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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.

October 24, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011
7:00 Program Committee meets.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
1:30 Prairie Elders meet at Oakwood Village West.

Saturday, October 29, 2011
9:00 H&P work day at Prairie from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday, October 30, 2011
8:45 Choir rehearsal.
10:00 Service - “Day of the Dead”
11:45 Governance meeting
6:00 Circle Dinner Kick-off Potluck at Prairie

Monday, October 31, 2011
5:00 Neighborhood Halloween Party at Prairie

Sunday, November 6, 2011
8:45 Choir rehearsal.
10:00 Service - “Dance Therapy”
11:45 Humanist Union meets to discuss newest book by Richard Dawkins.

Sunday, November 13, 2011
8:45 Choir rehearsal.
10:00 Service

Monday, November 14, 2011
6:30 Spanish Speakers' Potluck at the home of Kate Tucker

Sunday, November 20, 2011
10:00 Service

Sunday, November 27, 2011
10:00 Service

Upcoming Programs
Sunday, October 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m. “Day of the Dead,” presented by Dorothy Krause.

The Threshold Singers of Madison will be joining the congregation and providing the music for this year's Day of the Dead service. The all-women Threshold Choir sings healing and palliative songs for people who are seriously ill, dying or grieving. Please bring special photos or mementoes of loved ones, along with your thoughts, that you'd like to share as we build an altar in their honor. 
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Contact Us:
Barbara Park

Director of Religious Education
Rebecca Malke-Eliganti

Editor/Administrative Assistant
Dan Klock
Office hours: M – F
10:00 to 1:00

Prairie Websites:
Home Page

News Group com/group/prairie news/

Views com/group/prairie views/

Social Action http://socialaction.

Humanist Union http://humanist.

News & Announcements

Housing and Property's Fall Work Day, Oct 29 9:00am – 1:00pm.  The main tasks will be outside cleanup of leaves and tidying up bushes etc.  We'll also have inside tasks of cleaning windows and some of our nooks and crannies.  If you have something you think should get done, do let John or I know.  We'll have a list available for folks to work there, so come and we'll put you to work!  Someone said there will be a prize for the best zombie, but that's so far an unsubstantiated rumor. There will be some snacks and drinks, that I know will happen.

Dirk Herr-Hoyman, H&P Chair.

Please attend our third governance planning session Sunday October 30th at 11:45 am to 1:15 pm. We will be deciding on recommendations to the folks writing our new bylaws, so this is an important meeting. We want your opinions! Food will be provided. See you there!

Circle Dinner Kick-Off!  Circle Dinners will start on Sunday evening, October 30, at 6 pm with a general potluck dinner at Prairie.  Circle Dinner assignments will be made available that Sunday at the service and Sunday evening at the potluck.  Everyone is encouraged to come, especially those who have not yet signed up but wish to. Bread, salads, entrees, or desserts are welcome.  Please contact Dan Proud at 236-2229 or Rick Ruecking at
838-8540 with questions.

Social Action Committee Endorses Bank Transfer Day
Prairie's Social Action Committee has voted to endorse Bank Transfer Day. As discussed on Facebook at, this event seeks to encourage individuals with accounts in big for-profit banks to close those accounts on or before Nov. 5, 2011, and to transfer the money to local member owned not-for-profit credit unions. The committee hopes its action will encourage area residents to make the switch. Many Madison area credit unions accept as members anyone who lives or works in Dane County.

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