UUFA Sunday Morning Program Committee

        The Sunday Morning Program Committee (SMPC) plans and
        implements year-round Sunday morning services during times
        when our minister doesn't speak. The committee works with our
        minister to facilitate and to plan shared programs. Members
        arrange for speakers from within and from outside the
        Fellowship.

        

        Programs Presented in 2001


            January 2001
        Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 
            1  2  3  4  5  6 <-- UUFA PC Meeting
         7  8  9 10 11 12 13
        14 15 16 17 18 19 20
        21 22 23 24 25 26 27
        28 29 30 31 <-- Committee Cluster Meeting (Cynthia)

        Jan   7   "One?"                      Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger          
                                              Facilitators: Sam Wormley                            
                                              Special Music: Sue & Dan Haug

                 Do we live in a unified universe? Do we understand ourselves
                 as unique expressions of a diverse universe?  What's the difference?
                 Does it matter? When Fritz Franzen bought this sermon at last year's
                 auction, asking what it be based on E.O. Wilson's book, "Consillience",
                 I think he hopes for some answers to these questions.  We'll see.

        Jan  14  "Inheritors of the           Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger
                 Prophetic Religious          Facilitators: Fritz Franzen                            
                 Tradition: MLK Sunday        Special Music: 

        Jan  21  [Liberal Genealogy?]         Speakers: Duffie Lorr & Kay Puttock                    
                                              Facilitators: Sam Wormley                             
                                              Special Music:
                 "How do you use your past to move forward vs staying (wallowing)
                  where we are?"                                 

        Jan  28  "UUs You Should Know"        Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger  & Benette Sherman, DRE 
                                              Facilitators: Linda Barnes (1st), Kelly Arbuckle (2nd)
                                              Special Music: UUFA Recorder Ensemble

                 There are many people in our religious heritage who have laudable
                 achievements attached to their name. Some were scientists, others reformers 
                 and some just darn nice people.  We'll spend a fun morning reviewing our
                 knowledge of our UU past during this all-congregational program.

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        Begin series on Ethical Issues (related to UU Principles) Health Care Issues
          Organization Committee: Brian Eslinger, Clay Gurganus, Duffie Lorr, Jim Roberts 
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            February 2001
        Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 
                     1  2  3 <-- UUFA PC Meeting
         4  5  6  7  8  9 10
        11 12 13 14 15 16 17
        18 19 20 21 22 23 24
        25 26 27 28

        During February we'll tackle several key issues in health care.  
        Our aim is to learn about and discuss these issues and to identify
        actions and areas of interest that we might pursue in the weeks 
        and months ahead.


        Feb   4  [Health Care - UU            Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger     
                   Historical perspective     Facilitators: Stu Huntington
                   and principles]            Special Music:  

        We all deal with health care at some point in our lives, as spectators
        and participants.  We'll examine how people's religious values
        influence people's attitudes toward health care both on a personal
        and public policy level.                 

        Feb  11  "Health Care Forum"          Speakers: Duffy, Reggie, Sam
                                              Facilitators: Duffie Lorr  
                                              Special Music: Piano Trio

        One of the best ways to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of our 
        health care system is to share our own stories.  Duffie Lorr, Reggie Greenlaw 
        and another members of the fellowship will talk about their experiences.  
        Following this, we'll have an open discussion period during which others can 
        share their perspectives and we can identify issues and actions we might want 
        to pursue further.

        Feb  18  [Death and Dying]            Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger             
                                              Facilitators: Jim Roberts  
                                              Special Music: Fellowship Voices 

        End of life issues are multi-faceted and rich with meaning.  These 
        issues are also often frightening and tabooed in our culture.  In an effort 
        to breakdown the taboo we'll examine a few of the facets of death and dying.              

        Feb  25  "Ethical Issues in Health    Speakers: (Guest Speaker)
                   Care"                      Facilitators: Jim Roberts  
                                              Special Music: Burkhalter, Crosbie & Haug 

        We'll close the health care series with a discussion of key ethical issues 
        facing the health care field and those that it serves.  An expert in medical 
        ethics will join us to highlight these issues and spark lively discussion.

