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                  June 2017   Theme: Zest and Joy
             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 <-- Summer Solstice, Jun 20 at 11:24pm CDT
             25 26 27 28 29 30        GA June 21-25, New Orleans, LA


       Jun   4   "Theology and Joy"          Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [98]
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Jane Runneals
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music: Music Men - Let the Heaven Light Shine on Me (arr. Johnson)
                                             Special Music: Music Men - Ride the Chariot (arr. Smith)
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             How are we able to be joyful when there is so much sadness in
             the world? Is it possible that playfulness and zest are
             liberating and might build the foundation of a spiritual
             life? 


       Jun  11   "Finding Zest and Meaning   Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [72]
                     in Vulnerability"       Board Welcome: Ralph Gandy
                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Catherine Huisman
                                             Accompanist: Mary Richards
                                             Special Music: Dennis Kain
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             In "Daring Greatly", Brene Brown explores how she strives to
             engage the possibilities that come if we truly took on this
             thought: Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes
             afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave
             and worthy of love and belonging. How might we learn to "own"
             vulnerability and re-discover each of the unique gifts we
             bring to the world.


       Jun  18  "Recognizing Joy from        Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [80]
                   the Edges of Life"        Board Welcome: Jan Vine
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Amy Slagell
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music: Zach Witherspoon
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             Paul Martin is bedridden with an incurable illness. He writes:
             "To notice your joys instead of minimizing or discounting them
             is to become joyous. Notice joy, nourish joy, and consciously
             take advantage of your opportunities to experience joy. Joy
             known over a long period of time takes you beyond yourself,
             deepening and expanding your mind beyond the boundaries of
             your disconnections." As summer begins, may we remember to
             notice joy and grow into it.


       Jun  25   "What Gives You Zest?"      Speakers: Amy Slagell (shepherd)   [83]
                                             Board Welcome: Jan Vine
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher, Amy Slagell, Karen Bates
                                             Accompanist: Amber Anderson
                                             Special Music: Amber Anderson
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             "In my own worst seasons I've come back from the colorless
             world of despair by forcing myself to look hard, for a long
             time, at a single glorious thing: a flame of red geranium
             outside my bedroom window." Barbara Kingsolver

             What is it that adds zest to your life? What stands in the way
             of your experience of joy? On this last Sunday of a month
             dedicated to the discussion of joy and zest we'll reflect on
             these questions and nurture our connections. We'll certainly
             do some singing and, with some luck, we'll also create some
             poetry together!

 


                  July 2017   Theme: None
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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              2  3  4  5  6  7  8 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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       Jul   2  "Dancing in the Streets"     Speakers: Jan Cook (Shepherd)
                                             Board Welcome: Melissa Neisen
                                             Facilitators: Sara Carlson, Kitty Fisher
                                             Accompanist: Ginny Molgaard
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                                             Sound: Donald Lewis

       Jul   9  "Building Bridges:           Speakers: Dr. Rose Carraway, Kitty Fisher (Shepherd)
                    Lessons From Cuba"       Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
                                             Facilitators: Jan Cook, Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist: Mary Richards
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             On either side of the short distance between Cuba and the
             United States, the points of entry at airports open up a
             window into relationships between loved ones in the midst of
             more than 50 years of (political) separation.  On both sides
             of the water, everyday individuals hold onto the hope that one
             day, contact between friends and family members won't be so
             difficult. What lessons can we learn about hope,
             reconciliation, and building bridges in looking at the case of
             Cuba?


       Jul  16   "Qi gong"                   Speakers: Karen Bates (Shepherd)
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

       Jul  23   "Hymn Sing"                 Speakers: Jane Runneals (Shepherd)
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
                                             Facilitators: Kitty Fisher, Jane Runneals
                                             Accompanist: Amber Anderson
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

       Jul  30   "Awe And Mystery"           Speakers: Sarah Carlson (Shepherd)
                                             Board Welcome: Dave Fox
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist: Anne Kimber
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley


                 August 2017  Theme: None
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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              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


       Aug   6  "How to Address White        Speakers: Fred Van Liew, Jan Cook (Shepherd)
                       Privilege"            Board Welcome: Jan Cook
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       Aug  13  "Meditation"                 Speakers: Karen Bates (shepherd)
                                             Board Welcome: Ben Woline
                                             Facilitators: Catherine Huisman
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                                             Sound: Donald Lewis

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       Transition from single 10am service to two services at 9:15am and 11am
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       Aug  20                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Alexandria Coffman, TBD
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carson
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       Aug  27                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
                                             Board Welcome: Ralph Gandy, Jan Vine
                                             Facilitators: Catherine Huisman
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                September 2017   Theme: Welcome
             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 <-- RE Programming starts on Sep. 10
             17 18 19 20 21 22 23 <-- Fall Equinox  Sep 22 at 3:02 PM CDT
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30



       Sep   3                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
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                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

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                 October 2017   Theme: Courage
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              8  9 10 11 12 13 14 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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                November 2017   Theme: Abundance
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              5  6  7  8  9 10 11 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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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


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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
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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              4  5  6  7  8  9 10 <-- SSC Meeting 10-11:30
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                  March 2018   Theme: Balance
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
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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
             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 <-- 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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       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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