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                September 2019   Theme: Expectation     
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
              1  2  3  4  5  6  7  
              8  9 10 11 12 13 14 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
             15 16 17 18 19 20 21 <-- Annual Pledge Campaign Begins Sep 15, Autum Equinox Sep 23  2:50 am CDT
             22 23 24 25 26 27 28  
             29 30                 



        Sep  1   "Living the Good Life"      Speakers: Tom Florek, Doug Gentile & Joe Bezek   [100]
                                             Shepherd: Karen Bates
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline
                                             Generosity: Sam Ose (confirmed)
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Karen Bates in for Mark Witherspoon
                                             Accompanist: NONE NEEDED
                                             Special Music: Tom Florek, Doug Gentile & Joe Bezek
                                             Sound Recording: Sam Wormley 
                                             
             We all want the good life, but what are the secrets to getting
             it?  In this comedic service, musicians Tom and Doug will
             guide us through some of the keys (such as C, A-flat, and G
             minor)!  You will leave with a new appreciation for life, or
             at least an appreciation for more typical Sunday services.
                                             
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       Transition from single 10am service to two services at 9:15am and 11am
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        Sep  8   "No Longer Dismissed:       Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [71,50]
                       Marsha P. Johnson"    Board Welcome: Melissa Niesen, Chris McClure
        "RE, Fellowship Voice Startup"       Generosity: Roberta Vann (confirmed)
                                             Facilitators: Peggy Eranshaw, Nicole Ose
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Special Music: Women in the Round
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

             For Ames Pride Weekend, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of
             Stonewall and the life of Marsha P., a black transgender
             activist. She was the public face of the most marginalized and
             ostracized among the LGBTQ community, remembered for standing
             up to police harassment and for insisting on respect. This
             service is an invitation to continue the work she began 50
             years ago.



        Sep 15  "We Are Changing Lives"      Speakers: Generosity Team   [65,50]
                                             Shepherd: Sam Wormley
                                             Chalice Lighting: Fellowship Voices
                                             Board Welcome: Molly Helmers, Angie Poole
           "Annual Pledge Campaign Begins"   Generosity: Sam Wormley (confirmed)
               "2-3 weeks max"               Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Mary Richards
                                             Special Music: David Slade, Chris Poole, and Mary Richards
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Lama Surya Das, quoting the Buddha, "Giving brings happiness
             at every stage of its expression. We experience joy in forming
             the intention to be generous; we experience joy in the actual
             act of giving something; and we experience joy in remembering
             the fact that we have given."  Join us as we explore the joy of
             giving and how our generosity changes lives.



        Sep 22  "John Murray: Questioning the Expectations of Heaven and Hell"  [   ]
                                             Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson, Dennis Dake
                                             Generosity: Reading
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Amy Slagell
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music: Reggie Greenlaw
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             On September 30, 1770, the Rev. John Murray preached one of
             the first sermons on universal grace in America.  Having been
             raised in the English Reform tradition, Murray's questioning
             of a fearful God resulted in excommunication, a journey to
             America, and preaching the hope of universal salvation for
             everyone, the seeds of a free and responsible search for
             truth.

                                             
        Sep 29  "Transylvanian Thanksgiving  Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [61,54]
                  and Harvest Communion"     Board Welcome: Molly Helmers, Angie Poole
                                             Generosity: Letter of Appreciation from Julie Freed
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "A Time For All Things", by Douglas E. Wagner, Susan Posch, Directing
                                             Special Music:  Peggy Earnshaw/Anne Kimber - accordion
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             There are some significant differences between Thanksgiving
             here and in Tordatfalva. In Romania, Thanksgiving is observed
             on September 30th and is one of the four most sacred days in
             Unitarianism. A bread and grape communion will be served. Come
             her more about the liberal religious connections with our
             partner church and see more pictures from Rev. Kent's visit
             last year.


             
                 October 2019   Theme: Belonging      
             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  
             27 28 29 30 31        



        Oct  6  "National Coming Out Day"    Speakers:  Rev. Kent McKusick   [55,56]
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Chris McClure
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Nichole Ose
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Special Music: Recorder Ensemble
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 
                                             
             October 11th is National Coming Out Day.  Come hear stories of
             "coming out" as a journey, not an event. This important
             service is part of the process of the Unitarian Universalist
             Association's recertification of our status as a Welcoming
             Congregation.
                                             

        Oct 13   "New Member Sunday"         Speakers:  Rev. Kent McKusick   [71,57]
                                             Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson,
                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Kitty Fisher
                                             Generosity: Nancy Tepper
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music: Women in the Round
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             True Belonging: The author Brene Brown suggests that true
             belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. True
             belonging requires us to be who we are. What practices might
             support us in the quest to belong?

