Frequently Asked Questions
This page is designed to address questions people may have before visiting our Meeting House for the first time. General questions about Prairie not addressed here may be directed to our Administrator during office hours posted under staff. For answers to general questions about Unitarian Univeralism, see our UU+ page.
Q. What do people wear to church?
A. Typical dress at Prairie is very informal. Wear whatever you are comfortable in. We are not a "dress up for church" kind of congregation.
Q. What kind of people will I find at your church?
A. Free thinkers of all sorts. Come and see for yourself!
Q. How large is your congregation?
A. We have around 100 adult members, about 50 of whom will be found attending a typical Sunday morning program.
Q. What goes on during your Sunday morning program?
A. We are a lay-led congregation, and the program format can vary depending on the presenter, but we make a point of including time for discussion. The elements of a typical program can be see on our Sunday Services page.
Q. What is the role of the consulting minister?
A. The minister is understood to be a professional serving with the people of the congregation to further the purposes of the congregation's ministries. He or she is responsible for preparing and presenting the Sunday Program up to one Sunday each month.
Q. What sort of topics do your speakers address?
A. Members of the congregation serving as presenters, the minister and outside speakers address a wide variety of topics, as indicated by the titles from past program listings.
Q. What do members do together besides attending Sunday morning programs?
A. Our adult and family activities page has more than a dozen answers to that.
Q. Where are you located?
A. We are in southwest Madison, Wisconsin, just south of the Beltline Highway. See our directions page.