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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  "Coming Back Strong"         Speakers: Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart    
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: 
                                             Generosity: Reggie Greenlaw

             It's been a long time coming. We've waited to re-gather in
             full strength. And now, here we are. On the cusp. Some of us
             feel broken, others overjoyed, or even scared. One thing for
             sure is that we are resilient. And therein lies our hope, our
             strength, our grounding. Yes, we are coming back. Strong.

             Rev. Dr. Marian Stewart is beginning her fifth year as Sr.
             Minister serving the First UU Church of Columbus, OH. She
             previously served congregations in the Seattle area and on
             Vancouver Island, B.C. She lives in an old house (1881) in
             Yellow Springs (a village with a strong UU heritage) and
             shares space with her dog Fiona and cat Maddie. Her hobbies
             include gardening and anything creative.


        Sep 12   "Renewal: Flowing Together  Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [49+ Connection]
          11am    for and with Each Other"   Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson
                                             Generosity: Larry Koehrsen
             
             A new program year begins with our first face-to-face
             gathering in Fellowship Hall. As a community we will come
             together simultaneously in our building and virtual space to
             share music, poetry, and the ritual of pouring water.

             At home, have a container of water and a bowl to receive the
             pouring of water four times.

             At the Fellowship, please bring a small container of water to
             pour into a communal bowl.
             

        Sep 19   "Generosity Sunday"         Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick & Generosity Team   [40+ Connection]
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlcom 

        Sep 26   "Renewal: Deep Play"        Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [42+ Connection]
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Jan Cook

             For humans, the ability to play is one of the most essential
             aspects of our character. Diane Ackerman writes: “The more an
             animal needs to learn in order to stay alive, the more it
             needs to play.” For her, deep play is playing that has slipped
             to a different level: a combination of clarity, wild
             enthusiasm, saturation in the moment, and wonder. Come,
             explore the spirituality and renewal of deep play!



                 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   "Once Upon a Time"          Speakers:   Mary Richards 
          11am                               Facilitators: Stu & Ginny Huntington, Jane Vallier, Sarah Carlson

             Our UUFA history stretches back 75 years, but many may not
             know much about our earliest beginnings. Stories passed down
             from elders help us to understand who we are. In a “fireside
             chat” vignettes you will hear snippets of stories that are
             part of UUFA heritage, and learn the tremendous impact our
             founders made on who we are today. (Mary Richards, Stu & Ginny
             Huntington, Jane Vallier, Sarah Carlson)


        Oct 10   "Music and Memories"        Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [53+ Connection]
          11am                               Facilitators: Jamie Gurganus, Kitty Fisher, S. Haug, S. Wormley

             This service highlights live music by Sue Haug and recorded
             musical memories from past years. Join us for a time dedicated
             to the strong legacy of music as an integral part of
             Fellowship life. (Kent McKusick, Jamie Gurganus, Kitty Fisher,
             Sam Wormley, Sue Haug)

 
        Oct 17   "Hopes and Dreams:          Speakers: Amy Slagel     [38+ Connection]
          11am    From a Cardboard Box to    Facilitators: Ginny Huntington and Dave Fox
                  a Home that Inspire

             Join us as we celebrate the Fellowship's 75th anniversary!
             This service will explore our journey from shared space and a
             cardboard box to the beautiful building we now call home. Come
             celebrate the inspiration, the dedication of many to bring the
             dream to reality, and the people that have and do fill our
             hearts! (Ginny Huntington, Amy Slagell)


        Oct 24   "75 Years of RE at the      Speakers: Stu Huntington    [50+ Connection]
          11am         Fellowship"           Facilitators: Dan Haug, Stu Huntington, Janelle Carlson, past and present children of RE


        Oct 31   "Building A New Way"        Speakers: Navvab Munirih, Sue Keohrsen
          11am                               Facilitators: Sue Koehrsen, Mike Francom, Ralph Gandy

             Join us as we conclude our month-long celebration of the
             UUFA's 75th anniversary with a look to our future! How will
             the qualities that sustained the Fellowship all these years be
             a grounding for a post-pandemic outlook? With input from our
             national UU leaders and from our congregational survey, we
             will look at some possibilities. (Sue Koehrsen, Mike Francom,
             Ralph Gandy)



