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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.

May 30, 2012


Sunday, June 3, 2012
8:45 Choir rehearsal
10:00 Service – Transition Sunday
11:15 Soup Sunday
11:45 Spring Parish Meeting

Sunday, June 10, 2012
8:45 Choir rehearsal
10:00 Service – “Peer Mediation,” presented by
Christine Johnson.

12:00 Humanist Union meets

Monday, June 11, 2012
7:00 RE Committee meets

Sunday, June 17, 2012
10:00 Service – Summer Reads

Monday, June 18, 2012
6:30 Spanish Speakers Potluck at the home of Mary Tremaine
7:00 Prairie's Board meets

Saturday, June 23, 2012
9:00 H&P Work Day

Sunday, June 24, 2012
10:00 Service – “How Alcohol Affects Teens'
Brains,” presented by Dr. Kevin Strang.

Sunday, July 1, 2012
10:00 Service
12:00 Humanist Union meets

Sunday, July 8, 2012
10:00 Service OR
5:00 “Salad Sunday”
6:30 Service

Sunday, July 15, 2012
10:00 Service

Upcoming Programs

Sunday, June 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Transition Sunday

We will celebrate the end of the RE year by recognizing all who have made RE possible this year and by honoring the latest transitions in our student's lives. 

Sunday, June 10, 2012, 10:00 a.m. “The Dairy Farmer's Guide to the Universe,” presented by Dennis Merritt.

Bullying is a constant problem in schools.  Christine Johnson fought this problem in Brooklyn Elementary School (Brooklyn, WI) by introducing Peer Mediation among kids in grade school.  She will talk about the tenets of the program and training that was provided to kids who served as peer mediators.  Christine will also touch on other methods she used as a school guidance counselor to make Brooklyn School a kinder, gentler place. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Summer Reads with Rose Smith

Sunday, June 24, 2012, 10:00 a.m. “How Alcohol Affects Teens' Brains,” presented by Dr. Kevin Strang.

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Rebecca Malke-Eliganti

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Parish Meeting June 3 Prairie's Spring Parish Meeting will be held on Sunday, June 3, after the service and Soup Sunday. Agenda items include thanking last year's volunteers, electing Officers and At-Large board members, discussing the possibility of summer evening services, and other items.

The next Spanish Speakers Potluck will be held on Monday, June 18, at the home of Mary Tremaine, 906 Waban Hill, Madison. Please call Mary at 608-274-3403 for directions, or Rosemary Dorney at 608-238-4382 for more information or if you need to arrange a ride.

Summer Work Day Join the Housing and Property committee on June 23 from 9:00 to 1:00 for the Summer Work Day. Let Dirk Herr-Hoyman know of any tasks you'd like to see completed.

Proposal for Evening Services The calendar on the back of the Order of Service has an alternative schedule for the July 8 program. Please know that this is just an idea and is something the congregation will decide at the the Parish Meeting on June 3.

The next Humanist Union Meeting will be on June 10. The Humanist Union's monthly meeting will start with a potluck lunch at noon. From 12:30 to 1:30 pm we will have a program on "Numbers, superstition and philosophy" led by Susan Hagstrom. Bring your favorite superstition/tale on 0, 13, or infinity to discuss.