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                  July 2018   Theme: None
             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
             22 23 24 25 26 27 28
             29 30 31



        Jul  1   "Music Sunday!"             Speakers: Jane Runneals  [64]
                                             Board Welcome: Dave Fox
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Special Music: Aliya Gurganus
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Join us for a spirit-filled service full of music geared for
             everyone from age 1 to 101!  Prepare to fully participate with
             sharing whatever form of music best suits you -- from humming,
             whistling, singing, clapping, dancing, or tapping your toes to
             the rhythm.  There will be a time for special requests from
             the hymnals as well.  Manish Mishra-Marzetti says, "The
             universe sings no less because time and space wear us thin. 
             The music calls us to recognize that the song is best sung
             with others."  Together, WE are the music that brings life and
             joy to this congregation!


        Jul  8   "Poetic Expression"         Speakers: Amy Slagell, Peggy Earnshaw  [69]
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Accompanist: Amber Anderson
                                             Special Music: Recording
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             During the summer months our Fellowship features some lay-led
             Sunday programs that invite all of us to see each other in a
             new light.  This program features some poets among us and
             poems that explore a wide range of the human experience.


        Jul 15  "Something in the Way We Move" Speakers: Karen Bates   [59]
                                             Board Welcome: Ralph Gandy
                                             Facilitators: Peggy Earnshaw, Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             For millions of years of human evolution, a sedentary
             lifestyle was not an option.  In many parts of the world still
             today, people walk considerable distances, squat on their
             haunches for long conversations, and perform many physical
             activities in their daily lives.  They display an ease in
             their movements which most of us have lost as tension stiffens
             our bodies.  Join us as we rediscover our freedom of movement
             using various modalities including breathing.


        Jul 22   "A Bridge of Flame"         Speakers: Christopher Chase, Shepherd: Kitty Fisher  [81]
                                             Board Welcome: Melissa Niesen
                                             Facilitators: Dan Haug, Jan Cook
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Hinduism and Unitarian Universalism share some symbols,
             values, and history in common. The fire of the UU chalice and
             the fire of the incensed Hindu lamp each resonate with growth
             and transformation. This discussion serves to build a bridge
             between Unitarian Universalism and Hinduism as practiced by
             our fellow Iowans.


        Jul 29   "The Living Soil"           Speakers: Shepherd: Dan Haug
                                             Board Welcome: Dave Fox
                                             Facilitators: Catherine Huisman & Nichole Ose
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music: FV Double Quartet -- Pete Seeger: TO MY OLD BROWN EARTH
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             As David Montgomery writes, it is possible to grow food in a
             way that rebuilds rather than depletes the soil.  Building
             soil is a hopeful and practical response to many pressing
             environmental issues, as well as a deeply spiritual act of
             connection to land and community.



                 August 2018   Theme:       
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
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              5  6  7  8  9 10 11
             12 13 14 15 16 17 18 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30 
             19 20 21 22 23 24 25 <-- Iowa State starts  Aug. 20
             26 27 28 29 30 31        Ames Schools start Aug. 23


        Aug  5   Native American?            Speakers: Erv Klaas?  Shepherd: Jan Cook
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
                                             Facilitators: Peggy Earnshaw, Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Donald Lewis

        Aug 12   Buddhism?                   Speakers: Doug Gentile,  Shepherd: Karen Bates, Sarah Carlson
                                             Board Welcome: Angie Poole
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

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       Transition from single 10am service to two services at 9:15am and 11am
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        Aug 19   "An Invitation to           Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                      Find Your Way Home"    Board Welcome: Molly Helmers, Ralph Gandy
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Nichole Ose
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             The poet Oriah writes, "This is the reality we live: aspiring
             to be at our best, longing for and sometimes finding meaning
             in connection within ourselves and with that which is larger
             than ourselves, we are undone by messy bathrooms, traffic
             jams, and burnt toast." There is no better way to find
             ourselves and our way home than living into the mission of
             this fellowship: Growing spiritually. Creating community.
             Striving for Justice. Learning to love. All are invited!



        Aug 26   "Soul Matters: A Year of    Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
             themes and Listening Circles"   Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen,
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher, Amy Slagell
                                             Accompanist: Mary Richards
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Dallas Thies

             We are part of the Soul Matters Sharing Circle, a national
             group of UU congregations exploring the same themes each month
             in Sunday services, religious education, social justice, and
             weekly programs. Come explore the possibilities of our new
             themes and the benefits of being part of a listening circle.



                September 2018   Theme: Vision     
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                                1     Labor Day, Sep. 3
              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 <-- Fall Equinox Sep 22 8:54 pm CDT  
             23 24 25 26 27 28 29  
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        Sep  2                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Melissa Niesen
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Catherine Huisman
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                                             Sound: Donald Lewis

        Sep  9                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: ____, Molly Helmers
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Dan Haug
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Sep 16   "Stewardship"               Speakers: Lay Led - Ralph Gandy
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline,
                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Kitty Fisher
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Sep 23  "Library Banned Books"       Speakers: Lay Led - Shepherds Peggy Earnshaw, Amy Slagell
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Sep 30   "Native American"           Speakers: Lay Led - Jan Cook, Shepherd
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                                             Facilitators: Dan Haug, Jane Runneals
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley


                 October 2018   Theme: Sanctuary    
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
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              7  8  9 10 11 12 13 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30 
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             28 29 30 31           



        Oct  7                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Oct 14                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                November 2018   Theme: Memory     
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                          1  2  3 <-- Fall Back to CST (Nov.4), Good Neighbor Choir Concert (Nov.4)
              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 <-- Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov.22  
             25 26 27 28 29 30     
             
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             [Good Neighbor Choir Concert - Afternoon]                                


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                December 2018   Theme: Mystery     
             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     Hanukkah - Dec 2-10 
             16 17 18 19 20 21 22 <-- Winter Solstice Dec 21   4:23 pm CST
             23 24 25 26 27 28 29  
             30 31                 

       Note: Ben Woline will direct Fellowship Voices in December

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                 January 2019   Theme: Possibility
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              6  7  8  9 10 11 12 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
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                 February 2019   Theme: Trust       
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              3  4  5  6  7  8  9 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
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                  March 2019   Theme: Journey        
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
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              3  4  5  6  7  8  9 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
             10 11 12 13 14 15 16 <-- Spring Ahead to Daylight time, Mar 10  
             17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <-- Spring Equinox  Mar 20   4:59 pm CDT
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30  
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                  April 2019   Theme: Wholeness        
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
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              7  8  9 10 11 12 13 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
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                  May 2019   Theme: Curiosity        
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
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              5  6  7  8  9 10 11 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
             12 13 14 15 16 17 18     Ramadan begins May 6
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             26 27 28 29 30 31     
             
                  June 2019   Theme: Beauty        
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              2  3  4  5  6  7  8 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30  
              9 10 11 12 13 14 15     Ramadan ends June 4
             16 17 18 19 20 21 22 <-- Summer Solstice Jun 21  10:54 am CDT
             23 24 25 26 27 28 29     GA June 19, 2019 to June 23, 2019
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       Backup ("hip pocket") Programs
         o  Singing Sunday (congregational member choose their favorites)
         o  Congregational Sharing (topical)

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

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

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


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