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If it is not new, find it here in the part of Prairie UU Society's website maintained by the Archives Committee. For help finding something email archives@uuprairie.org. The publically available pages here include:
Prairie Fire newsletters1974 to the current year and several years of Prairie Newsletters before the name "Prairie Fire" was adopted.
Prairie HistoryA Brief History of Our Congregation
Annotated Prairie Chronology - an updated version of the chronology beginning in 1964 that appears in Appendix VIII of Prairie UU Society: 50 Years in the Life of a Congregation, 1967-2017, Volume 2.
History book set: The History Committee published a two volume set: Prairie UU Society: 50 Years in the Life of a Congregation, 1967-2017, Volumes 1 & 2. Visit this page to learn about the books and how to purchase them.
The 50th Anniversary Page has photos, videos, audio recordings and event descriptions.
Archive of Past Public Audio RecordingsSunday morning speakers, 1984 to the present. These public recordings exclude parts of Sunday services not related to the speaker's presentation.
Audio cassette listSortable table of recording dates, program titles and speakers for 1983 to 2010 (when digital recording was started). Some member recordings from 1976-77 are also included.
Podcast pageHere you will find Sunday service descriptions and audio recordings from 2012 and later. Selected presentations of particular interest from 2011 and earlier are also included. The recordings are in reverse chronological order, most recent at the top. In addition to the media file links, the titles are linked to the mp3 files so that users of RSS feed readers can listen via the links reached that way. Links are also provided to available orders of service. Audio recordings going back to 1984 are available here. Podcasts from Oct. 27, 2019 to the present (automatically generated by the WordPress section of the website) are available here.
Orders of serviceAvailable copies of early orders of service from past Sunday mornings and complete copies since 2012
Transcripts and resource listsOccasional transcripts, resources lists or visual aids provided by Sunday speakers, with some photos from past Sunday services.
Summer Reads/ Winter WatchesMember recommendations for fiction and nonfiction books for summer reading and things to watch on winter evenings.
Frequent Contributor and Annual Program ListsListed here by contributor name are all the programs by a number of members who have led many Sunday services over the years. Programs lists by academic year also appear here.
Comprehensive list of Past Sunday ProgramsSpeaker and topic list, 1967 to the present, with order of service links where available.
Green PageDocumentation of our congregation's Green Sanctuary accreditation process.
Welcoming CongregationA list of programs leading to our obtaining and maintaining certification by the UUA as a Welcoming Congregation
The following additional pages for Prairie members only can be reached through the For Current Members password entry page. The links below will take you to that page. (If you did not make a note of that password when it was last sent out, contact web@uuprairie.org or a member of the Archives Committee.)
Members' PageOn the Members' Page you will find full-service audio recordings from March 2020 to the present, a selection of full-service recordings from past years, memorial service recordings, noteworthy live music performances and more. If you have proposed additions or questions about this content, or want access to other past full service recordings, please send email to archives@uuprairie.org.
Minutes, Directory and moreFor minutes of past Board and Parish Meetings go here. For the minutes please direct questions or corrections to secretary@uuprairie.org. The current Directory of Members and Friends is also provided here. If you have additions or corrections to the directory, please contact Prairie's Administrator at admin@uuprairie.org.
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 Updated May 3, 2022, by Archives Committee