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                  March 2020   Theme: Wisdom
             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, CST ==> CDT, Mar 8
             15 16 17 18 19 20 21 <-- Spring Equinox  Mar 19, 10:50 pm CDT
             22 23 24 25 26 27 28  
             29 30 31              



        Mar  1   "The Wisdom of No Escape"   Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [69,47] 
                                             Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson, Chris McClure
                                             Plate Split: Reggie's Sleepout
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Accompanist: Amber Anderson
                                             Special Music: Dan and Sue Haug
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley 

             The American Buddhist nun Pema Chodron teaches that we spend
             too much energy trying to improve ourselves rather than
             befriending who we are and cherishing what we have. This
             service explores some of her teachings of trusting the basic
             wisdom that exists already in who we are and what we have.


        Mar  8   "Flickers of Shared Experience"  Speakers: Guest Minister    [46,37]
                                             Shepherd: Sarah Carlson
                                             Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen, Jane Runneals
                                             Facilitators: Dan Haug, Ralph Gandy
                                             Accompanist: Peggy Earnshaw
                                             Special Music:
                                             Sound: Sam Wormley

             As Unitarian Universalists, we often wonder how to talk with
             those with whom we see things differently.  Building trust to
             find flickers of shared experience can lead us towards deeper
             relationships, even when we disagree.


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        Mar 15   "Wisdom in a Frazzled Age"  Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick     [Zoom 48+]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Angie Poole, Dennis Dake
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Amy Slagell

             What do we do when life lurches out of balance? How can we
             reconnect to one other and to what's sustaining, when evil and
             catastrophe seem inescapable? This service explores Anne
             Lamott's sage advice on how to sew our lives back together.


        Mar 22    "Women of Wisdom"          Speakers:  Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 86 Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Karen Bates, Kitty Fisher, and Jane Runneals

             The Wise Women of the UUFA share their sources of wisdom, 
             with an opportunity for others to share their pearls of wisdom
             as well!  All "wise guys and gals" are welcome!



        Mar 29  Lighten Up, Look Around, and Live! Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 91 Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Jan Cook, Nichole Ose

             How might improvisational techniques of musicians and actors
             help us find the wisdom of taking on everything life has to
             offer with skill, chutzpah, and a sense of humor?



                  April 2020   Theme: Liberation      
             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 <-- Easter Apr 12
             19 20 21 22 23 24 25 <-- Ramadan Apr 24 through May 23 
             26 27 28 29 30        



        Apr  5                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 91 Connections] 
          11am                               Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson
                                             Plate Split: Community Acadamy - Mike Todd
                                             Readers: Sarah Carlson, Ralph Gandy

        Apr 12   "Easter Sunday"             Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 86 Connections] 
          11am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals, Dan Haug

        Apr 19                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 82 Connections] 
          11am                               Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson
                                             Generosity: Susan Posch 
                                             Facilitators: Nichole Ose, Amy Slagell

        Apr 26                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   [Zoom 76 Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Melissa Niesen
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Sarah Carlson
             
             

                   May 2020   Theme: Thresholds       
             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 <-- Mothers Day, May 10, Auction May 14??
             17 18 19 20 21 22 23  
             24 25 26 27 28 29 30 <-- Ramadan Apr 24 through May 23 
             31                    



        May  3                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 90+ Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson
                                             Plate Splity: Natl Alliance Mental Illness - 
                                             Special Music: Emma’s Revolution (California)
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Jane Runneal

        May 10                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 73+ Connections] 
          11am                               Board Welcome: Sara Carlson
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Kitty Fisher

        May 17                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick   CANCELLED due to world-wide Zoom disruption (sigh)
          11am                               Board Welcome: Chris McClure
                                             Generosity: Ginny & Stu Huntington
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Dan Haug

        May 24                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 74+ Connections] 
          11am                               Board Welcome: Angie Polle
                                             Generosity: Ginny & Stu Huntington
                                             Facilitators: Amy Slagell, Dan Haug 

        May 31                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick     [Zoom 80 Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals, Nichole Ose
                                             Special Music: Reggie Greenlaw



                  June 2020   Theme: Compassion
             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 <-- Summer Solstice Jun 20, 4:44 pm CDT
             21 22 23 24 25 26 27 <-- GA, June 24-28, 2020 in Providence, RI 
             28 29 30              



        Jun  7   "Black Lives Matter"        Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 81 Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Cathy Slade
                                             Plate Split: No More [Boarder] Deaths
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson and Dan Haug

