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                  March 2017   Theme: Risk
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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              5  6  7  8  9 10 11 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30, CST ==> CDT
             12 13 14 15 16 17 18 <-- Iowa State Spring Break March 12-19
             19 20 21 22 23 24 25 <-- Spring Equinox Mar 20, 5:29 AM CDT
             26 27 28 29 30 31



       Mar   5  "Truth as the Ultimate Risk" Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick  [62,56]
                                             Board Welcome: Melissa Niesen, Hayden Pritchard
                                             Facilitators: Catherine Huisman, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music: Hayden Pritchard - Claranet, Ginny Molgaard - Piano
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             A long list of martyrs is testament to the risk of telling
             one's truth. How might we navigate the often confusing culture
             and continuum of truth, alternate truth, and fact checking as
             Unitarian Universalists who have promised to promote a free
             and responsible search for truth and meaning?


       Mar  12   "The Exquisite Risk of      Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick  [79,67]
                     Being Human"            Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen, Jan Vine
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Cris Matibag
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Special Music: Recorder Consort
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             On this day of child dedications, we explore the spiritual
             practice of opening ourselves and slowing down our lives so we
             might experience and fully embrace life instead of simply
             managing it.


       Mar  19   "Guest At Your Table"       Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick, Jenelle Carlson  [57.49]
                                             Board Welcome: Jan Vine, Jan Vine
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Jan Cook
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music: David Slade and Friends
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Whether making quilts for our partner church, trick or
             treating for UNICEF, or collecting food for MICA, he children
             of UUFA are committed to increasing love in our community and
             the world. Come and hear stories and sing songs of hope as we
             work together to build a deeper presence of love.


       Mar  26  "Let's Go Outside"           Speakers: Rich Leopold (Andrew Williams, shepherd)  [61,55]
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Mary Richards
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher, Karen Bates
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Hold Fast to Dreams", Andre Thomas
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Spring is here and it is time to go outside, not only to enjoy
             nature and rejuvenate our spirits, but it's time to go outside
             of anger politics, go outside of our comfort zones, and get
             outside to explore our potential. Join our special guest,
             former Director of Iowa's Department of National Resources and
             current gubernatorial candidate for a thought-provoking,
             invigorating Sunday.


                  April 2017   Theme: Transformation
             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 <-- Easter, Apr 16
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       Apr   2  "Transforming to Wholeness:  Speakers: Sally Daub  (Sarah Carlson, Shepherd)
                   a path toward healing"    Board Welcome: Jan Vine, Hayden Pritchard
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Jane Runneals
                                             Accompanist: Mary Richards
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             Sally Daub was recently trained at the Opus Peace Institute to
             provide Soul Injury programs in Iowa. "Soul Injury" involves a
             penetrating breach of integrity within one's deepest self that
             pierces beyond the defenses of our ego. VA hospice nurses
             witnessed unresolved emotional injuries coming to the surface
             of dying combat veterans--veterans who had lived long lives
             since coming back from war. Sally will talk about the
             ground-breaking work described in the book by Deborah
             Glassman, "The Hero Within"  where lives were transformed when
             soul injury was addressed with people who experienced trauma.
             Beyond veterans, others who may have sustained a soul injury
             include: Families of Veterans, Civilians in War Zones, First
             Responders (police, firefighters, medical staff), Victims of
             Sexual Assault, Crime, Accidents, Natural Disasters, Abuse,
             Neglect, and People who have Experienced Loss of Personal
             Health or a Loved One's Health, Death of a Loved One, Betrayal
             by a Significant Other.

             Soul injuries injury can subtly and not-so-subtly rob people
             of their vitality. No matter where the source of trauma
             originates, the source of soul injury is the same: unmourned
             grief and unforgiven guilt and shame over things we think we
             should or should not have done, and this soul injury can
             sabotage lives.


       Apr   9  "Transforming Our Vision     Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                 from Personal to Shared"    Board Welcome: Jan Cook, Jan Vine
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Catherine Huisman
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             This participatory service is an invitation to explore the
             development of a vision statement as an articulation of how we
             can live into the values of our mission. At its simplest, a
             vision statement answers the question: What do we want to
             create? How will we grow spiritually, create community, strive
             for justice, and learn to love?


       Apr  16   "Resurrection and           Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                      Transformation"        Board Welcome: Ralph Gandy
                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "You Are The New Day" - King's Singers
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             The Easter season is a season of hope. UU minister Carl Scovel
             understands the resurrection as a recognition that any of our
             lives can be transformed at any time, and we can begin again.
             As Unitarian Universalists, we have an opportunity to learn
             about living and transformation from the Easter story.


       Apr  23   "How Soon Is Now?"          Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Melissa Niesen
                                             Facilitators: Jan Cook
                                             Accompanist: Cynthia Marten
                                             Special Music: Women in the Round
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             This Earth Day service will explore the writing of Daniel
             Pinchbeck. He considers the ecological and geopolical crises
             facing humanity to be rites of passage. Survival will require
             a transformation of our collective soul and the way in which
             we relate to the earth and each other. Ranging from practical
             to radical, his ideas respond to and reflect the chaos and
             turbulence of our times.


       Apr  30  "To Be of Use:               Speakers: Lori Allen  (Amy Slagell, Shepherd)
                                             Board Welcome: Alexandria Coffman, Mary Richards
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
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             Lori Allen, UUFA Director of Youth and Children's Ministries
             from 2007 -- 2014 updates you on her life since her days of
             OWL, Stories of Our World Family, Coming of Age, and Youth
             Group. She'll share with you the "ah hah" moments that
             affirmed her decision to leave UU work, as well as the
             difficult moments when she's grieved the loss of weekly
             storytelling, crafting, laminating, and youth overnight
             duties. The challenges and gifts of transitioning from UU
             religious educator to trauma counselor and advocate will be
             told through story, song, and poetry.



                   May 2017   Theme: Embodiment
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              7  8  9 10 11 12 13 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
             14 15 16 17 18 19 20
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             28 29 30 31


       May   7                               Speakers: Lay-Led
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       May  14                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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       May  21                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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       May  28                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                  June 2017   Theme: Zest
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              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 <-- Summer Solstice, Jun 20 at 11:24pm CDT
             25 26 27 28 29 30        GA June 21-25, New Orleans, LA


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                                             Special Music: Music Men - Let the Heaven Light Shine on Me (arr. Johnson)
                                             Special Music: Music Men - Ride the Chariot (arr. Smith)
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                  July 2017   Theme: None
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                 August 2017  Theme: None
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              6  7  8  9 10 11 12 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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                September 2017   Theme: TBD
             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
             17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <-- Fall Equinox  Sep 22 at 3:02 PM CDT
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30



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                 October 2017   Theme: TBD
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              8  9 10 11 12 13 14 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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                November 2017   Theme: TBD
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             17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <-- Winter Solstice, Dec 21 at 10:28 AM CST
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                 January 2018
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       Backup ("hip pocket") Programs
         o  Singing Sunday (congregational member choose their favorites)
         o  Congregational Sharing (topical)


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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