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                  May 2019   Theme: Curiosity        
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                       1  2  3  4     Ramadon starts, Monday, May 6
              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     
             
             

        May  5  "Beginner Mind"              Speakers: Rev. Jennifer Brooks, Interim Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church, Des Moines, IA  [90]
                "Single Service at 9:15"     Shepherd: Karen Bates
                  "New Member Sunday"        Board Welcome: Angie Poole
               "Potluck follows Service"     Generosity: Chris Poole
                                             Facilitators: Nichole Ose, Jan Cook
                                             Accompanist: Amber Anderson
                                             Special Music: Dan Haug and Kasi Buchholz
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             This month’s theme of curiosity invites us to explore life
             with the mind of a beginner. In this service, we explore how
             we might greet life with the freshness of beginners, opening
             the doors to our minds and souls, leaning out, listening. Each
             day, each moment of each day, bringing to life the spirit of
             the beginner mind keeps us curious and alert to what we might
             learn and the ways we might grow.


        May 12   "Bloom!"                    Speakers: Sunday Service Committee   [61,32]
                                             Shepherd: Dan Haug
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Dennis Dake
                                             Generosity: Responsive Reading, "Recognition Of Volunteers: A Litany", https://www.uua.org/worship/words/reading/184742.shtml
                                             Facilitators: Peggy Earnshaw, Pegi Bevins
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship, "Bach, By Jove", Sam Wormley Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             The Flower Ceremony is an annual UU ritual that celebrates
             beauty, human uniqueness, diversity and community, originally
             created in 1923 by Unitarian minister Norbert Capek.  On this
             Sunday, everyone is asked to bring one flower.  Each person
             places their flower in a shared vase.  The flowers are blessed
             and redistributed, with each person bringing home a different
             flower than the one they brought.  Join us for a celebration
             of Spring!
 

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       Transition to single 10am service from two services at 9:15am and 11am
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        May 19  "Embracing the Path          Speakers: Religious Education Students & Teachers   [102]
                          of Childhood"      Shepherd: Ralph Gandy
                                             Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson
                                             Generosity: Molly Helmers 
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy?
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music: Children's Choir, Anne Kimber, Directing.
                                             Sound: Dallas Thies

             Come and celebrate the children and youth of the Fellowship as
             we embrace the curiosity of all of our students! Join us as we
             journey on the path that our students have taken throughout
             the year. We will also "bridge" our high school seniors,
             marking their transition from youth to young adulthood.
             
             Tom Barta's Memorial Service followed   [110]
             

        May 26   "Sacrifice"                 Speakers: Rev. Jay Wolin, Minister, UU Congregation of the Quad Cities, Davenport, IA
                                             Shepherd: Jane Runneals
                                             Board Welcome: Chris McClure
                                             Generosity: Melissa Niesen (confirmed)
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Amy Slagell
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music: David Slade
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             The religious context of the word sacrifice is far reaching.
             What meaning does sacrifice have in our lives and in our
             world?  Please join us this Memorial Day weekend as we explore
             the concept of sacrifice and to commemorate all the people who
             sacrificed their lives for our country.


             
                  June 2019   Theme: Beauty        
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                                1  
              2  3  4  5  6  7  8 <-- Ramadan ends June 4, no SSC meeting 
              9 10 11 12 13 14 15 
             16 17 18 19 20 21 22 <-- Father's Day Jun 16, GA June 19-23, 2019 in Spokane, WA  --  Summer Solstice Jun 21 10:54 am CDT
             23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
             30                   <-- Kent returns from sabbatical Jun.30  (ticker tape parade?)   


        Jun  2   "Break the Wheel"           Speakers: Rev. Chip Roush, Minister, First Unitarian Church, South Bend, IN
                                             Shepherd: Nichole Ose
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline
                                             Generosity: Jan Vine (confirmed)
                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music: Zach Witherspoon
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
                                             

             Now that [the television version of] Game of Thrones is over,
             what did it mean?  What lessons can we learn from it, or the
             books on which it was based?  (There will be no spoilers from
             anything later than the first season!)
                                             

        Jun  9   "Finding Grace              Speakers: Rev. Diane Dowgiert, Interim Minister, UU Society, Coralville, IA
                      in a Broken World"     Shepherd: Kitty Fisher
                                             Board Welcome: Angie Poole
                                             Generosity: TBD
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Dan Haug
                                             Accompanist: TBD
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "In These Delightful Pleasant Groves", Sam Wormley Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Grace is a gift of life that is unearned and undeserved. Grace
             shows up in our lives in unexpected ways, opening the way to
             see beauty and experience wholeness -- even in the midst of
             brokenness.
             
