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                 October 2017   Theme: Courage
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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              8  9 10 11 12 13 14 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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             29 30 31


       Oct   1  "Courage"                    Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [58,41]
                                             Board Welcome: Jan Cook
                                             Facilitators: Jan Cook, Karen Bates
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music: Jen McClung (two original songs)
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             The mystic and spiritual teacher, Osho, believed that courage
             is the total presence of fear and our ability to face it. His
             teachings blended various schools of thought, theology, and
             religion in his search for unity and inclusivity. How might
             Osho and Unitarian Universalism intersect and help us to
             understand and engage our fears and our courage?


       Oct   8  "The Courage to Confront     Speakers: Ralph Gandy   [48,41]
                    Our Myths"               Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Dave Fox
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music: None Needed
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             "It takes courage... to endure the sharp pains of self
             discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of
             unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives," says
             author Marianne Williamson. The dull pain of unconsciousness
             referred to in her quote is often aided by the stories (myths)
             we tell ourselves. Be these family stories, congregational
             stories, or historical stories, it takes courage to confront
             the stories and determine for ourselves their meaning.


       Oct  15  "Bridging the Confidence Gap" Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [64,43]
                                             Board Welcome: Jan Vine, Mary Richards
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Special Music: Women in the Round
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             It is a common human occurrence to have a lack of confidence
             or an abundance of self doubt at time in our lives. Dr. Russ
             Harris writes: "Our minds are truly brilliant at coming up
             with reasons why we can't do what really matters to us. But
             that doesn't mean our minds are right!" How might we let
             go of the struggle and learn to form a more courageous and
             wiser relationship with our self doubt and fear?


       Oct  22   "The Courage to Learn       Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                       from Failure"         Board Welcome: Ralph Gandy, Dave Fox
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Sarah Carlson
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Ubuntu"
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Last spring, 65% of all UU congregations (including UUFA)
             examined how white supremacy plays out in UU spaces and in our
             culture. One of the organizers, Kenny Willey said, "UUs are a
             lot braver on the whole than we give ourselves credit for. We
             have the capacity to have hard conversations, I really believe
             that." Fifty years ago, similar conversations, controversies,
             and the resulting loss of many people of color was taking
             place in what is referred to as the Black Empowerment Crisis.
             Reflecting on our past and how it repeats invites us to be
             bold and courageous during these transforming times in our
             tradition.


       Oct  29  "Honoring Courage of         Speakers: Lay-Led Services (Jan Cook Shepherd)
                    Our Ancestors"           Board Welcome: Ralph Gandy in for Ben Woline, Mary Richards
                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Jane Runneals
                                             Accompanist: Amber Anderson
                                             Special Music: From CD of Sweet Honey in the Rock??
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Halloween/Samhain is traditionally a time to reflect on and
             honor our ancestors. Many of our parents, grandparents and
             beyond endured personal or political trials and tribulations
             with courage, fortitude and perseverance. In this time of
             political, moral and spiritual challenge, looking to them can
             inspire our own courage and moral strength to carry on and to
             act bravely for our families and for the common good.



                November 2017   Theme: Abundance
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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 <-- Thanksgiving Day, Nov.23
             26 27 28 29 30


       Nov   5   "We Were An Island"         Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Jan Vine
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                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
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             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.


       Nov  12   "The Tao of Abundance"      Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Jan Cook 
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                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             The Taoists believe that if we all lived in the Tao, we
             would all live in abundance. Abundance is the natural way
             of the universe. This service introduces how we might be
             more open to receive the natural abundance of the
             universe and let go of attachments that keep us from
             experiencing it.


       Nov  19  400th Anniversary            Speakers: Dr. Rev. Brian Eslinger, Kitty Fisher
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Dave Fox
                                             Facilitators: Jan Cook, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices (David Slade directing)
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

       Nov  26  "Abundance without things"   Speakers: Karen Bates shepherd
                                             Board Welcome: Ralph Gandy
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                                             Accompanist: Mary Richards
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                December 2017   Theme: Hope
             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 <-- Hanukkah - Dec 12-20
             17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <-- Winter Solstice, Dec 21 at 10:28 AM CST
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30 <-- Christmas Day - Dec 25
             31


       Dec   3                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
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       Dec  10                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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       Dec  17  "Stories of the Season"      Speakers: Lay-Led
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
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                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices "Et in terre pax hominibus"
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

       Dec  24                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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       Dec  24  Christmas Eve Service        Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          5pm                                Board Welcome: Alexandria Coffman
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       Dec  31                               Speakers: Lay-Led
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                 January 2018   Theme: Intention
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              7  8  9 10 11 12 13 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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                February 2018   Theme: Perseverance
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                  March 2018   Theme: Balance
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              4  5  6  7  8  9 10 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
             11 12 13 14 15 16 17 <-- Spring Break - Mar 10-18
             18 19 20 21 22 23 24 <-- Spring Equinox  Mar 20, 11:15am CST
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                  April 2018   Theme: Emergence
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              1  2  3  4  5  6  7 <-- Easter, Apr 1
              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 <-- Earth Day, April 22
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                   May 2018   Theme: Creativity
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              6  7  8  9 10 11 12 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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                  June 2018   Theme: Blessing
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              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 <-- Summer Solstice Jun 21 5:07am CDT
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30     GA June 20-24, Kansas City, MO


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                  July 2018   Theme: None
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                 August 2018   Theme:       
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                September 2018   Theme:     
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             16 17 18 19 20 21 22 <-- Fall Equinox Sep 22 8:54 pm CDT  
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       Backup ("hip pocket") Programs
         o  Singing Sunday (congregational member choose their favorites)
         o  Congregational Sharing (topical)

Ref: https://www.uua.org/worship/music/hymnals/singing-living-tradition/index-hymn-titles 

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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