                 November 2021    Theme: Holding History (Healing)      
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                 1  2  3  4  5  6 <-- Fall Back to CST on Nov 7 
              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   "The 8th Principle: A       Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          11am    Journey Towards Healing    Board Welcome:
                  and Wholeness"             Facilitators: 
                                                          
             At the annual meeting, you will have the opportunity to vote
             to either adopt the 8th Principle now or engage a year of
             study prior to voting whether or not to adopt it at the annual
             meeting in 2022. This service highlights why the 8th Principle
             invites us to live more fully into the covenant and promises
             we have made with the 7 principles (or think we have made).
             How might we find healing, hope, and a greater sense of
             belonging if we adopt the 8th Principle?


        Nov 14   "The Healing Power of       Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [26FH, 36Z]    
          11am       Letting Go"             Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: 

             In a year of transition and upheaval, how do we heal from
             profound change and find our way to peace and authenticity? 
             In Unapologetically You, behavioral scientist Steve Maraboli
             suggests that "The beautiful journey of today can only begin
             when we learn to let go of yesterday."  From another
             perspective, country music legend, Charley Pride encourages
             us: "Don't be afraid. Just play the music." Join us for music,
             poetry, and inspiration to move towards healing.


        Nov 21    "Reiki: Healing from the   Speakers: Reiki Master, Deb Kline   [26FH, 43Z]
          11am         Inside Out"           Facilitators:  Amy Slagel, Jan Cook

             Energy Healer and Reiki Master, Deb Kline, shares both the
             history and fundamentals of Reiki from founder Dr. Mikao Usui.
             Along with her personal and professional healing stories,
             Kline will lead playful exercises to activate your hand energy
             and guide you though a chakra meditation. Experience the
             benefits of energy field awareness, within and around you, as
             a healing path. Special music will feature original songs
             performed by Deb Kline. 



        Nov 28   "Harvest Communion"         Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [20?FH, 44Z]
          11am                               Facilitators: Jan Cook

             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. While we are unable to safely offer a bread and
             grape communion, come share in a communion of thoughts and
             feelings and discover the liberal religious connections with
             our partner church.



              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 (earliest sunset is Dec 07)  
            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   "The Second Marathon"       Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          11am                               Facilitators: 

             Our second marathon has begun as we still recover from the
             first! In the dark days of winter and an unending pandemic,
             how might we remain open to joy?


        Dec 12   "Beannacht: Blessings for   Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          11am    Endings and Beginnings"    Facilitators: Ralph Gandy
          11:20am An abbreviated service followed by the Annual Meeting 

             Blessings for Endings and Beginnings: On this day of the UUFA
             Annual Meeting, we reflect on the joy of new beginnings. As we
             end a Fellowship year, may the blessing offered by John
             O'Donohue light the way: May a slow wind work words of love
             around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life.


        Dec 19   [Solstice Service]          Speakers: SMSC led
          11am                               Facilitators: Dan Haug  


        Dec 24   "Christmas Eve: Nurturing   Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
           5pm      the Spark Within"        Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Kitty Fisher

             Please join us in Fellowship Hall and the Virtual Fireside
             Room for a Christmas service with seasonal music, carols,
             holiday readings, and a UU perspective on this traditional
             holiday.


        Dec 26   No service: See December 5 service!



                 January 2022   Theme: Living with Intention       
             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  
             30 31                 


        Jan  2                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   
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        Jan  9                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        Jan 16                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                                             Generosity:

        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  
              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              


        May  1                               Speakers:  
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        May  8                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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        May 15                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                                             Generosity:

        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  
                       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  <-- Sumer Solstice Jun 21 4:14 am CDT
             26 27 28 29 30        


        Jun  5                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
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                                             Generosity:

        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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             Ref: UUA Resources
             Ref: Soul Matters Themes
             Ref: UU Music Online
             
             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

             This is a particularly powerful sentence from our Generosity
             Team:  "Our budget assigns money to categories like staff,
             building maintenance, and supplies, but actually it's for
             inspiration and friendships and teaching children and
             provocative worship and for changing the world".

             
             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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