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                 October 2018   Theme: Sanctuary    
             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 31           



        Oct  7  "The Bad Jesus: The Ethics of New Testament Ethics" Speakers: Hector Avalos (Witherspoon, Bates Shepherds)   [77,58]
                                             Board Welcome: Molly Helmers, 
                                             Chalice Lighter: Jasmine
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Special Music: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Jesus is usually presented as a paradigm of ethics, even by
             many secularists.  Dr. Hector Avalos will demonstrate that
             many of the actions and teachings of Jesus, as depicted in the
             New Testament, are contrary to the codes of ethics most widely
             accepted in today's world.  Comments on Jesus' teachings on
             violence, women, family values, and animal rights will be
             included.

             Dr. Avalos is Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University.
 
 
        Oct 14  "New Member Sunday: Will You Accept the Challenge? "  Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick  [61,46]
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Ralph Gandy
                                             Chalice Lighter: Amelia
                                             Facilitators: Sara Carlson, Nichole Osa
                                             Accompanist: Mary Richards
                                             Special Music: Reggie Greenlaw and Barb Evenson
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
 
             People attend or join a fellowship to gain or increase a sense
             of belonging.  On this day of welcoming new members, this
             service explores membership, service, and lay leadership as a
             spiritual practice that offers more wholeness, connection,
             satisfaction, and meaning to our lives.

 
        Oct 21  "Personal Sanctuary"         Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick  [67,35]
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen, Ralph Gandy
                                             Chalice Lighter: Sophie
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Jane Runneals, Jan Cook
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music: David Slade
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             A sanctuary is a place that restores us, replenishes us, and
             nourishes us. In this renewal, we are reminded again and again
             of what is really important. Where might we find it?


        Oct 28  "Sanctuary: Home, Homelessness, and Belonging"  Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick  [68,58]
                                             Board Welcome: Angie Poole, Dave Fox
                                             Chalice Lighter: Cecelia
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Karen Bates
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Would You Harbor Me?", Sam Wormley Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             This service explores the tension line between oppression and
             the ability to be truly at "home."" The concept of sanctuary
             embodies the power to heal and transform our sense of
             disconnection from each other and our own selves.




                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     
             
        Nov  4  "Memories: To Hold or Let Go?" Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick  [70,47]
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Ralph Gandy
                                             Chalice Lighter: Gabriel
                                             Facilitators: Dan Haug, Sarah Carlson
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music: Anne Kimber & Peggy Earnshaw -- accordions
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley
                                             
             Nietzsche is most famous for his view that knowledge is not
             always preferable and that to survive as human beings we must
             be able to forget certain things. If we had the technology to
             delete a memory from our brain, would we? Would erasing a
             terrible experience make us happier, or would it change who we
             are? Would a life of nothing but happy memories really make
             for a better existence, and would we be the same? Inspired by
             the film The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, this
             service explores these questions and more.


        Nov 11  "The Glue That Holds         Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick  [74,48]
                             Us Together"    Board Welcome: Angie Poole, Molly Helmers
                                             Chalice Lighter: Zalea
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher, Jan Cook
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
                                             Special Music: Women in the Round
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Following the election, this participatory service invites
             each of us to remember a friend of whom we can say, "We hold
             each other's history." What memory from that friendship
             (either from the Fellowship or outside) contributed to
             creating a permanent bond with that person?


        Nov 18  "A Tordatfalva Thanksgiving" Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Molly Helmers
                                             Chalice Lighter: Cecelia
                                             Facilitators: Nichole Osa, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Choose Something Like a Star", Sam Wormley Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             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. Rev. Kent will offer the sermon that he
             delivered in Tordatfalva. A bread and grape communion will be
             served. Come discover the liberal religious connections with
             our partner church.


