
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              1  2  3  4  5  6  7 <-- Easter, Apr 1
              8  9 10 11 12 13 14 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
             15 16 17 18 19 20 21
             22 23 24 25 26 27 28 <-- Earth Day, April 22
             29 30



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                   May 2018   Theme: Creativity
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              6  7  8  9 10 11 12 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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                  June 2018   Theme: Blessing
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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              3  4  5  6  7  8  9 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
             10 11 12 13 14 15 16
             17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <-- Summer Solstice Jun 21 5:07am CDT
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30     GA June 20-24, Kansas City, MO


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                  July 2018   Theme: None
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              8  9 10 11 12 13 14 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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                 August 2018   Theme:       
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                September 2018   Theme:     
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             16 17 18 19 20 21 22 <-- Fall Equinox Sep 22 8:54 pm CDT  
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       Backup ("hip pocket") Programs
         o  Singing Sunday (congregational member choose their favorites)
         o  Congregational Sharing (topical)

Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_the_Living_Tradition 

Ref: http://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/seasons.html 

Year    March Equinox           June Solstice           September Equinox       December Solstice
2017    Mar 20   5:29 am CDT    Jun 20  11:24 pm CDT    Sep 22  3:02 pm CDT     Dec 21  10:28 am CST
2018    Mar 20  11:15 am CDT    Jun 21   5:07 am CDT    Sep 22  8:54 pm CDT     Dec 21   4:23 pm CST
2019    Mar 20   4:59 pm CDT    Jun 21  10:54 am CDT    Sep 23  2:50 am CDT     Dec 21  10:19 pm CST
2020    Mar 19  10:50 pm CDT    Jun 20   4:44 pm CDT    Sep 22  8:31 am CDT     Dec 21   4:02 am CST
2021    Mar 20   4:37 am CDT    Jun 20  10:32 pm CDT    Sep 22  2:21 pm CDT     Dec 21   9:59 am CST
2022    Mar 20  10:33 am CDT    Jun 21   4:14 am CDT    Sep 22  8:04 pm CDT     Dec 21   3:48 pm CST


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