        We'll also summarize the issues and topics of interest that have been raised 
        during the series and pinpoint actions that we might want to pursue in the 
        weeks and months ahead.


 
                                          March 2001
                                       Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
                                                    1  2  3 <-- UUFA PC Meeting
        FIRST UNITARIAN CANIDATE ---->  4  5  6  7  8  9 10
                                       11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                                       18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                       25 26 27 28 29 30 31

        Mar   4   "Beyond Cynicism"           Speakers: FIRST UNITARIAN CANIDATE                    
                                              Facilitators: Kay Puttock                 
                                              Special Music: Blue Moon Players 

        Mar  11  [Partnership Sunday]         Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger, Kitty Fisher 
                 (Romanian Congregation)      Facilitators: George Naylor               
                                              Special Music: Piano Trio 
                                              Cynthia Marten (9), Sue Haug (11)

        Mar  18  "Signs of Spring: A          Speakers: Sam, Linda, Ken
                  Celebration of Renewing     Facilitators: Roger Berger                
                  Life"                       Special Music: Songs about Spring
                                                             Reggie Greenlaw
                                              Cynthia Marten (9)

                  Congregational members are encouraged to share their own 
                  "Signs of Spring" as we celebrate the "returning" of the Sun, 
                  new growth from the ground, and the bearing of new life... 
                  in anecdote and song.  Readings from Kim Williams & Chet Raymo

        Mar  25   [Spring Equinox]            Speakers: Prairie Sage Group (Tammy Hartmann 292-1016)
                                              Facilitators: Sam Wormley                 
                                              Special Music: 
                                              Anne Kimber (9), Peggy Earnshaw (11)

                  Ref: http://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/pagan/wiccanet.htm 

                  One Prairie Sage Group member writes, "Eclectic with Scottish-German 
                  blood but spiritual influences from Native American, Christian, 
                  Egyptian, and Arabic influences as well as Northern European Pagan.  
                  As a biologist and a pagan, I've found the Divine, not in a cathedral 
                  built by human hands, but in the sight of an eagle soaring over a 
                  mountain, in a meadow teeming with prairie dogs, in a school of 
                  jellyfish floating on the waves, in a field of grass rippling in 
                  the wind, and in a tiny ant hauling a giant leaf back to her anthill". 

 
             April 2001
        Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa                  RE Month (Children's Chalice Lighting)
         1  2  3  4  5  6  7 <-- UUFA PC Meeting
         8  9 10 11 12 13 14
        15 16 17 18 19 20 21 <-- Brian in Twin Cities on the 21st
        22 23 24 25 26 27 28 <-- Prairie Star District Meeting (Apr 27-29)
        29 30                    See: http://www.unitarian.org/pstar/

        Apr   1  "The Fool in Religion"       Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger   
                 Pledge Drive Kickoff         Facilitators: Ken Lane                    
                                              Special Music: Blue Moon Player, and
                                                             Fellowship Voices 

        Apr   8  "GMOs" What we sow, so       Speakers: Linda Barnes, George Naylor, Amy Best                 
                 Shall we reap:               Facilitators: Sam Wormley                            
                                              Special Music: Larry Burkhalter              
                                              Cynthia Marten (9), Sue Haug (11)

                  Ref: www.biointegrity.org
                  Dealing with issues of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

        Apr  15  "The Sweet Taste of          Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger    
                  Transformation"             Facilitators: Kelly Arbuckle                            
                                              Special Music: Fellowship Voices 
                                              Anne Kimber (9), ??? (11)

        Apr  22  "Weaving the Web of Earth"   Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger, Benette Sherman, Kelly Arbuckle
                 (All Congregational)         Facilitators: Kelly Arbuckle 
                                              Special Music: Childrens Choir
                                              Anne Kimber (9), Sue Haug (11)

             Amy Best (Graduate Student at ISU) would like to have a "Hunger Dinner"
             and related activities to draw attention to world hunger needs and
             related issues.  Iowa Network Community Agriculture (INCA)

