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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 www.uuprairie.org/ 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 admin@uuprairie.org or call 271-8218.

February 6, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012
8:45    Choir rehearsal
10:00    Service

Monday, February 13, 2012
7:00    Prairie's Board meets

Saturday, February 18, 2012
5:00    Wild Wintering

Sunday, February 19, 2012
8:45    Choir Rehearsal
10:00    Service
10:00    RE Service Sunday and start of Mystery Friends
11:15    Soup Sunday
11:45    Special Parish Meeting

Sunday, February 26, 2012
8:45    Choir Rehearsal
10:00    Service
11:45    Humanist Union meets starting with a potluck at 11:45, followed by a presentation entitled “Inside Humanism Today – Q&A,”by Howard Katz, president of the Humanist Society.

Monday, February 27, 2012
6:30    Spanish Speaker's Potluck at the home of Ema Pachon.
7:00    Program Committee meets

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
1:30    Prairie Elders meet

Sunday, March 4, 2012
8:45    Choir Rehearsal
10:00    Service
11:30    Prairie Book Club meets to discuss Ten Nobodies (and Their Somebodies) by Prairie’s own Marty Drapkin.

Sunday, March 11, 2012
8:45    Choir Rehearsal
10:00    Service
10:00    Mystery Friends Party

Sunday, March 18, 2012
8:45    Choir Rehearsal
10:00    Service

Upcoming Programs

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 10:00 a.m. "Becoming an LGBT Advocate," presented by Patrick Farabaugh.

Patrick Farabaugh shares his personal coming out story and the path that lead him to creating Our Lives magazine, Madison's LGBT magazine.

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m. "The Story of A Black Family," presented by Pat Watkins.

Pat Watkins will present a story of two branches of a Black family going back to 1837, shown in historical context and told through narrative, photographs, and readings.

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 http://groups.yahoo. com/group/prairie news/

http://groups.yahoo. com/group/prairie views/

Social Action http://socialaction. madisonwi.us

Humanist Union http://humanist. madisonwi.us

News and Announcements

Parish Meeting February 19, 2012.  After the service and Soup Sunday on February 19, Prairie will hold a Parish Meeting to vote on proposed revisions to the bylaws, whether to change the fiscal year to match the calendar year, and to attend to any other Parish business.

PRAIRIE ELDERS MEETING:  Tuesday, February 28, 1:30-3:20,  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:  Animals we have known.   Bring a fascinating, humorous or heartwarming story about an animal that touched your life:  the family pooch, a skunk in the kitchen, pack mules in the Rockies, a talking parrot, a camel you rode in Egypt or a python that hid behind your piano.  If you have no story of your own, tell about someone else’s pet adventure.  Or just come and listen.  ABOUT US: Prairie Elders aims to provide good times and mutual support for Prairie UU Members and Friends over 65 and UUs living at the facility where we meet.  Our “round robin” format makes it easier to hear and gives all of us the option of speaking.  Topics alternate between general issues and personal interests.  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.

The next Spanish Speakers Potluck will be held on Monday, February 27, at the home of Ema Pachon, 1459 E. Main St. #205. Please call Ema at 257-6265 for directions, or Rosemary Dorney at 238-4382 for more information or to arrange a ride.

Prairie Book Club will meet next on Sunday, March 4, to discuss Ten Nobodies (and Their Somebodies) by Prairie’s own Marty Drapkin. Please note that the meeting has been moved from February 26 to March 4.