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                December 2020   Theme: Stillness
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                    1  2  3  4  5  
              6  7  8  9 10 11 12 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
             13 14 15 16 17 18 19     Chanukah, Dec 10-16
             20 21 22 23 24 25 26 <-- Winter Solstice Dec 21  4:02 am CST, Christmas Dec. 25
             27 28 29 30 31        



        Dec  6  "Adventures in Going Nowhere" Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 70+ Connections] 
          11am                               Board Welcome: Angie Poole
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson  
                                             Special Music: Barb Evenson, harp

             Many have found unexpected richness and growth in stillness.
             In this age of chaos, separation, and virtual connectedness,
             staying in one place may offer a more exciting prospect and a
             greater necessity than ever before. It could be possible that
             contemplating internal landscapes can be just as rich an
             experience as traveling through external ones. 


        Dec 13  "These Times of Transition"  Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 84+ Connections] 
          11am                               Board Welcome: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Facilitators: Erin Pederson  

             As solstice and the returning light approach, we are also
             making the transition from one fiscal year to the next. The
             relationship in these transitions is not be immediately clear.
             Both the darkness of winter and the end of a year offer the
             gifts of stillness, reflection, and coming face to face with
             who we are as individuals and as a Fellowship. Both offer the
             gift of a new beginning.
             
             [Short Service followed by Short Annual Meeting]
             

        Dec 20   "An Adequate Christmas"     Speakers: Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal   [Zoom 75+ Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Melissa Niesen
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Kent McKusick

             Christmas is a time of wonder for so many people, but it can
             be a source of anxiety for others--especially having to
             navigate the complicated world of family dynamics. With
             everything made even more uncertain by the COVID-19 pandemic,
             join Matthew Pargeter-Villarreal as we take a collective
             breath and envision ways to not necessarily have an amazing
             Christmas holiday, but at least an adequate one that will help
             us find the peace and joy that we need.


        Dec 24   "A Holy Stillness"          Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 36+ Connections]
           5pm                               Facilitators: Ralph Gandy

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


        Dec 27    "An Inner Whisper"         Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 67+ Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Chris McClure
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals, Dan Haug
 
             In poetry and prose, John O'Donohue describes our inner voice
             as the voice that disrupts the status quo. In times when
             tenderness feels lost, our inner voice can whisper the truth
             that invites us back to dignity, respect, beauty, and love.
             As we close out this year of pandemic, you are invited into
             stillness and listening.
 


                 January 2021   Theme: Imagination      
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                             1  2  
              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  
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30  
             31                    


        Jan  3   "Wild Imagination"          Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 76+ Connections] 
          11am                               Board Welcome: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Ralph Gandy

             We begin this new year with the theme of imagination. Geneen
             Marie Haugen suggests that one antidote to the colonization of
             the mind is the wild imagination. She believes that the
             imagination may be at least part of an essential navigation
             strategy for our times of multiple crises and ecological
             peril. Has it ever been otherwise? This service is an
             invitation to begin  2021 in the spirit of imagining the year
             to come!


        Jan 10  "When Pretending Comes       Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 84+ Connections] 
          11am      in Handy"                Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson

             Imagining a post-pandemic future can be daunting. As humans,
             we tend to envision negative scenarios. In order to get
             through these challenging days, we need to be able to imagine
             something other than loss or the 10-month status quo. How
             might the capacity of imagination be utilized for positive
             change?


        Jan 17  "Shaping Change              Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 78+ Connections]
          11am      Changing Worlds"         Board Welcome: Matthew Jacobsob-Fisher (They, She)
                                             Facilitators: Nichole Ose
                                             
             Shaping Change, Changing Worlds ~ Adrienne Maree Brown writes:
             "Science fiction is simply a way to practice the future
             together. I suspect that is what many of you are up to,
             practicing futures together, practicing justice together,
             living into new stories. It is our right and responsibility to
             create a new world."  How might her "emergent strategy" shift
             us towards a more imaginative and liberated world.


        Jan 24  "Imagining Community"        Speakers: SMSC
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Dan Haug, Jane Runneals, Ralph Gandy


        Jan 31  "Rebellious Imagination"     Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals

             In The Impossible Will Take a Little While, Paul Rogat Loeb
             describes imagination as a form of generosity that can free us
             from a bleak present. Our imagination can give us a glimpse of
             a future that our more rational mind may deem impossible to
             achieve. How might the rebelliousness of a wild heart change
             the world?



