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                   May 2021   Theme: Story
             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 <-- Mothers's Day, May 9 
             16 17 18 19 20 21 22  
             23 24 25 26 27 28 29  
             30 31                <-- Memorial Day, May 31 

        May  2   "Such Stuff as Dreams"      Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 66+ Connections]  
          11am                               Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson

             Zen practitioner David Loy believes that stories have spoken
             us into existence and that we in turn speak the world into
             existence through telling our stories. What happens when we
             realize that our story is a story? 


        May  9   "Mother's Day Service"      Speakers: SMSC Service    [Zoom 50+ Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Mike Francom
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals, Sarah Carlson


        May 16   "A Story of Euphoria        Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 54+ Connections]
          11am        and Tarnish"           Board Welcome: Jaiden Fuqua 
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy
                                             Generosity: Slades to Recognize Donald & Dorothy Lewis

             May 12th marked the 60th anniversary of the consolidation of
             the Unitarian and Universalist traditions in this country. As
             we celebrate the 75th anniversary of UUFA, we pause to
             celebrate the growing challenges, joys, and pains of bringing
             two faith traditions together.


        May 23    "The Call of Our Faith:    Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 51+ Connections]
          11am   Both Brokenness and Beauty" Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson
                                             Facilitators: Dan Haug

             The story of many Unitarian Universalists of color tells a
             journey of falling in love with a faith and then feeling left
             out of it. This service explores stories of affirmation and
             marginalization and introduces some theological
             recommendations from the 2020 report Widening the Circle of
             Concern. 


        May 30    "We Were an Island"        Speakers: McKusick, Slagell, Gandy, and Greenlaw    [Zoom 52+ Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Sam Ose
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Ralph Gandy

             In 1949, Nan and Art Kellam moved to an isolated, 500-acre
             island off the coast of Maine to live there year-round for
             forty years, cut off from the world and living with the most
             basic necessities. Amy Slagell and Rev. McKusick offer
             readings from the Kellam's island journal and correspondence.
             Theirs is a story of abundance in simplicity, determination,
             isolation, and devotion.



                  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 (Virtual) June 23-27, 2021
             
             
 
        Jun  6   "Radical Fun"               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 45+ Connections] 
          11am                               Board Welcome: Chris McClure
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson
                                             Generosity: Susan Franzen

             Martha Beck has observed that fun is a learned skill and most
             of us are terrible at it. If we turned our attention to
             finding or creating fun experiences, there is a possibility
             that the knowledge and energy of fun will provide fuel for
             every part of our lives. After 14 months of pandemic, it's
             time to renew our commitment to fun!



        Jun 13   "Juneteenth"                Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 39+ Connections] 
          11am                               Board Welcome: Chris McClure
                                             Facilitators: Mary Richards 

             June 19 is an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery
             in the United States. It has been celebrated by
             African-Americans since the late 1800s. In recent years, and
             particularly following nationwide protests over police
             brutality and the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor,
             Ahmaud Arbery and other African-Americans, there is a renewed
             interest in this day that celebrates freedom. We pause in our
             month of play to observe this important occasion and all it
             represents.


        Jun 20   "RE Sunday"                 Speakers: SMSC (Ralph Gandy and Dan Haug will craft service)
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals
                                             Generosity: Molly Helmers Coordinationg


        Jun 27   "GA Sunday Service"         Speakers: UUA (Kent will run the technology)
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             Recognizing the importance of shared ministry and the many
             innovative approaches to worship created by congregations
             during the pandemic, UUA President, Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick
             Gray, selected the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis to
             serve as worship leaders for this year's GA Sunday Morning
             Service.



                  July 2021        
             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  
                                   
 
 
        Jul  4                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Jul 11                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Jul 18                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Jul 25                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                 August 2021       
             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              


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        Aug  8                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Aug 15                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Aug 22                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Aug 29                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                September 2021   Theme: Embracing Possibility      
             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 <-- RE Begins Sunday, Sep 12
             19 20 21 22 23 24 25 <-- Fall Equinox Sep 22  2:21 pm CDT 
             26 27 28 29 30        


        Sep  5                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Sep 12                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Sep 19   "Generosity Sunday"         Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick & Generosity Team
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        Sep 26                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                 October 2021   Theme: Cultivating Relationship     
             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                    


        Oct  3   "Founders Service"          Speakers:   Mary Richards 
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson

        Oct 10   "Music and Memories"        Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick and Jamie are point people 
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher

        Oct 17   "Building Our Congregation" Speakers: Ginny Huntington and Carole Crosby are point people
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell

        Oct 24   "Youth Focus and RE"        Speakers: Navvab Munirih and Stu Huntington are point people
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Dan Haug

        Oct 31   "Our UUFA future"           Speakers: Navvab Munirih, Sue Keohrsen are point people
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy



                 November 2021    Theme: Holding History       
             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 29 30             <-- Hanukkah Nov 28--Dec 6 

 
        Nov  7                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Nov 14                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Nov 21                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Nov 28                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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              December 2021   Theme: Opening to Joy        
            Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                      1  2  3  4 <-- Hanukkah Nov 28--Dec 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 <-- Winter Solstice  Dec 21   9:59 am CST  
            26 27 28 29 30 31     


        Dec  5                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Dec 12   "Becoming the Rainbow"      Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick in collaboration with OneIowa 
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             The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum offers mythical insights and
             illumination on how we embody the journey to come of age in a
             changing and challenging world. Each character personifies
             aspects of the developmental journey we each make as seekers:
             developing our minds and hearts with courage and speaking
             truth to power. We’re off to see the wizard of ourselves in
             this service of fantasy, fun, and spiritual growth! (This will
             be a rewrite of a service I prepared in May 2017.


        Dec 19                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Dec 24   "Christmas Eve"             Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Dec 26                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                 January 2022   Theme: Living with Intention       
             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  
             16 17 18 19 20 21 22  
             23 24 25 26 27 28 29  
             30 31                 


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        Jan  9                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Jan 16                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Jan 23                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Jan 30                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                February 2022   Theme: Widening the Circle        
             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                 

 
        Feb  6                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Feb 13                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Feb 20                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Feb 27                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                  March 2022   Theme: Renewing Faith         
             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 <-- Spring EquinoxMar 20, 10:33am CDT  
             27 28 29 30 31        

 
        Mar  6                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Mar 13                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Mar 20                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Mar 27                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                  April 2022   Theme: Awakening         
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                             1  2 <-- Ramadan Apr 2 - May 1  
              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 <-- Earth Day, Apr 22  
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30  
 
 
        Apr  3                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Apr 10                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Apr 17                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Apr 24                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                   May 2022   Theme: Nurturing Beauty         
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
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              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              


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        May  8                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        May 15                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        May 22                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        May 29                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                  June 2022   Theme:  Nurturing Beauty        
             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  
             19 20 21 22 23 24 25  <-- Sumer Solstice Jun 21 4:14 am CDT
             26 27 28 29 30        


        Jun  5                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Jun 12                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Jun 19                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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        Jun 26    "GA Sunday Service"        Speakers: UUA
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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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