        Apr  29  "Music of Our Shared         Speakers: Carolyn Hildibrand (UU Society in Cedar Falls)
                   Ministries"                Facilitators: Ken Lane                    
                                              Special Music: Laura Walters & John Grinstead
                                              ?? (9), Sue Haug (11)



 
              May 2001
        Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 
               1  2  3  4  5
         6  7  8  9 10 11 12
        13 14 15 16 17 18 19
        20 21 22 23 <--25-26----Committee Cluster Meeting
        27 28 29 <--31----------Large Music Committe Potluck 

        May   6   "Peace Sunday"              Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger
                                              Facilitators: Linda Barnes (1st), Kay Puttock (2nd)
                                              Special Music:   

            In preparation for Mother's Day, we'll reflect upon the origins of this 
            holiday, an attempt to unite all mothers around the world in the quest for 
            peace. We'll learn about the situation in war-torn Sudan and possible actions 
            we can take to help people affected.

        May  13   "Building Our Youth:        Speakers: Brian, Benette, Cynthia, et al    
                One Note at a Time"           Facilitators:  Cynthia Marten               
                   Mothers Day                Special Music: Yes 

            Join us for the Mother's Day treat of performers, young, old, and 
            combinations of them all, providing a celebration of music and the role 
            it can play in bringing joy to our lives. Mother's Day Brunch will follow 
            the second service.  This fundraiser for the Boston Youth will be offered 
            by the youth, with assistance from the men of the Fellowship.

        May  20    "Youth Sunday"             Speakers: Benette, Fellowship Youth         
                                              Facilitators: Duffie Lorr                   
                                              Special Music: 

            Join our high school as they explore the meaning of life with you. 
            Everyone's ideas and answers are appreciated.                                 

        May  27   "Tears for our Soldiers:    Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger
               Honoring Those Who Gave Their  Facilitators: Jim Roberts                
               Lives Without Honoring War"    Special Music: Tom Russell

            Memorial Day began as a tribute for those who died in our nation's wars. 
            It is one of the difficult paradoxes of human nature that we are often 
            called upon to support bad policy or be seen as deserting those who have 
            given their lives for our nation. We'll have a special candle lighting to 
            honor any of our family and friends who have died.


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                               June 2001
                         Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 
                                         1  2 <--Program Committee Meeting
        Outdoor Service-> 3  4  5  6  7  8  9 <--Renaissance Faire (IWCC Council Bluffs)
           Festival      10 11 12 13 14 15 16
            Revel        17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <-- UU General
                         24 25 26 27 28 29 30 <-- Assembly in Cleveland OH

        June  3    "Flower Communion"         Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger     
                 [First One Service Sunday]   Facilitators: Kelly Arbuckle                      
                    All Congregational        Special Music: MusicMen & Others
                    Outdoor Festival

                 Join us at Emma McCarthy Lee Park as we celebrate the arrival of
                 spring. There will be singing, story telling and Renaissance
                 costumes as we engage in a festival of old. The Spring Picnic
                 will follow at the same location. Bring your own picnic or
                 purchase a box lunch from the Boston-bound youth (watch for
                 fliers to order your lunch). For added fun, join the folk walk
                 beginning at the Fellowship parking lot, walking to the Park for
                 the 10 AM service. Games and fun during the picnic will follow
                 the service.

        June 10  "Shelterbelts                Speakers: Carl Mize (292-4828 cwmize@iastate.edu) 
                  (aka windbreaks): past,     Facilitators: Jim Roberts                         
                  present, and future"        Special Music:  
                                              Pianist: Anne Kimber (232-8352)         


                 Shelterbelts were very important in the midwestern U.S. after
                 the dust bowl but have faded (actually been bulldozed) badly
                 since then.  What do they do?  Who benefits?  What are the
                 benefits?  Why did they bulldoze them?  Will global warming have
                 any impact on them or their use?  I will discuss a little
                 background, their influence (not only on crops), and research
                 being done on modeling their impact on farming.