 

        Oct 20                               Speakers: Allison Rutledge
                                             Shepherd: Karen Bates
                                             Board Welcome: Angie Poole, Chris McClure
                                             Facilitators: Dan Haug, Jane Runneals
                                             Accompanist: Mary Richards
                                             Special Music: Dan Haug, oboe; Sue Haug, piano
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

                                             

        Oct 27 "Belonging: The Black Utopia" Speakers:  Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Molly Helmers, Angie Poole
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Sarah Carlson
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Uma Familia", by Jay Althouse, Ginny Molgaard, Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             In 1905, the town of Buxton, Iowa had a population of 5,000.
             More than half of the residents were African American. What
             created this opportunity for belonging, and what made that
             opportunity disappear?



                November 2019   Theme: Attention     
             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 <-- Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov.28 



        Nov  3                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Chris McClure
                                             Facilitators: Peggy Earnshaw, Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Nov 10                               Speakers: 
                                             Shepherd: Jan Cook
                                             Board Welcome: Dennis Dake,
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell. Nichole Ose
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Nov 17                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
                                             Board Welcome: Melissa Niesen, Angie Poole
                                             Facilitators: Peggy Earnshaw, Pegi Bevens
                                             Accompanist: Mary Richards
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Nov 24                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher, Dan Haug
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Ubi Caritas”, by Maurice Duruflé 
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley



                December 2019   Theme: Awe 
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
              1  2  3  4  5  6  7  
              8  9 10 11 12 13 14 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
             15 16 17 18 19 20 21 <-- Winter Solstice Dec 21, 10:19 pm CST
             22 23 24 25 26 27 28 <-- Hanukkah/Chanukah - Dec 23-30 
             29 30 31              



        Dec  1                               Speakers: ?
                                             Shepherd: Sarah?
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Karen Bates
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Dec  8                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Dec 15                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec 22                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Ave Maria", by Franz Biebl, Sam Wormley, Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec 24                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          5pm                                Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec 29                               Speakers:
                                             Shepherd: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
           
           
             
                 January 2020   Theme: Integrity    
             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  
             26 27 28 29 30 31     



        Jan  5                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Jan 12                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jan 19                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "For This We Stand", by Jim Scott, Susan Posch, Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jan 26                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
  
  
                                   
                February 2020   Theme: Resilience     
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                                1  
              2  3  4  5  6  7  8 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
              9 10 11 12 13 14 15  
             16 17 18 19 20 21 22  
             23 24 25 26 27 28 29  



        Feb  2                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Feb  9                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Feb 16                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Give Us Hope", by Jim Papouls, Susan Posch, Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Feb 23                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
  
  
             
                  March 2020   Theme: Wisdom       
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
              1  2  3  4  5  6  7  
              8  9 10 11 12 13 14 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
             15 16 17 18 19 20 21 <-- Spring Equinox  Mar 19, 10:50 pm CDT
             22 23 24 25 26 27 28  
             29 30 31              



        Mar  1                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Mar  8                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Mar 15                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist: NOT Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Simple gifts", by Darrell Douglas (a cappella), Sam Wormley, Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Mar 22                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Mar 29                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
  

             
                  April 2020   Theme: Liberation      
             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 <-- Easter Apr 12
             19 20 21 22 23 24 25 <-- Ramadan Apr 24 through May 23 
             26 27 28 29 30        



        Apr  5                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Apr 12                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "That Lonesome Road", arranged by the King's Singers, Sam Wormley, Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Apr 19                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Apr 26                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
             
             
                   May 2020   Theme: Thresholds       
             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 <-- Mothers Day
             17 18 19 20 21 22 23  
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30 <-- Ramadan Apr 24 through May 23 
             31                    


        May  3                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        May 10                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "We've Come So Far", Words by Larry Gertz, Music by George Wilkins, Arranged by Ed Lojeski, Susan Posch, Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        May 17                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        May 24                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        May 31                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
  
             
             
             
                  June 2020   Theme: PLay       
             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 <-- Summer Solstice Jun 20, 4:44 pm CDT
             21 22 23 24 25 26 27 <-- GA, June 24-28, 2020 in Providence, RI 
             28 29 30              


        Jun  7                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist: NOT Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Sing, Ye, Merrily" -- by Mary Donnelly (a cappella), Sam Wormley, Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jun 17                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jun 24                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jun 31                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
  
             

                  July 2020    
             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 24 25  
             26 27 28 29 30 31     


        Jul  5                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Jul 12                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jul 19                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jul 26                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
             
             
                 August 2020  
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
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              2  3  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                 


                September 2020   Theme:    
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             13 14 15 16 17 18 19  
             20 21 22 23 24 25 26 <-- Fall Equinox Sep 22 8:31 am CDT 
             27 28 29 30           
 

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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: 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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