        Nov 25                               Speakers: Karen Bates (shepherd)
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen, 
                                             Chalice Lighter:
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals, Dan Haug
                                             Accompanist: Cynthia Marten
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        
             
                December 2018   Theme: Mystery     
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                                1 <-- Annual Meeting - Dec 2 ?? 
              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 (longest night of the year)
             23 24 25 26 27 28 29  
             30 31                 

       Note: Ben Woline will direct Fellowship Voices in December

        Dec  2                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Molly Helmers, Dave Fox
                                             Chalice Lighter: Amelia
                                             Facilitators: Peggy Earnshaw, Sarah Carlson
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec  9                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen, Ralph Gandy
                                             Chalice Lighter: Jasmine
                                             Facilitators: Nichole Ose, Catherine Huisman
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec 16   "Stories of the Season"     Speakers: Amy Slagell, shepherd
                                             Board Welcome: Melissa Niessen
                                             Chalice Lighter: Gabriel
            Annual Meeting at 11am           Facilitators: Dan Haug, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Where is the Light?, Ben Woline Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec 23                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Angie Poole,
                                             Chalice Lighter:
                                             Facilitators: Mark Witherspoon, Sarah Carlson
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec 24                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
         5 pm                                Facilitators: Karen Bates, Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Dec 30  "Moving into the Future      Speakers: Sam Wormley
                       Together"             Board Welcome: Ben Woline, Sam Wormley
                                             Facilitators: Mark Witherspoon, Jane Runneals
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music: Harmonia Mundi, Fellowship Voices
                                             Sound: Donald Lewis or Dallas Thies

                 January 2019   Theme: Possibility
             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 29 30 31        



        Jan  6                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Melissa Niesen, Molly Helmers
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Jan Cook
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jan 13                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Angie Poole.
                                             Facilitators: Mark Witherspoon
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jan 20                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagel, Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist:
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jan 27                               Speakers: Lay Led
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "You Are the New Day", Sam Wormley Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley




                 February 2019   Theme: Trust       
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                             1  2     Mark Ewert Stewardship Workshops Feb. 8,9,10
              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 <-- Kent sabbatical Feb.18 thru Jun.30
             24 25 26 27 28        



        Feb  3                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Feb 10                               Speakers: Mark Ewert & Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Feb 17                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Feb 24                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "Where There is Light in the Soul", Sam Wormley Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley


             
                  March 2019   Theme: Journey        
             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 <-- Spring Ahead to Daylight time, Mar 10, Spring Break - Mar 9-17 
             17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <-- Spring Equinox  Mar 20   4:59 pm CDT
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30  
             31                    
  

        Mar  3                               Speakers:
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Mar 10                               Speakers: Rev. Rebecca Hinds from the Cedar Rapids congregation
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Mar 17                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Mar 24                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "The Road Home", Susan Posch Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Mar 31                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

           
                  April 2019   Theme: Wholeness        
             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              
     
 
        Apr  7                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Apr 14                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "We Are One", Susan Posch Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Apr 21                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Apr 28                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley


    
     
             
                  May 2019   Theme: Curiosity        
             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     Ramadan begins May 6
             19 20 21 22 23 24 25  
             26 27 28 29 30 31     
             
     
        May  5                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        May 12                               Speakers:
                                             Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Accompanist: Barb Evenson
                                             Special Music: Fellowship, "Bach, By Jove", Sam Wormley Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

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       Transition to single 10am service from two services at 9:15am and 11am
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        May 19                               Speakers: RE Sunday
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        May 26                               Speakers: Rev. Jay Wolin, minister of the UU Congregation of the Quad Cities
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

         
             
                  June 2019   Theme: Beauty        
             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     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
             30                       


        Jun  2                               Speakers:
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Jun  9                               Speakers: Rev. Diane Dowgiert, the interim minister in Iowa City
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music: Fellowship Voices, "In These Delightful Pleasant Groves", Sam Wormley Directing
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jun 16                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jun 23                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jun 30                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley



                   July 2019   Theme: None        
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                 1  2  3  4  5  6 <-- Kent returns from sabbatical July 1
              7  8  9 10 11 12 13  
             14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
             21 22 23 24 25 26 27  
             28 29 30 31           



        Jul  7                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

        Jul 14                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jul 21                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick?
                                             Board Welcome:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

        Jul 28                               Speakers:
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                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley


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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: https://doodle.com/poll/cd6bxew2qadywikx#table 
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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