        June 17  [Josiah Wedgwood]            Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger
                                              Facilitators: Kitty Fisher              
                                              Pianist: Carol Casavant (292-3236)      
                                              Special Music: 

                 Ref: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Josiah+Wedgwood%22+Unitarian 



        June 24    "State of the Universe     Speakers: Roger Berger & Sam Wormley    
                     and Our Place in it"     Facilitators: Roger Berger & Sam Wormley
                                              Special Music: Sue Haug (296-2115)
                                              Pianist:                                

                 At one time, we were the center (and the purpose) of the world. 
                 Beginning with the Renaissance four centuries ago, we have been
                 displaced and relegated to insignificant in the history of the
                 Universe. During the last few years we are beginning to understand
                 that the Universe is in a run-away expansion.  We have learned that
                 life can exist in places and forms that seem impossible.  Sam
                 Wormley and Roger Berger will bring us up to date and show us how
                 intimately we are connected with the whole Universe.       



           Exchange Programs with First           July 2001
           Unitarian Church (Des Moines)    Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
           Berger & Wormley -------------->  1  2  3  4  5  6  7
                                             8 <---------------- Mary Richards Brunch after service
                                            15 16 17 18 19 20 21
                                            22 23 24 25 26 27 28
           Prairie Sage Group? -----------> 29 30 31

        July  1  "What Is Liberal Religion?"  Speakers: Dave Witke (First Unitarian Church, Des Moines)
                                              Facilitators: Kelly Arbuckle              
                                              Pianist: Anne Kimber (232-8352)                                       
                                              Special Music: 

                 Liberal Religion as defined by 30-year Unitarian, Dave Witke, of First
                 Unitarian Church in Des Moines.  Dave talks about the  challenges of
                 belonging to a liberal religion, because  it inspires us to expect so
                 much of ourselves. As  further context he presents his assessment of
                 Atheism,  Agnosticism and Humanism.


        July  8  "Restoring Iowa's Prairies:  Speakers: Diane Debinski (292-9145 debinski@iastate.edu)    
                                              Facilitators: Kitty Fisher (232-4861 kfisher99@excite.com)
                                              Special Music: Good Company
                                              Pianist: Cynthia Marten (232-1502 cmarten@email.ames.k12.ia.us)

                 This program discusses the prairie restoration efforts at the
                 Neal Smith Refuge near Prairie City, Iowa.  As a part of the
                 prairie restoration efforts there ia a movement to bring back
                 the native insect populations including a rare species of butterfly.

                 After the service, please join in the Mary Richards Brunch at
                 Trish & Ray Strah's Home (3405 Madison Ct, Ames, 232-7854).

        July 15  "El Salvador Experience"     Speakers: Sara Siebert                                   
                                              Facilitators: Jim Roberts (268-8001)                
                                              Special Music: Cynthia Marten
                                              Pianist: Cynthia Marten (232-1502)                                      

                 Sara Siebert is the Volunteer Programs Director at Rape Victum Advocacy 
                 Program (RVAP).  The RVAP began as an outgrowth of the group Women Against 
                 Rape, formed in Iowa City around 1971. By 1973, seven women saw the need 
                 for a place where women could call and talk about their experiences, so
                 they  obtained a phone line and took turns sleeping overnight in donated
                 office  space at a local lawyer's office, and the Rape Crisis Line was
                 born. Over the last two-and-a-half decades, RVAP has grown into an agency
                 with a yearly budget of about $400,000 that serves all of Johnson,
                 Washington, Cedar, and Iowa counties. Volunteers have been the mainstay of
                 the RVAP since its inception. Over the years, thousands of women have
                 responded to calls on the crisis line, and hundreds of women and men have
                 contributed to the success of the agency as peer educators, board members
                 and in other volunteer capacities.

                 Ref:  http://www.uiowa.edu/~rvap/RVAP_details.html
                       sasieber@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu 

        July 22  "Mysticism and Social        Speakers: Joanna Courteau (292-8392 courteau@iastate.edu)                                               
                 Action: What can be Learned  Facilitators: Roger Berger (232-1298)                
                 from the great Mystics"      Special Music:
                                              Pianist: Carol Casavant (292-3236)                                        

                 People who have had a mystical experience are often propelled to be 
                 active in social causes. Joanna Courteau will share her insights as
                 to what can be learned from the great mystics.