                February 2021   Theme: Beloved Community    
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                 1  2  3  4  5  6  
              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                    



        Feb  7   "Spiritual Practices for    Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          11am       White Discomfort"       Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson 

             When Black Lives Matters activities are reported in the news,
             white people react in a number of ways, from vocal, undaunted
             support to blatant racist thoughts or rants. Sometimes, the
             general feeling is discomfort. The Rev. Annie Gonzalez
             Milliken has developed a set of spiritual practices to help
             white people decenter our egos, learn, grow, and be faithful
             to our values while supporting racial justice.


        Feb 14   "Othering and Belonging"    Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Nichole Ose

           In Unitarian Universalism, the Rev. Darrick Jackson has found
           a theological home that does not speak to his black identity.
           Hear part of his story and consider what kind of changes are
           needed for us to be radically welcoming and part of the
           beloved community.


        Feb 21   “Beloved Community”         Speakers: SMSC
          11am                               Board Welcome:
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                                             Generosity:


        Feb 28   "The UU 8th Principle"      Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy
                                             Generosity:
 
             As a community of faith, we come together from many different
             paths and faith experiences to affirm and promote our shared
             commitment to the seven principles of Unitarian Universalism.
             Many UU's contend that the absence of racism and other
             oppressions in our principles is a glaring omission. The most
             recent crises in the UU world have been related to race and
             racism. A proposed 8th Principle will promote and guide our
             transformation as an anti-racist, multi-cultural faith
             tradition. This service is dedicated to the foundation and
             need to amend the UU Principles.



                 March 2021   Theme: Commitment      
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                 1  2  3  4  5  6  
              7  8  9 10 11 12 13 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
             14 15 16 17 18 19 20 <-- Spring Equinox  Mar 20, 4:37 am CDT 
             21 22 23 24 25 26 27 
             28 29 30 31           
 
 
        Mar  7                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Mar 14                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Mar 21                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Mar 28                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                  April 2021   Theme: Becoming
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                          1  2  3  
              4  5  6  7  8  9 10 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
             11 12 13 14 15 16 17 <-- Ramadan Apr 13 - May 12
             18 19 20 21 22 23 24  
             25 26 27 28 29 30     

 
 
        Apr  4                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Apr 11                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Apr 18                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Apr 25                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                   May 2021   Theme: Story
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
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              2  3  4  5  6  7  8 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30 
              9 10 11 12 13 14 15 <-- Mothers's Day, May 9 
             16 17 18 19 20 21 22  
             23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
             30 31                 

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        May  9                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        May 16                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        May 23                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        May 30                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                  June 2021   Theme: Play     
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                    1  2  3  4  5  
              6  7  8  9 10 11 12 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
             13 14 15 16 17 18 19  
             20 21 22 23 24 25 26 <-- Summer Solstice Jun 20  10:32 pm CDT 
             27 28 29 30              GA June 23-27, 2021
             
             
 
        Jun  6                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Jun 13                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Jun 20                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Jun 27                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                  July 2021        
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        Jul 18                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Jul 25                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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             Backup ("hip pocket") Programs
               o  Singing Sunday (congregational member choose their favorites)
               o  Congregational Sharing (topical)
      
             Ref: UUA Resources
             Ref: Soul Matters Themes
             
             Ref: Index Of Hymn Titles In Singing The Living Tradition
             Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_the_Living_Tradition 
             Ref: Hymns in Singing the Living Tradition

             
             Ref: https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/seasons.html?year=2000 
             
             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
             2023    Mar 20   4:24 pm CDT    Jun 21   9:57 am CDT    Sep 23  1:50 am CDT     Dec 21   9:27 pm CST
             2024    Mar 19  10:06 pm CDT    Jun 20   3:50 pm CDT    Sep 22  7:43 am CDT     Dec 21   3:20 am CST
             2025    Mar 20   4:01 am CDT    Jun 20   9:42 pm CDT    Sep 22  1:19 pm CDT     Dec 21   9:03 am CST
             2026    Mar 20   9:45 am CDT    Jun 21   3:24 am CDT    Sep 22  7:05 pm CDT     Dec 21   2:50 pm CST
             2027    Mar 20   3:24 pm CDT    Jun 21   9:10 am CDT    Sep 23  1:01 am CDT     Dec 21   8:42 pm CST
             2028    Mar 19   9:17 pm CDT    Jun 20   3:01 pm CDT    Sep 22  6:45 am CDT     Dec 21   2:19 am CST
             2029    Mar 20   3:02 am CDT    Jun 20   8:48 pm CDT    Sep 22 12:38 pm CDT     Dec 21   8:14 am CST
             
             
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