Prairie Fire Bulletin

July 6, 2010

In this issue:

The Prairie Fire Bulletin is a calendar- only newsletter that
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Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society on the 6th of every month. The full featured Prairie
is published
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Barbara Park

Director of Religious Education
Rebecca Malke-Eliganti

Editor/ Congregational Administrator
Kate Liu

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Calendar items and program descriptions are due on the 1st and 15th of each month. Feature articles for the full Prairie Fire are due on the 15th of each month. Please send to Kate Liu at
or call 271-8218.


Saturday, July 10, 2010
9:00 am - WOW (Prairie's women's group) meets for breakfast potluck.

Sunday, July 11, 2010
10:00 am- Service - "Menu for the Future" presented by Prairie study group.
11:45 am - Humanist Union Potluck, with discussion at 12:30pm.

Monday, July 12, 2010
7:00 pm - Prairie Board meeting. Board members please bring calendars!

Sunday, July 18, 2010
10:00 am- Service - Singing Our Peace," presented by Jennifer Friedman.
11:45 am - Prairie Book Club meets to discuss Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey by William Least Heat-Moon.

Monday, July 19, 2010
6:30 pm - Spanish Speaker's Potluck, at the home of Bill Schaffer, 1029 Spaight St. apt B6.

Sunday, July 25, 2010
10:00 am- Annual joint service at Sauk City UU. No service at Prairie.

Monday, July 26, 2010
7:00 pm - Program Committee meeting.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
2:00 pm - Prairie Elders meet at Oakwood. Topic is
"Implications of the Texas Textbook Decisions."

Sunday, August 1, 2010
10:00 am service - "Summer Reads," presented by Rose Smith.
11:45 am - Humanist Union potluck and program.

Looking Ahead:
Friday, September 10 - 60th Anniversary Party for Rose and Galen Smith.
Friday, September 17 - Sunday, September 19 - Prairie Family Retreat at Pine Lake Camp, Westfield, WI.

Upcoming Programs

Sunday, July 11, 2010, 10:00 am: "Menu For the Future," presented by a Prairie panel. A project for our congregation’s participation in the Green Sanctuary Program was offering of a Northwest Institute discussion course, Menu for the Future, from January to March 2010. This course allowed participants to learn about modern food systems and reflect on their role as eaters in the global marketplace. The course participants will present the main points of six sessions that considered food from cultural, economic, ecological, health and social perspectives. They will provide selected questions for discussion in smaller break-out groups. They will also provide information on further readings and resources.

Sunday, July 18, 2010, 10:00 am: "Singing Our Peace," presented by Jennifer Friedman. How do we achieve peace in our time? If we truly wish to become the change we want to see in the world, do we not first have to begin with ourselves? Cultivating love, compassion, and kindness within our own hearts, we lay the foundation for right relationship with our families and the rest of the world. Jennifer presents an inspiring musical program with joy-filled group singing and her own award winning music, exploring what it means to be a peace worker today. Jennifer Friedman is an award winning singer/songwriter from Longmont, Colorado who has sung rock-n-roll, reggae, barbershop and even in street theatre troupes. She is currently traveling the country with her 2nd album, “Soulful Warrior,” making stops each Sunday at UU congregations, where she presents musical programs on topics of social importance. When she is not on the road, she serves on the Music Team for Unity Center of Longmont and serves on the board for Dances of Universal Peace North America. She is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network and is also a Dance Leader and musician in the Dances of Universal Peace tradition. For more information, please visit

Sunday, July 25, 2010, 10:00 am: Please join First Unitarian Society of Madison, James Reeb UU Church, Prairie UU Society , and the Free Congregation of Sauk County for this annual program and picnic at Sauk City. Details to follow. No service at Prairie today.

Sunday, August 1, 2010, 10:00 am: "Summer Reads," presented by Rose Smith. We Prairie people are readers. This is the time to share your recommendations of books you've read recently. Please bring the title, author, publisher, and year of publication to the service if possible.

Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society
2010 Whenona Dr.
Madison, WI 53711