        July 29  "People First! Differing     Speakers: Deb Kline & Duffie Lorr                                   
                 Abilities Second."           Facilitators: Ken Lane                    
                                              Special Music:  
                                              Pianist: Anne Kimber (232-8352)                                       

            Find out what "modern day" life is like for persons with disabilities.  
            There will be a discussion of how far we have come, and how far we 
            still have to go tp properly include all persons with differing abilities
            in our community.  Deb Kline will talk about her experiences as a
            caregiver and administrator at Mainstream Living, Inc.  Duffie Lorr
            will give a first person account of the unique challenges of her
            head trauma recovery.

 
              August 2001
        Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 
                  1  2  3  4
         5  6  7  8  9 10 11 <-- Program Committee
        12 13 14 15 16 17 18     Meeting @10am
        19 20 21 22 23 24 25
        26 27 28 29 30 31

        Aug   5   "Cats and Religion"         Speakers: Mark Wilke-Metz (wlkmtz@dmreg.infi.net)                                        
                                              Facilitators: Stu Huntington (huntin@iastate.edu) 
                                              Pianist: Lisa Marcell (292-1277)                                      
                                              Special Music: 

                  Religion concentrates on the Mysteries of Life.  And Cats are
                  certainly mysterious.  From ancient Egypt to the present, we
                  will discuss man myths and legends about the Cat Universal.

        Aug  12   "The Cow says, "Moo"        Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger      
                                              Facilitators: Duffie Lore (292-1868)                
                                              Pianist: (none required)                                       
                                              Special Music: Reggie Greenlaw 

                  In Buddhism there is a series of drawing called "The Ox-Herder's Tale.
                  This story documents a spiritual journey of the ox-herder. While not
                  many of us are ox-herders any more, the story still offers ingsight
                  into our growth as human beings.    
                  Ref: http://www.mro.org/zmm/artgallery/oxherd.html                      

        Aug  19   "E-Motion: Energy for       Speakers: Suzanne Zilber (232-9379, szilber@iastate.edu)                                                         
                         Movement"            Facilitators: Cynthia Marten              
                                              Pianist: Cynthia Marten (232-1502)                                      
                                              Special Music: Cynthia Marten

                  Too much or too little?  Suppressed or expressed?   Listen to our hearts or
                  our heads?   How do you incorporate emotions in spiritual practice?  What
                  are emotions for and what are we supposed to do with them?  Suzanne Zilber,
                  psychologist, will share some of her ponderings about these questions.  



        Aug  26   "Is there a Voice Calling?" Speakers: Rev. Brian Eslinger       
                                              Facilitators: Sam Wormley                 
                                              Pianist: Sue Haug (296-2115)                                      
                                              Special Music:  

                  During General Assembly the theme of our "calling" kept
                  coming up.  We'll examine the concept of "calling" versus
                  "job" and how my rxperiences at General Assembly caused me
                  to think more about this important topic.

 
                        September 2001
                     Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 
                                        1
                      2  3  4  5  6  7  8
                      9 10 11 12 13 14 15 <-- Healthy Congregations  
        Brian out -->16 17 18 19 20 21 22     Workshop 14-15
        of Town      23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                     30

        Sep   2   "Walking the Labyrinth"     Speakers: Benette Sherman & Sam Wormley                                                 
                                              Facilitators: Jim Roberts                 
                                              Pianist: Carol Casavant                                      
                                              Special Music: Reggie Greenlaw  

               There is no right way to walk a labyrinth.  You only have to enter and
               follow the path. However, your walk can encompass a variety of
               attitudes. It may be joyous or somber. It might be thoughtful or
               prayerful. You may use it as a walking meditation.  Adults are often
               serious in the labyrinth. Children most often run in and out as fast as
               they can in a playful manner.  This service will include some brief
               history and explanation of the labyrinth and will spend time discussing
               ways to bring this ancient spiritual practice to one's life.




