Prairie Fire

June 22, 2011

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Thursday, June 23, 2011
7:00 Communications committee meeting

Sunday, June 26, 2011
10:00 Service - "Mindfulness & Social Justice in Our Daily Lives," presented by Cheri

11:45 Prairie Book Club meets to discuss "The Death of Josseline: Immigration
Stories from the Arizona-Mexico Borderlands" by Margaret Regan.

Interfaith Hospitality Network volunteer opportunities: Contact Erin Bosch for more information.

Monday, June 27, 2011
7:00 Program Committee meeting
7:00 Housing and Property Committee meeting

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
2:00 Prairie Elders meet at Oakwood; topic is Consequences of Vanishing
Newspapers. For more information please contact Donna Murdoch, 238-3802.

Sunday, July 3, 2011
10:00 Service

Saturday, July 9, 2011
7:00 Prairie's Women's Group (WOW) meets for breakfast and Art Fair on the
7:00 Drinks on the Lanai

Sunday, July 10, 2011
10:00 Service
11:45 Humanist Union meets

Saturday, July 16, 2011
7:45 The Emperor's Private Paradise: Milwaukee Art Museum trip

Sunday, July 17, 2011
10:00 Service
11:15 Soup Sunday: Firecracker Chili
11:45 Special Parish Meeting: Treasurer Election

Monday, July 18, 2011
Spanish Speaker's Potluck at the home of Prudence Barber. Call Rosemary
Dorney at 238-4382 for more information.

Sunday, July 24, 2011
10:00 Joint Service with Sauk City UU

Sunday, July 31, 2011
10:00 Service

Upcoming Programs
Sunday, June 26, 2011, 10:00 AM: "Mindfulness & Social Justice in Our Daily Lives," presented by Cheri Maples. Cheri will explore the transforming power of Mindfulness not only on our personal journey, but our collective journeys as well. She will discuss how to maintain an open heart and healthy boundaries while working for social justice.

News & Announcements
Announcement: Amy Armstrong has submitted her resignation as treasurer of Prairie, effective June 10th, and we gratefully thank her for her service to Prairie during the past year. Kate Liu has volunteered to become treasurer after that date as at that point she will no longer be employed by Prairie as our Administrator. The Board has appointed Kate to the position to act until she can be elected by the parish. There will, therefore, be a special Parish Meeting scheduled for July 17th at 11:45 following our "Firecracker Chilli" Soup Sunday. This will be a very brief meeting, so I hope you can all enjoy a meal and stay for a quick vote so we can follow the dictates of our By-Laws. Thank you in advance for attending and a great Thank You to both Amy for her past work and Kate for volunteering to step into a new and demanding role.

Barbara Park, President

Choir done for the year. Thank you's go to the choir for an excellent year of hard work and wonderful music. The choir is taking a well deserved break, but will start rehearsals again in September. If you are interested in joining the choir, just talk to Barb Park or Doleta Chapru. Rehearsals will again be scheduled for 8:45 every Sunday morning, so be prepared to come early if you want to sing.

Prairie Elders will next meet on Tuesday, June 28 at 1:30 pm at Nakoma Room, Heritage Oaks building, Oakwood Village West. We begin with a “round robin” for all who wish to share personal news. Topic discussion from 2:00 to 3:20. Call contacts for directions, parking or a ride. If convenient, bring your own beverage cup and a few snacks. Newcomers welcome. TOPIC: Consequences of Vanish Newspapers. Do you get news on your computer, by TV, radio, paper or the latest new hand-held gadget? Has your favorite news source disappeared, changed? Have you found websites that are better than a former newspaper? Who controls the information you receive? Much to ponder. Come, share your ideas or enjoy listening. We had 21 people at our April meeting and 17 in May. Nice to see two new faces, a returning snowbird and a Prairie UU founder.

All are invited to Summer Drinks on the Lanai at Prairie on Saturday, July 9 from 7-9pm. Bring your favorite summer drink, wine or fruit, and be sure to wear your favorite summer hat! Childcare will be provided.

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