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The Prairie Fire is published by Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society on the 6th and 21st of every month. View past issues at newsletter/

Input Deadlines:
Calendar items, announcements, and program descriptions are due on the 1st and 15th of each month. Please send to Dan Klock at or call 271-8218.

August 22, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011
6:30 Spanish Speaker's Potluck.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
1:30 Prairie Elders meeting at Nakoma Room, Heritage Oaks building, Oakwood Village West.

Sunday, August 28, 2011
8:45 Choir rehearsal
10:00 Service – Water Ceremony, presented by Penny Eiler.
11:15 4th Annual Summer Splash Pool Party

Saturday, September 3, 2011
3:00 Ice Cream Social at Prairie

Sunday, September 4, 2011
10:00 Service – Labor Day service with a presentation by a representative from Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
7:00 Prairie Board meeting.

Sunday, September 11, 2011
10:00 Service - “Facing Our Fears and Biases About Islam”
11:45 Soup Sunday: “Local Produce”
11:45 Humanist Union meets: Soup Sunday at 11:45 am, presentation and discussion from 12:30-1:30 pm on "Looking Back, Looking Forward.”

Sunday, September 18, 2011
10:00 Service – GA presentation
11:40 Prairie Book Club meets to discuss Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario

Sunday, September 25, 2011
10:00 Service - “21st Century African Youth Movement,” presented by Dennis Glover. 

Upcoming Programs
Sunday, August 28, 2011, 10:00 a.m. "Water Ceremony," presented by Penny Eiler.
What body of water did you experience during your travels this summer? What does this water mean to you?

Regardless of whether you collected a sample of the water, you won’t want to miss Prairie’s customary beginning-of-the-church year “Water Ceremony.” Come prepared to say a few sentences about what your water represents for you and to listen to how others have renewed themselves.

Leader Penny Eiler will have a surprise especially for the kids during this intergenerational service.
Sunday, September 4, 2011, 10:00 a.m. A workers' rights presentation by a representative from the Interfaith Coalition of Worker Justice.
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Contact Us:
Barbara Park

Director of Religious Education
Rebecca Malke-Eliganti

Editor/Administrative Assistant
Dan Klock
Office hours: M – F
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News & Announcements

The next Spanish Speakers Potluck will be on Monday, August 22. It is currently scheduled to be at Prairie, but the location may change. All are welcome! Please bring a dish to pass if possible. For more information, contact Rosemary Dorney at (608) 238-4382.

PRAIRIE ELDERS MEETING: Tuesday, August 26 at 1:30 pm. We begin with a “round robin” for all who wish to share personal news. Topic discussion
from 2:00 to 3:20. Site: Nakoma Room, Heritage Oaks building, Oakwood
Village West. Call contacts for directions, parking or a ride. If convenient, bring your own beverage cup and a few snacks. Newcomers welcome.
Topic will be: Implications of the Recent State Recall Elections and Recent Federal Budgetary Decisions ABOUT US: Prairie Elders aims to provide good times and mutual support for Prairie UU Members and Friends over 65 and UUs living at Oakwood. . Contacts: Donna Murdoch 238-3802, Gordon Cunningham 230-3367, Rosemary Dorney 238-4382 or Rose Smith 233-3363. Call Donna to add your name to the mailing list.

Mini-retreat October 15 - Since we are moving our annual retreat from the fall to the spring, we are planning a one-day retreat at Prairie this fall, for this transition year.  It will be similar to our longer retreats but it will consist of just one very full Saturday, no overnights.  The Arboretum and Marlborough Park will be used for outdoor activities like nature walks and active games.  Prairie meeting rooms will be used for discussion groups and crafts.  There will be child care providers on hand for the very youngest among us.  If you have an idea for a group activity you would like to lead, or if you would like to help with the general planning, please contact Erin Bosch.  There will be a Talent Show, so be thinking of what you might like to perform!

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