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        Sep   9  "The Longitude and           Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger    
                  Latitude of Our Travels"    Facilitators: Duffie Lorr                 
                  Ingathering and Water       Pianist:  Sue Haug (both services)                  
                  Communion                   Special Music:

                  Based upon Dava Sobel's "Longitude" -- Whether your travels
                  took you to distant shores, or backyard swimming pools,
                  bring a bit of water (real or symbolic) to share with a
                  story of your adventure. 


        Sep  11   United States hit by terrorist "bombings" on NY, DC and PA
        Sep  12   Candlelight Vigil           Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger
        Sep  14   Special Noon Service        Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger

        Sep  16  "In the Darkness of Tragedy" Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger     
                  SPECIAL SERVICE             Facilitators: Duffie Lorr                 
                  TERRORIST RECOVERY          Pianist: Anne Kimber (9 AM), Ginny Molgaard (11 AM) 
                                              Special Music: Fellowship Voices Aiding

        Sep  23   "Zen and the Art of         Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger 
                   Bag piping"                Facilitators: Cynthia Marten              
                                              Pianist: Cynthia Marten (both services)
                                              Special Music: Bagpipes             

                  Bagpiping and Zen?  Related?  Maybe.  There is a lot that the art 
                  of bagpiping (yes I said art) and Zen have in common.  When two
                  disciplines intersect they can open a window into the inner
                  workings of a piper's soul.


        Sep  30   "Water Talks"               Speakers: Kelly Arbuckle, Kathy Andersen, and Erv Klaas
                                              Facilitators: Sam Wormley                 
                                              Pianist: Sue Haug (9 AM), Ginny Molgaard (11 AM)
                                              Special Music: Larry Burkhalter (violin) and
                                                             Sue Haug (piano) will perform both services 

                 Unitarian Universalist's 7th principle relates to the interdependent  
                 web of life. We will talk about our personal observations and 
                 experiences with the intimate connection between land, water, and people.


 
                                October 2001
                            Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 
                                1  2  3  4  5  6 <-- UUFA SMPC Meeting
                             7  8  9 10 11 12 13 <-- PSD Budget Meeting
                            14 15 16 17 18 19 20
        Committee Cluster ---------> 24 25 26 27 <-- UUFA Auction with Blue Moon Players
        Meeting 7-8:45pm    28 29 30 31                                                          

        Oct   7   Circles of Support          Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger, Lois Schmidt, et al            
                  social action program       Facilitators: Jim Roberts                            
                                              Pianist: Carol Casavant (9 AM), Sue Haug (11 AM)             
                                              Special Music: Fellowship Voices


        Oct  14   "For the Birds"             Speakers: Stu Huntington, Klaas, Ron Myers                  
                                              Facilitators: Kelly Arbuckle             
                                              Pianist: Sue Haug (9 AM), Ginny Molgaard (11 AM)            
                                              Special Music: Fellowship Trio - special music

                  Bird watching has become vastly popular.  One recent survey
                  indicated that the two most popular outdoor activities in 
                  the U.S. are gardening and bird watching.  Some 80 million
                  Americans report enjoying birding.  But what's behind this
                  fascination with birds?  Several Fellowship members share
                  their reflections.


        Oct  21   "This I Believe"            Speakers: Dianne Mumm, Bill Larson & George Daniels Daniels)
                                              Facilitators: Suan Franzen & Sam Wormley              
                                              Pianist: Anne Kimber (9 AM), Ginny Molgaard (11 AM)
                                              Special Music:

                  "This I Believe" programs offer insight about life from the
                  unique persective of our own fellowship members--their connection
                  with our community and their own spiritual journeys.  Dianne Mumm
                  will include connections through her artwork that is currently on
                  display at the Fellowship.  Bill Larson & George Daniels will also
                  share their stories.