             Rev. Diane Dowgiert currently serves as Interim Minister of
             the Unitarian Universalist Society in Coralville, Iowa.
             Previously she served Unitarian Universalist congregations in
             Greensboro, North Carolina, Tucson, Arizona, and Marietta,
             Ohio.   Diane is a graduate of Starr King School for the
             Ministry in Berkeley, California. With a background in social
             work, Diane has a passion for responding to the needs of the
             local community, bringing Unitarian Universalist principles
             and values to social justice issues. Outside of church, she
             enjoys hiking and quilting.



        Jun 16   "All is Grace"              Speakers: Andrea Hawkins-Kamper, Ministerial Intern, UU Congregation of the Quad Cities, Davenport, IA intern@uucqc.org  
                                             Shepherd: Sam Wormley
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
                                             Generosity: TBD
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: TBD
                                             Special Music: Rick Exner
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
                                             
             Brennan Manning wrote that "if I've learned anything about the
             world of grace, it's that failure is always a chance for a
             do-over." In this service, we will explore what grace means to
             our active faith, how compassion can fuel our work, and the
             strength that is found in community.


        Jun 23                               Speakers: Rev. Dr. Brian Eslinger, UUFA Minister Emeritus
                                             Shepherd: Mark Witherspoon
                                             Board Welcome: Molly Helmers
                                             Generosity: Wes Shank (confirmed)
                                             Facilitators: Jan Cook, Nichole Osa
                                             Accompanist: Mary Richards
                                             Special Music: Women in the Round
                                             Sound: Dallas Thies or Donald Lewis

        Jun 30                               Speakers: Rev. Erin Gingrich, Associate Minister of Social Justice, First Unitarian Church, Des Moines, IA
                                             Shepherd: Jan Cook
                                             Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson
                                             Generosity: Erv Klaas (confirmed)
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals, Sarah Carlson
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music: Music Men: Steal Away, Loch Lomond
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley



                   July 2019   Theme: None        
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                 1  2  3  4  5  6 <-- Kent returns from sabbatical July 1   (ticker tape parade?)
              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           


        Jul  7                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick?
                                             Shepherd:
                                             Board Welcome: Dennis Dake
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Sarah Carlson
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Jul 14                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Angie Poole
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Dan Haug
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jul 21                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick?
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: Donald Lewis?
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher, Pegi Bevins
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Dallas Thies or Donald Lewis

        Jul 28                               Speakers:
                                             Shepherd:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators: Nichole Ose, Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Dallas Thies or Donald Lewis


                 August 2019   Theme:        
             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  
             18 19 20 21 22 23 24  
             25 26 27 28 29 30 31  


        Aug  4                               Speakers:
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                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Aug 11                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome: Melissa Niesen
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

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        Aug 18                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick?
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Aug 25                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick?
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             
             
                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                               Speakers: 
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Sep  8                               Speakers: 
          "RE, Fellowship Voice Startup"     Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Sep 15                               Speakers:
           "Annual Pledge Campaign Begins"   Generosity: 
               "2-3 weeks max"               Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Sep 22                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Sep 29                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             
             
                 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                               Speakers: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Oct 13                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Oct 20                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Oct 27                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley



                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: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Nov 10                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

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

        Nov 24                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             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: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

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

        Dec 15                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec 22                               Speakers: 
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec 24                               Speakers: 
          5pm                                Generosity: 
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec 29                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             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: 
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                                             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:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jan 26                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Generosity: 
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                                             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  
  
  
             
                  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              


             
                  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  
             19 20 21 22 23 24 25 <-- Ramadan Apr 24 through May 23 
             26 27 28 29 30        
             
             
             
                   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  
             17 18 19 20 21 22 23  
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30 <-- Ramadan Apr 24 through May 23 
             31                    
             
             
             
                  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              


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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: 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
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


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