        Jun 14   "Black Lives Matter"        Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 71 Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Chris McClure
                                             Plate Split: No More [Boarder] Deaths & Black Lives Matter
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson and Nichole Ose

        Jun 21                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 64 Connections]
          11am                               Board Welcome: Sue Koehrsen
                                             Facilitators: Jan Cook and Ralph Gandy

        Jun 28                               Speakers: UUA Service from GA    [Zoom 38 Connections]
           9am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Jane Runneals and Nichole Ose 


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       Transition from single 11am service to single service at 10am via Zoom
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                  July 2020    [Justice in July]   
             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  
             26 27 28 29 30 31     



        Jul  5                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 68+ Connections] 
          10am                               Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson
                                             Plate Split: Ames High School Prairie ?-
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Amy Slagell

        Jul 12                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 60+ Connections] 
          10am                               Board Welcome: Angie Poole
                                             Facilitators: Nichole Ose, Sarah Carlson

        Jul 19                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick    [Zoom 57+ Connections] 
          10am                               Board Welcome: Sarah Carlson
                                             Generosity: Mary Richards
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Jane Runneals

        Jul 26    "AMOS Sunday"              Speakers: Mary Richards & Cynthia Martenc
          10am                               Shepherd: Dan Haug
                                             Board Welcome: Chris McClure
                                             Facilitators: Cynthia Marten, Dan Haug


                 August 2020   Theme:  
             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 <-- ISU Classes start Mon, Aug.17  See: https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2020/06/10/fallplan 
             23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
             30 31                 



        Aug  2   "Poetry Service"            Speakers: Jan Cook, Jane Vallier, Dan Haug, Jane Runneals, Sarah Carlson   [Zoom 53+ Connections]
          10am                               Shepherd: Dan Haug
                                             Board Welcome: Chris McClure
                                             Plate Split:  -
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Jane Runneals

        Aug  9                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Ralph Gandy, Jane Runneals??
                                             Generosity:

        Aug 16                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          10am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: 

        Aug 23                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Sarah Carlson, Ralph Gandy 
                                             Generosity:

        Aug 30                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: Jan Cook, Dan Haug
                                             Generosity:



                September 2020   Theme: Renewal
             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 <-- REF Partner Church Refresh  Sep 18-20
             20 21 22 23 24 25 26 <-- Fall Equinox Sep 22 8:31 am CDT 
             27 28 29 30           



        Sep  6                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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                                             Generosity:

        Sep 13                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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                                             Generosity:

        Sep 20                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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        Sep 27                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators:
              

                 October 2020   Theme: Deep Listening
             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  
             25 26 27 28 29 30 31  



        Oct  4                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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                                             Generosity:

        Oct 11                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          10am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: 
                                             Generosity:

        Oct 18                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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        Oct 25                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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                November 2020   Theme: Healing
             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  <-- ISU Classes End, Nov 25, Thanksgiving Nov 26 
             29 30                 



        Nov  1                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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        Nov  8                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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        Nov 15                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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                                             Generosity:

        Nov 22                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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        Nov 29                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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                December 2020   Theme: Stillness
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                    1  2  3  4  5  
              6  7  8  9 10 11 12 <-- Annual Meeting Dec. 6 ??  
             13 14 15 16 17 18 19  
             20 21 22 23 24 25 26 <-- Winter Solstice Dec 21  4:02 am CST
             27 28 29 30 31        



        Dec  6                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          10am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators: 

        Sep 13                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick 
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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        Dec 20                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
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                                             Generosity:

        Dec 27                               Speakers: Rev. Kent McKusick
          10am                               Board Welcome:
                                             Facilitators:
                                             Generosity:
 

                 January 2021   Theme: Imagination      
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                             1  2  
              3  4  5  6  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                    


                February 2021   Theme: Beloved Community    
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                 1  2  3  4  5  6  
              7  8  9 10 11 12 13  
             14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
             21 22 23 24 25 26 27  
             28                    


                  March 2021   Theme: Commitment      
             Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
                 1  2  3  4  5  6  
              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           
 


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             Backup ("hip pocket") Programs
               o  Singing Sunday (congregational member choose their favorites)
               o  Congregational Sharing (topical)
      

             Ref: UUA Resources
             Ref: Soul Matters Themes
             Ref: Index Of Hymn Titles In Singing The Living Tradition
             Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singing_the_Living_Tradition 
             
             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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