        Oct  28   Day of the Dead             Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger 
                  All Congregational          Facilitators: Cynthia Marten
                                              Pianist: Cynthia Marten (both services)
                  No RE                       Special Music: Blue Moon players (233-6239)
                                              Backup Special Music: Sue & Dan Haug (296-2115)             


           November 2001
         S  M Tu  W Th  F  S   
                     1  2  3<-- Program Committee
         4  5  6  7  8  9 10    Meeting 10am
        11 12 13 14 15 16 17
        18 19 20 21 22 23 24
        25 26 27 28 29 30

        Nov   4   "Drink From The Cup         Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger        
                       Of Life"               Facilitators: Kelly Arbuckle                         
                                              Pianist: Anne Kimber                                       
                                              Special Music:                                     

        Nov  11   "Share the Habitat          Speakers: Sue Crull (233-4083), Amjeanette Perkins, et al
                    Experience"               Facilitators: Roger Berger                             
                   Multimedia                 Pianist: Lise Marcell   
                                              Special Music: Jill Huffacre
                                              Special Music: Fellowship Voices           

        Nov  18   "Harvest Festival"          Speakers: Deb Kline & Rev Brian Eslinger
                   All Congregational         Facilitators: Kelly Arbuckle               
                                              Pianist: None Required                     
                                              Special Music: Blue Moon players (233-6239)

        Nov  25   "Setting a Welcome Table"   Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger 
                  Single Service at 10am      Facilitators: Cynthia Marten               
                                              Pianist: Cynthia Marten                    
                  No RE Classes               Special Music: Cynthia Marten (Fun Music)

 
                             December 2001
                           S  M Tu  W Th  F  S
                                             1
        Mason City Prog -->2  3  4  5  6  7  8
        S. Wormley         9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                          16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                          23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                          30 31


        Dec   2  Stories of the Season        Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger 
                 All Congregational           Facilitators: Duffie Lorr                  
                                              Pianist: Sue Haug (9 AM), Anne Kimber (11 AM)
                                              Special Music: Free Spirits    

                 Join us in our annual celebration of the season as we recount 
                 tales of the Solstice, Hanukah, Christmas and other season holidays 
                 that fall in our winter months.


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        Dec   9  "Rising in the Sight         Speakers: UUFA Leadership
                  Virtual Parking Lot         Pianist:                                     
                   single 10am service        Special Music: CIS Brass  

                 In the middle ages the building of a Cathedral became a project 
                 for generations. These edifices expressed a great deal about what 
                 the people believed and demanded a great deal of time, energy and 
                 patience to build. As we contemplate our own physical home, how 
                 does this structure represent who we are and our role in our 
                 community?


        Dec  16   "The Winter Solstice: the   Speakers: Kelly Arbuckle, Toby Ewing and Sam Wormley
                  longest night of the year"  Facilitators: Kelly, Toby and Sam                    
                                              Pianist: Sue Haug (Lisa Marcell)                     
                                              Special Music: Fellowship Voices

                  For some the Winter Solstice centers on honoring the darkness as a respite
                  - a time to reflect and consider blessings, passages, renewal as well as
                  celebrating the return of the Sun.  We often get depressed less from the
                  cold of winter than from the loss of light and knowing we're at the point
                  of turning that corner is a real boost. Kelly, Toby, and Sam will share
                  with you their reflections, contrasting the darkness with the optimism,
                  poetry, appreciation and celebration!

                   http://www.google.com/search?q=%22The+Spacious+Firmament+On+High%22+%28Tallis+Canon%29

        Dec  23   A Dickens of a Christmas    Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger & Cynthia Marten
                  No RE Classes               Facilitators: Cynthia Marten & Cindy Cory    
                                              Pianist: Cynthia Marten (both services)      
                                              Special Music:

                  Charles' Dickens' A Christmas Carol is often called a "Unitarian" way 
                  to celebrate Christmas.  What was Dickens hoping to do when he penned 
                  this much-loved Christmas story?  We'll see if we can get inside his 
                  head and find out.


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        Note a single 10am service December 30 Only
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        Dec  30  "Bumper Sticker Theology"    Speakers: Rev Brian Eslinger 
                  No RE Classes               Facilitators: Cynthia Marten
                                              Pianist: Cynthia Marten
                  Single Service at 10am      Special Music:      

                  We UUs say that we get revelation everywhere.  Even from bumper 
                  stickers, refrigerator magnets and tee shirts.  Join us for an 
                  exploration of these alternative beacons of theological truth, 
                  and bring along your favorites to share.